01/13/2005: Looking through the bent backed tulips
I dined at the Glass Onion Bar & Grill last night for the first time. The Glass Onion is located at 903 S. Cooper, the corner of Cooper and Oliver, in what used to be a residential dwelling (and the former home of Lily's Dim Sum Then Some).
The fact that it used to be a residence gives the Glass Onion a nice atmosphere, and the separate rooms keep the smoking areas well-isolated from the non-smoking areas.
The menu is rather small. There are three sandwiches, all under seven dollars: a smoked gouda cheesburger, a carribean jerked chicken sandwich, and a portabella sandwich. There are also salads, both Greek and Japanese, and several entrees, including spaghetti.
Being a non-meat-eater, I had the portabella, which was served on a lightly toasted onion roll, with a tangy/spicy sauce, fresh "spring mix" lettuce, and tomato. It was delicious. My dining companions had the cheeseburger, the jerked chicken, and the spaghetti; all said they were impressed with their food. All sandwiches are served with thinly-cut sweet potato fries, which I also love.
In spite of the small menu (or perhaps because of it), it's some of the best "bar and grill" food in Midtown. Highly recommended!
Brock on 01.13.05 @ 09:36 PM CST