Sunday, November 22, 2009

Manhattan Grill - Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Manhattan Grill
705 Washington Avenue
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 34564
Tuesday-Saturday: 5 p.m. until

By Jane Feehan

Manhattan Grill’s food is as sophisticated as its name suggests. Many go here for steaks; I like the seafood, there’s something for everyone.

The menu is large – and so are the portions. One can make a meal off the list of appetizers such as crab cakes or salmon on a bed of spinach or a variety of meat offerings. I ordered a cup of corn crab bisque, which was quite good, and then barely had room for the pan seared scallops decked out with large pieces of lump crabmeat in a light blue cheese-based sauce. The meal was fantastic even though I had to send it back to get the scallops seared just a little more. They were gracious about it and brought the meal back on a new plate with fresh sauce. The side of sautéed spinach, dotted with fresh garlic pieces was cooked perfectly – perhaps the best I’ve had. They packed my leftovers in two containers to separate the entrée from the vegetable and included the bread from the basket I didn’t finish. That’s service.

Manhattan Grill also features prime steaks, lamb, chicken, other meats, pasta and a variety of fresh fish. The lounge, which has tables for dining, draws friendly locals who stop by to catch up on neighborhood news or to watch a game on TV. Full bar. Moderate to expensive – and worth it. Best parking is along the street. Service: excellent. © 2009 All rights reserved

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