Having had a “Tasty Thursday Ladies who Lunch” at Morton’s Grille and then Saturday “Date Night” at the new Hunt & Fish Club which only opened on January 10th (so there may have been kinks that the restaurant still was in the process of ironing out), I can truly say the dining experiences were day and night.
I knew I was going to like the place as soon as we stopped in and checked in with the hostess. The place is beautiful. The bar is breathtaking with uniform bottles lining the upper shelf. Eyeing the dining room, I was hoping to get seated in a booth. The décor is so my style in modern and bold black and white.
My parents had taught me that you can usually judge a restaurant by its bread and Hunt & Fish’s warm pop-overs did not disappoint. No butter was necessary.
Scott and I prefer to share dishes and try a bit of everything. It was easy to select what we were going to order. The cauliflower soup hot the spot on such a cold winter evening.
The chopped salad with chick peas and pepperoni was something I knew my dad would have enjoyed.
I was amazed with how the truffles taters tots looked when they were put down on our table. Truthfully, I would not recommend ordering them unless you are a large group because the portion is way too much for a couple. They look like marshmallow pillows and are a lot of potatoes. They are very rich and filling and not worth loading up on with so many other delicious options.
On the other hand, if you enjoy creamed spinach, then a serving is a must-have with your dinner.
Scott and I shared a steak for one. The two women seated next to us did the porter house for two and there was no way the two of us could have finished it. So we saved over $55 and didn’t leave the restaurant feeling sick to our stomachs from overworking.
As tempting as the desserts were, we had to pass because we were very satisfied with our meal. In hindsight, we should have gotten the make your own sundae instead of the taters tots. Although I am such an ice cream lover that I do not need to dress up my ice cream with toppings.
The ladies room was beautiful and I would have loved to have taken a picture of the door handles, as well as the unusual marble sink, but I left my mobile phone at the table.
When I returned to our table, there was a complimentary after dinner drink waiting for me and a two gold boxes accompanied the check.
Service was impeccable. Our water glasses were constantly refilled without ever having to request more and Scott’s napkin was refolded when he stepped away from the table between our appetizers and entrée.
There’s only one fish in the sea for me and I’m thrilled that My “date night” no longer involves any hunt(ing) and fish(ing), but if you are a single lady in the city, you might want to check out the bar to reel in a hedgefunder.
I’m wondering if Hunt & Fish will be participating in restaurant week. If so, I will definitely be returning and introducing this new spot to my friends.