Elevating casual dining to an excellent experience
When I was asked to visit the only Texas location of Redrock Canyon Grill, I had no idea what to expect. In my mind I had this vision of your typical casual dining restaurant serving up the usual hamburgers and assorted fried foods. To my surprise, this Southlake gem was an all-around delight.
As I entered the restaurant through a giant revolving door, I was instantly in awe of the simplistic class of decor and intimate setting. I was greeted by a smiling hostess and seated in one of many oversized booths. As i looked over the menu I was intrigued by the not so run of the mill items and wondered where to start this edible journey. Drinks, duh!
Asking for recommendations on their favorite cocktails always proves to be a win and The Ultimate Bloody Mary did not disappoint. A pint glass filled with Absolut Peppar Vodka and Zing Zang topped with a skewer of olives, cherry tomatoes, and a shrimp! Let’s not forget about the spicy salted rim!
Their most popular concoction is The Perfect Margarita. An ice cold shaker with Jose Cuervo Tequila, Patron Citronage, Grand Marnier and a house made mix served with a frosted martini glass. There is enough in the shaker to share with a buddy or keep it all to yourself should you so desire!
One thing this Oklahoma based restaurant is absolutely famous for is their Skillet Cornbread so ordering it was a no brainer. A southwest style cornbread with diced jalapenos, served warm and with a side of whipped butter. The perfect standalone pre-dinner snack or addition to any entree.
My favorite thing about deviled eggs besides eating them of course, is photographing them and these bad boys were a treat for the eyes and the mouth! Fluffed yolks sitting atop its hard boiled counterpart with a hint of spice and service with a black bean relish. For only $6, I highly recommend giving these a whirl!
I typically don’t go ga-ga over salads but the “Small” Caesar Salad had me wanting more and more. Romaine lettuce, red bell peppers, cornbread croutons and a non-anchovy based house made Caesar dressing. Pay little attention to the word small here! This salad is a generous portion, even enough to share with the table.
The Short Smoked North Coast Salmon was so incredible I purposely didn’t eat it all so I could have it again for lunch the following day! A large salmon filet, grilled and topped with a sweet remoulade sauce, (which is to dies for!) and served with a cold couscous and seasonal vegetables. This piece of salmon was more like a steak! It was so thick and eloquently prepared.
Perhaps another reason I didn’t completely polish off my entree was because I knew dessert was coming and I had high expectations. Little did I know I was going to be floored! One way because this was the most delectable dessert ever and another because I literally was on the floor crawling out afterwards because I was so full! Something Chocolate is a specialty item generally offered on holidays such as Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. I was lucky enough to get to try it! Vanilla Bean ice cream sandwiched between two wonderful homemade cinnamon brownies and topped with a dark chocolate walnut fudge…..then served on a pool of warm caramel sauce and topped with warm chocolate sauce, house made whipped cream, and chocolate shavings. If your mouth isn’t watering by now you may want to have your pulse checked!
**Full Disclosure: I received dinner in exchange for my review. All opinions in this post are mine.
Location: 2221 E. Southlake Blvd. Suite 360, Southlake, TX 76092
Phone: (817) 912-1510
Hours: Mon-Thurs 5p – 10p
Fri 5p – 11p
Sat 4p – 11p
Sun 10:30a – 9p
Bar Opens 4p M – F