Grassfields Steak and Seafood in Andover, MA

rice pilaf

Grassfields Steak and Seafood
207 N. Main St.
Andover, MA

the front

My family loves this restaurant but so does every senior citizen in Andover, MA. This restaurant open their doors for lunch every day at 11:15 AM and the senior citizens usually pack the place by 11:30 so if you want to get there without waiting for a table, plan accordingly.

bread

This bread is one of my favorite things at Grassfield’s. The outside is crispy and the inside is sooo soft. And  it tastes phenomenal. I sometimes request an entire loaf to go which they are awesome about.

house salad

Our family usually gets a few of these side salads and split them amongst ourselves. Nothing spectacular, need some fresh veggies when you eat a heavy meal like this.

chicken teriyaki with steak tips

my brother loves these combo meals where you can get 2 entrees for $2 more than each individual entree.  they use a sweet teriyaki sauce for the chicken. I’m not a huge fan of their steak tips, I tend to find it on the chewy side. But my brother loves this combo and inhales it every time we eat here.

rice pilaf

The prized rice pilaf! This dish is buttery goodness! It’s a rice pilaf with spinach and not too much cream. This is my favorite side dish and whenever people get other sides, they always end up reaching over for mine!

baked crabmeat pie

The jumbo maryland crabmeat pie has pieces of crabmeat baked in butter covered in bread crumbs. This dish is hot, so be careful when eating it.  So delicious. I would highly recommend this as your splurge meal for the week.

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Galatoires in New Orleans

Galatoires
209 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA


Wow from the moment you walk in you feel like family! This place is the epitome of southern hospitality. I loved that the busboy in the white shirts say “excuse me ma’am” every time he reaches in front of you. Or the waitress who makes suggestions not based on prices but based on what actually tastes good. I also loved the waiters walking around in tuxedos (i actually don’t know the difference between a suit and a tuxedo….. I just assume tuxedo is a black suit with a bow tie. Is that wrong?).

So we started off w some delicious hot bread and oysters rockefeller which were mussels baked with a crisp spinach top. It was reminiscent of spinach pesto.

Then we ordered a spinach with blue cheese and spiced pecans. The house vinaigrette was out of this world! Tangy and sweet at the same time.

I loved that the busboy brought out new utensils after every course and not just new utensils but new glasses of water (no one likes seeing chapstick lip smears on their water glasses).

My brother had the shrimp clemenceau with a very light sauce served with peas and potato. The potatoes were whipped and then baked crispy!

My mom had the shrimp creole which was cooked in a tomato based sauce with a hint of spicy.

My dad had crabmeat Yvonne which came out w jumbo lump crabmeat, artichoke hearts, mushrooms and green onions.

I had the drum fish because the waitress told me it was a light flaky white fish that wasn’t too fishy in flavor and she was right on! It was hands down the most amazing fish of my life and I’m not a huge seafood fan. And it was grilled with crabmeat yvonne topping (jumbo lump crabmeat, artichoke hearts, mushrooms and green onions).

And to top off the night, not only did the all the waiters sing happy birthday to me but they got the entire restaurant to sing for me! And we got free caramel flan!

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