Saturday, March 6, 2010

Romano's Macaroni Grill

Posted by Kero at Saturday, March 06, 2010
For our Friday brunch, we chose another American family restaurant this time with Italian setting.

Stepping inside the dimly lit Romano's Macaroni Grill, we were greeted by cheerful staffs. The charming restaurant, with its brick walls, is located at the second level of Dubai Mall, beside the Dubai Aquarium. We chose the table nearest to the aquarium viewing panel (but if you are dining with only a romantic partner, it is best to have your table on the side because you do not want to be disturbed by kids playing, running, and screaming in delight of a shark sight).

Once seated, the first thing i noticed is the waxed paper serving as table cloth. Crayons were placed beside the condiments. Soon a staff arrive introducing himself, and scribbling his name on our table. The inner child is sure to be giggling but weekend brunch for us usually means pigging out and reading newspaper.

Our assigned server arrived next with a warm complimentary herb bread.

You are spoiled with choices for dipping like parmesan, oven roasted garlic, and extra virgin olive oil with  freshly ground pepper. When we cleaned up our bread plate, the server was quick to replenish it. Bottom less pala =)

Bread dippings

We chose light soda and The Leaning Bellini - pure peach nectar with raspberry.

Hubby ordered Tuscan Ribeye. Menu saya it is a juicy USDA choiced steak cooked to order, then served with garlic mashed potato and grilled asparagus.

I tasted but so far, i think the best steak we had was from Rainforest Restaurant. Their  mashed potato though was superb - sticky and creamy i just wanted some more.

I ordered baked shrimps, spinach and artichokes.

Oh it was heavenly! The parmesan and mozarella cheese was bubbling to perfection. and in just thhe right amount. Even hubby, who is not much on cheesy flavors, complimented my order. By this time, the restaurant manager went over to our table and asked how are we enjoying the meal.

They have a separate menu for dessert but our orders didn't leave a room for any. Macaroni Grill serves big portions so do arrive with appetite.

Lastly, our server asked us to fill in an electronic survey for customer satisfaction and customer profile. This is our first time to encounter such gadget. The previous restaurants we visited - including luxurious Al Muntaha still used the old pen and paper survey.

Romano's Macaroni Grill also have a branch at the Promenade floor of Festival City.

Bill for two
Tuscany Ribeye - 74 AED
Baked Spinach & Artichoke - 34
Ultimate Leaning Bellini - 21
Diet Soda - 14
Total - 143 AED (P1,787.50)

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4 sweets for Kero:

sheng on March 6, 2010 at 1:18 PM said...

hi Mommy Kero!

kakagutom nman yang Yummy Sunday post mo...

kim on March 7, 2010 at 10:14 AM said...


wenn on March 7, 2010 at 2:34 PM said...

wow, love the baked shrimp!

Perfectly Blended on March 8, 2010 at 9:31 AM said...

looks like you had a wonderful dining experience.

Sorry for the late visit Kero... internet connection problems. :)


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