Saturday night early evening. A night out for dinner at a recently restyled and reopened restaurant at the Grey Hawk Golf Club in neighboring LaGrange. The temperature is cold with falling snow and much to our surprise the parking lot is almost empty making us wonder if the restaurant is really open and maybe the food is not all that great? But seeing the open sign in the window we venture in to find that we are the only guests. Apprehension set in!
The first thought is maybe we should have gone somewhere else. But we were warmly greeted and selected a table near the bar. Needless to say our server immediately came over and took our drink order and gave us the list of specials. Now I usually always get the salmon dish when eating out but after hearing the specials description I splurged and ordered the Steak Oscar, a 7 oz. fillet topped with minced lobster and hollandaise sauce and served on top of smashed red skin potatoes with fresh asparagus as a side. Joe stayed with the standard menu choice of Blackened Angus Beef Steak on linguini pasta in gorgonzola-cream sauce. While waiting for our order we enjoyed our red wine and the conversations with our server and bartender. Joe was able to watch some football as the big screen TV overlooks the bar with other TV’s stationed around the room.
With no competition our orders came out in super time and both dishes looked fabulous! After one bite I knew I had made the right choice as the steak was AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Just the right amount of minced lobster on top with outstanding sauce, perfect potatoes, and al dente asparagus. I have never finished a 7 oz steak but before I knew it my plate was totally clean! Not a crumb was left! Joe said his dish was excellent but after I gave him a bite of mine he agreed with AWESOME!!!!! So a shout out to the chef, the kitchen team, the wait staff, and the bar staff! We felt like royalty!
We did find out that Friday night was extremely busy so the weather could have been the reason for the low turnout. We do hope that business stays steady and “The Nest,” previously known as “Nine Bistow,” is here to stay. We know that we will return and we will recommend it to our guests. The restaurant plans to expand in the spring with a craft brew sports bar in the old pro shop and that will open onto the large and and very comfortable patio where you can enjoy dinner and watch a fabulous sunset during the three seasons.
And if you are a golfer, Grey Hawk is open to the public in season. Check out their website. The grounds are beautiful with manicured fairways and natural features of sand and water. If I played golf I would definitely make this my number one club!
Maybe we could make this a package – Play golf, enjoy a fabulous dinner at The Nest and end the day with an overnight stay at Hallauer House B & B in Oberlin, just a 10 minute drive away! What do you think? Stay tuned!