Finally, six days after Restaurant week started, I finally made it out to one of my first “want to try” places (in my defense I was eating my way through Chicago and Monday nights are community yoga at Mix on Vine). That lucky, first restaurant would be Palmers Fresh Grill, which many of you will remember as the once Regatta’s and The Boathouse (both a division of BHG that closed a little over a year ago after many, many years of being in Lexington Green). As sad as I was to see Regatta’s go…it was time for something new and I gladly welcome Palmer’s. I honestly forget about it being tucked away, on the back side of Lexington Green) but quickly put it on my list of places I hadn’t tried when I saw it on the restaurant week list.
Palmer’s is listed under the $25 pre-fix menu and provides a full four-course meal. Now…let’s just jump right into the yummy part and forget all this mumbo-jumbo about location and my forgetfulness…
(I do apologize in advance for my crappy iPhone photos…I ran out without my camera and something is better than nothing.)
Mr. Love, Lexington and I opted to just do one of the $25 dinners (since it does include an appetizer, salad, entree and dessert) and then ordered an additional entree.
To start us off, the egg roll appetizer.
Appetizers were followed by a salad (no photo…because the Mr. LL ate it all before I made it back from the bathroom). The restaurant week entrees at Palmers are: salmon, steak meatloaf, trout, or shrimp-n-grits. From that list, Mr. LL went with the Norwegian Salmon even though his heart was telling him steak meatloaf (he still wishes he had chosen that) and I went with the Oriental Mahi from the regular menu and our friend went with the Chicken Picatta.
Chicken Picatta (above)
Norwegian Salmon (above)
Oriental Mahi (above)
To finish us off…dessert! Your choice if a bourbon bread pudding, a chocolate brownie, or key lime pie. I get weak in the knees (insert SWV background music here) for bread pudding so this choice was “easy as pie.”
Bourbon and Salted Caramel Bread Pudding (above). Pretty stinking good…although I didn’t taste any salted caramel but I also try to avoid ice cream like the plague.
Being my first experience here at Palmers, I wouldn’t say I was wow’d but I wasn’t let down either. Overall our service was good, the food was definitely a step up from Regattas, I love sitting outside on this patio, and the inside decor is perfection!
I will absolutely go back as I was pleased with my Mahi. Mr. LL was sad he didn’t get the steak meatloaf as his salmon was just okay. If you order from the Restaurant week menu at Palmers I would recommend trying the Steak Meatloaf (they are “known” for this our friend tells us after we ordered) or something more adventurous like the Shrimp and Grits.
I hope you all are putting a few new places on your radar to try to restaurant week. I would love to hear about your experiences this week! Tag me on instagram @love_lexington for a chance to be re-posted!