$4.99 filet mignon at the Sunset Grille
I just finished lunch at the Sunset Grille in what they call West Ocean City. I know I said I wasn't going to blog about the food until Beach Week, but this was so surprising I have to write something.
The menu the waitress put down in front of me just had the $4.99 lunch specials on it: the Italian chef's salad, the fish and chips, the half a tuna sandwich with a cup of soup, the barbecued ribs and homemade macaroni and cheese and...the six-ounce char-grilled filet mignon with maitre d' butter, french fries and cole slaw?
For $4.99? ...
Now after my dainty breakfast this morning, I wasn't planning on eating much more than a few lettuce leaves for lunch, but your restaurant critic had to check out the $4.99 filet mignon for you. And you know what? It was excellent.
It was indeed six ounces, and the char and the maitre d' butter gave it good flavor. It wasn't the most tender filet mignon I've ever eaten, but I didn't expect Kobe beef here. I'm still shaking my head in awe.
With it came crunchy, twice-fried french fries and cole slaw that was a little too sweet for me but tasted freshly made.
It's strange to order an entree that costs $2 less than the soup (Maryland crab) and $2 or $2.50 less than the desserts: creme brulee, a turtle-brownie sundae and cheesecake, all made daily on the premises.
And, no, I didn't indulge.
Of course, I left my camera in the car so I couldn't take a photo of the beautiful plate, but then my food photos are usually terrible anyway.
(Photo by me)