Today on the Bite Tonight: My birthday continues @ 24 Grille & Astoria Pastry Shop
Amanda treated me to a birthday dinner @ 24 Grille and since I’ve never been there, I was excited to try them out. Located at the Westin Book Cadillac Downtown Detroit is 24 Grille. 24 Grille offers what I like to call an upscale everyday menu, happy hour specials, Sunday brunch, and a champagne bar. With everything from burgers to sea bass and pork tacos and a Maurice salad, 24 Grille has a taste for every pallet. See how they ranked.
Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites
Price: 2 out of 5 bites
Quality/Taste: 3 out of 5 bites
Service: 4 out of 5 bites
Wow Factor: 2 out of 5 bites
Risotto Croquettes: Parmesan risotto, flash fried, beurre blanc (French for “white butter”). The outside resembled a tater tot and was delicious and the inside consisted of lightly seasoned rice. Just OK, nothing special.
Truffle Mac & Cheese: The overpowering truffle flavor was absent, which I was happy about. Cheesy, lightly browned, and comforting.
Cajun Honey Glazed Roasted Chicken: Half roasted chicken with a spicy seasoned skin, served with potato puree and honey glazed carrots. The Cajun seasoned skin was crispy, spicy, and delicious. I was a little disappointed because we were one of a few tables in the restaurant and our orders took a long time. Then when the entree finally came out, most of the chicken was dry. The carrots were sweet and I couldn’t get enough of the potato puree.
If you’re looking for a nicer atmosphere with a broad menu, 24 Grille is a good spot. However, I don’t think it’s worth the price. The food was decent, but I’ve had better for less. Service was really good aside from our meals taking well over 25 minutes. And the worst part was that I cleaned my plate and left not fully satisfied.
Here’s my sweet, Zoe. Now everyone can see why she’s called “the Monster.” I will give her brownie points for behaving at dinner.
After dinner, we took the people mover to Astoria Pastry Shop in Greektown for dessert. I love Astoria because they have everything!
Zoe went with a White Chocolate Covered Pretzel with Sprinkles.
I went with a rich, decadent, Chocolate Brownie.
It was great to spend the time with Amanda and Zoe. Thanks for dinner, dessert, and the amazing birthday card!