Finally, we made it to Global Grill. Our friends have all been telling us to go, and finally we were able to find an evening with good company to give it a try. Forewarned, we made reservations, and really liked our table.
In fact, straightaway upon entering, Global Grill gives off a good vibe, even though the receptionist is way too busy with the phones and all the walk-ins hoping for a table. The Global Grill is full! The tables are taken! "There might be something available in about an hour or an hour and a half!"
You can hear the festivity, the buzz, from the moment you enter, and what we noticed was that while Global Grill was buzzing, it was not too loud. There might be loud greetings as people arrived at tables where friends were waiting, but the buzz remained a buzz and not a roar. People were having conversations. I think I remember music in the background, but it must have been low. We could hear each other. We could hear our waiter.
Our waiter was really good. We ordered starters to share, and main dishes to follow. He warned us that the duck was baked, not crispy, and that it mattered to some people. We ordered it anyway.
I loved the lamb lollipops. They must be marinated; they taste divine. Whatever they are soaked in enhances, and does not distract. We also liked the tuna sashimi, very yummy. The scallops were marvelous, and the crab cakes had a sauce a lot like Bernaise, which was unusual and interesting.
The one of us who ordered the steak as a main was really happy with it. Those of us who ordered duck wished we had listened to the server. I wished I had ordered my duck a little more rare. I wished the duck had not been on some very weird potatoes, so weird that they tasted bitter. I loved the mushrooms with the duck, but really wished I had ordered another tapa, the New Orleans BBQ shrimp instead of a main.
In fact, next time we go, we will stick with tapas.
High marks for atmosphere, service, and high standards. The duck wasn't bad, just not to my taste. The Global Grill is a lot of fun and the server's wine recommendation was perfect.
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