My husband and I picked The Ale House for our pre-concert meal after reading reviews on tripadvisor and we're glad we did. We were looking for a casual place with some good appetizers and sandwiches and a couple of cocktails as well. My husband enjoyed his choice of wheat beer and I thought my bartender-invented mixed drink was delicious. The location is in a shopping center/strip mall type of area, but it didn't in any way take away from the ambiance of the place. Luckily we had made reservations b/c about 15 minutes after we arrived for our early dinner, the place started to fill up.
For an appetizer we chose the Tex Mex Rolls - they were delicious! There were four rolls in the serving and I was secretly wishing they had given us six because they were so delicious. The accompanying sauce was delicious as well. Next time we'll get those and I also want to try the pretzels, but since I knew we wanted dessert, we stuck to just one appetizer this time.
My husband ordered the Ale House burger and he was glad he did! It was cooked perfectly to his taste and he said he really enjoyed the flavor combinations. The fries were also tasty and perfectly cooked. I ordered the Pescado, which is tacos made with fresh blackened mahi mahi, avocado and a delicious sauce. As a warning, the sauce was quite spicy to me (though I am a bit of a spice wimp), so I brushed a little off just to lighten it up a bit. The flavor was fantastic and the mahi was cooked to perfection. I should mention that our waiter recommended this to me and I'm glad he did! It was three small/medium sized tacos but very filling.
We couldn't leave without trying the desserts. We chose the skillet cookie and the apple crisp. Both were amazing - my husband raved about the apple crisp while I was thoroughly enjoying the warm, chocolate chunk filled cookie covered in ice cream and chocolate ganache. Perfect ending to dinner. Thank goodness we had a long walk to the concert venue after parking because we were do full (and I guess it's probably good we didn't get those extra tex mex rolls:).
I highly recommend the Ale House for a fun dinner out. I look forward to our next visit!
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