We went to the Grandview in search of a special dinner. A time to splurge and take time to enjoy some food that we wouldn't normally eat because of the price.
The view was good. We went on a Friday and there were plenty of tables still available that overlook the lake. Temperature and chairs were comfortable. Service was good, our waiter (Rick) was truly a professional and timed each course perfectly.
We ordered the mushroom soup. It had good flavor, and was thick, but starchy.
I had a moderately good Pinot Grigio for $10 a glass.
Salads were good. Fresh vegetables and incredibly cold. The dressings seemed made in-house and were very good. The bread was sourdough and very good also.
I ordered the scallops. The scallops were grilled perfectly. Sweet with a hint of char flavor, but no other seasoning really. They were served on a bed of cubed potatoes, carrots, and asparagus. The asparagus was bitter, and the root veggies were oily with no real seasoning either. A very bland dish.
My dining companion ordered halibut cheeks. The fish was surprisingly tough and again, somewhat flavorless. It was served on crab risotto that was somehow overcooked and undercooked at the same time, it was crunchy and pasty. Bland. It was also served with mini purple carrots and fiddlehead fern shoots. The ferns were a treat. I always wanted to try them. They were fresh and crunchy and almost had a flowery flavor.
I guess I was looking for unexpected flavors or pairings, and the flavor in the dishes was lacking. Our meal for two cost $170 with tip. On the way home we stopped at a local mushroom grower and bought some food for dinner to prepare at home for $20 and that meal eclipsed our meal at Grandview. I can't say I'll go again.