Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Game Plan for Hondo's

On SuperBowl Sunday my hubby and I dined early at Hondo's to take advantage of an incredible deal.

They had sent me a buy one entree, get another entree free. Since they opened the doors at 4:30 PM, we made reservations via Open Table and enjoyed a nice meal before trotting back home to watch the game. On top of that, Sunday is 1/2 price wine night and they let us take advantage of this special as well.

Can you say "WooHoo?"

The interior of the place is a maze of small rooms that can seat regular diners as well as small or large parties. It made for a more intimate atmosphere. And, unlike other steakhouses in the area, Hondo's entrees come with a small salad and choice of side dish.

We treated ourselves to a 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape which was quite pleasant.

To eat, my hubby had Bronzed North Atlantic Salmon - $25.95 Nature's perfect fish. North Atlantic Salmon rubbed with brown sugar and chipotle served with a red raspberry and Merlot reduction and a baked potato. I had Filet Mignon Small (8oz) - $30.95 with garlic mashed potatoes.

While the salad was not really impressive, it did satisfy the small veggie need. Hubby liked the raspberry/Merlot reduction and thought it enhanced the essence of the fish. My steak was very good. It sported herbed melted butter on top and added a subtle flavor to the meat (medium rare, of course).

We then ordered plain cheescake "to go" so we could enjoy dessert while watching the game. The cheescake slices were small and the cream cheese was not totally incorporated into the dessert. I kept getting hunks of cream cheese.

To wrap up - Go on Sunday for 1/2 price wine night. Sign up for email specials and coupons. Enjoy the main dishes. Skip dessert.

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Jbiz said...

I love The Prisoner wine - my absolute favorite right now. Great choice!

The Husband said...

Thanks for the heads up on the email club. We've taken advantage of the 1/2 price wine night during restaurant week before. That coupled with an incentive makes for a great and affordable evening.

Steve Cook said...

Did she say she ate her hubby? I got lost somewhere along the way, but I'm pretty sure she said that.

Zach J said...

Much better steaks can be found in the area for much lower prices. The Prisoner is the best menu item in this money pit.