Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Going Up to the Sunset Grill
900 North Main Street
(Highway 191, north end of town)
Moab, Utah 84532
The Sunset Grill is the former home of Charlie Steen, who put Moab, Utah on the map when he found uranium. The restaurant opened in 1993, serving casual fine dining to locals and tourists alike. To reach the restaurant itself, prepare yourself for a winding climb 250 feet up into the Red Rocks. From its location, one can see for miles the city of Moab and the stunning Red Rocks; at night, the stars shine brightly overhead.
My husband and I found ourselves at The Sunset Grill for Valentine's Day; it was a wonderful choice. We were warmly greeted by the hostess and our waitress was a charming young lady. We were seated at the topmost dining area, so were able to see the city lights of Moab from our table.
We began the evening with a popular appetizer, Artichoke Gratin Baguettes; diced artichoke in a rich cheesy mixture, topped with mozzarella cheese, spread onto French bread slices and grilled; they are served with a marinara sauce. I say popular as it seems that almost every couple ordered this appetizer and understandably; it was absolutely decadent and delicious.
Roy chose one of the Valentine's Day special; Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with a Balsamic Peppercorn Sauce; I had a taste and wished I had ordered it also. The beef was so tender and juicy; the sauce was sweet, tart and tangy with a hint of the peppercorns; just perfect.
The main entrees were not small in portion, so we had to forego dessert...no regrets though.
The Sunset Grill has a warm, welcoming atmosphere and the staff reflect this well; no pretentious attitudes here. Whether it's for a special occasion or just a dinner out; dress fancy if you like, but jeans and a nice shirt would do just as well; The Sunset Grill will make your night. Better make reservations!