Friday, March 25, 2011

Review: 20 Brix

20 Brix is located in the business district of Milford.  I had been here once before, but I wanted to try it again for Restaurant Week, so my sister and I headed there one night after work.  On a weeknight, there are plenty of spots on the street for parking.  We had a reservation, but it wasn’t too busy by the time we got there.  I was greeted by the hostess who took me to my table and brought me a glass of water.  The server greeted me quickly and pointed out some special items on the menu.  She was very knowledgeable about the wine as well as the menu items. 

One thing I noticed about the wine menu was how big it was! There are tons of different wines to choose from, but the menu was not intimidating at all.  I loved how they made it very simple to navigate through, and you don’t have to be a wine connoisseur to figure out what you want.  It is categorized with titles like “You like merlot but want something different”.  Their glasses of wine and bottles of wine have a wide range of prices for whatever mood you are in and whatever budget you’re on.  I contemplated doing a flight of wine, but settled on a glass of Tempranillo.  Once my sister got there, she ordered a dirty martini.  Both drinks were quickly brought out and were great selections.

We both knew we were going to choose items off the Restaurant Week menu.  For my first course, I went with the carrot and ginger soup.  It sounded different, so I thought I’d try something new.  My sister went with the Julius salad.  The carrot and ginger soup was different but it was really good! Very creamy and had a nice little spice to it.  I wish it would have been a little bit warmer, but overall, I thought it was great.  It was pretty filling, so I wasn’t able to finish all of it.  My sister’s salad was a version of a Caesar salad.  It was topped with a parmesan cheese and an anchovy-infused dressing.  This salad was great as well; it had just enough dressing and was a bit different from the traditional Caesar salad with that dressing. 

The second course I chose was the lamb meatballs, and my sister chose the duck popper.  I thought both of these were delicious. The meatballs were served with a side of grilled country bread and a romesco sauce. The sauce with the meatballs was delicious. They were great on top of the provided bread.  I can’t remember a lot about the duck popper except that it was delicious!  I don’t think this is on their traditional menu, however. The lamb meatballs are though.

So far, we were very pleased with out meals!  My entrée came out, which was shrimp and grits; Kelley ordered the scallops. I LOVED these shrimp and grits.  They were so flavorful with pieces of chorizo and lots of toppings.  The shrimp were good sized and cooked well.  I’ve only had shrimp and grits one other time, and I liked these even better.  I was just disappointed that I was so full! I couldn’t eat all of it.  The scallops were good but not the best that I have had.  I think they could have had a little more flavor to them.  They were a little bland. 

All in all, I loved 20 Brix!  The service was fantastic.  Our server was attentive without being annoying.  She was very helpful with menu items, friendly, and had a smile on her face the whole time.  I’d like to also point out that the manager had stopped by and was very friendly as well.  He initiated conversation and was very welcoming. 

The menu has a wide variety of appetizers, flatbreads, and entrees.  I think it would be a great place to stop in for a glass of wine with an appetizer or two or even a flatbread if you don’t want to spend as much money.  Last time I had gone here, I got a flatbread and it was awesome!  They have tasting events various times throughout the months, but if you're intersted, make reservations early because they sell out! 

Food: 4
Service: 5
Overall Experience: 4

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  1. you should post your blog on Urbanspoon. There must be a way to link it to the site. Nice review!