Living about twenty minutes away from Key West means that we don’t always want to head into town to have a nice meal. But, there are only a handful of restaurants within a few minutes drive from our house. So, with Broil opening recently, my husband and I were excited to finally be able to check it out this weekend.
Broil calls itself a small island steakhouse. However, there is also plenty of seafood on the menu. Located on Cudjoe Key, Broil is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 until 9pm. They do not take reservations except for on holidays.
Since they had just opened when we arrived, we had our pick of tables. There is a small outside seating area, and you are welcome to bring your well behaved dog here to dine with you. However, being it is getting pretty hot now, we opted to sit inside. The space is beautiful and elegant with a definite island feel.
To start, we ordered a glass of cab and the onion rings as an appetizer. These were delicate and light and absolutely perfect when bitten into. And, the bistro sauce was very tasty and there was plenty of it.
All entrees here are served with a “chopped salad” and choice of baked potato or vegetable of the day. The chopped salad was beautifully presented and with a choice of dressings made in house, was a nice, light start to dinner. I opted for blue cheese and Steven the green goddess which was ranch like. We both enjoyed our choices. Also, we both ordered baked potatoes to go with our entrees. But, we had them wrapped up and we brought them home because our meals already included a starch.
Since this is a steakhouse, I decided to go with one of their house specials, the Steak Sinatra. This dish was comprised of four filet mignonettes served over lobster mashed potatoes, french fried asparagus and a lobster Newburg sauce. The fillets were cooked perfectly as specified, which is tough to do with mignonettes. And, they tasted very good as well. The mashed potatoes were tasty. And, with the lobster mixed in made this dish a surf and turf of sorts. But, the asparagus were my favorite. These were lightly battered and fried, very much like a tempura.
Steven went with the linguine tuttomare, which consisted of lobster, shrimp, scallops and mushrooms tossed in a creamy sauce. The seafood was cooked just right and was delicious, but the sauce was kind of boring.
For dessert, we ordered coffee and shared a slice of carrot cake. The coffee was nice and smooth and the carrot cake was moist and delicious with a luscious cream cheese frosting. A sweet ending to a very good meal.
More About Key West
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Island Genn – Key West Concierge