We'd only been to CJ's Grill once not long after it opened a few years ago and we really enjoyed it. Just about every food item is homemade as are their spices and sauces. Since prices are in the medium-high range it's not a place we could afford to go often, but decided to make our Valentine evening reservations there and had an excellent dinner with them last night.
My soup was the Chicken Florentine and it was absolutely mouthwatering good...I could have eaten 2 more bowls of it! Since I am a big lover of mac 'n cheese and heard how good theirs was I ordered this and had the rare 5 oz. flat iron steak on top of it:
BUILD YOUR OWN MACARONI & CHEESE
Macaroni noodles tossed with our homemade cheese sauce. Add your choice of: grilled chicken, grilled shrimp, 5oz flat iron or hot dog and your choice of sauce: buffaQ, buffalo, bbq, marinara
O-M-G, it is THE BEST
mac 'n cheese I've ever tasted and the steak was perfectly rare and tender!
I gave a tiny portion of the pasta to SG to try and he agreed it was the best m&c he'd ever eaten also.
He ordered this:
Our steaks are grilled on the flat top with our house seasonings. Served with choice of house salad, caesar salad or soup of the day and one side item
12-ounce New York Strip | 28.
He enjoyed the nice large salad first. As good as the steak was cooked with tasty homemade spices, he said it was too thin, and a bit dry and tough. He didn't notice their steaks weren't traditionally grilled, but grilled on a flat top. He did however devour the steamed veggies saying they were cooked to perfection and very fresh.
For dessert I ordered their pink Valentine cheesecake with Oreo cookie crust with ganache icing that was to die for and SG just loved their homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream. They even brought him a taste of their homemade cinnamon ice cream and SG said he was going to have that next time.
Our server Nick was delightful and attentive and the place was pretty busy. Jason (co-owner with his wife Carrie) was serving meals and checking on how the patrons were enjoying them. Our meal was just over $60 (no alcohol) and we know we can keep it well under that in the future now that SG knows not to order steaks there. We're looking forward to returning there in the future. http://cjsgrillmammoth.com/index.html