This is probably the classiest cinder block restaurant that one can encounter.  It has rather non-descript exterior, though they do have kind of a nice semi enclosed patio for dining as well.  Once you step inside you will be surprised at how nice it is.  It is a little cramped with tables, booths and a good size bar, but the ambience and the food will allow you to forgive the tight quarters.  On some nights there is even live entertainment with classic music playing.

MI Boodles MB


My Bride and I have been eating here for years, because it is a great in the middle location for us to meet other couples.  We have met people there for Sunday brunches as well as for dinners.  We have never had a bad meal there.  The restaurant has most of the classic dishes that a steak house would have, some great fish and seafood, and they make some excellent sauces to accompany certain dishes.


They also do some dishes table side like Caesar Salad, Steak Diane, Steak au Poivre, Rack of Lamb and Chateaubriand and a couple other dishes I am sure of, but these I remember.  How many restaurants still offer this service, especially not in a high rent district?  That is why this restaurant is always busy, the food is excellent and the prices are not dear, considering the quality and service.

Le Mas des Collines Cotes du Rhone


Another little quirky touch that I enjoy is that the specials are written on a couple of blackboards around the restaurant.  The specials are not only for the food, but usually a couple of wines that are not on the main wine list.  While the wine list is not huge, it appears to be well thought out with some good popular wines, and some very good moderately priced wines.  I always look to see what the special wines are, as they may be more fun and interesting.   One night we had a Le Mas de Collines Cote du Rhone wine and as I have stated more then once I really enjoy the wines from this region, and will always opt for a bottle, even if I don’t know the anything about the wine but the district.  It is hard to be disappointed and for the most part is very reasonably priced.


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