Located right off the Taconic parkway in Mahopac, 151 Grill is an unassuming restaurant that resembles an inn rather than a southern-themed dining establishment. Once inside, the restaurant is quite cozy and charming, with a large fire place, wooden booths and large bay windows providing both warmth and light. There is also a small patio for al fresco dining but we opted for a booth inside by the window due to the chill in the air.
The restaurant week menu is chock-full of hearty choices – Stuffed Por Loin, Grilled Shell Steak, Turkducken, Bourbon Chicken – but we went along with the waiters recommendation of the Smoke BBQ Ribs which were dry rubbed and slow smoked in a pit over a hickory fire. There were several appetizer choices but I opted for the salad bar, I can never resist a good salad bar!
My decision to go with the salad was definitely a good one as all the ingredients were fresh and homemade, including all of the salad dressings and the side salads. The potato salad in particular was outstanding. I had to stop myself from going back for more as I had two more courses to get through.
The waiter arrived with the entrée: a very generous portion of tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs. The choice of sides was overwhelming but I chose the cornbread and butter-smashed potatoes.
Both were quite delicious but my dining companion ordered sweet potato-tots (potato-tots made with sweet potatoes) and they were so yummy, I regretted not ordering them myself.
I also included a few photos of other the menu items: The Shrimp Po’ Boy, Beef Brisket (Burnt Ends) with Onion Rings and Baked Beans, Mississippi Mud StackI would most definitely recommend 151 Grill to anyone who likes home-style, southern cooking, but be sure to go with a big appetite!