Recently, a local restaurant that specialized in wild game closed its doors before Wade and I had a chance to give it a try. So when I was invited to try out the newly opened Ted’s Montana Grill, in Gaithersburg I was pretty darn pumped!
There is more to Ted’s Montana Grill than meets the eye; they take pride in the freshness of their food. You will not find a freezer or microwave at Ted’s! Everything is made fresh and they even have a butcher in house.
Ted’s Montana Grill takes preserving the environment seriously and tries to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible. Many of the items you find at Ted’s, from the straws to even the bathroom soap, (yes even the soap!) are eco friendly. Pretty cool Ted’s!
Once we were seated, our waitress brought over some pickled half sours for us to snack on, which are are hybrid between a cucumber and a pickle. I loved these things not to mention they are a less filling alternative to a bread basket. I loved all of the decor at Ted’s as well as the bluegrass music playing in the background. We felt like we stepped back in time to an upscale western lodge. (I wanted to steal the awesome huge gold cash register!) We were very impressed from the beginning.
We couldn’t decide on a single appetizer, so two it was! First up was the Smoked Trout Dip- Smoked in house w/ roasted Anaheim Peppers, fresh lime, cilantro, southwestern spices served with ciabatta toast & tortilla chips. So good! The chunks of trout in the dip were huge and so fresh.
Bar None Bison Sliders were our next app choice- w/ american cheese served on a fresh homemade biscuit/roll. I had never tried bison before and I must say I have been missing out. Not only is Bison tastier, but also a healthier option than beef. I am now a believer. These sliders are mouthwatering!
We were surprised with a side of the Salt & Pepper Onion Rings-hand breaded and served with horseradish sauce. You can tell they were made with love! and that horseradish sauce is addicting!
For dinner we decided to order some Ted’s signature cocktails. I am a sucker for a Moscow Mule (evidence here) and went with the Hendrick’s Mule-Hendrick’s gin, ginger beer, fresh squeezed lime juice and bitters. I was interested in tasting a mule made with gin versus vodka and I think it was pretty darn good. Wade went with the Blue Sky Lemonade made with Jim Bean bourbon, Cointreau & freshly squeezed lemonade- pretty refreshing!
Now the main event arrived- the entrees!
Wade kept on the Bison route and ordered the Delmonico Bison Ribeye with asparagus and sweet potato. Between mouthfuls I heard him confess this was the best steak he had ever had.
I went with the Cedar Plank Salmon with asparagus, garlic mashed potatoes and horseradish sauce. Oh my goodness you guys! The salmon was cooked to perfection and the taste from the cedar plank was so delicious!
We digested for a bit and then ordered dessert… because no dinner is complete without dessert, right? Wade voted Apple Pecan Crisp- I am a chocolate lover and voted for the Kahlua Fudge Brownie with caramel sauce, coffee icing, Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and Kahlua fudge sauce. I won and we ordered the Brownie. 🙂 We were so stuffed but made it a point to finished the deliciousness.
On the way out, a flicker of light caught my eye and we walked outside to the beautiful patio to a fancy patio area with a fancy fire pit. This looked like the spot to be on those chilly nights!
What a great meal with great service! The hubs already requested we come back to Ted’s for his birthday dinner- so we shall see you again soon!
** this is a sponsored post. The opinions are all my own. Huge thanks to Ted’s Montana Grill & Fifteen Media.