I’ll admit that since Hillside Gastropub, moved into the old Poppy’s, I was intrigued. Mostly because the term “gastropub” means a “pub selling high class cuisine”. Um, yeah, the west side people like meat and potatoes…and beer. Lots of beer. Not sure how well the “high class cuisine” and Hudy are going over.
But, since I like the high class cuisine, way more than the beer, I was, of course, willing, to give it a whirl.
The location, itself, is a little off-putting. You have to park by a rundown and dark motel – it’s a scene straight out of a horror movie. We walked in and it was definitely a bar AND there was only ONE other table. Oh, boy. BUT – there was a nice, toasty fireplace, keeping us warm. Lighting, however, was horrible (and, I apologize, for the pictures now – there’s only so much photo-editing, a girl can do).
I had no clue what to expect because Hillside Gastropub does not have a website. Personal pet-peeve. In this day and age, get a damn webpage and promote yourself!
But, I did take a picture of the menu for you – see how nice I am? (click on the pictures, for a bigger image!)
I know that I bitch about huge menus and I can appreciate a consolidated one BUT…this was just a smidgen too small?
Oh – our service, for our whole meal, was awesome! The server was great at promoting the menu and the food. You could tell that she really liked the food and that was nice. Plus, she was always right there and we never needed anything!
I smelled wings, so we got those as an appetizer.
They were VERY good – and I loved the bleu cheese! It was homemade and delicious!
Since we’re both obsessed with fries – we, also, got a side of fries, to start off with.
They were a lot like Penn Station fries, except they needed to be crispier. And, I didn’t love the ranch. Definitely not the greatest fries.
The husband got the Blackberry Grouper (it was on a special, seasonal menu)
(Yes, I tried it) I liked the Grouper. I liked the blackberry sauce. I didn’t like them TOGETHER. The husband agreed with me – and, it was a pretty pricey piece of fish. (I guess that’s the “high” cuisine part)
I got (will wonders never cease!) the Sirloin with onions and peppers
The steak was pretty good – loved that potato, to the right! The vegetables needed to go.
General consensus is that this was a pretty good meal. Would I have to go here again? No.