July 06, 2013

Local Eats ~ Matilda's on Park *Closed

I had an enjoyable time at Matilda's. I've gone a couple of times with friends.  During my firs visit I was with a group of fourteen who were there to celebrate a friend's birthday. We were seated in a back room and got to enjoy the space all to ourselves. The table was a bit too large and made hearing those across the way a bit challenging, but because it was just us back there we were able to talk a bit louder to hear.   There were six tv screens in the room and the sports fans in our group were quite happy to be able to watch their golf and soccer matches. 

We got to the restaurant shortly after six on a Saturday and were able to take advantage of their daily happy hour that runs till 7pm. I enjoyed my $6 When Pigs Fly Martini; the bacon wrapped blue cheese olive made it a tasty dirty martini. 

I ordered the Appetizer Sampler and that was plenty of food between three of us; it was a nice way to try a few things though the tortilla chips needed a dip to go with. I also ordered a plate of Boneless Buffalo Chicken Wings; I really enjoyed these. I believe all the appetizers are half off during happy hour. I wished that had a menu or something the like that stated what their happy hour specials were. We had to keep bothering the waitress to find out because a few items weren't clear with our group. 

I didn't order anything else, but many in our group ordered dinner and I had some bites here and there. Everything was presented quite nice and those dishes I sampled were tasty. 

My other visit was on a Friday afternoon for another Happy Hour with friends.  Bryan and I tried a couple of different drinks including the flavorful Strawberry Basil Martini.  We got another order of the Buffalo Boneless Wings.  We also got a small Caesar Salad & the Blackened Mahi Tacos. These were not part of the Happy Hour Special, but a nice value non the less.

The service here was very friendly and they did a nice job keeping up with our group. We did get an automatic 20% added to our bill which doesn't surprise me, but I didn't see it stated anywhere on the menu. 

I'm not out dining on Park Ave that often and I don't think Matilda's would be my first choice for date night, but I do think if I were coming with a group of friends this would be a spot I'd pick.

~September 2013 Visit

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