as soon as katie and i started discussing our plans for her visit, i knew i wanted to take her to a great restaurant on friday night – and i selfishly wanted to try somewhere i had never been before!
i’ve heard good things about bluephies since i moved to madison, but had somehow managed not to go until this weekend (even brad had been there before!). i was very excited when katie gave me full decision-making duties for dinner.
bluephies it was!
full disclosure: we paid for this meal entirely on our own and i was not compensated in any way for this blog post. as always, this review reflects my honest opinions.
we arrived around 7 or a little later on a friday night, so i wasn’t surprised when we were told we’d have a 20-minute wait. katie and i just had a seat and chatted until our table was ready – after waiting only 10 minutes! love when that happens.
we were immediately brought some water and warm rolls with sun-dried tomato and kalamata olive butter.
the rolls were fresh from the oven and delicious – crusty on the outside and soft and doughy inside. the butter had great flavor – more olive than tomato in my opinion.
we also both got wine!
(grr. blurry picture…)
a malbec (conquista) sounded good to both of us. it tasted good too!
then we got down to the business of ordering.
i went with the grilled portobello sandwich.
seriously, if there is grilled portobello anything on a menu, i have to get it. i also upgraded my side to the tater tots. but these are not your average tater tots. the waitress described them as “grown-up tots”. they are homemade with gouda and served with a delicious and slightly spicy sauce. they were worth the upgrade.
katie got something that i was eyeing up on the menu as well.
the black bean and goat cheese enchiladas. she liked them, but said she wished they were more goat cheese-y. brad enjoyed the leftovers!
i also ordered a meal to bring home to brad. (he stayed at home and let katie and i have a girls’ night!).
he requested the cheesy pork and mac sandwich, which is basically a grilled cheese with mac & cheese and pulled pork on it. i also upgraded him to the tots because i knew he’d love them.
the final word from us on bluephies? love.
and we will be back to try their cookie dough egg rolls and so many other delicious-sounding entrees! the price was right on & they even have a tuesday night date night special that i’m tempted to try out.
bluephies gets two thumbs up from me.
what is something that always calls to you on a restaurant menu?
i am a sucker for mushroom entrees!