Grill House

Calling all steak lovers! Located on main Shaheed-e-Millat Road, Grill House is the answer to the prayers of all Italian, Mexican and American cuisine lovers in Karachi who don’t wish to travel to the other side of the bridge. Since its inception in 1999, Grill House was quick to gain popularity in the city of food lovers.

At first glance it looks like the kind of place where one can hang out for a chatty evening with friends or a cozy family dinner and that proved to be true. The wooden interiors with neutral walls in warm shades, little picture frames on the walls and the leather upholstered sofas create a perfect environment for a casual night out. The seating area can be seen as a little cramped with little walking space, but the staff’s hospitality and prompt service easily brushes that nuisance aside. The slow background music and dim lighting create a sophisticated yet cozy ambience and deems this restaurant fit to fall in the category of a modern restaurant. 



The menu offers a wide range of dishes including starters, entrées, desserts and a variety of drinks. After being seated, customers are served complimentary garlic bread. The starters menu is extensive and includes scrumptious items such as mozzarella sticks and chicken wings. There’s also a range of salads available for the calorie conscious.

The entrées aren’t just limited to steaks. Pastas, burgers, sandwiches, seafood, Mexican and a Kid’s Menu is also available. All entrées come with side options of baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, herb rice and French fries as well as a serving of vegetables. 

Upon a recent visit, my friends and I ordered the Legendary Beef Pepper Steak and the Mexican Burger. The prices of each were within the Rs. 1000 range. Since the service was swift and the place quiet enough for a good conversation, it felt that the food arrived almost immediately after placing our order. The steak was sizzling just how I like it, with mashed potatoes and the customary ample quantity of vegetables as sides. The size of the steak was relatively small and there was a longing for more after finishing it. This could be attributed both to the succulent juicy nature of the steak which tantalized the appetite a bit more than usual and to the limited size of the portion. The taste lived up to the expectations



The burger on the other hand was satisfying both in quality and quantity, and enough to appease an extremely empty stomach. The beef patty was perfectly grilled and the seasonings were just the right blend to give it that delicious tangy flavor, yet not overpowering the main beef patty. The ingredients were fresh which could be judged by the crispiness of the vegetables and the way the cheese melted in the mouth.

Our drinks of choice were Blue Coladas, which were also extremely refreshing. The taste of blueberries, pineapple and coconut formed a delectable combination. It was neither too tangy nor too sweet, just balanced enough to compliment our perfect meal.

This place which initially started off as a franchise of the famous Arizona Grill and now renamed Grill House is highly recommended for a fulfilling meal in a casual and comfortable environment. Its popularity can be judged by the long waiting list on weekends and it is suggested that one makes reservations in advance. Though it is a bit heavy on the pocket, above Rs. 1000 per head for a main course and a drink, the price can be justified by the amazing dining experience it offers.

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Published 11 Jul 2016 by foona Review @ foonaReview



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