Review: Market Street Grill, Salt Lake City
Last on my Salt Lake weekend culinary retreat was the ever so popular Market Street Grill. Located in the historic downtown 1906 New York Hotel, Market Street Grill’s awesome vintage decor of black granite, stainless steel, and black & white honeycomb tile give you a sense of grandeur and aristocratic eating. The menu does the same. I loved my seafood breakfast experience here, and look forward to returning on my next visit to Salt Lake.
Market Street Grill’s Complimentary Orange Rolls
Nothing gets your morning juices flowing quite like a little pile of sweet citrus dough. Market Street’s orange rolls are delicious, and they just bring them to your table as a thank you for stopping by. Think lightly sweet cinnamon roll with a sweet orange glaze. Think delicious. That glaze had chunks of orange zest in it, which created little explosions of orange flavor at different times in my mouth. I should have asked for a dozen and a glass of milk. They make them fresh in house daily. Ours were a touch dry, but the bright orange glaze made that seem unimportant. Very tasty indeed.
Market Street Grill has the Best Fresh Grapefruit Juice
I spent a couple years living in Arizona. It was hot, ugly, and not my cup of tea. One of the few things that made it tolerable though were all the citrus trees everywhere. I used to pick oranges, lemons, and grapefruits all the time and make fresh squeezed juice from them. It was delicious, as perfect as it gets. I haven’t had fresh grapefruit juice that good ever sense, that is until I ordered a glass at Market Street Grill. It was every bit as good as my Arizona juice. Very sweet, very smooth, not very bitter, and just the right amount of pulp. Make sure you order a glass during your breakfast visit to Market Street Grill.
Lobster Eggs Benedict in Salt Lake City
Well this thing was absolutely stupid good. I love love love Eggs Benedict, but somehow I’d never come across a lobster version until entering Market Street Grill. And at only $14.50, sold! It was made with the traditional English Muffin and hollandaise sauce, which was very lite and had a very nice lemon flavor note. There was the traditional ham, but this ham had a very nice smokiness to it, which matched perfectly with all the other flavors on the plate. Then there was a mountainous pile of perfectly cooked lobster meat, and a delicious egg with a brightly colored yolk (farm fresh maybe?). Lobster and runny egg yolk is pretty magical together. Very very nice Market Street. The shaved asparagus spears were a nice touch too, which actually went very well with the other flavor components.
We ordered ours with the Broiled Tomato instead of their house potatoes. Breadcrumbs and Parmesan made for a nice topping, but the entire thing needed more seasoning. Good idea, just missed the execution a bit.
Canadian Snow Crab Omelet at Market Street Grill
This was also a first for me. Snow crab, jack cheese, avocado, and hollandaise sauce. Everything paired very well together, even the cheese and crab. The hollandaise was the same lemon goodness as what was on the Lobster Benedict, but it was missing a touch of savory flavor. Maybe a touch of hot sauce in it would have helped. I did notice that the egg itself was a bit overcooked in spots. There was a slight burnt egg flavor coming through now and then, which was very disappointing. I also felt like the omelet was missing something, maybe some green onions or chives? Regardless, it was a good purchase and I’m glad to have had the experience. But next time, I’ll be sticking solely to the Lobster Benedict.
Concluding Review of Market Street Grill in Downtown Salt Lake City
Great atmosphere, very friendly staff, terrific food, and a must stop destination while in Salt Lake.
The Bald Gourmet eats at Market Street Grill in Salt Lake City and tries Lobster Eggs Benedict and a Snow Crab Omelette for the first time.
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