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Mesquite Grill Steak & Seafood
Seafood Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
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9668 E Arapahoe Rd Greenwood Village, CO 80112
9668 East Arapahoe RoadUSColoradoGreenwood Village80112
(303) 792-3474mesquitehouse.com
$$Seafood RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 9:00 pmSunday Closed
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Casual family-run restaurant serving wood-fired beef & fish dishes plus lunchtime sandwiches.- Google
"My friend recommended the mesquite grilled king crab when I return."
"Cole Slaw = steamed, refrigerated cabbage with no seasoning."
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Thomas Williams
2 months ago
A coworker introduced me to this restaurant as a celebration. They said they eat here weekly and I understand why. The grouper was perfect, moist with just a subtle wood grilled flavor. The atmosphere is warm with linens and soft light. The owner, Robert came to our table to welcome us and talk a little about the menu and fresh fish. My friend recommended the mesquite grilled king crab when I return. I am sure I will give it a try. My only regret is that I live 15 miles away as I would eat here all of the time.
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Damian Lenshek
4 months ago
If only less than one star were possible. . . We had a Groupon so we went and tried it out, but however much we saved, it was a waste of money. I had the steak and the steak itself was good, if slightly overpriced. However, most of my party had the salmon, which was highly recommended by the server (=chef? =owner?). The salmon was... mediocre at best. The sides were horrible: frozen mixed veggies (broccoli + carrots, microwaved), and aging coleslaw that couldn't be exchanged for any other side even if you were willing to pay to do so. The server kept saying, "No, that's not how the menu is set up." Seriously, filet mignon with coleslaw as the mandatory side? The server told us how wonderful the "home-baked" rolls were, but they tasted like rubber hockey pucks. This would be one thing for a mid-price restaurant, but everything was priced as if it were a top-flight gourmet restaurant back east. Perhaps the most awkward part of the evening was that we were the only ones in the restaurant, letting us receive the brunt of the server's overbearing attentions. Perhaps we should have taken a hint from the empty dining room, but again, we had this Groupon (purchased when I was brand-new in town). The server's attitude was also offensive; he was continually telling us how great everything was and how we should be grateful for our limp coleslaw. This place wouldn't stay in business more than three weeks anywhere else. Go to Five Guys and get something really worth eating, in a more comfortable atmosphere, for 75% less!
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Kayla Pevarnik
a week ago
1. Dirty!!!! 2. Over priced for portion size 3. I heard the microwave go off twice after I ordered 4. Bland/everything tasted the same 5. The wait staff told me to write a review on Google, so here it is.
Peter D
8 months ago
Small neighborhood restaurant with an impressive diverse seafood (steak too) menu, which is unusual for a metro area eatery, very nice understated ambience, and friendly service. Most entrees are cooked on a mesquite wood grill, imparting a nice but not intrusive smokey flavor. I had an imaginative mixed plate of grilled calamari, shrimp, and grouper. Really a surprise, a place where we will definitely return to explore the menu.
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Kenton H Johnson
2 months ago
Revisited after many years of fond memories. Lovely family restaurant and Valentines dinner - lotsa smiles and personal attention from Mama, Papa and daughters. Food very good, except salad - seemed old. Will return for another special occasion.
T Rohe
3 months ago
The Mesquite Grill was the most awful restaurant I have ever eaten at in my life. If you like edible food I would suggest you run far away from this disaster. The only redeeming factor my large group of diners had from our experience was the ability to laugh about this terrible restaurant. We had a group of relatives in town and one had a coupon for The Mesquite Grill. We decided we didn’t want to dine at a chain. Our friends were there first and gave us a skeptical smile when we entered. The first clue that we should have cut our losses was the location; situated between a Blimpy and a 24-hour laundry mat in poorly lit strip mall, the neon beer signs ominously lit the way to the entrance. Inside the decor was mid-90s sea-market with cracking paint on the mounted fish and tube TVs in the corner playing Spanish soap operas. The restaurant had four other patrons making the place virtually empty on a Saturday night at 7pm on a weekend around Christmas, another bad sign (this one not in neon). The menu had prices that were high and borderline outrageous. The waitress was friendly and pushed the “filet mignon” (which was listed as tenderloin on the menu). When asked if the fish was fresh she stated that some of the fish was frozen because it is that time of year (no mater that there is a Costco with fresh fish 5 minutes away). She said that the mahi mahi, salmon, and ahi were all fresh. Our party of 12 ordered an assortment of “fresh” fish dishes and one of us ordered the tenderloin. The menu limited you to potatoes and coleslaw as included sides and any deviation was an additional charge (ie $2.95 to substitute steamed vegetables for the coleslaw). When the meals came we tried not to groan in disgust. The fish smelled overwhelmingly fishy. The ahi was described on the menu as sushi grade but I wouldn’t feed this fish to a starving baby seal. The cut was a small frozen steak that was tough and overly seasoned. All of us concurred later that the fish was all previously frozen and of poor quality. The portions were merger. A small fish steak, three unseasoned and dry baked potatoes, that tasted like dirt, and coleslaw made up the entrees. The coleslaw was said to be good, but I wouldn’t know because I paid an up charge for steamed vegetables and got a small portion of veggies that were obviously frozen and came from the grocery freezer bag. The 8 small pieces of carrot, broccoli, and cauliflower were strategically spread out on the plate in an attempt to trick me there was a larger quantity. Yikes! The only blessing of their small portions was that I did not have to gag down a lot of terrible food. In the rear hallway are newspapers and magazines articles with reviews praising the restaurant but the newest one was from 2005. This place is definitely past its prime and it is astonishing to me they are still in business. Then there was the bathrooms, they were single room bathrooms, male and female. The female restroom had two toilets with a small divider between them. My wife speculated that it was to facilitate vomiting and having diarrhea at the same time. In the men’s room there were advertisements for a DUI lawyer with a catch phase like “sooner or later, you’re going to need us.” And there were cheesy, faded, framed posters of cityscapes from the 1990s with hand drawn $50 price tags. Yikes again! The bill for this over priced seafood was deplorable. I would recommend you never try this restaurant. If you want a better quality seafood…go to Long John Silver or buy a can of tuna.
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Earl Conway
6 months ago
I told Robert I would write a favorable review if I was satisfied with my lunch and since this is now my third more than satisfactory lunch i must now take the time say "yeah you were right... much better than fast food". I also had a scrumptious blackened chicken there once last summer that I still remember fondly. The ambience is decorously subdued, the wait staff are quiet but competent and ever present. and Robert, the owner and host, is conciliatory and respectful. Give it a try.
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Brian Reed
8 months ago
Let me begin by saying if I could give this restaurant 10 stars, instead of 5, it is still an injustice to how good this restaurant is. Tonight was my first time dining, but it will definitely will not be my last. I am planning on going again tomorrow night because the service and the food are just too good to be true. I must return to indulge myself in the atmosphere, the ambiance, the AWESOME service, and some of the best food I have ever had. I met a gentleman by the name of Robert tonight and he is such an amazing gentleman. I hope that as my son Gary and I return on as many occasions as possible that we can become friends. Robert is that amazing. Do yourself a favor and definitely go experience this little slice of Heaven on Earth for yourself. You will not be disappointed.
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