FYI- when I go into a restaurant I don’t like to read their “about page”. I like to go in knowing: what they serve, prices, location/hours, and parking situation. I like to go in “raw” because it gives me a better experience.
Ranazul restaurant is a bistro that serves tapas, wine, and has a menu catered to different tastes.
Sean & I went due to me finding a groupon: $30 for $50 worth of tapas for two or more towards the bill. This was our very first time coming here.
They have cocktails, happy hour, soup/salad, cold tapas, vegetarian tapas, hot tapas, entrees and dessert. I asked our waiter about my groupon and he assured us we could use this for the entire menu; even on specials.
Cheese plate of 4 assorted cheeses for $12. An order of edamame. I love cheese so I chose Red Dragon-England semi firm cheddar (I like), Havarti-Denmark semi soft cow (I like), Cabra-Maryland semi firm goat (I like), and Smoked Gouda-Italy semi-firm cow (smokey flavor not for me but the boyfriend loved it). This is something I’ll definitely come to rebuy even w/o a groupon.
Cocktails: Red sangria & Pomegranate – mint margarita for me
Entrees: which I must add that the food turn around is great – Remember these are “small Plates” Tapas
- Lamb chops – w/grilled purple potatoes, aioli, and mushroom sauce. AMAZING lovely charred medium- well chops and herb seasoning. Writing this review is making my mouth water!!
- Tender short rib confit – w/celery spinach, potatoes, and red wine reduction. Wow it is very tender, seasoned once again w/assorted herbs & spices, and you just wanted more of it.
- 6oz ribeye – With wilted spinach, potatoes, red wine reduction, and onions.
Last order I wanted to try:
- Bruschetta rojo with tomatoes, basil, and toasted w/gargonzola cheese. I didn’t like this much only because my taste buds don’t seem to like the gorgonzola cheese. When I make my bruschetta I do the same toppings except w/mozzarella. If the cheese was different then I know I would of liked it but it was too much trouble to scrap all of the cheese off.
We didn’t have room for dessert but next time I will get the chocolate lava cake or creme brûlée.