Merry Menus: Montgomery County Restaurants Supply Much More than Milk and Cookies
It takes a lot of energy to navigate the Dec. timeframe, given the calorie burn involved with shopping, wrapping, mailing cards, hosting meals, and decorating.
They’re tasks best not tackled on an empty stomach.
The following restaurant recommendations from the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board are not only fortifying, they’re convenient and delicious.
Capital Grille, King of Prussia
The holidays only come once a year so why not enjoy the spirit of good tidings and feast this year at Capital Grille. Dining options include seated service and upscale catering for gatherings at home.
Creed’s Seafood and Steaks, King of Prussia
Some of the best steaks in the county are cooked to diners’ specific preferences and served with white-glove attentiveness at Creed’s. If palates lean more toward seafood, they’ll be utterly satisfied here as well, as Creeds’ chef John Talbot does magical things with oceanic offerings, including a signature, creamy lobster bisque.
Farmer’s Daughter, Blue Bell
Cozy, romantic, and elegant, the Farmer’s Daughter restaurant at Normandy Farm has holiday dining written all over it. It’s ideal for a Dec. date night, offering an escape from the errands and upbeat pace of the season. It’s also a go-to spot for a larger occasion, such as reuniting an extended family around a table of excellent dishes.
Fogo de Chão, King of Prussia
Fogo de Chao Brazilian steaks are sumptuous onsite but just as appealing as part of its holiday catering menu. There are numerous benefits to letting its chefs do the hard work — professional results, no cleanup, stress-free hosting — but if that’s not enough, Fogo is offering extra discounts and an extra gift to catering clients. For home grillers looking to craft holiday meals on their own decks or porches, prepared meats are cut and seasoned for exactly that level of offsite preparation.
Founding Farmers, King of Prussia
For Christmas or Hanukkah, Founding Farmers is a solid recommendation. The onsite kitchen crew is as skilled with roasts and hams as it is with matzo ball soup and potato latkes. The appeal of its desserts — the pies and cheesecakes — transcends all ethnic backgrounds.
Gypsy Saloon, Conshohocken
This is a culinary escape of a more casual nature. Seating is both indoors and out, with heaters making the latter workable even when Dec. turns nippy. In terms of seasonal bar offerings, the pumpkin pie martini brings a tasty glow.
Redstone American Grille, Plymouth Meeting
Redstone’s seasonal vibe is rustic yet romantic. The open-flame grilling does magical things with the chicken, fish, and steak, which can be augmented with interesting appetizers and decadent desserts.
Savona, Gulph Mills
With history that goes back to the Revolutionary War (Aaron Burr, one of the central figures to the musical Hamilton, lived there), Savona has been a noted source of excellent food in an upscale setting for generations. The entire experience is unique, as guests can watch the chefs work their magic through window views into the kitchen.
Southern Cross Kitchen, Conshohocken
Southern Cross is all about homecooked meals and old-fashioned southern hospitality. Excellent for dinner, Southern Cross is also a terrific place for brunch before a Montgomery County excursion that follows. The bourbon and banana pecan French toast or open-faced biscuit sandwich will fuel any rest-of-the-day outing.
Stove and Tap, Lansdale
Look no further than Stove and Tap in Lansdale for a new holiday tradition. On Dec. 10, Santa joins guests for a special holiday brunch. The fare includes pancakes that are kicked up a notch with seasonal flavors of gingersnaps, candy canes, and M&M. The kids can gulp hot chocolate; adults, can, too, but their versions can be ordered spiked.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse, King of Prussia
The setting, culinary skills, and bar expertise are only three of the many reasons to put a night at Sullivan’s on the Dec. to-do list. The upscale atmosphere gets a jazzy soundtrack — surely inclusive of a few riffs on holiday classics — to boost the experience.
The tourism board’s website has full details on these restaurant recommendations, such as addresses and websites for making reservations.
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