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6661 Central Ave. (66th St.) Send to Phone

Lunch & Dinner daily

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED O'Gradney's Bistro Restaurant Review

: The menu at O’Gradney’s is likely to surprise visitors since this is not a part of St. Petersburg well-known for fine dining. However, O’Gradney’s offers a wide range of creative sandwiches-day and night-from grilled portobello mushroom with roasted red peppers and warm goat cheese on ciabatta to a grouper sandwich that you don’t want to rule out to quickly as simply a boring Florida standard. No, no don’t do that. This one comes with apple chutney and Swiss cheese. There’s also smoked salmon on a flavored tortilla. For dinner, the menu reflects additional creativity. Appetizers range from filet of ostrich (grilled on a skewer and served on a bed of fried onions with blackberry brandy sauce) to shrimp and goat cheese quesadillas. Entrées vary from the original Steak Sante Fe-a 12-ounce hunk rubbed with chile, grilled with a lime-tequila demi-glace and served with a black bean salsa. Seafood crêpes are a specialty, too, packed with a mixture of shrimp, scallops and crabmeat and served in a creamy sauce. Other good choices include roast breast of duck with fresh raspberries in a raspberry demi-glace; grouper tajine (a Moroccan stew with grouper, peppers, onions and tomatoes served over couscous. There is also an individual pizza whose toppings change daily. The dessert menu is innovative, with an emphasis, in season, on berries: We like the pistachio ice cream with strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, pecans and almonds that’s smothered with chocolate and caramel sauces.


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