We had planned to go to a Japanese restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. But when we arrived, we found that restaurant closed. We didn’t want to go to any of the many chain restaurants in the area (Hard Rock, Tony Roma’s, Red Lobster, etc). When we travel, we like to eat at more local type restaurants. We drove around the area looking for a restaurant that looked interesting. One with an interesting name caught our attention. It was called something like Whiskey Nick’s Texas Bar & Grill. The parking lot was nearly empty. As we walked through the door, the cigarette smoke assaulted our nostrils. We immediately turned around and left.
We drove around some more. We visited and left another restaurant named Jack Tanner’s Grill House as the menu didn’t appeal to us. Their parking lot was also pretty empty.
We had passed a place called Mick & Angelo’s Eatery & Bar. It sounded interesting so we stopped. The parking lot was pretty full. We parked and went inside. We were taken to a table, and given menus. The tables are all pretty close together. The menu was filled with interesting foods. They had everything from appetizers, to pastas, to steaks. We saw exciting looking foods being brought to other people’s tables. There were these cool looking garlic cheese breads and I think a bruschetta bread formed in a big ring wrapped around a bowl in the center filled with a dip.
The atmosphere was interesting. There were families, and next to us were a few rough looking guys using colorful language. The one guy did apologize though when he started getting a little louder, and more profane.
I wasn’t sure what to order. I asked the waitress, and she suggested a Linguine Chicken Tettrazini. My wife ordered a Seafood Manicotti. For an appetizer we ordered Escargot Mushroom Caps. They came with soup or salads. We didn’t like the soup choices, so got the salads, but we upgraded to Caesar salads.
All the food we got was fantastic. The portions were large, and we were stuffed! The service was pretty good. Not quite the romantic atmosphere that we were hoping for, but the food was great.
Mick & Angelo’s Eatery & Bar is located at 7600 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada. Phone: (905) 357-6543.