Bricks & Barrels is a newer, upscale eatery in Charleston, West Virginia. It is right across the street from Appalachian Power Park. The brick building looks super cool and the restaurant offers free, convenient parking. Inside, Bricks & Barrels is beautifully decorated and has a very creative flair. Table tops are made of oak barrels, which is both trendy and fun.
I sat at the bar while waiting for my friends and enjoyed a Peach Pom-Tini cocktail. Though the drink was pricy ($10 for Charleston standards seems a bit much), it was definitely tasty and worth every dime. Bonus, it made for great pictures! The bar staff was friendly and attentive. Kudos to Bricks & Barrels on their drink menu options and craft beer selections.
When Pama and Sean arrived, we were shown to our table. It sat smack in the middle of the restaurant. Bricks & Barrels’ menus look expensive and elegant; I liked them immediately. We started our evening with a Charcuterie Board. Our heaping platter contained gourmet meats and cheeses, grapes, olives, mustard, and jelly. It was a tasty and filling option; we had no problem finishing it. We all had a difficult time deciding what we wanted for dinner because everything sounded delicious.
A Superb Selection of Main Courses
Before our meal arrived, I had a Wedge Salad, one of my favorites. The crispy iceberg lettuce was dusted with diced tomatoes, crispy bacon and blue cheese crumbles, and smothered with a fabulous house-made Peppercorn Ranch dressing. It was epic!
We chose the Australian Lamb Chops (3 large ones), Chilean Sea Bass, and Fried Green Tomato Napoleon for dinner. My Napoleon plate featured a small Filet Mignon (steak size can be upgraded) sitting on top of perfectly fried green tomatoes. The Napoleon was then layered with pimento cheese, a heavenly tomato jam, and drizzled with balsamic. Essentially, it was my favorite foods rolled into one dish! The Napoleon was exquisite and I commend Bricks & Barrel’s chef for this original creation. My foodie friends were both equally impressed with their meals, as well.
Too Stuffed for Dessert- My Loss
I was too full to indulge in dessert; but my friends shared one and had coffee. All of Bricks & Barrell’s desserts sounded wonderful, and I really missed out.
I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience at Bricks & Barrels. The only downfall for me, was sitting in the middle of an open room; sound carried badly and I felt a bit out of sorts. With the elegant look of the furnishings and foodie inspired/priced menu, I would prefer a more intimate setting. Have you dined at Bricks & Barrells yet?
My Rating Scale 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest)= 8
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