Thursday, January 31, 2013

In the Rat Pack days at Frankie Bones

Frankie Bones, located in Gerber Village in South Asheville, is a great neighborhood restaurant that makes you feel welcome and at home.  The theme is a throwback to the Rat Pack era in the early 1960’s of a classic big city restaurant with lively music and sounds, high back burgundy leather booths and hand-shaken martinis.

The martini menu offers many of the classics as well as other popular hits.  You are entertained with the server bringing the show tableside and shaking the martini next to you before serving it up.  If you’re a martini drinker, definitely order one and relish the personal attention.

The menu is also inspired by the throwback big city theme but also offering some very unique dishes.  Chef Erik Freeman is obviously dedicated to quality and presentation as well as utilizing local products when he can.  I was very impressed with the quality of our courses and know that only comes from a Chef who insists upon that kind of consistency.

I’m looking forward to our next visit already.  Here’s a run-down of our dinner…

Twice Baked Potato Spring Rolls ($7.) with a four cheese blend, crumbled bacon, green onions and sour cream is a perfect starter for carb lovers.  A beautiful take on spring rolls featuring potato, what could make a person happier!

Strawberry Walnut Salad ($9.) of mixed greens, sliced strawberry, mandarin orange, walnuts, red onion and raspberry vinaigrette.  I noticed that although my wife decided to forego a salad she definitely loved this salad when I offered her some but honey next time I’ll order one for you too.  I want the whole salad!  Oh, and the bread is fantastic especially with their herbed butter  - you'll find it difficult to stop eating it.

Pot Roast ($16.50) showcasing slow roasted beef with whipped potato, pan jus and grilled asparagus.  Always a huge fan of my mother-in-law’s pot roast I was a bit nervous ordering this at a restaurant.  I was just in the mood for it though so with trepidation I ordered it.  I had nothing to fear.  It was so tender and delicious!  It was also a large portion – I took about half of it home with me.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get to eat it.  My wife struck again and took it to work for lunch.  It’s a good thing I love that woman!

My wife had a special of the day that was Pork Tenderloin.  I wasn’t paying close enough attention and do not remember the details but suffice it to say, there were not leftovers from that dish!  And yes, I did eat some of it – we both play that game.

Contact Information
Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge
(828) 274.7111
2 Gerber Rd. Ste. 101
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

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