The Corner GRILLE (pt. 2) – Historic College Park, GA

The Lemon Pepper Chicken and Broccoli dinner was served with your choice of wild rice or garlic mashed potatoes and a side of lemon caper butter cream sauce. Wild rice, to me is easy to mess up. Like brown rice, once you over cook it, it’s over with. I wished it was seasoned a tad bit more, however, I was pleasantly surprised to find it soft, not hard.

Sitting atop of the wild rice was a large chicken breast. Right away, I knew the flavor from the chicken was going to be explosive, due to the way the seasoning was evenly dispersed along the breast. Since I ordered this to go, I only had the plastic utensils I was given. The chicken was tender enough that the plastic knife sliced the breast with ease. And the flavor — oh my goodness — the Corner Grille did not disappoint. As I bit into it, the lemony juices from the chicken spilled out into my mouth — letting me know the lemon pepper flavor was cooked throughout breast and not simply on top of the breast.

Off to the side of the to-go box was 4 pieces of freshly steamed broccoli, moderately seasoned with salt & pepper. Although just as good spread over the chicken, I used the lemon caper butter cream sauce to dip my broccoli in. I know this totally defeats the health purpose of having fresh veggies, but oooohhhhh so worth it! The cream sauce was whipped and fluffy making it perfect for dipping — the broccoli did not get drenched in the sauce, but rather lightly frosted with the lemon-garlicy flavor of the butter cream sauce.

Although small in location size, Corner Grille makes up for it with their flavor packed dishes. This summer, they’ve started renovations to give patrons more space. The restaurant is scheduled to open August 16, 2017. In the meantime, people are able to order dishes via their To-Go window located on the rear/side of the building.

After each review, I like to give the meal a numerical rating (1-5) based on taste, appearance and portion size. I’ll also give you a price range of how expensive the meal is (one dollar sign is least expensive and four is most expensive). Below are the ratings for both the Salmon Club & Lemon Pepper Chicken meal.

Salmon Club

  • Taste: 4/5 — bacon was a little flappy
  • Appearance: 5/5 — not sloppy or falling apart. Neat presentation
  • Portion Size: 5/5 — $12 for a sandwich may seem a little pricey but you are definitely getting your money’s worth with this meal
  • TOTAL: 4.6/5
  • Price range: $$

Lemon Pepper Chicken

  • Taste: 4/5 — wild rice could’ve used more seasoning
  • Appearance: 5/5 — very neat
  • Portion Size: 4/5 — I would have loved more broccoli
  • TOTAL: 4.3/5
  • Price range: $$
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