The Black Angus Restaurant & Bulls Eye Bar in Monrovia, California is conveniently located just a few blocks east of the I-210 freeway exit at Huntington Drive. They have wonderful service with a hostess who will seat guests promptly provided there are tables available. Everything about the setting, especially including the pictures and paintings conveys the feeling of being in a comfortable, classy cattleman’s ranch house.
Sweet Molasses Bread
Julie served a round loaf of (brown) sweet molasses bread with oat flakes sprinkled on top. One diner found it dry. But the reviewer noticed that it had a deliciously sweet flavor.
Blackberry Ginger Ale, $3.50
Black Angus Blackberry Ginger Ale had a strong ginger flavor with sweet blackberry syrup added. Anyone who likes ginger will enjoy this drink. Be aware that it is very sweet so someone with blood sugar issues will want to avoid it. Their glass mug gave the feeling of being a cattleman sized drink too.
Fresh Brewed Iced Tea, $2.75
Black Angus’ fresh brewed iced tea was very good. True iced tea drinkers who skip the lemon and sugar or sweeteners will like this black tea.
Fire Roasted Artichoke Appetizer, $9.99
This appetized came with 1.5 artichokes, which were split in half and fire roasted after which they were covered in melted butter and sea salt. Two dipping sauces accompanied the artichokes. One was lemon aioli, which was a sauce like mayonnaise with lemon. The other one was a pesto sauce, which is an herbal sauce. While they were delicious, the artichokes were excellent on their own with the butter they were drenched in. The downside was that the leaves were slippery. Nevertheless, they make a wonderful starter to share.
The wedge salad gets its name from being a wedge of iceberg lettuce, which the Black Angus chefs then drenched in bleu cheese dressing with real bacon bits. It was delightful.
Filet & Grilled Prawns, $29.50
Prawns were delicious firm shrimp with nicely grilled meat. The filet was prepared medium rare as ordered. It too had excellent flavor. The second sidekick was the broccoli, which apparently was meant to be al dente but was closer to raw and needed to be cooked slightly longer.
12 oz. Ribeye Steak & Lobster, $39.99 with Mushroom Topping, $2.49
The second dinner was the Ribeye Steak & Lobster with the ordered medium RARE. They served it more rare than medium rare so it came as ordered.
Often for combination dinners which include lobster as one component, the lobster is a tiny thing barely larger than a prawn. This lobster tail was a satisfying piece of shellfish that, in fact, was popped out of the shell and placed on top of it. The lobster meat was prepared just right and so sweet that the melted butter was unnecessary.
Chocolate Torte, $6.50
Julie indicated that this torte is like eating fudge. She was right. It was delicious though really sweet.
PC Birthday Discount
Black Angus gave Dorothy one free meal for her birthday so they took off the price of her Filet and Prawns, i.e. -$20.99
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Black Angus Steakhouse & Bulls Eye Bar
- Monrovia, California
- (626) 303-2411