Gibbet Hill Grill
Address: Rte 40, Groton, Massachusetts 01450
Phone: (978) 448-2900
Web Page: http://www.gibbethill.com
Type of restaurant: American
Entree price range: $13.50 to $44
Handicapped accessible: Yes
Review date: July 1, 2006
Review: Gibbet Hill Grill is a family-owned restaurant located on a working Black Angus stud farm in beautiful Groton, MA. The restaurant opened in the fall of 2004. Although the restaurant has only been open for two years, the property has a long and interesting history dating back to the 1600’s (see the restaurant’s website www.GibbetHill.com for more details). The main dining room has a rustic style with its tall ceilings and large windows. The tables all have great views of the surrounding countryside. Gibbet Hill Grill has an attractive stone fireplace that adds to the ambiance.
Wine Spectator Magazine has recognized Gibbet Hill Grill with their Award of Excellence. Gibbet Hill’s wine philosophy is that "wine should be accessible and enjoyable for all our customers."
To begin my meal, I had the side green salad ($4.00) with seasonal mixed greens which was very fresh and delicious. Our guest liked the onions on the Beef Carpaccio ($11.00), which included Black Angus sirloin with Dijon, capers, and peppered corn crackers. It was very tasty.
For my entrée I had the Crab Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp ($18.75), served with a baked potato and spring vegetable succotash. The crab stuffing was very flavorful; on the whole, the dinner was delicious. To accompany my entree, I had the 2004 Benzinger Chardonnay, CA, which I enjoyed very much. On the palate it was very vanilla and oaky, a true California Chardonnay. The wine was very aromatic. As I was full, I skipped dessert.
We would definitely recommend Gibbet Hill Grill for wine and food lovers alike. We hope to dine there again soon. Note that Gibbet Hill Grill offers a kids menu and is handicap accessible. The minimum entrée price was $13.50 for the Chicken Pot Pie. The maximum entrée price was $44.00 for the Porterhouse steak.
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