Fire Island Grill brings in the catch

When I first heard that Fire Island Grill was located on the edge of Tonitown, I immediately expected a restaurant that would somehow be a combination of a flea market and Olive Garden.  Also, all of the servers would be members of the Pianalto family. Think, an Italian Cracker Barrell.

Seriously though, that wasn’t the case at all.  Upon walking into the building, one is greeted by a classic beach theme, and the staff took no time at all to find us a seat (Of course, I went around two in the afternoon when no one was there, but that’s beside the point.).

Our waitress was very attentive and helpful as well.  The menu is comprised mainly of semi-exotic pizzas and sandwiches at midlevel prices ($8-$15 for a personal meal).

I was fully intent on ordering chicken strips with french fries and then judging the restaurant fully based on that, but nope, none of that.

The waitress was quick to point out her recommendation which was the Beach Club, (turkey breast, applewood smoked bacon, provolone cheese, avocado slices, cucumbers, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise) with french fries. The meal was worth the finger-licking.

My friend ordered the calamari, which was (for a lack of words), delicious. Does anyone actually know how to describe the taste and texture of calamari?

But whoa! Halfway through my meal, I sensed the absence of turkey breast in my sandwich.  Don’t get me wrong, it was a very tasty sandwich without the turkey breast, but that was that main event.

I made this evident to our waitress. Embarrassed, she apologized and went to go tell the chef. A brief moment later and she was back. They were going to make me another sandwich, regardless of me assuring them that I was almost full and that it wasn’t necessary (T place opened a week ago, things are going to happen.).

Fire Island Grill was not going to and did not let me leave without the proper sandwich, free of charge.  Service like that is hard to come by these days.

And also, that sandwich gave me something tasty to eat at lunch for the next day. Anyone who gets me out of eating from the school’s cafeteria gets a 5/5 in my book. Seriously, Fire Island Grill is worth a try.