If you follow me on social media, you probably saw all the divine looking dishes that I had the pleasure of sampling at Brio Tuscan Grille last week at the new Liberty Center in West Chester. It’s always exciting to have a new restaurant around, especially one that I don’t have to drive all the way downtown for. (I am spoiled, I prefer to stay within a 15 mile radius of my home – especially with kids!)
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but we were served with the royal treatment. Our party got a whole table full of appetizers to try, which is like a girl’s dream. I always hate when I decide to try new things and I don’t end up liking it – I was able to try nearly every appetizer from their bar plates menu, and I have to admit I was pretty impressed. Not only was everything delicious, but they offer these bar menu items during happy hour for $3.95 to $5.95 during weekdays. I have already made plans with my family to come back and do some Christmas shopping, and then go to happy hour and split all the yummy appetizers.
I think my favorites were Crispy Tusca Tots which are fried bacon, mozzarella, and creamy potatoes served with a sriracha mayo – amazeballs I tell ya’! My second favorite would be the black pepper shrimp, which per the Chef is a restaurant fave. It comes with romano crusted eggplant, spicy black pepper cream sauce. I had never tried eggplant before, and I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked it! You can check out their entire Bar Plate Menu to see what else they have to offer!
Next was entree time – and let me tell you, there was tons to choose from. My daughter came with me as my guest and food connoisseur so we decided to try something off the Chef’s Features Menu. The Chef really impressed us coming out to visit our table, describe all the dishes and take the time to make sure everything was perfect – so I figured we couldn’t go wrong.
We ordered the surf and turf which is of course steak and shrimp. It comes with a 8 oz sirloin, and the black pepper shrimp along with a side of grilled asparagus and scalloped potatoes. Now the picture below doesn’t do it justice, because my daughter and I split this meal, so this is literally half of what you would get, amazing hu?
The steak and shrimp were TO DIE FOR – the asparagus perfectly cooked. In fact, my daughter kept stealing some off my plate! The scalloped potatoes were O.K., a bit too saucy for me – I’m more of a baked potato girl myself. I realized after the fact I could of substituted or asked for less sauce since every plate is made to order. I would most definitely order again, and just substitute the potatoes – probably for more asparagus!
Just when we thought we couldn’t eat anymore – out came the desserts. As if I already hadn’t wished I wore stretchy pants instead of jeans! Again, our table was covered with some of the most delectable desserts I’ve ever seen. I was once again glad that I was able to sample an array of desserts so I knew what to order next time!
They have full size and petite desserts, which is awesome. Honestly just a few bites of each of these desserts was too much for me! But they were all delicious – everyone around me was surprised I had never tried creme brulee before and funny thing is, that was my absolute favorite! That and the cheesecake – which by the way is all made fresh, in house – were my 2 favorites.
Featured below is the cheesecake, tiramisu, chocolate layer cake, and the creme brulee. You can check out the full Brio Dessert Menu here.
So if you are out and about and want to try some great food at a awesome venue, you have to check out Brio. Be sure that if you are going during busy season (which will probably start this weekend) you can call or go online to make reservations!