Previously I had voiced my opinion on the HandleBar & Grill, which morphed into the Downing Street Bar and Grill earlier this year. Well they finally completed the bar renovation recently and we went in to check it out. I must say that it is much improved! There is now a large U-shaped bar, surrounded by a few high top tables and plenty of booths along the walls. Also they’ve really increased their TV quantity and quality. As if it couldn’t get any better, I think the food has actually improved. Not that it was bad before, I just feel that the quality may have gone up even more recently. True they are still using the old menus (even with the bicycle theme printed on them) but I guess they are of the opinion of don’t fix it if it isn’t broken.
I had the chicken chimichanga smothered with green chile, which I was very happy about. My wife had the turkey reuben, which was served on thicker marbled rye than I remembered, and stuffed high with turkey and sauerkraut. She also had the mashed sweet potatoes, which were very tasty, with flavors familiar of this time of year. Just as I was starting to grow tired of this restaurant it seems that they have done a lot to bring people back to it. I’m sure we will be back again in the near future.