Feel Like Chicken Tonight?
Jul 05, 2016 10:31AM
● By Ashley Pape
In Southlake’s ever-expanding restaurant scene, Redrock Canyon Grill stands apart. Ironically, for doing something conventional: rotisserie chicken. But we’re not talking about a bird plucked from under a heat lamp; the Oklahoma-based restaurant chain is known for its wood-fired poultry. It’s a recurring ingredient in many of Redrock’s dishes, from the classic Rotisserie Chicken plate (a hearty dish of chicken, redskin mashed potatoes and sweet glazed carrots) to the Rock Salad (a zesty combination of romaine, radicchio, red onions, black bean salsa and rotisserie chicken).
And because the restaurant is designed with an open concept, which it calls “hacienda-style,” patrons can view the rotisseries behind a large glass wall. The kitchen occupies center stage, so people can observe their meals being prepared—whether they’ve ordered the famed rotisserie chicken or another dish.
Though Redrock specializes in home-style chicken dinners, it also has a distinctive Southwestern flair. We’re talking enchilada platters, tortilla soup and stuffed poblanos. And don’t overlook the ultimate comfort-food starter: Iron Skillet Cornbread. It’s perfectly browned on top with a soft, crumbly center. Rotisserie chicken is what Redrock is known for, but the cornbread is a close second.
Don’t necessarily want chicken? Try the Persimmon Hill Meatloaf. It’s topped with a fire-roasted tomato sauce and served with mashed potatoes and glazed carrots. This is the kind of meal that evokes all the comforts of home. It’s familiar and flavorful, not to mention filling. We also recommend the Bunkhouse St. Louis Barbeque Ribs. It’s a full slab of saucy, fall-off-the-bone ribs, served with the same home-style sides. But don’t be hesitant to request a substitution—the sides are part of the fun at Redrock. You can order anything from couscous and seasoned shrimp to an enchilada à la carte.
There’s even something for vegetarians: the Seasonal Vegetable Platter, which includes heaping helpings of glazed carrots, green beans, sliced tomatoes, summer squash and couscous. The veggies change seasonally, but the couscous is a regular component. It’s indeed a platter—plan for leftovers.
Redrock is primarily a dinner-only restaurant. It’s open for brunch and lunch on Sunday only. You’re not missing much on the brunch side; the restaurant serves quiche and an omelet, but all the other menu items lean more toward lunch bites. There’s a burger, some sandwiches and a chicken pot pie. The options are limited on the sweet side: choose from a house-made key lime pie or banana pudding.
The atmosphere is upscale but not stuffy, with plenty of leather-backed booths for relaxing and enjoying dinner. For those looking for a taste of home (without having to lift a finger in the kitchen), Redrock Canyon Grill won’t disappoint.
redrock canyon grill
2221 E. Southlake Blvd.