We checked out the brand new restaurant on Main Street in Granby, and boy, oh boy, all I could think was “you’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy”. 

You feel like you stepped out of Granby and into downtown Denver as soon as you go through the front door. Dino Kaplanis, the chef, and his wife, Amy,  have certainly created an inviting dinner spot with relaxing atmosphere, delicious food, and an affordable wine list.

Located in what was once the home furnishings store, you are instantly welcomed when you walk through the door. The fantastic fireplace surrounded by comfy chairs is a great spot to enjoy a cocktail before or after dinner. The friendly staff ushers you in with such warmth that everyone feels like a local.

The menu focuses mainly on Greek dishes and dishes with a Mediterranean twist. We sampled a   few different entrees and enjoyed them all. The baby lamb chops, served in a smaller portion, were tender and juicy. The perfect size serving  to

 enjoy with the fresh Greek salad. Yia Yia’s Pasta with red sauce was a yummy blend of Mediterranean flavors, and the serving  was so large we took some home.  But it was the Chicken Milanese that stole the show. It was sooooo tender and served with a duo of sauces that complimented each other and the chicken perfectly. I don’t have to tell you that there were no leftovers on my plate, even though the portion was quite healthy. We finished off the meal with Loukamathis, Greek donut holes. They were just the right amount of sweet and fluffy goodness to go with our Ouzo shots. Dino joined us for a toast and wanted to make sure I told everyone “The Ouzo flows freely here!”

They are open every day for lunch, 11-2. Dinner hours are Monday through Thursday, 5-9, and Friday and Saturday, 5-10.  I’m also looking forward to brunch on Sunday, 10-2. They have an omelet bar, my favorite! Make sure to check it out, because it’s worth the drive “all the way to Granby”!

Give them a call at (970) 887 3505 to make a reservation.  Check out the web site to see the full menu and upcoming events

http://www.brickhouse40.com/Menu.html.

 

 

 

March 14th, 2009

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