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April 09, 2008
Golf-view dinner done to a tee
Kathy Page, editorial assistant for the Accent Department, and her husband, Robert, enjoyed dinner on a recent Friday evening at Knickers Bar and Grill at the LPGA International Golf Course Clubhouse in Daytona Beach.
Q. Did you have to wait long to be seated?
Not at all. Reservations are suggested so we called ahead and were warmly greeted upon our arrival. Our table was perfect, overlooking the golf course, a magnificent view.
Q. What kind of appetizer did you order?
We had to try the blue crab cakes ($9.95), as the chef had sent out a sampling earlier when we were looking at the menu over drinks, and we were sold. The two jumbo lump crab cakes were laced with a shallot, sweet bell pepper and chive mixture and served with a citrus chutney. We also ordered the five-spice calamari ($5.95). It was tempura-breaded and fried, served with a sesame-soy dipping sauce. Robert said, “This is the most tender calamari I’ve ever had.” And I agreed.
Q. What kind of entrees did you order?
I chose the pan-roasted sea scallops ($19.95). They were cooked to perfection and served on a mountain of roasted shallot Yukon mashed potatoes. Our server, Richard, told us Friday night is prime rib night so Robert chose the prime, queen cut. It was served with a house salad, loaded baked potato, vegetable medley and warm, fresh-baked bread, all for $18.95. We shared the “soup du jour,” a tomato-based San Juan clam chowder, but my husband kept his sharing to a minimum.
Q. Was there room for desserts?
No, but they sounded too tempting to pass up so we ordered the flourless chocolate cake ($5.95) and the cheesecake ($5.95) which was topped with a berry compote. Both were heavenly and well worth the calories. A cup of coffee sounded good, so we ordered some.
Q. How was the service?
Our server was very attentive, but not intrusive. Everyone on staff was very friendly and made our evening special.
Q. Would you dine their again?
Yes, definitely. Knickers has so much to offer, whether you’re looking for a fine dining experience, a quick lunch, a weekend breakfast, or a place to meet friends for drinks.
Q. What was the total?
One glass of wine, two beers, two appetizers, two entrees and two desserts with coffee totaled $103.27 including tax and tip.
Knickers Bar and Grill
WHERE: 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach
ACCESSIBILITY: There is plenty of parking; handicapped accessible
HOURS: 7-11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, breakfast buffet; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, lunch; 3-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, dinner
MISCELLANEOUS: Major credit cards accepted; full bar, banquet room, veranda seating
PHONE: (386) 523-2088; reservations suggested for dinner
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