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Foodie Review: Prescott Station offers wide variety

Feel like something different for dinner? How about Mexican or Thai, or Caribbean, or New Orleans style, Italian, Moroccan, Chinese, Mediterranean, Southwestern, or Japanese? But, can you find those choices at one restaurant? You bet you can. Just cruise down to Prescott Station, 200 E. Gurley St., and you can find it all.

This very comfortable restaurant has one of the most extensive menus you have ever seen. All the food categories listed above are on the menu. There are a dozen appetizers ($5.50 to $21), eleven desserts ($3 to $9), eleven salad items and more than 40 entrees ($13 to $36). They also have a 20-item brunch menu and numerous lunch items as well. Their enormous wine list has wines from all over the world. You can get a glass for as little as $5.50 or spend as much as you like. Oh, the beer menu has over 100 items as well. Soft drinks, coffee and tea are also available.

But lets get to the food.

We started with Tortilla Soup and Calamari. The soup is a chicken base with chilies, cilantro, chicken, hominy, Monterey jack cheese, roasted peppers, black beans and tortilla strips. It was delicious and as with most of the items on the menu you can get a "petite" or "regular" size serving with prices adjusted accordingly. But be warned, the petite is more than enough. The Calamari was excellent. It was actually a calamari steak cut into strips, breaded with Japanese breadcrumbs and quick fried. Served with cocktail sauce and a delicious sweet jalapeno cream sauce, it was quite unique. We then had a Caesar and a spinach salad. The Caesar lacked a little flavor but the spinach salad was great, tossed with bacon, grape tomatoes, red onion, orange slices, goat cheese and candied cashews.

For entrees we tried the Steak Tampiquena and Mariscos Ala Baja. The flat iron steak served over a chili sauce was spicy as advertised and served with blackened shrimp, chorizo grits, pico de gallo and black beans. It was good but the shrimp was a little over cooked. The Mariscos Ala Baja is a mixture of shrimp, lobster, mussels and fresh fish, slow cooked with jalapenos, onions and tomatoes in a light broth and served with sliced zucchini over cilantro rice. It was delicious, all the fish was properly cooked and the ciabatta bread to dip in the broth went perfectly with the dish.

For dessert we tried the 24 Karat Cheesecake and the Dessert Nachitos. The cheesecake covered in ganache and served with a gold champagne sauce and fresh fruit was exquisite. The Dessert Nachitos, another unique dish, was chocolate tortilla chips topped with mascarpone crème and vanilla bean ice cream covered with mixed berries, grated mango, brownie crumbles, mint, caramel, white chocolate and berry sauce. A delicious blend of flavors.

All of the Prescott Station dishes have a great range of flavors and spices. Gluten free and vegetarian items are available. Our meal was enhanced with excellent service and a very knowledgeable server. This restaurant definitely has something for everyone. Give it a try.

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