This new addition to the neighborhood grill (Edina Grill and Highland Grill) family is slightly different and upgraded from its older siblings. Yet, in essence it has its conceptual origins in the family. Breakfast, brunch and breakfast all day make it a family wholesome filler-up experience. Bright colors and a wine select make up the difference and, oh yes, you can get additional pasta, sandwiches, and salads added to the evening menu at this location. Rumors tell that the Blueplate Restaurant Company that operates the local chain will be make further changes to each restaurant to suit location.
Still, it is the breakfasts that make Longfellow Grill rock the river. On a recent visit the Crab cake benedict was a bit soggy and bland but you can't miss with their pancakes and steel cut oats in the morning or just a good ole plate of eggs and taters. In the afternoon, a grilled chicken salad ($8.95) with roasted pears, candied walnuts, and craisins has that added punch. The Blackened Pork Chops ($9.95) chipotle pesto and roasted red potatoes is worth a try. Happy eating can be had next to the river.