FOOD MENU

Out of consideration for guests waiting, we kindly ask you to limit your party’s dining experience to 90 minutes. 

SALADS

VegetarianGluten-freeSUMMER SALAD $13

greens beans, grilled peaches, roasted beets, orange segments, orange zest and lemon mascarpone, crumbled goat cheese, mint, basil, toasted almonds
add protein:  Duck $9  Shrimp $7  Steak $7  Chicken $5  Tofu $5

GRILLED CAESAR SALAD $11Vegetarian
grilled romacrunch lettuce, fresh sliced parmesan reggiano, smoky caesar dressing, crostini
add protein:  Duck $9  Shrimp $7  Steak $7  Chicken $5  Tofu $5

TAPAS PLATES 

SEAFOOD COMBO PLATTER $48

3 Maryland Crab Cakes, 3 Scallops Beurre Blanc, 3 Na’ awlins bbq Shrimp, 1 Soft Shell Crab

*no substitution or changes to platter*

MARYLAND STYLE CRAB CAKES $18
3 Crab cakes seared with butter served with housemade remoulade, dill, and lemon wedge

SOFT SHELL CRAB $15
double dipped and battered, fried, served over housemade marinara and jalapeño Crema, chives

SCALLOPS BEURRE BLANC $16
3  beautiful plump scallops sautéed and finished with a lemon, caper beurre blanc

NEW ORLEANS BBQ SHRIMP $18
4 jumbo Black Tiger shrimp, served in a traditional Na’ awlins savory, butter, lemon and herb sauce, house garlic bread for soppin’ up sauce

DUCK AU POIVRE OVER PASTA  $18
Sliced duck breast, Au Poivre (peppercorn) sauce over bucatini pasta, garnished with fresh pea tendrils and shredded parmesan cheese.

BLACK TRUFFLE BURRATA $14
oven roasted local cherry tomatoes, with garlic cloves, black truffle Burrata, balsamic glaze, lemon zest, and fresh dill. Served with crostini’s 

LOADED GARLIC BREAD  
Duke’s garlic and black pepper potato bread, loaded with compound butter, honey roasted garlic, shallots, chives, and parmesan, baked golden brown. Served with side of housemade marinara dippin’ sauce. 

Half order $7    Whole order $11

NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN DIP $14         
Our homemade Nashville hot chicken dip,  topped with spicy fried chicken, house pickles, and crostinis

ROASTED STUFFED JALAPEÑOS $12

3 whole jalapeños, roasted and stuffed with our Nashville Hot chicken dip and sweet bacon jam, topped with jalapeño crema, bacon bits  and fresh chives 

BAVARIAN RHAPSODY $15
kielbasa and beer bratwurst,  sauerkraut, smoked gouda, house pickles, mustard, North Carolina Honey, housemade jam, soft salty pretzel bun

Vegetarian Gluten-freePAPAS BRAVAS $10
roasted, smashed fingerling potatoes, spicy aioli, green onions
Add cheese sauce $1
Add crumbled bacon $1

BRUSSEL SPROUTS $10Vegetarian
roasted brussel sprouts, peach gastrique, candied pecans

WOK FIRED LETTUCE WRAPS
a medley of fresh garlic, bell peppers, red onion, zucchini, mushrooms, wok fired in stir fry sauce, served with iceberg lettuce cup, rice noodles and Asian aioli on the side.

Ribeye Steak $18
Chicken $15
Tofu $14
Vegetable $13

BURGER SLIDERS $11
homemade angus patty, bacon jam, sharp cheddar, house pickles, spicy aioli, soft hawaiian rolls

HOT CHICKEN SANDWICH $13
5 oz Hot Nashville Style grilled chicken breast, housemade pickles, house aioli, cilantro, on a oven toasted pretzel bun

RAVIOLI $11
Jalepeno and cheese stuffed ravioli with housemade Marinara dipping sauce.

FRENCH ONION MAC & CHEESE $13
noodles tossed in a house blend cheese sauce and caramelized french onions, topped with Gruyère cheese, baked to perfection 

BOWLS

OXTAIL FRIED RICE $19
Pulled braised oxtail shank, served over a bed of fried rice, topped with a spicy marrow-filled omelette,   a flavor adventure that comes crafted as intended to be experienced… you try you buy!

* BULGOGI BOWL $17
marinated and grilled bulgogi steak, fried rice, kimchi, ginger pickles, and a tender onsen egg

TACOS

OXTAIL BIRRIA QUESADILLA $13

slow braised oxtail, gruyère cheese, onion, cilantro, inside flour tortilla, served with side of oxtail stew for dipping

TOFU TACO $10

Battered and fried tofu tossed in eel sauce and topped with sweet Chili and shredded romaine

BULGOGI TACOS $10
steak marinated in korean bulgogi sauce and char-grilled, red pepper, green onion, kimchi

* TUNA POKE* $10 Pescatarian
saku tuna, red onion, cucumber, citrus soy sauce, chili aioli , cilantro

DESSERTS 

BREAD PUDDING $9 

housemade bread pudding with chocolate chips, butterscotch, Chantilly cream

add scoop vanilla ice cream $2

CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE $8
chocolate lava cake, topped with roasted marshmallows and housemade butterscotch

add scoop vanilla ice cream $2

SKILLET PEACH COBBLER  $10
ole’ school skillet peach cobbler. Sautéed spiced peaches, lady finger, granola, cookie crumble, with orange zest Chantilly.

add scoop vanilla ice cream $2

 BANANAS FOSTER $11

Bananas sautéed in a banana foster sauce with housemade chantilly cream.

add scoop vanilla ice cream $2

SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL PRIME RIB

12 OZ PRIME RIB CUT $28
a tender cut of prime ribeye fit for royalty, roasted then finished on grille to desired temperature, served with pappas Bravas potatoes and brussel sprouts in peach gastrique topped with candied pecans, side of homemade horseradish cream sauce and Au jus

*we DO NOT offer rare steaks, prime ribeye is a cut that has more marbling then other cuts. FYI

 

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*An item containing an asterisk may be served raw or undercooked or contain raw or undercooked ingredients. CONSUMING RAW OR UNDERCOOKED MEATS, POULTRY, SEAFOOD, SHELLFISH OR EGGS MAY INCREASE YOUR RISK OF FOOD-BORNE ILLNESS.

*BE AWARE THAT OUR KITCHEN USES SEVERAL COMMON ALLERGENS SUCH AS MILK, EGGS, WHEAT/GLUTEN, SOY, FISH, SHELLFISH, AND TREE NUTS. IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO ANY OF THE ABOVE PLEASE INFORM YOUR SERVER OR MANAGER*

*A 20% gratuity will be automatically added to parties of 6 or more.*

*Any unsigned tabs without gratuity will be automatically charged 20% gratuity *

HOURS

Tue–Thu 5:00–9:00
Fri–Sat 5:00–10:00

Grinning Mule

CONTACT

704.393.3939
info@grinningmule.org