The only restaurant where you can have alcohol with your meal atop Petit Jean Mountain, this upscale spot at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute is open just Friday and Saturday nights for dinner. On our most recent visit, we were stunned by the fist-sized arancini (deep fried risotto balls stuffed with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese served with a creamy tomato soup). The paper-wrapped grouper with blood oranges was unusual but well liked by our companion. We fell madly in love with the brown-sugar encrusted steak frites, even while questioning the choice of creamed spinach as its pre-determined side item. While service issues plagued our visit, all was forgiven with the substantially custard-y cheesecake and its natural, no-sugar-added raspberry coulis. Worth the drive up the mountain.
Though the choices at the upscale restaurant at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute are limited, what’s available is tasty. The brown sugar-encrusted steak is not to be missed. 1 Rockefeller Drive on Petit Jean Mountain.
Serving: L Thu.-Fri., D Fri.-Sat.