Leave the kids at home for a special-occasion dinner at the Brickhouse Grille, a trendy restaurant in downtown Dickinson. The eatery gives off a cool industrial vibe with exposed-brick walls, huge glass windows and a black metal staircase leading to the upper level. This would make a fun place to get dressed up and meet girlfriends at the bar for a heavenly Milky Way martini of vanilla vodka, Godiva chocolate liquor and Bailey's. Yum.
The Brickhouse Grille touts fine dining, and patrons should expect to drop some cash on meals here (easily $100 for dinner and drinks for two). With $9 martinis and a $32 lobster tail add-on option with steak dinners, the high prices might turn some diners off. Rest assured, most of the fare is excellent with a menu highlighting steaks, seafood and wild-game ravioli. Our fish and chips entree ($24) was excellent, hot and flaky with a crispy seasoned coating and served with tartar sauce, lemon wedges and malt vinegar. The homemade coleslaw accompaniment was good, but we expected more from the fries, which were on par with what you'd get at McDonald's. Most meals start with a salad of gorgeous mixed greens. (Ask for the house dressing; it's a delicious just-tangy-enough balsamic vinaigrette.)
Lunches of soups, salads, panini and pastas might be a more affordable option for cost-conscious customers.