Though it has long-prided itself on a huge beer selection and craft cocktails, The Pelican House has finally found its groove with a new, food-centric approach, Kaci Yoder writes in a feature for 225 Dine.
Housed in the cavernous CitiPlace outparcel that was once Romano’s Macaroni Grill, the Pelican House, Yoder says, often struggled to fill the wide-open floor plan of a former chain restaurant with crowds meant for niche craft beers and cocktails, no matter how standout the selection.
But with the relaunch of The Pelican House as a full-service restaurant, tables are already filling up.
The extensive beer, wine, cocktail and spirit offerings at the bar remain mostly untouched, but most of the high-top tables and lounge seating have been replaced with dining tables. The full menu for lunch and dinner boasts elevated bar snacks, shared appetizers, comfort food entrees, gourmet sandwiches and homestyle desserts and sides. There also are additional offerings for Sunday brunch.
“Standout items include the sinfully creamy Garlic Bacon Mac and Cheese and a delectable Crispy Brussels Sprouts appetizer with house-made pepper jelly, pecans and grated parmesan that manages to make a polarizing veggie so addictive you’ll be licking the plate when they’re gone,” she writes.