Executive chef Gerry Malynowsky, owner of City Grill, brings a chef-driven international menu, craft beers, signature drinks and a nice wine selection to Wesley Chapel diners. The main dining area hosts plenty of seating and beautiful new bar. A pool table and dart boards are provided in the lounge area.
For many years, Gerry owned and operated a popular sports bar in the same location, Winners Grill. He sold it in 2008, but was forced to repossess it in 2013. It didn’t take long for Gerry to realize this wasn’t the same restaurant, so he closed it down, completely renovated the interior and recently opened it again as City Grill.
“We’re very excited to offer Wesley Chapel a whole new dining experience,” says Gerry. “We’re an independent, non- chain restaurant offering a unique menu with fresh chef-prepared food from local suppliers.” He brought his chef, Kasia Lavigne, from San Francisco where she earned Cordon Blue degree in Culinary Arts from the acclaimed California Culinary Academy.
“Unlike the average chain restaurant, we want you to feel comfortable sitting here long after your meal is finished,” says Gerry. “We have ladies come in for lunch and stay for a couple of hours enjoying their martinis. It’s a really friendly and relaxed atmosphere.”
City Grill has a nice selection of specialty sandwiches. Customer favorites include the Reuben (corned beef piled high on grilled rye, 1000 island, swiss cheese and sauerkraut), Corned Beef and Rye, Prime Rib on toasted bread, and the Cuban (mojo pork, smoked ham, salami and swiss cheese on pressed buttered cuban bread). You’ll also find chicken sandwiches and a variety of burgers (made with freshly ground NY strip, ribeye and sirloin steak).
Monday through Friday, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., two can share a sandwich for the price of one. “We know how the economy has affected people,” says Gerry. “This seemed like a nice way for us to give people a really nice lunch at a very affordable price.”
Dinner selections are simply outstanding. Select three types of steak prepared four different ways. Fresh fish from St. Pete includes Grouper and freshwater Tilapia with six different preparation choices. Gulf oysters, shrimp and lobster crab cakes are also on the menu.
At City Grill, every member of the family will find something to their liking. “The menu is continually evolving,” says Gerry. “We have a lot of ideas for the coming year. We want this to be a fun place to enjoy a meal with your family.”
Gerry is very supportive of local artists. He’s planning to bring in local jazz and blues bands to play on Friday and Saturday nights starting in the new year. You can also find artwork on display from local artists. Andrew Krance will be displaying his artwork at the restaurant on the last Thursday in January 2014.
The atmosphere is casual. The food is excellent. The staff is friendly. And Gerry is always interested in your opinions and suggestions. Stop on in and enjoy the food at the best new restaurant in Wesley Chapel.
City Grill is open nights with a late night menu and a full bar. They are located at 5427 Village Market, at the corner of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and State Road 54, in Wesley Chapel.
– Mike Matthew
This story is a feature of the advertising department.
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