Copper Grill is exceptionally unexceptional, in my biased, vegetarian opinion. I’ve been eyeing Copper Grill for weeks. The blonde stone front makes me nostalgic for the West, for sunny soCal and the lodge-dotted peaks of snowy Utah. With menu offerings such as Not Your Mom’s Homemade Mac and Cheese Balls and Warm Goat Cheese Salad, I was jazzed for something extra-yummy-cozy. That blonde stone may have set the bar a little high.
Once inside, the ambiance and the food were disappointing — which isn’t to say that either were truly bad. The place was warmly lit but generically trendy, full of mod-ish fixtures and dark wood. I already knew the veg options were heavy on cheese, low on plant protein, but I guess I wasn’t prepared for the actuality of this matter. My server recommended the Portobello Flatbread with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and goat cheese, drizzled with balsamic reduction. “Best vegetarian option on the menu,” he said.