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Restaurant Review: Quivey’s Grove Stable Grill

Full Disclosure:  I paid for this meal with my own money and the opinions are completely my own.

For my second meal out during Restaurant Week, the husband and I went to Quivey’s Grove Stable Grill.  I had heard many good things about Quivey’s, but had never actually been there so this was a good time to try it out.

The atmosphere inside the restaurant is homey and rustic without feeling old and run down.  It is located in Fitchburg, pretty close to Verona, and is also a popular location to hold weddings a and receptions since they have lots of grassy areas and tents on the property.  Fun Fact: Quivey’s is also where I took outdoor yoga classes the past few summers!

For dinner, I started with a Wollersheim Pinot Noir (a local, Wisconsin winery).  I’ve never had any of the Wollersheim wines because most of the time there only a white wine option (they are known for their Prairie Fume) so I was glad to see a red on the menu.  They actually had about 6 different Wollersheim wines on the special Restaurant Week menu!

Quivey's Wine

For my appetizer I had the Melon Berry Salad which included watermelon, cantaloupe, and berries, marinated in honey, triple sec, and mint.  It was alright, but for something marinated in honey I guess I expected it to be a bit sweeter.

Quivey's Mixed Berry

The husband had the Wisconsin Kebob as his appetizer, it included crispy fried cheese curds and Wisconsin sausage on a stick, deep fried.

Quivey's Fried Cheese

For my entree I chose the Wisconsin Fish Sampler which included beer battered whitefish, pretzel crusted lake perch, and baked rainbow trout fillets, served with parmesan potato.  I got the fish because Quivey’s is particularly known for thier Friday fish fry, and it definitely didn’t disappoint.  While all of the fish was good, the pretzel crusted lake perch definitely stood out as unique and different from a typical fish preparation.  The outside was crunchy, crispy, and a little salty, almost like a homemade fish stick.  (and I mean that in the best way possible!)

Quivey's Fish

For his entree, the husband had the Steak and Ribs which included a five ounce baseball cut sirloin with a third rack of St. Louis style spare ribs, served with house cut fries and slaw.  He let me try a bit of the steak and while it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t anything amazing.  We both decided that the pretzel crusted fish was definitely the best part of the entrees.

Quivey's Meat

For dessert I had a hard time deciding, nothing was really jumping out at me.  I was between the cream puff and the sundae, and the husband wanted to cream puff so I went for the sundae. The sundae was actually better than I expected! The Godiva chocolate that was on the ice cream was actually pretty thick which turned out much better than the thin chocolate sauce that I was imagining.

Quivey's Cream Puff

Quivey's Sundae

Overall the meal was good, and its no surprise they are known for their fish fry because that was definitely the highlight!

Taste: A-, everything was pretty good, but it wasn’t all that amazing.
Cost: A, the portion sizes of the entrees were actually quite large!

Would I go there again? I’m not sure.  Maybe for a fish fry, but probably not for just a regular dinner.

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