Freakin' INCREDIBLE! Okay, I think that sums this one up....oh alright, I got more than that! I recently watched a friend's kiddo and she insisted on compensating me some how. I politely refused, but she is a wonderful human being and suggested that she take me out to lunch. Now, I'm never one to turn down a lunch, especially if it is kids free. I accepted her invitation to dine at the Iron Rabbit. Needless to say I will now be changing my first born son's name to Iron Rabbit Hills. I think it flows quite nicely.
Located in the heart of Olympia, WA, Iron Rabbit is a hidden gem. The dark wood and rustic brick gave the restaurant an atmosphere of warmth and comfort. Kind of an urban pub feel. Our waitress was extremely joyous and bubbly, but did not hover and was very helpful when we were trying to decide what to order.
Because Iron Rabbit offers local and seasonal foods, the menu is constantly changing. Their lunch menu provides mouthwatering hamburgers, delicious wraps, and more. The dinner menu is a bit more extensive and provides entrees such as Flat Iron Steak, Fish and Chips and even a Thai Curry Noodle. Prices ranges from $10-$15, and I would gladly pay more for their flavorful fare!! Another thing that I was so impressed with was the fact that they offer vegan and vegetarian meals. They also welcome any special requests and "highly encourage" free refills on your drinks. Love that!
During this particular visit, at the recommendation of our lovely waitress, I ordered the Sicilian Burger. All of Iron Rabbit's burgers are hand forged...and delicious. A balsamic glaze was drizzled over the meaty goodness which was also was topped with a slab of creamy goat cheese. My hamburger-o-love was accompanied by roasted garlic, (I'm talking whole cloves!!) red onions, roasted red peppers and a pesto aioli. Holy deliciousness! The burger was so jam packed with flavor and incredibly juicy. My mouth is watering as a I type. I literally only had to eat about a third of this burger and was completely satisfied. It seems like sometimes you get a burger and just keep eating it so you can find the flavor, oh but this one...there was no hiding the abundance of flavor. Another high note was the side that I got along with my burger. You can get french fries, but I highly recommend that you get the Pot O Fire as your side. They are homemade red potato chips that are drizzled with an amazing secret sauce. Our waitress wouldn't reveal all of the ingredients, but she did let us know there was ginger...yep, that's all she gave us! Whatever is in it, it is divine. To top it all off, it is sprinkled with Gorgonzola cheese. Heaven...I'm in Heaven! To end our meal, my friend and I split a Bread Pudding that had a wonderful dense texture and was swimming in a pool of their caramel whiskey sauce. I just wanted to dive in there and join the scrumptious pool party.
Everything from the atmosphere, service, and most definitely the food was top notch! There is an absurd amount of passion that has gone into making this place a a fantastic dining establishment. Please do your life a favor and go eat there...NOW!
Eat well my friends!!