Saturday was an impromptu date night.
For the last month we have tried to budget pretty tightly so we haven't been out on too many date nights. So, Saturday was long overdue.
We chose Stoney River in Deer Park. It was a snowy night (as usual here in Chicagoland), so the lodge-like atmosphere was perfect, and the fireplaces created the perfect ambience.
Our favorite parts of the meal came before the entrees. We ordered the Ahi tuna roll as an appetizer, and it was amazing. The tuna was raw even though the entire roll had been flash-fried. Very cool. And then the waitress delivered these delectable mini rolls served with warm with honey butter. Scott requested another basket!
For the main course, Scott opted for a "Cowboy cut ribeye" which he had no problem devouring. I ordered the swordfish special. Though the fish was a tad undercooked, the waitress promptly returned it to the kitchen and apologetically delivered a perfectly grilled piece.
We'll definitely return to Stoney River for another date night, or possibly with the kids.