After another long day hiking, we ended up at Hell’s Backbone Grill in Boulder, UT for dinner. It’s a cute little restaurant and we had high hopes for an amazing dinner. Sadly, that didn’t happen. We both ordered soup, Loren got the black bean and I got the corn chowder.
The thing they boast most about here are the fresh vegetables grown in their own garden. I really enjoyed my corn chowder. It was creamy and had a nice flavor to it. Loren wasn’t quite as enthused about his. He thought it tasted more like a chili. The bread was very good and came with a basil butter.
The entrees took quite a while to come out of the kitchen. We both ordered the specials of the night. Loren got the prime rib and I got the filet.
Talk about appearances being deceiving. As beautiful and appetizing as this plate looked, the prime rib was stone cold. The vegetables were a mix of warm and cold and we’re still not sure if that was on purpose or not. The carrots were so hard that we could barely cut them with a knife.
I ordered my filet medium, but it was closer to a medium rare. The main issue I had with it though was the sauce that was on top of it. It was horribly spicy. Loren said it tasted like jalepeno, but I don’t what it was, I just had to cut off the top part and put it on Loren’s plate. The mashed potatoes were supposed to be some sort of lemony potatoes, but I couldn’t taste even a hint of lemon in them. Overall, it was just so disappointing and even more so when we got the $99 bill.
Hell’s Backbone Grill
N0 20 North Hwy 12