The Grill at Hillcrest

The former Coq and Bull has undergone a rebranding exercise and emerged as The Grill at Hillcrest. In essence though, little has changed—the atmosphere remains casual but not too laid back with a homey, European feel, and the menu is heavy on meat with daily blackboard specials. But the quality of the food is much improved. Because of its location in a popular cluster of restaurants in a fancy residential neighborhood it draws well-heeled customers, although you won’t see anyone dressing up to come here. We ordered spicy Italian sausages from the blackboard and a rocket salad with parma ham—both were delicious. Our mains, grilled Kurobuta pork and seabass in a cream sauce with root vegetables faired equally well, but we struggled to finish everything because portions are nice and big. Our Emuller Scharzhof Reisling by the glass tasted yummy and went well with the filling, savory food. As we were stuffed we passed on dessert, but should you want some there is a decent list to choose from. Whether you have to travel to get to this neighborhood or not, we’d recommend coming to this restaurant as it promises a lovely, and filling, meal. Bear in mind though, that it is only open for dinner.