by Mary Cokenour
April Fools – Not! Cottonwood Steakhouse reopened its doors on April 1 and began their 21st season in Bluff.
Owners Rick Reeb and Diane Davidson, along with their amazing staff, had a rush filled week to make sure all was perfect for opening night.
Let me tell you that when you dine at the Steakhouse, you are welcomed in as if it’s family dinner night. Everyone is all smiles, friendly, talkative and very attentive; the owners want you to come back again and again.
There will be a couple of changes, menu wise, this year. New specials like Bison Meatloaf, and side dishes of mashed sweet potatoes or a new take on the already scrumptious grill roasted potatoes. Barbequed Ribs, Steaks, Grilled Chicken and Seafood will still be offered; why change greatness!?!
Manning the grill station is the ever happy Kevin; ninja master of grilling utensils. The special offered currently is “The Duke”, 16 ounce Bone-In Ribeye Steak, cooked as you wish, served with Bread, Salad or Coleslaw, Ranch Beans, Western Potatoes and Glazed Carrots. Smaller appetite? Try “The Marshall”, eight or 10 ounce New York Strip Steak; again, served with all the fixings and grilled to perfection.
For the buck, you get a big bang of a meal, but how is the food, is what you might be wondering?
The steaks are specially ordered from Colorado; grass fed beef, nicely marbled. Whether a dinner or menu salad, the vegetables are fresh and crisp; dressings and soups house made and bowl licking good.
Beans are slow cooked in a Dutch oven with just a hint of spicy heat; the potatoes parboiled before roasting on the grill and lightly seasoned. One of the items visitors want, when visiting the Southwest, is a cowboy meal, and Cottonwood Steakhouse serves up the finest in San Juan County.
The red bandana that serves as napkin is even given to all diners to take as a souvenir. Oh, how could I forget, the desserts! House made pies, brownies and bread pudding so delicious, the transcendence into five extra pounds becomes meaningless.
Now don’t just take my word that Cottonwood Steakhouse is worth the visit; OnlyInYourState.com (http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/utah/steakhouses-in-ut/) voted it #5 on their 2015 listing of best steakhouses in Utah. Couples, families, locals, visitors passing through, and for special occasions, the folks at Cottonwood Steakhouse will welcome you all.
409 West Main Street (Route 191)
Bluff, Utah, 84512
Phone: (435) 672-2281
Hours of Operation: Monday thru Sunday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.