Team Lunch Review: Saint Anejo
Third time must be a charm, because we finally found a restaurant that we all loved for team lunch. This one was a double-whammy as we were celebrating Kat’s birthday as well, meaning we got to sample some cocktails, which never hurts! It was also the first 75 degree day of the year, so all of the windows were wide open and the breeze was perfection.
MICHELLE (the vegetarian) had the goat cheese and spinach salad:
I will officially gloat because I chose the restaurant this month and everyone was pleased. The service was exceptional. Stefani answered a myriad of menu questions and made sure we were aware of the fresh ingredients – purchased locally when possible. She brought us fresh chips and a trio of salsas. Two were varied degrees of smokey heat and one was a mild green salsa. We added guacamole which was made to order and perfectly limey. I had the goat cheese and spinach ensalada. It was simply delicious. The spinach leaves were big, none of that salad in a bag from the grocer. The goat cheese was soft and smooth. There were slivered almonds for crunch and the most interesting smokey grapes on the side. It was all topped off with a very light jalepeño dressing. I will definitely be going back but likely Stefani and her hubby Justin will be in LA by then and she will be a famous actress. We wish her the best of luck!
CARRIE (the picky one) ordered the burger with cheese and fries:
This was Michelle’s pick and she hit it out of the park. I loved the vibe, service and food. We had the best server, Stefani. She was great with suggestions and made the experience more enjoyable Again I went with a plain burger with cheese only (as if you had to ask). Who knew a Mexican restaurant could serve up one great burger! Cooked to my liking and the fries were great. They were seasoned with lime salt. Yummy. Can’t wait to go back and give their Mexican a try.
KAT (the omnivore) ordered the black bean and corn salad with chicken:
Michelle cheated. She got to pick lunch on the most beautiful day and planted me in front of the TV with baseball spring training games on and bought margaritas. How am I not going to have the best time here? I begrudgingly say that the salad was absolutely incredible, the salsas and guacamole were perfect, and Stefani the server is our new friend. Dangit. Really though, I love a salad that has just a ton of ingredients and different flavors, and this one delivered! The atmosphere of this place is much like the other M Street restaurants, with a cool, trendy feel, great cocktails, and delicious food. I’ll be coming back here many times!
Congratulations to Michelle on the all-around favorite pick for team lunch so far. Next month is Kat’s turn again – can her pick live up to Saint Anejo?
Michelle Froedge is a residential Realtor and Principal Broker in the Greater Nashville and Williamson County areas of Tennessee. Wife to Robert, “Mom” to Tyler and Livvie, Auntie to Zelamie, she is a vegetarian and sings in her spare time. Michelle has lived in Nashville and Franklin since 1997 and has been selling homes since 2004.