“Hello gorgeous,” is exactly what I thought when I walked into RND Corner Grille, on the corner of the busiest street in Lawrence, Kansas, home of KU.
RND Corner Grille is a beautiful restaurant, tucked away and named after the historical Round Corner Drug that the building used to be. For a day trip, we decided to drive down through beautiful Kansas and try what we heard from many was a wonderful dining experience. We were NOT disappointed.
What to Eat:
If I could tell you the magic that this charcuterie plate was … well, I would. Complete with three types of meats, two cheeses, deliciously charred bread, a mustard cherry compote, and greens, it’s the perfect start to a delicious meal.
Lobster Mac and Cheese
Orecchiette pasta, grano padano, herbed bread crumbs, and a grilled baguette completes this delicious rendition of a traditional mac and cheese. With sweet succulent lobster, creamy cheese pasta, and a beautiful addition of herbs, this pasta is an absolute delicious option for any time of the day!
Surf and Turf (Filet Mignon and Scallops) and a Twice Baked Potato
So many heart eyes for this dish. Though it isn’t on the menu, ask your server and they will gladly make it! It’s a delicious rendition of a traditional surf and turf, with perfectly seared scallops, and tender, juicy, and flavorful filet mignon. Be sure to get an additional side of the twice baked potatoes! Stuffed with lardon, and aged gouda cheese and piped back into potato shell with finesse, it’s an absolute dream of a potato.
Crème Brûlée has always been my favorite dessert, so when RND brought out this beautifully unique crème brûlée, I was really excited! With a sugar shell (cooked twice to create a robust caramel flavor) melted over a creamy custard and fresh berries, this crème brûlée was one of my favorite things of the day.
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Hazelnuts
Lastly, we can’t forget this beautiful example of a flourless chocolate cake, with a bed of mixed berries and hazelnuts, whipped cream, and a chocolate ganache. A delicious ending to a perfect dining experience.
A restaurant like this doesn’t come around very often, so be sure to stop by Lawrence’s RND Corner Grille for an unforgettable dining experience.