Review: Teluwut Grille and Pub

by betsy [Team Vino Vriter]

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Teluwut Grille House and Pub
627 Main Street, Osage, IA
www.teluwut.com
Cuisine:  Upscale Pub Fare
Dress: Casual
Average Entree Cost:  $15

Tom and I visited Teluwut on October 5th, after he finished coaching his eighth grade football team’s game in Osage.  It was a perfect opportunity for me to share one of my family’s favorite restaurants (I grew up in nearby St. Ansgar).   Teluwut’s atmosphere is unique, charming and fun, with excellent food and drink choices.  

We started off with tall, frosty mugs of frothy beer:  Michelob Golden for him, Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest for me.  It was a perfect scene: high-top table, a great view through a bay window of the “city of maples”—so pretty in the fall!—and sharing a drink with my favorite person after a long work day. 

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We pondered our menu choices.  The menu is HUGE and it took us a good fifteen minutes to decide what sounded good!  Finally we made our choices.  I’d eaten there several times and usually ordered one of the delicious salads or wraps, but tonight I was looking forward to trying one of the fancier dishes with a more international flair: four cheese Italian chicken pasta, which is penne with marinara, topped with grilled chicken and four cheeses.  Tom is a huge fan of barbecue, and was happy to see a pulled pork sandwich with fries on the menu.

Tom enjoyed the sports programming on the TVs while we waited, and I studied the wall art. I love a restaurant with conversation topics hanging on the walls, waiting for their shining moment between friends at the table—much like this Jim Beam guitar.

Salad came with my pasta, and it arrived promptly: a classic dinner salad with homemade blue cheese dressing.  I am a weirdo, and very picky about blue cheese dressing; I am very particular about the consistency of the base and the quality of the cheese.   This type of salad dressing can be amazing, or it can be horrible.  Teluwut’s dressing was lovely—rich and creamy with a sharp, but not overpowering, kick of blue cheese.  It was perfect.

Soon, the entrees arrived, and we were very impressed by the presentation.  The pasta placed in front of me was literally a cheese-covered mountain of penne, sprinkled with dried herbs with a side of buttery garlic bread.  Tom’s sandwich was piled high with pulled pork drenched in BBQ sauce, with a large stack of fries nearby.  Garnished with a pickle spear, this was a plate fit for a REAL man!

The food was great and the service was excellent.  All in all, a wonderful place to visit any day of the week for any occasion.  Whether you’re rounding up some friends to watch the Hawkeyes (game day special: 20 wings, 20 rings, and a pitcher of beer for $20), having a romantic date with your loved one, or just enjoying a fun family night out, this is a perfect choice.  We’ll be visiting Teluwut again I’m sure, and recommending it highly to friends!

VERDICT [0 to _ Stars ♦]
Atmosphere: [5/5]
Service: [5/5]
Menu: [5/5]
Food/Drink: [18/20]
Experience: [5/5]
Returnability: [10/10]
EDR Rating: 48/50 ♦

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Posted on October 10, 2010, in Betsy, Drink, Eat. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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