NY American Grill (Glasgow) : Review

NY American Grill Glasgow Review (6)

Princes Square
48 Buchanan Street
Glasgow G1 3JN, UK

V: 23rd December 2017      T:  0141 221 7667  W: www.nyamericangrill.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card

I have been here a few times, but never done a review.

Today I decided I needed a burger fix and thought lets try here, and do a little review while I am at it.

Inside Princess Square for me is always very nice and relaxing, the atmosphere is great even just for a little walk about.

Time for the burger…

The Food…

Main Course

The Smoakhouse Burger £12.95
American cheese, smokes bacon and BBQ sauce


On arrival this looked very good and my mouth instantly started to water.

This was a very juicy and flavoursome burger, everything about it was very good. The BBQ sauce worked very well with the beef, and I enjoyed every mouthful.

I would happily have this again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for money : 5

Red Rudolph Cocktail £6.50
Absolut Vodka, Strawberry Liquer, Cranberry and Lime


This is a special Christmas cocktail, so I am not sure if they will have something similar on the menu in the New Year (I hope they do).

This was a really good cocktail, I could have easily had many more but I was being a good boy today.


I am glad I visited NY American Grill again, as the atmosphere and the food was very good today. I wouldn’t say it was the best burger in Glasgow, but its at least in my top 4 places.

See you soon guys.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 5

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Ad Lib Glasgow (Merchant City) : Review

33 Ingram Street
G1 1HA
T 0141 552 5736

Visit Date : 18 September 2016


First Impressions :

I had been to Ad Lib (Merchant City) a good few years ago, and at that point I was just so so (food and service). I had heard recently that it had been done up, and was a lot better so I thought I would give it a second shot.

On arrival when my friend and I entered we were greeted and I told the member of staff I had a booking and my name. The staff member then pointed to a table over the far side and said “how about that one”, and turned away. Myself and my friend were left standing and wondering, are we going to be shown to the table or do we just head over….we just headed over. This is the first time for a very long time I have never been shown to a table in a restaurant.

The new improvements inside didn’t really stand out for me, I noticed that the bar area has moved, and in place some more seats. The tables used to be covered in comic book pages, now its just a wooden look…..and thats about it really.

We ordered our food, and then ordered drinks. The one issue again with service we had was when my friend ordered a second drink, we were told they didn’t have it left so he looked at the menu and turned the staff member and started saying “I will have…” and at that point the staff member then walked away to the next table and done something with them. Yes, they did come back and take my friends order for another drink, but that was a little rude.

The Food :

For the starter I ordered Southern Fried Chicken Popcorn with a dip.


I really enjoyed this, and the dip was really nice. I would happily order this again.

This is where things started to go down hill again for me, and also my friend.

Main :


For the second course we both decided to upgrade to their special burgers menu, and we both went for the same one a “Ringer” which is Angus Beef w/ Swiss Cheese, Pulled Pork & Onion Ring. This sounded really nice….

The burger was nicely presented….

After about 3 bites I was actually getting bored eating it, the reason was the burger was a little dry and the flavours all blended so it wasn’t a great taste. The chips that came with it were nice, but they needed a lot of salt which is something I don’t tend to need to add to my orders.

I decided to go for the cheesecake of the day, the first member of staff I asked said it was double chocolate which sounded nice, then we got asked by another member of staff if we ordered and I said “yes the cheesecake of the day which I was told was double chocolate” and they replied “no its chocolate orange”. So I said ok and waited for my surprise to see what I got.


Well,…it arrived and yes the presentation again was nice. After a few bites, I found myself struggling to get any flavour from it…it wasn’t chocolate orange and definitely wasn’t double chocolate…so I am guessing it was just a hint of chocolate and no more.

Overall :

Overall this dinner out for both of us was a big disappointment, the service was terrible, the food was just so so. For me this was my second time and last. I am sure others might have had a better experience, but this was now twice it has happened and am not going to make it a third.

Just in case it was a case of bad luck twice, please give it a try just in case you have a better experience than I do.

The Rating for this visit (out of 5) :

  • Service : **
  • Menu Choice : ****
  • Taste : ***
  • Overall : **(2.5)

Bills Restaurant Glasgow : Review

22–24 West Nile Street
Glasgow G1 2PW

T : 0141 2216883

Visit Date : 10 Sept 2016


First Impressions :

So this was my second time in Bills, my first was not long after it opened. The first time was very disappointing as the whole experience was terrible, firstly we had to wait for a table even though we could see lots available and the time I spent in nobody occupied them.

This time I was met at the door and shown to a table right away, this experience was a lot more welcoming than the first time.

The Food :

The last time I ordered the burger to see how Bill’s do their’s, but I was very disappointed it was slightly cold, and had very little taste to it.

This time round I decided to try the buttered chicken burger, with added cheese and bacon.


The presentation was very good, and the waiting time from the order till on the table was a lot faster.

With one bite the taste was amazing, it was loaded with flavour and nice and tender. I don’t tend to order chicken burgers when I go out as I find them always to dry and not much flavour, but this this has changed my mind and I would order this again and again.

Overall :

I was close to never going back to Bill’s as my first experience was extremely poor, this time round it was a lot better…not perfect but a lot better and the food was really good.

Would I go back? Yes, I would and I would get this burger again.

The Rating for this visit (out of 5) :

  • Service : **(2.5)
  • Menu Choice : ****
  • Taste : *****
  • Overall : ***(3.5)