BD’s Mongolian Grill, located across from the Rave Movie Theater at The Greene, is quite unique. The first time someone mentioned it to me, I had no idea what they were talking about. “You pile up a bowl with meat and veggies and they grill them all while you wait.” What? I didn’t get it. So I decided to check it out myself. That was a few years ago. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve returned since.
Upon entering and being seated, the waiters bring bowls around to your table. You are instructed to fill your bowl with meat and veggies, choose a sauce, and wait for the grillers to tell you where to stand.
They have a plethora of food choices. Tons of meat, seafood, and veggie options are laid out before you. You can see the full list on their website. When you get to the sauces, you can be overwhelmed. My advice is to mix a few. Today I chose Mongolian Ginger, Pad Thai, Shitake Mushroom, and Chili Garlic. Sample spoons are provided.
Once you’re finished, they take your bowl of food and throw it on a huge circular grill to start their magic. While rock music blasts overhead, the grillers sing, dance, and have a party while they make the food. The meat gets cooks, the veggies chopped, and everything is seasoned with the sauce you’ve chosen.
Your food is returned to you and you are free to enjoy your meal.
The waiters bring around rice and (if desired) tortillas and lettuce for wraps. I know it sounds strange, but try the tortillas. They add a soft, slightly sweet flavor to the food that just…works.
Also available are the soup and salad bar, appetizers, and desserts. Normally I stick to the entree only, but my mom and I splurged on the crab rangoon. Delish!
One thing I love about BD’s is that you can easily eat healthy here. Go light on the meat, heavy on the veggies, and choose your sauce wisely. Then opt for the lettuce wraps.
BD’s is a great place for families as well as a date night, especially followed up by a movie. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend it!