Swensen’s New Menu Is Absolutely Killer

Swensen's Grill & Ice Cream - Coral Gables, Florida

I decided to stop in at Swensen’s (opened in 1977) a few weeks back since the last time I wrote about them was almost six years ago. I noticed some changes to the food and it turns out that they have a new Executive Chef. Who was it? None other than Chef Alex Parra (A&G Burger Joint) had taken over the kitchen and revamped a good majority of the menu.

*He wanted to take a good menu and make it excellent by using high quality ingredients and adding a twist to things much like what he did at A&G Burger Joint. The full new menu will not be available in its entirety ’til Tuesday July 7th but if you stop in at Swensen’s between now and then there will be different specials which are part of the upcoming revamp.

Below you can see some of the new dishes coming to Swensen’s, my favorites were the Spinach Artichoke Pesto Dip, Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Pizza and the Burger Melt (it was also my favorite at A&G Burger Joint).

Nachos

Nacho Explosion (Fresh sliced Jalapeños, House-made Chili, House-made Guac, Sour Cream, Cilantro, Pico de Gallo, Cheese Sauce & fresh Tortilla Chips)

Spinach Dip w/Tortilla Chips

Spinach Artichoke Pesto Dip w/fresh Tortilla Chips

Spinach Dip

Spinach Artichoke Pesto Dip

Fries & Onion Ring Starter

Fry Trio (chose from any of their Specialty Fries or Onion Rings)

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Marshmallow Fluff Dipping Sauce for Sweet Potato Fries

Marshmallow Cinnamon Dipping Sauce for Sweet Potato Fries

Onion Rings

Parmesan crusted Onion Rings

Chipotle Dipping Sauce for Onion Rings

Chipotle Aioli Dipping Sauce for Onion Rings

Rosemary Truffle Fries

Herb Truffle Fries

Mustard Dipping Sauce for Rosemary Truffle Fries

Mustard Relish Dipping Sauce for Herb Truffle Fries

Buffalo Wings w/Ranch & Blue Cheese Sauces for Dipping

Buffalo Wings w/Ranch & Blue Cheese Sauces for Dipping

Salad

Fiesta Salad (Corn & Black Bean Salsa, diced Tomatoes, Avocado, Tortilla Strips, Cilantro Leaves, Grilled Chicken & house-made Honey Lime Vinaigrette)

Salad

Very Berry Chicken Salad (Lettuce tossed w/Dried Cranberry, Roasted Pecans, Raspberry Vinaigrette & topped with Strawberries, Black Berries, Goat Cheese Crumbles & Grilled Chicken)

Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza

Mushroom Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza

Olive Oil, Tomato Flatbread Pizza

Spinach Pesto Flatbread Pizza

Buffalo Chicken & Blue Cheese Flatbread Pizza

Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Pizza (w/Blue Cheese)

Double Cheeseburger w/Fries

Double Cheeseburger (2 Half pound Angus Beef Patties w/Leaf Lettuce, Tomato, Mustard Relish, American & Monterey Jack Cheeses on a Sesame toasted Brioche Bun) w/Fries

Double Cheeseburger, closeup

Double Cheeseburger, closeup

Parmesan Melt w/Fries

Burger Melt (Half pound Angus Beef Patty with Cheddar Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Thousand Island Dressing served on a Parmesan crusted Sourdough Bread) w/Fries

Parmesan Melt, closeup

Parmesan Melt, closeup

Blue Burger w/Fries

Ultimate Blue Burger (Half pund Angus Beef Patty w/Lettuce,Tomato, Caramelized Onions, Sautéed Mushrooms & Blue Cheese Crumbles) w/Fries

Blue Burger, closeup

Blue Burger, closeup

Nacho Burger

Nacho Burger (Half pound Angus Beef Patty with Julienne Iceberg Lettuce, House-made Chili, Cheese Sauce, Tortilla Strips, Pico del Gallo & sliced Fresh Jalapeños) w/Fries

Nacho Burger, closeup

Nacho Burger, closeup

Grilled Cheeseburger w/Fries

Grilled Cheeseburger w/Fries

Grilled Cheeseburger, closeup

Grilled Cheeseburger, closeup

Breakfast Burger, closeup

Breakfast Burger (Half pound Angus Beef Patty, Cheddar Cheese, Applewood Bacon, Hash Brown Cakes, Sunnyside Up Egg on a butter toasted Croissant) w/Fries

Breakfast Burger, closeup

Breakfast Burger, closeup

Chicken Sandwich w/Fries

Artisan Club Sandwich (Your choice of Grilled Chicken, sliced Turkey, sliced Ham, sliced Turkey & Ham or Half pound Angus Beef Patty with Leaf Lettuce, sliced Tomato, Applewood Bacon, Avocado, Jack Cheese, Garlic Aioli served on a butter toasted Artisan Bread) w/Fries

Chicken Sandwich, closeup

Artisan Club Sandwich, closeup

Time to Re-Visit:

Swensen’s Grill & Ice Cream
1586 S Dixie Highway, Coral Gables, FL
305-661-7658

*Chef Alex Parra invited my wife & I try to try all of the dishes above. We were treated to the meal and did not pay but did tip (you gotta do that not matter what).