If you’re looking for a fun-filled night with your family that one, won’t break the bank and two, a place filled with kid-friendly choices then look for your local bd’s Mongolian Grill, and enjoy one of the best family night’s you’ve had in a long time!
bd’s Mongolian Grill has been serving up delicious, family favorites for 25 years! And, in honor of bd’s Mongolian Grill’s 25th anniversary, bd’s has mouth watering new beach-themed menu items– inspired by its anniversary vacation sweepstakes to Beaches Resort in the Caribbean. Being a beach-girl at heart, I was really excited to try the new menu which includes:
- Coconut Shrimp Tacos: This tropical appetizer is the perfect combination of Caribbean flavors including a fantastic fresh salsa is all wrapped up in a warm corn tortilla.
- The Painkiller: You’ll feel like you’re on the beach with this drink made of coconut, pineapple and orange flavors blended with the Original Royal Navy Pusser’s Rum… yeah, you need to try this! But be careful, there’s a reason they call it The Painkiller – these babies are strong!
- S’Mores Quesadilla: To top it all off with a dessert, the S’Mores Quesadilla has graham cracker, marshmallow and Hershey’s chocolate melted to perfection in a flour tortilla. Yep!
bd’s Mongolian Grill isn’t like your typical sit-down style restaurant, although there is a menu to order from. This is how it works, and in my opinion is what makes this place so much fun, and such a family friendly experience. You start off with an empty bowl and then walk around a huge buffer filling it with noodles, various meat choices such as chicken, shredded beef, shrimp, seasoned chicken, meatballs, krab, eggs and even more and then lots of vegetables to top off the bowl. Your last step before bringing it up to a giant iron griddle where you get to watch your dish is cooked on a large round grill right in front of you, you choose your sauce. There are about 10 different sauces to choose from like; teriyaki, ginger-sesame, sweet and sour, a fajita style sauce and many more. Ladle your sauce into a little bowl, and bring it up to the grill. “Stir It Up, Your Way!” philosophy lets you choose your own ingredients that are Always Market Fresh, making your stir-fry your own! They also offer a salad bar with fresh vegetables, mix-ins, and fruits as well as a couple different soup options.
A lot of Mongolian barbecues are all you can eat, but bd’s gives you the option of purchasing a single bowl of food for a few dollars less than their all you can eat price. We went with this option, because with of the choices available, one bowl is never enough for me!
bd’s also had a TON of local craft beer choices, which in Denver is a great idea! They had about 20 different beers on their menu! It seems like they rotate taps quite frequently too, bringing in new breweries all the time. On top of their local beer choices, they have a full bar and they whip up some pretty awesome cocktails! I tried the new drink on their beach-themed menu, the Pain Killer and it brought me right back to the beach, which was refreshing, because when we walked out of the restaurant it was a brisk 36 degrees. Thanks to bd’s we all had nice and full stomachs to keep us warm!
The chefs at our Denver bd’s were fantastic. They put on a great show, flipping our food and doing tricks. Anthony was just thrilled, laughing away, giggling, and enjoying the whole experience, knowing that he got to choose what’s for dinner, and he that he was able to watch a fun show while they prepared it. As we walked back to the table, Anthony kept repeating the show, and asking us if we saw all the “crazy” things that they did. He was extremely impressed.
We also ordered the Coconut Shrimp Tacos which were exactly as described, full of Caribbean flavors and all made “happy plates”, which means empty bowls, and D.J. and I went up for seconds, a little bit less full this time. Dinner was a lot of fun, and we will definitely be back. Perhaps on a Wednesday which is Kids Night and kiddos under 10 eat for only $2.99. It makes it a great excuse to get out for dinner, and enjoy a fun night together as a family.
Try to make it early for dinner if possible. We went for dinner around 5 pm, and it was the perfect time. As we were getting our food cooked, the restaurant was filling up fast. We made it in just before the rush. But, whenever it is that you visit, bd’s is an excellent choice.
Although I did receive compensation for this post, all opinions and views are my own and haven’t been influenced in any way. I truly enjoyed my experience at bd’s Mongolian Grill, and so did my family.