Isaac’s is a glamorous, New York-style brasserie located in the heart of Birmingham's city centre, nestled within The Grand Hotel, a historic grand-madame, which was built back in the 1800s. After closing her doors for 20 years, a huge, £50 million renovation has seen the hotel re-open with stunning interiors concepts, honouring its heritage and architecture, while welcoming in a new era.
Isaac’s is a gorgeous example of this, offering a fabulous spot for all-day dining, inspired by The Big Apple and serving up classic American dishes, with a modern twist. In terms of the setting, think a bottle green colour scheme, classic metro tiling and big, leather booths, perfect for whiling away the evening with a cocktail in hand. Onto the menu and there's much to choose from.
To start, enjoy perhaps some nibbles first, such as fried mushroom ‘calamari’ with black garlic and chervil aioli, alongside Parker house rolls with maple butter, and then a selection of small plates for the table. Among the appetisers expect to see the likes of slow cooked beef short rib with stout, as well as caesar salad with pecorino and anchovies.
If seafood is more your thing, let us introduce you to the raw bar. Here, you'll find oysters, native scallops, clamato tartar and a Florida seafood cocktail. If you really want to go for it, though, the seafood platter is packed with octopus, oysters, mussels, Scarlett prawns, dressed crab and tuna tataki, for a taste of everything. You might already be feeling full just from reading this, but believe it or not, there's much more to come. The main dishes span classic burgers and hot dogs, American style, served with French fries and the option to add chilli cheese. While, the steak section has a great selection including New York strip, prime rib-eye and Boston rib, available with sauces such as bone marrow and blue cheese. And, if all this doesn't take your fancy, check out the entrees which include pasta dishes like seafood linguine, a boneless half chicken with aubergine, and a delicious-sounding mac and cheese with either smoked pulled pork and chorizo or mushroom and truffle ragu.