During our visit to the 'hamlet on the mountain', Julian, California we stopped into one of two recommended places for lunch. The Julian Grille is tucked into the downtown historic district and is easy walking distance from anywhere. The original cottage restaurant was built in the 1920s by Mr. Robinson for his wife, and remained their residence until the 1960’s. The cottage then became the residence of an artist for several years and then an antique store. In the early 80’s the cottage was transformed into a deli, and then in 1989 they proudly opened "The Julian Grille.”
The grille still maintains the quaint cottage style interior. We were seated by our server near the fireplace. There is also a very nice outdoor terrace for dining on warm spring or summer days. Barb decided on the Julian Cheeseburger while Marcee and I chose the Linguine with Italian Sausage, Olive, and bread.
Barb said her cheeseburger was delicious, with tasty meat, gooey cheddar cheese, and a great bun. The Linguine was also very good, served with a side cup of freshly grated Parmesan to top the pasta to your taste, which for me is all of it. The Italian Sausage was some of the best I have ever had. Fresh butter is served for your homemade bread. I topped it off with a delightful local Hefeweizen brew.
The Julian Grille has good service and great food from salads to steaks to seafood to pasta at prices ranging from $12 to $32 depending on your order. It was a delight for lunch, it could be an experience for dinner. I hear their Lemon Sorbet is @&*^#%#$$!!