Polly has a desire for red meat this week. She felt that she is deficient of iron or protein as she was feeling tired the past week. So, we decided to go Cactus Club Cafe in Richmond instead of going for our sweet treat.
The Cactus Club Cafe in Richmond is located at 5500 No. 3 Road, next to Lansdowne Mall.
We were there when the place had just opened, just after 11:00 am. It has a very large extended covered patio which can accommodate at least 15 to 20 tables. The place was heated with overhead heaters and in fact it was too hot to sit under those heaters. Most of the customers asked the heaters to be switched off.
We were told by the waiter that there is a one dollar off on martinis on Friday. Too bad, Polly and I don’t drink alcoholic drinks. I ordered a pineapple juice and Polly ordered a fresh lemonade strawberry spritz instead. The drinks cost $2.85 and $3.75 respectively.
I ordered a Cajun Chicken Sandwich where the chicken is charbroiled with melted aged cheddar cheese. The chicken is slightly spicy. The sandwich comes with fries. This costs $12.50. The sandwich has nothing to shout about and I would think the A&W 5oz sirloin burger would be a better choice.
Polly ordered a Four Mushroom (shiitake, portabella, button & crimini) Demi Glaze 7oz Sirloin for $25. Since Polly does not like rare beef, she ordered it medium well. It is slightly on the tough side, in my opinion. The steak comes with mash potatoes and grilled asparagus.
The restaurant gets very busy nearing lunch time. Our orders took almost half an hour to arrive despite we came so early. We had planned to order their Signature Dessert trio which consists of fresh baked apple pie, chocolate lava cake and strawberry cheese cake. But we were too full after the meal to have any more room for dessert.
The total bill came to $54 with tax and tips.