New Tapas Bar Opens to Rave Reviews in Richland
A Brand New Tapas Bar has opened in Richland and so far it has received RAVE reviews on YELP. It's Called the Bradley and is located at 404 Bradley blvd. In Richland.
Here's how the Restaurant describes itself:
The Bradley is a restaurant and craft bar in the Tri-Cities area, boasting delicious small plates, handcrafted cocktails, microbrews, and a list of more than 30 of the best wines from around the world. Upscale service in a modern, comfortable environment with a chic, industrial aesthetics – Join us #AtTheBradley
And some of the YELP reviews:
The Bradley is a cool new hip place. Finally a place that makes a sophisticated drink! This place is tapas style but our table ended up sharing one large charcuterie at $32 for 7 options (which I thought those 7 portions could be a little larger) and then we each chose another dish for ourselves.
The drinks were great and the wine selection is very diverse with local and international choices.
The only negative I can say about this place is it is SO LOUD! They should work on acoustics so it is easier to hear the people talking at your table.
I would return and try new things!
I had the salmon tartare tacos $18, the peppers $11,and a glass of Malbec $8.
I'm so glad to have another fine dining restaurant in the Tri-Cities area!
The Bradley is a upscale but casual dining environment, with a tapas based menu, and a large wine and spirits selection.
I went there for dinner on their opening night, and started my evening with a drink from the bar. I had a sweet Havana which was light and refreshing, nice for a warm Summer's evening.
For dinner, I had the seared sea scallops which were excellent. Many restaurants commit too cardinal sins with scallops: 1) they don't remove the foot muscle, and 2) they overcooked them. These suffered from neither issue, were seared perfectly, but we're still nice and tender inside. The goat cheese foam and rose sauce we're both nicely complimentary but not overpowering, which is easy to do in a dish as delicate as seared scallops.
For dessert I chose the lemon polenta cakes. these were served with two scoops of vanilla ice cream, and the cakes themselves or approximately two and a half inch in diameter. They were very flavorful, however, I found them to be a touch dry. This may be my personal lack of preference for polenta, as when my grandmother used to make them she would mix ricotta cheese in to give them some lightness and moisture.
The restaurant itself is a upscale but casual environment, ending reclaimed wood and Industrial lighting gives it a very nice feel. The wait staff is exceptionally friendly and attentive, and this restaurant did not seem to suffer from the typical opening night snafus that sometimes happen with less than well trained staff.
Overall, I think this is an excellent addition to the Tri-Cities dining experience, and I will highly recommend anyone go for a fine evening of dining.