MCGL

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Article By David Lee

Northwest Corner, Block B, Building 7, Hi-Tech Glorious Plaza.
高新大都荟7号楼B座1层西北角
(029) 8421 8928 181-9103-5321
11:00am – 2:00am

Average Price per Person /人均消费: 85RMB

PROS: Food and drinks, great deals incoming

CONS: Drinks can get pricey if not part of a deal

MC Grill and Lounge is aiming to be one of the first truly affordable brunch and luxurious brunch spots in Xi’an. As a bonus, it turns into a nice bar in the evenings.

Nestled in the corner of Glorious Plaza in Gaoxin district, MCGL has no shortage of competitors when it comes to delicious food and drinks nearby. It has as good of a selection of food and drinks as any of them and is hoping to use its brunch menu to stand apart from the crowd. In large part, it succeeds.

Walking into MCGL feels like a luxury club experience without the cost or pressure to dance. The interior is a sleek metallic minimalism with full display of an impressive bar selection. The tables are not placed too close together providing for ample room and there are also private rooms available to reserve. The bathroom even has a couch in it. The staff also has a few waiters with good English, including a full English menu.

The menu is comprehensive and gorgeous. Brunch options include all different types of steak, salad and soups. Each order comes with egg benedict. Other choices include, pizza, pasta, sandwiches and a full oyster bar. I was able to sample a wide variety of their menu and nothing disappointed. The burger and brunch options were a standout, so I would recommend this restaurant for daytime-dining much more than other places that try to do it all.

The drink menu has a bunch of different whiskeys, wines and cocktails that can satisfy any palette. The bartenders are professional and able to make custom cocktails just off a description of what kind of drinks you enjoy. The signature cocktails on the menu are also some of the best I’ve had.

There will also be plenty of deals that can make MCGL an affordable destination to frequent. I was told there would be a ton of happy hour, bar seating and brunch combo deals being implemented very shortly. The food and drinks are both decently priced but buying them both at the same time can get a bit pricey. That being said, deals allowing for a burger and a beer would be a great way to spend an afternoon.

David Lee is a reviewer for Xianease hoping to eventually write something as good as “real g’s move in silence like lasagna.” He can be reached at reviews@xianease.com

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