Cafe Reviews

Chef Bernie Kantak's The Gladly: Neat New American Cuisine

Anyone waxing melancholy about the loss of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse either hadn't eaten there during the sad year before that venerable steakhouse was shuttered or has yet to dine at The Gladly, which moved into Ruth's longtime location late last summer. Even if the owners of Scottsdale's award-winning Citizen Public House, the powerhouse behind The Gladly, weren't offering impossibly inexpensive happy hour prices on house cocktails and high-end appetizers, Chef Bernie Kantak's tasty lunch and dinner menus would be reason enough to celebrate this neat New American restaurant.

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Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
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