Written by Allison Perry. Media by Kelsey Middleton.
The quality of a restaurant depends not only the quality of the food but the quality of the service and hospitality as well. In Vandalia, Illinois, at the Gallatin Street Grille the food and service are top-notch and everyone–from couples celebrating anniversaries, teens eating out before prom, and families looking for a nice place to spend time together over good food–is welcome.
The beef medallions are one thing Rhodes kept at the Grille, along with most other dishes Williams offered on the original menu, such as pasta, ribs, and a variety of poultry dishes. Rhodes explains, “The beef medallions are by far our signature dish and our best seller.” It is no surprise that this dish is the best seller. A filet of beef, chargrilled to the temperature requested by customers, sliced into thin strips, and topped with a creamy house-made cognac sauce, the beef medallions melt in your mouth and are so tender they don’t even require a steak knife to be cut.