Montage offers things that you will only find in unique, world class restaurants, which makes it a surprise to find it in a small town in Iowa. The offerings from steaks, chops, and pasta to seafood, burgers and even pizza are all wonderfully presented, with the chef taking care of every detail on the plate. On this occasion, our party of four all decided on the Grouper--three with the pinion crusted (savory corn chips and peppers) and chipotle sauce) and mine with the rosemary cashew crusted with orange dipping sauce. All were $18 and included one side. Both types of preparation were fresh and excellent, which is so unusual for grouper in Northern areas, since it typically doesn't travel well and breaks down if frozen. The others had the parmesan crusted potatoes, which were twice baked and served souffle style, and received high praise from my dining companions. I opted for the Asian slaw, which also didn't disappoint, consisting of carrots, cabbage, green onions, cilantro and red and green peppers and peanuts in a light peanut sauce--Yum! Although they were out of our preferred wine, the owner recommended another one which turned out to be more than suitable. Our server, Brooke turned out to be both our bar tender and server, and did and excellent job. The back lit bar itself, accenting the many bottles on the wall, takes up one side of the room, in classic style, and has a wondereful martini menu, as well as a good selection of wine and beer. The brick walls complete the charming ambience of the room, and make this a terrific choice for a romantic dinner place. They also have a separate martini bar upstairs, where you can get drinks and appetizers, and a roof top bar, which, unfortunately wasn't open this night due to cold weather. This was an amazing find for us on a weekend trip to a new place, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend it when you are in the area. If I would sum it up in one word, I would say "classy".
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