Fans of Maguire’s—which closed after 24 years—are flocking to Renny’s, a neighborhood restaurant from the same owner, with a similar menu. Blond wood accents lend a contemporary feel to the small venue, which somehow manages to include a pretty tiled bar, a tiny lounge, and upholstered booths. The menu of American classics, salads, and sandwiches also includes globally influenced dishes, as well as hits from Maguire’s. Ahi Tuna Napoleon was a refreshing tower of raw tuna, avocado, cucumber, mango, and jalapeño bits, served with a soy sauce–heavy ponzu and crispy wonton chips for scooping. Maguire’s Famous Meatloaf, perched on a “potato mash” reminiscent of twice-baked potatoes, was topped with a tangy barbecue glaze and fried onions. On the lighter side, the pleasant Thai beef salad—baby greens and udon noodles tossed with a sweet chile-sesame dressing—held cubed beef tenderloin, mango, tomato, mint, and peanuts. The Green Dream pie featured a subdued avocado and Key lime custard that was light on the citrus but rich with mascarpone cream on a crushed-pecan crust.
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Renny’s Bar & Grill
An imaginative American and global menu ranges from meatloaf to Thai beef salad.