The last time we tried to find the Nicolet Restaurant we became directionally challenged, got lost, and gave up. That’s kind of saying something considering Nicolet is probably about one of the easiest restaurants to find in the grand metropolitan area of De Pere. However, the deities of direction were on our side today and we pulled into Nicolet’s parking lot after only a slight detour.
Should Have Ordered Something Hot
Not wanting round #443 of eggs and wheat toast (more about that later), the Food in the Fox team opted to go with a throwback to the earlier days of our blog … salads. Grilled chicken salads, to be exact. We got a little crazy and ordered separate kinds of dressing (raspberry vinaigrette for me while M went with traditional ranch) though, so our meals were not totally homogeneous.
So, what you see below is what you get. Two cups of dressing, a dish filled with some pretty good croutons, two slices of thick squishy buttered bread, and bowl full of everything you would come to expect from a diner-style salad: cheese, tomato, green peppers, mushrooms, lettuce, grilled chicken, etc. It also tasted like everything you would come to expect from a diner-style salad. It wasn’t anything to write home about, but I’m kind of thinking I may just be worn out on ‘standard issue’ salads when there are things like the Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Salad available from places like WeatherVane for just a dollar or two more. Speaking of price, the total cost for the two salads came in at $14.75.
Finally, the service was great. The waitress was prompt and friendly and everything about Nicolet was clean and tidy, which has kind of been a “thing” since our trip to Julie’s a couple months ago. The salad was also huge. It doesn’t really look all that large in the photo, but this is one of very few salads I could not finish.
Winter is Coming
Another factor in this morning’s dining experience was the weather. When we rolled into Nicolet at 8:45′ish it was rainy, cold, and pretty miserable … and what do we order? Cold salads and ice water. Some hot scrambled eggs with a side of wheat toast and some coffee might have really hit the spot. Ah well, plenty of cold, rainy, snowy days to come.
525 Reid Street
De Pere, WI 54115