Whats your favorite Sit-Down Restaurants?

Discussion in 'Food & Beverage' started by Shwa, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. Shwa

    Shwa Gay As Fuck V.I.P. Lifetime

    Restaurants where you don't have to place and order and take it home within a 15 minute time frame. Ones where you can sit down and relax with friends and family alike, have a drink or two and catch up on local eventa/memories. For me, I like the following:

    Chili's
    Red Lobster (Cheddar bisquetts (sp?)!!)
    La Tolteca
    Golden Coral
    Bertucci's
    Sean Bolans Irush Pub
    Denny's
    Double T Diner
    A Diner (Local ones near by)
    Friendly's
    and China King Buffet.

    ~Shwa'
     

  2. njbroncsfan

    njbroncsfan Registered Member

    There is this Mexican place called Jalapeno's near me. Easily my favorite sit down place. There is also an Italian restaurant in the next town called Marra's. Best chicken parm I've ever had.

    Corporate wise, I'd have to go with Outback Steakhouse, Chili's, or Applebee's.
     
  3. oxyMORON

    oxyMORON A Darker Knight

    Red Lobster's is always good.
    Oliver Garden and another italian chain joint called Carraba's or something like that.

    There's a local Japanese place whose owner knows our family for years and they serve up excellent sushi and their super special awesome homemade salad.
     
  4. Swiftstrike

    Swiftstrike Registered Member

    Hands down Benihana.
     
  5. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    chain restaurants - Chili's, Macaroni Grill, Applebee's

    my favorite local restaurant, Cottage Inn Cafe, closed last year :sad: . There are a couple of brewpubs around here that are really good - Grizzly Peak & Arbor Brewing Company. Then there's the Common Grill in Chelsea MI, where I once sat two tables away from Jeff Daniels.
     
  6. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    Chili's is okay, but I love Outback and T-Bone's.
     
  7. SenatorB

    SenatorB J.S.P.S

    Mexican place called Jaliscos
    Thai food called My Thai
    Mandarin food called Pings
    Indian food called Bombay Garden

    So many delicious places...!

    All those corporate restaurants (Denny's, Applebee's, etc.) I view as just glorified fast food... you may end up sitting down, and they may actually make it there, but the quality compared to a real restaurant is so huge. Dont get me wrong, I eat there occasionally, but I wouldn't choose it over a local business.
     
  8. soot

    soot Registered Member

    Le Pere Pinard on Ludlow St. in the East Village NYC is my favorite French restaurant. Artisanal on 32nd St. is damn good too (especially their Chicken Under a Brick).

    The best steaks I've ever eaten are the ones I grill in my own backyard, but the NY Strip at Touch in Sobe Miami is probably my favorite in a restraurant.

    Tapas - Lola's in Hoboken, NJ.

    Ceviche - Augaviva in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    And I can't recall the name of the place (it was kind of a hole-in-the-wall) but the best pork I've ever had was at a Spiesbraten restaurant right outside of Idar-Oberstein, Germany.
     
  9. ATARIGUY

    ATARIGUY Beermister

    Red Lobster ==> Steamed Clams and Crab Legs :w00t: yummy

    Olive Garden ==> Lasagna and Chicken or Veal Marsala and of course the bread sticks are great, I usually get 2 dozen to go :tongue_smilie:
     
  10. Fresh

    Fresh Aw, Here It Goes!

    Red Lobster, their cheddar biscuits are like salty crack. Shrimp pasta, crab and lobster. No brainer.
     

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