Good morning, son
In twenty years from now
Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
And I can tell you 'bout today
And how I picked you up and everything changed
It was pain
Sunny days and rain
I knew you'd feel the same things...
It's hard to go wrong with Cheescake Factory but I am not sure I would choose it for a b-day. Bubba Gumps makes you dance for your dessert on your b-day so that can be entertaining (at least for the others in your party )
Maybe you folks can tell me though. Does gettin' two womenfolk mean you're the winner or the loser? ~Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland
Cheesecake Factory over there has pretty good food. Although, last time I went there, it was a Sunday, the service was pretty slow. So idk. They also have a Johnny Rockets there if you want something simple for ya birthday.
I just went to Cheesecake Factory again a few weeks ago, and after trying Bar Louie, Pop the Cork, and all the chain restaurants in the Gardenwalk, I can unequivocally state the best three restaurants in Gardenwalk are (drum roll please...)
To visit Roy's and not have their chocolate souffle may be a crime in some states, so be aware.
Stopped by Cheesecake Factory for Happy Hour last week. Very crowded, but they benefit from the signage and visibility facing Katella. Nice prices for happy hour, and the restaurant seemed full, as most Cheesecake Factory locations are.
Stopped in at Roy's for a drink and an appetizer last night. I had the Roy's Famous Hawaiian Martini (made with dark rum, infused pineapple vodka, and vanilla vodka), which was good, albeit a little sweet. A mai tai was ordered by my guest, and I had the sushi plate. She had the baked dynamite bowl. We shared the chocolate souffle.
This restaurant is not as beautiful as the one in Newport Beach. I am not sure I've ever seen a Roy's without fishtanks. Even though Roys also faces Katella, it was as empty as can be in there. An article on the wall from the OC Register says that the Anaheim location will have more phillipine influences in the food, since the restaurant chef there is from the Phillipines. I couldn't tell.
The sushi was fresh, and well presented, and the baked dynamite was good (not great, but good for what it was).
The chocolate souffle cake didn't meet Roy's normal presentation standards. It was broken and had melted out all over the plate. The plating didn't include a fresh mint leaf, which is standard. The raspberry sauce was swirled with a spoon all over, instead of being applied in dots and waves to the plating, artistically.
All was delicious, just didn't look like much. The Roy's three course meal for $35 is really a great deal, as two drinks, and two appetizers, plus dessert, was $70, and with tax and tip, was over $80.00. Ouch.
I just have to say we ate at McCormick & Schmidt last month and it was the best meal we have had in a very long time. The fish dishes were fabulous. And the ambiance and service were top notch. We were two adults and the place was packed (on Friday night). We have been to Roy's in Rancho Mirage 3 times and while it is also very good, I suggest M&S.