Restaurant Review EssayIt was rainy, crowded and loud at the entrance, the smell of cigarette and rum filled the air of the lobby area.
It was Saturday night at the T. G. I. F in San Francisco, the Giant’s were playing so the place was packed and fans were being loud.
The restaurant is located on a corner nearby Pier 39 and it almost has an Aspen look to it. The building itself is made of bricks with big colorful windows and huge cherry finished wooden doors with brass handles. Inside, the walls are cherry wood and covered with big mirrors and stuffed dear heads. Thetables and chairs are all dark wood with a very rich red color. The atmosphere inside almost had an Irish pub feel to it, people were very happy and socializing loud, laughter filled the air. Men argued about whose team was better, young people laughing at jokes and friends,there were televisions tuned to sports.
The staff there were all clean cut and very down to earth but yet nice and helpful. Although we were a party of 15 and the place was packed, the wait was only 15 minutes. They sat us down and we had a waitress with us promptly to take our drink order. Therecuisine is more along the line of good old fashioned Americana food. Fried foods, ribs, barbeque and burgers.
They have a small variety of salads and soups but it had something for everyone, whether in a diet or not. There prices are reasonable for the amount and qualityof food given. That night I was very ravenous and felt like going with something big and filling, Iwasn’t watching in a diet that night. For an appetizer I ordered a broccoli cheddar soup. Thesoup was brought out in less than 10 minutes with saltine crackers. It was hot and smelledgreat, it went with great with the ugly and cold weather outside.
The soup was reallygood thick and creamy and it made me happy and content while waiting for my food. For mymain course I ordered the Jack Daniel tower, it consisted of ribs, golden beer battered shrimpsesame chicken and onion rings. I didn’t understand why it was called a tower until they brought it out. The food was arranged in 4 plates from biggest to smallest on this black irontower.
Feeling hungry I went straight for the ribs, they were very tender and meaty alongwith the sauce made with Jack Daniels whiskey and barbeque sauce. The shrimp werejumbo and good along with the good marinara sauce and squeezed lemon. The sesame chicken was good, it was a mix of sweet and spicy which complemented everything else. Theonion rings of course were deep fried and big enough to wear bracelets. We were all hungry and had just come out of a really good service from our singles with a cause convention. So the place was perfect because we were able to sit and share thegreat things God did and also have a good time socializing and getting to know other people from other churches.
I don’t recommend the restaurant for a date with your boyfriend or girl friend. The place is loud and not romantic at all. I recommend the place for a night out with the boys or friends, maybe for an appetizer with a friend to catch up with or simplyto just come on your own and enjoy the great food of T. G. I. F and make new friends.