So, I travel a bit, a weekend trip once a month for the past five years. This is the first time that a TGI Fridays was close to where I was staying. Needless to say, this was my first time eating at a Fridays. It was a very pleasant experience.
I had almost no wait time, just needed to wait for the couple who entered just ahead of me, before I was seated. My server, Susane, was cheery with a pleasing smile.
I started off with a Strawberry Passionfruit Iced Tea, I will say that although I did enjoy the first one, the second one was a bit tart, making me think that each one is flavored to order.
For an appetizer I went for the White Cheddar Broccoli Cheese Soup. The soup came quickly and was steamy hot. Creamy and full of broccoli and plenty of cheesy flavor. Main course for this evening was the Center Cut Sirloin and Shrimp with mashed potatoes and lemon butter broccoli. I am sensing a theme. My order came in a timely fashion, all the food was nice and hot and cooked to my preferences. The steak was nice and tender, the spices complimented the meat perfectly. The potatoes had a nice smooth texture to them with plenty of butter. The lemon butter broccoli was, well, lemony. I found the lemon to be a bit overpowering and actually covered the flavor of the broccoli. The broccoli itself was cooked to a nice tender feel.
I finished my meal with a Red Velvet Sparkler Cake. An interesting dessert idea, I thought. Red Velvet cake, layered with a nice, smooth cream cheese frosting, a dollop of whipped cream on top with some sprinkles, candy bits sprinkled around the cake. Some pocky sticks stuck in to give the impression of sparklers and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. This was a large dessert and I found myself only able to eat about a third of the cake. Susane was kind enough to bring me a to go box so that I could take the rest with me and enjoy the remainder at my convenience.
The restaurant is very sports oriented, with big screen tv’s about the dinning area playing sporting events. The volume on the tv’s was not loud and did not interfere with my dinning experience, but they are there if this is your interest.
I found the restaurant to be clean and comfortable, my table had no evidence of a previous dinner guest and the condiments were all filled.
My first experience with a Fridays was one that makes me look forward to my next meal at a Fridays restaurant.