Originally Posted by RyeBread
my boss treated us to the Birmingham one about a year ago. I got the petite filet with the shrimp.
the side dishes are sorta meant for 2-3 people so as a group we got a side of their amazingly good jalapeno scalloped potatoes and some semi-forgettable vegetables.
about 15 minutes into the meal, the wait staff will come back and ask if you are inclined to think about wanting desert, and if so that if you choose their amazing lava chocolate cake to order it, as it's only made fresh, and it takes about 1/2 hour to make.
they have a pretty wide alcohol selection as well, even though you stated you couldn't do it on booze.
another option if you can use up the gift card in increments, is if you sit at the bar you can get a pretty damned fine burger for something like $7.95 these days what with the "rough economy" during certain days/hours.
we haven't been to the one in venice florida yet, but with the inlaw's having a winter home down there I imagine we will eventually.
Thanks for the tips, especially about the size of the sides. One of the reasons I usually avoid these types of places is the a la carte style menus and how small the sides often are.
That's also interesting to know about the bar there - I just looked at their site and it looks like they have an entirely separate, less expensive, menu for the bar. Even if we don't do that tonight I may have to go back another time as I do enjoy a good burger.