by Marcie L. on
I definitely enjoy National Mechanics for a group setting. My girls and I can all fit in a big booth, and enjoy the scene. It's always been crowded enough for great people watching and excitement, but rarely is it so bad that it takes forever to get a table. I have yet to have a bad meal, although nothing stands out in my memory as being incredible. They have a great beer selection, and great cocktails....in the higher end budget wise, but not killer. We did Karaoke once, which was fun, but the crowd wasn't really very pumped...in fact I felt sort of invisible when I went up there (and I'm not invisible as far as I know) so it was a tiny bummer....but that's really my only semi-unpleasant memory.
by David W. on
Another place that I was told was overrated that surprised me. There menu is pricey and I an understand why people could potentially complain about its rather ordinary dishes costing so much. However, the 24.07 lunch deal is a steal! The duck spring rolls were amazing. Really rich and flavorful. The wok seared sirloin entree was great. Plenty and a nice quality meat with a great flavor. My friend got the pad thai which honestly from what I tasted was very ordinary. However, she liked it and the portion was huge. dessert was the only place were I felt they faltered. Banna Pudding that was pretty much the Nilla Wafer's recipe. Overall I would definitely come back for the lunch deal, but I am not going anywhere near the normal 20 dollar plus entrees on the regular menu. I came away from lunch impressed with the expansive interior and stuffed which is a big deal when it comes to restaurant week menus.