by Leon Puzio on
TopFlr consistently delivers -- time and time again I leave feeling satisfied and that my money was well-spent. A review of our most recent experience follows: TopFlr's convenient location to the Fox Theatre make it an ideal dining establishment prior to any show. We have season tickets to the '09-'10 Broadway series and will likely be returning before each show. Apps: * Tuna Tartare -- asian-inspired, but executed in a not-so-overwhelming way; delicious and a great appetizer to share. * Coconut-Lime Mussels -- INSANE. This is the first time I had had these and will definitely be getting them again. Another app that is good for sharing with others [If you wanted...] Entrees: * Hanger Steak -- Medium Rare; honestly I rarely deviate from this as my entree of choice and never go wrong with the choice. Cooked properly to order...your taste buds will thank you. * Geoff had the Salmon entree and it looked good; didn't taste the fish but did taste the sauce on the side and it was very tasty. He seemed to enjoy the dish. Sides: * Roasted Root Vegetables -- has been on the menu the past several visits and is really great. Flavored with herbs de Provence and cooked where they are just tender enough, but still have a bit of bite. * Pancetta-Corn-Jalapeno-Extravaganza -- I forgot what this side is called, but holy cow...so good. You have to try this one! Extensive wine list and great cocktails to boot, how can you go wrong here? My ONLY complaint and I hope the owners read this -- the dessert menu has really started lacking. When they first opened they had this great cherry dessert, but since has been replaced with only three options. In the beginning they were experimental with desserts -- a tobacco-flavored ice cream (actually really good), but now it seems fairly basic and mundane. We always look at the dessert menu hoping things will be different, but alas, my hopes and dreams have been dashed the past few times. Fix this minor issue and a five-star review would be given without question.
by lenée y. on
This is another one of those places that I really want to love - but I just can't. 2 strikes: 1 - They only have 2 tables that can hold big parties, which is an issue in an of itself... But here's what happened. It was January and we were going for a friend's bday. There were maybe 9 folks, so we had a reservation. Since everybody wasn't there exactly at reservation time, another big group stole out table. we waited TWO HOURS until that party ate and left, and we got the table after them. in retrospect, i have no idea why we actually stayed. everyone was annoyed and restless by the time we sat. Then the food was just mediocre, and our server was sooooooooooooooooo overwhelmed and slow. i got something called "breakfast all the time" (sans the bacon) and it didn't taste like anything... but i was hungry (and tipsy after 2 hours at the bar), so whatever... strike 1 2 - i went again this past weekend... the wait wasn't too long... the issue again: the food. i mean seriously, you're a restaurant, shouldn't food be your specialty?? i got the bbq chicken pizza (sans the chicken)... it literally tasted like NOTHING... how do you mess up pizza? it makes no sense... i barely ate any, and had no desire to take it home for later... it wasn't even worth the calories... we got spinach dip too, which wasn't horrible, but it didn't really taste like anything special... i mean, the food is edible, it's really just not worth the money... steeerike 2! Unfortunately for them, I don't allow 3 strikes... sorry luckie! p.s. they have like a $20 cover after 9.... restaurants that make you pay to enter kinda upset me... p.p.s. the drinks are decent... come here to drink and meet sexy men (or women i suppose)... make sure you're good and full before you leave the house though... and get there before 9!!
by Dudley Machol on
Delux is way too stylin' and sophisticated to be located in this non-descript strip mall, two doors down from a Safeway grocery store. I was a little skeptical pulling up into the parking lot but I'm glad I did. The decor is sleek and the place is hopping. The food menu is limited to burger and fries. The Delux burger is deeeamn good. The gruyere cheese and caramelized onions make it out of this world. The hand cut fries are delicious and served in the cutest miniature grocery cart. The homemade aioli was the perfect accompaniment. Our waiter was extremely friendly and attentive. I wasn't in the mood for any drinks but the wine and drink menu is rather lengthy.