Located inside the Hyatt Regency, this American restaurant has all the classics and then some. Start off with some Wisconsin cheese curds or avocado toast for an appetizer and then choose between scrumptious burgers, sandwiches or heartier meats for the main.
Specializing in delicious Thai cuisine such as volcano chicken, mango curry and pad Thai, The King and I has your Thai fix. If none of those sound appealing, you’re sure to find a meal of interest on its 63-item menu, which contains everything from basil eggplant to crispy duck.
Appetizers, two sandwiches, pastas and a smattering of entrées, like pork chops in a beurre blanc cream and eggplant alla parmigiana. Recipes for the meat lasagna – flavorful and rich, with a terrific beef sauce foundation – and other staples come from Fazzari’s cousin in Italy. My top pick: chicken in Marsala-mushroom cream sauce over penne.
With a wide variety of delicious Asian cuisine, Benihana definitely makes for a special night out. Some delicious offerings include specialty sushi rolls, sashimi/nigiri, steaks and chicken, seafood and house specialties like the hibachi supreme.
The menu at this restaurant located in a renovated 1855 building utilizes ingredients from Twisted Willow Farm. Plates range from “almost famous” meatloaf and baby-back ribs to Asian BBQ Atlantic salmon.
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Brunch is bright and sunny with cheery wait staff, yellow walls and an interesting smattering of alcohol-enhanced breakfast drinks, such as Spiked Coffee.
Pier 106 Seafood Tavern boasts a patio snug on the RiverWalk. While some of the dishes are what you expect to find at a seafood eatery, the menu also features distinctly different dishes like seafood casserole and sea bass with a side of lime risotto for a fun tropical twist. Happy-hour specials between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays make this a popular after-work stop.
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