A New Feature: Guest Posts Reviewing Arizona’s Eateries.
Macaroni Grill 1-27-2018
Dear fellow foodies, I had high hopes for this one. I am probably the last person in the city to dine there.
First impression: 3 out of 5 croutons. The entrance was bright, and the hostess was directly in front of us. We were greeted and seated immediately. Meh.
The ambiance: 2 out of 5 croutons.
The industrial look, duct-work and rafters showing, is outdated. Please bring back ceilings. It is an open floor plan where you can see all! The grill is right there, and I mean RIGHT THERE, but not in a fun way, in a noisy, weird “what is all the commotion behind me” way. I felt like I was back in a grade school cafeteria.
The menu: 3 out of 5 croutons.
There were nice options and choices with both the food and drink menus. Meh.
The server: 3 out of 5 croutons.
She was fine. The writing of her name on the paper tablecloth in crayon a bit silly, but ok. She was efficient in taking our orders and immediately forgettable.
The drinks: 3 out of 5 croutons.
You really can’t screw up a beer.
Ok, foodies here’s the one you’ve been waiting for.
The food: 2 out of 5 croutons.
The 2 croutons go to the bruschetta and side bread that was very yummy.
The best way to describe our entrees was bland. I had ordered the chicken parmigiana, and my sidekick ordered the lasagna. It was just this side of completely tasteless. This would be a great place to take Grandma so that her colitis doesn’t act up.
If you would like me to review a specific restaurant,
mention it below, If it doesn’t suck, I’ll go.