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Help identifying a restaurant

My colleague is trying to remember a restaurant, and he is stumping me.

I've been drawing blanks for an hour or so.

He says it "looks like an egyptian palace, off of camelback, with high ceilings and gold."

I thought Macayo's on Central until he said high ceilings.

any longshot ideas?

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  1. Cheesecake Factory? (No, this is not a joke).

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    1. re: Firenza00

      I was thinking the same thing....fresco ceilings!

    2. Or Greekfest @ 20th St, but the ceilings aren't really that high. Cheesecake Factory would be my first thought.

      1. Well he squashed all those right away. I even mentioned Marco Polo and he said no.

        Something by Scottsdale Fashion Square is info I just got.

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        1. What about Grand Lux Cafe, a spinoff from the owners of Cheesecake Factory that opened at Fashion Square a couple of months ago?

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          1. re: ejs1492

            How long ago did this dining incident occur? It sounds like it might have been a while ago, or your colleague really shouldn't be driving.

            I would say Grand Lux...unless it was PF Changs before Grand Lux?

            Or the old Wolfgang Puck concept IndoChine in the Biltmore years ago...

          2. There's a run-down building that rings a bell around Camelback/16th (maybe a little West of there on the South side of the street)....IIRC, last time I drove by, it was a Chinese Buffet or something, but it didn't look to be open.

            Not much help...but that sticks in my mind because I remember thinking that particular building looked like it may have been something nice once upon a time.

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            1. re: boingo2000

              Are we really *sure* about Camelback? If it were FLW & Scottsdale, I'd suggest maybe the Persian Room ...

              1. re: emmaAmethyst

                Good lord, at least report what kind of food he ate there!!??!! And if he doesn't remember that, he shouldn't be driving OR eating!!