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Grand Lux Cafe- What's Good

steakrules85 Mar 14, 2008 08:43 PM

Hitting it up tomorrow and would like to know what are the best dishes to get. Dishes that look interesting to me are the short ribs, rustic lasagna, tuscan chicken, sunday night pasta and skirt steak. Please let me know what you think about these and other recs!

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    fourunder RE: steakrules85 Mar 14, 2008 09:25 PM

    I have had the opportunity to eat at Grand Lux Cafe a few times and every instance has been good. It could supplant Houston's as my new favorite Chain Restaurant.

    For Lunch the combos are good value. The large salads recommended are:
    House Chopped
    Sheila's Dream
    Seafood Salad(serve Cobb style)

    All were sample and all were good.

    For Dinner the following have been sampled and recommended

    Madiera Chicken
    Weiner Schnitzel
    Mongolian Steak
    Grilled Pork Chop
    Chicken Pot Pie

    Not Recommended:

    I ordered the Daily Fish Special of Swordfish for my First Dinner and it was........Ehhhh.....I would not recommend the fish and save that for a better restaurant.

    Also the Vietnamese Summer Rolls were fresh out of the fridge and you could taste it, obviously pre-made sometime earlier absorbing not so nice things.

    1. Steve Green RE: steakrules85 Mar 15, 2008 07:28 AM

      Pot roast and meatloaf are pretty good. Haven't had much else.

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        starbucksbrew RE: Steve Green Mar 15, 2008 01:43 PM

        On the brunch menu, chicken fingers & waffles with pecans and honey butter. To die for.

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          steakrules85 RE: starbucksbrew Mar 15, 2008 08:41 PM

          Yeah the chicken and waffles looked awesome but you can only have it on Sundays for brunch until 2. I wound up having the short ribs which were really good, albeit a surprisingly small portion. The red cabbage it came with was awesome and good sweet potatoes. My dad has the steak sandwich and my mom had the Santa Barbara chicken sandwich and both were really good. But the absolute standout was dessert. BEIGNETS! GrEaT!

          Overall I think its a really good restaurant. I still like Cheesecake Factory better for what its worth....

      2. trishyb RE: steakrules85 Mar 15, 2008 02:29 PM

        The hot fresh bread that they bring to the table is great! I can fill up on that before the food even comes.

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          Kam7185 RE: steakrules85 Mar 16, 2008 05:32 PM

          I have been to five locations; Chicago, Houston, Vegas, Scottsdale, and Beverly Hills. The last three were like a completely different chain. The food was not nearly up to par, and it definitely should have been excellent like my previous visits.

          I always order a salad and the asian chicken is pretty good (cheesecake's dressing is much better though). We also loved the Ceaser salad (whole leaf, not chopped), the calamari, shrimp springrolls, duck dumplings, and southwest egg rolls. The highlight was definitely the Madeira mushroom sauce!

          Which location are you going to??

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            spkspk RE: steakrules85 Mar 18, 2008 01:13 PM

            Definitely get the beignets for dessert!

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              steakrules85 RE: spkspk Mar 18, 2008 07:47 PM

              I did they were sick.

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                FresserGuy RE: steakrules85 Mar 20, 2008 09:21 PM

                Does sick mean good or bad? (I guess this means I'm old!)

                I had the banana chocolate chip bread pudding - wow!!

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              smartie RE: steakrules85 Mar 20, 2008 08:28 PM

              the lunch soup and sandwich (chicken salad) was good.

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