I've been to games, but never that mall area to eat. Well, meeting family there tomorrow for lunch...anyone have a recommendation?
I wish the restaurants here were more inspiring since I live nearby. I've only eaten at Tavolino which was decent with a nice atmosphere and good service. Skipjack's and Davio's are probably safe bets for a nicer lunch. The others (Twenty8, Tastings, and Bar Louie) all seem so generic to me, but I could be completely wrong. Toby Keith's has very scantily-clad waitresses and loud country music (go figure), but I don't know anything about their food.
I don't agree with Tastings being "so generic." They are the only restaurant at PP that mostly uses locally sourced meats and veggies, organic when they can get them, and has in-house made products. Alas, they are not open for lunch.
All the others may serve stuff that tastes and look good, but they meet my definition of generic: Everything they serve comes from Sysco.
Skipjacks is decent for fresh fish and has sushi but beware, the sushi chef goes on break from 2-5 pm I believe.
Davios is way overpriced for plain old Italian food, good as it may be the ingredients used just aren't expensive so why the high prices?
Tavolino is an easy place for a range of appetites and mid-sized groups. Lots of big tables. Service at Davios is excellent and I think the food (steak and pasta, mostly) is worth the high price. CBS Scene food isn't great, but if you have kids there are distractions everywhere for them. My kids really like it there. If you go, order simple dishes that they can't mess up.
we ate at Tastings for dinner a while back, and it was okay, but not great. The menu looked good, but the dishes lacked any real punch. It was a place that was trying to be more than it was.
All in all, not a place I'd hurry back to, but probably I wouldn't mind if someone asked me to go. I would try Davio's next time.