A couple weeks ago I went to Elephant Bar in Chandler, located across from the Chandler mall. I had heard good things about it so I tried it out. I wasn’t as impressed as I thought I would be. The interior decor reminded me of an African safari gone bad and was kind of cliche. The place was packed with a lot of families and seniors. It was quite noisy and the service was ok. Me and my friend ordered some simple dishes which seemed to take some time to make. Again it was very loud and crowded and everyone in the restaurant seemed to all know each other, to the point of people having conversations with other tables on the other side of the sitting area. The food was fresh but not memorable, I honestly don’t even remember what I ate. The best part of the meal was the appetizer; a salmon tempura sushi roll. For a person who doesn’t like salmon, it was actually very good. I don’t see myself going to this restaurant again in the near future, but it is definitely worth trying.
This dandy little joint was advertising lunch noodles on a banner out front. It caught a party members eye as we were waiting for a table at California Pizza Kitchen. The pizza kitchen’s incompetence for catering to large parties caused us to j walk across gilbert, hungry and determined to berate the next restaurant.
The Landmark doesn’t belong in its neighbourhood, a region long since relegated to railroad tracks, thrift shops, and used-car lots. Its classic architecture is speckled with several brass plates identifying the historic-building lists it’s on. Its classy appearance clearly suggests “bring your fancy date or parents here for dinner and show them you’re a success.” Except that you have the feeling that their car will probably be stolen while you’re in there.
Today we all went out for lunch at The Landmark Restaurant in Mesa, AZ. On the way to The Landmark I nearly passed the place because it looks to be more like a church than a restaurant, and perhaps at one time it was. Upon arriving and sitting down I couldn’t help but be surround by a weird vibe, I felt as if I were an eight year out to lunch with my great grand parents. The place was packed with senior citizens and the typical winter snowbirds in Arizona. The church like establishment along with the older aged crowd let me know that this was clearly not a place for a person my age.
Putting the vibe behind I was ready to eat and to see what kind of offerings The Landmark had. (more…)