The adept chefs at Blue Dolphin Restaurant craft tantalizing entrees from fresh seafood, organic steaks, and savory pastas in their maritime-themed restaurant. Blue Dolphin's extensive menu boasts seafood fillet that diners can savor broiled, fried, digitized, or Cajun blackened ($13+). Silence belligerent bellies with specialties such as coconut shrimp ($15) and seafood Fra Diavolo, a cluster of clams, mussels, and scallops mingling in a spicy labyrinth of marinara and linguine ($17). Sup on dulcet steak maui ($14), a juicy sirloin free of steroids or locker-room gossip, or munch a brandied chicken cutlet smothered in mozzarella ($14). Life preservers, wooden ship's wheels, and cerulean accents evoke a nautical theme in Blue Dolphin's dining room, which entertains guests with a large-screen television and cancan-dancing anchors.
Chefs at Garden of Eden stack deli meat from Boar's Head on hot and cold Italian subs, bake pans of lasagna, and pluck freshly sprouted falafel to pack in warm wraps. Combining favorites from Lebanon and Italy on their Mediterranean-inspired menu, the cooks bake stromboli alongside soft pitas and craft a full diabetic menu of low-sugar options that draw from the two cultures. To celebrate the restaurant's Lebanese background, belly dancers recite interesting facts from the country's almanac on the first Friday of select months.
The Show Palace Dinner Theatre piles plates high with cuisine from an endless buffet and salad bar while also sating cravings for entertainment. Their productions range from musical revues such as Swing! and New York Nights to more traditional musicals like The Sound of Music. Prior to the show, audiences mingle at a brief cocktail reception before taking their seats at linen-draped tables. A spread of comfort food fills stomachs with the fuel necessary to give a standing ovation, shout for encores, and scream at pet falcons to get down from the rafters.
• For $15, you get two entrees (up to a $13.95 value each) and two nonalcoholic fountain drinks (up to a $2.30 value each) during lunch (up to a $32.50 total value). • For $25, you get one appetizer (up to an $11.95 value), two entrees (up to a $16.99 value each), and two margaritas (a $7.75 value each) during dinner (up to a $61.43 total value).
Strings of lights border the green awning spanning Boulevard Beef & Ale's 75-seat outdoor patio. Indoors, neon signs and televisions cast a warm glow on the wood-paneled bar. Chefs extend this notion of comfort and casualness to the menu, dressing hand-shaped burger patties in nothing but housemade whiskey sauce, horseradish cheddar, and sweatpants, as well as enhancing USDA Choice steaks with freshly prepared tomato-and-feta salad.