At iChef Chinese Cuisine, the chefs don't believe their patrons should be limited to the same Chinese food American suburbanites have been eating for decades. That doesn't mean you can't find familiar favorites like crab rangoon, lo mein, kung pao beef, and chop suey there. Rather, it means that in addition to American-style Chinese food, the restaurant also offers authentically prepared Chinese selections. That menu features traditional dishes where meat, seafood, and veggies alike have starring roles: for example, spicy beef mingles among tripe, fish fillets come with ample servings of chinese broccoli or baby bok choy, and heaps of noodles compose Sichuan?style soups with a kick.
The integration of American and Chinese tastes extends to weekday lunch, too, when entrees are served with soup, rice, and fireworks suitable for July Fourth and Chinese New Year. Weekends, however, host dim sum service with a more traditional flair. The bilingual menu at iChef Chinese Cuisine attempts to satisfy nearly every craving, so vegetarians shouldn't expect to feel left out. The authentic menu offers tofu dishes, spicy saut?ed vegetables, and filling mushroom-centered entrees. Meanwhile, the "Unique Vegetarian" section of the Americanized menu supplements the usual sauced veggies with imitation meat made with soybean, wheat, and rice protein.
Since he came to the U.S. three decades ago, chef-owner Vittorio DiBenedetto has opened a few restaurants, but the Trattoria remains dear to him. Intimate even though it stretches across three dining rooms, the restaurant’s layout mirrors the chefs' commitment to friendly togetherness. That feeling of camaraderie extends to the circular cherrywood-and-granite bar, where pours of 40 different wines loosen up tongues in need of free-wheeling conversation or a reminder of what grapes taste like. Crisply contrasting black accents stripe the light yellow interior, where guests await house favorites including giant scallops and gorgonzola-topped steak.
Beneath the glow of 12 high-definition plasma televisions, riotous sports fans toast to their teams by clinking glasses and smushing burgers together at First Place Sports Bar & Grill. Between sips of cold beer and bites of handheld eats including sandwiches, nachos, and ribs, bar-goers throw wild shots at three dart boards and play 52-ball pickup around the pool table. Numerous video games, such as 2010 Golden Tee Live, Silver Strike, and Big Buck Hunter, jingle in anticipation of a feeding of quarters, while a jukebox offers a custom soundtrack to sporting revelry.
Jaded Thai?s chefs personalize every order that leaves the kitchen. The pan-fried noodles, six types of curry, and stir-fried entrees can emerge with the diner's choice of tofu, meat, or seafood, as well as spice level ranging from mild to intensely hot. The heat stems from the fiery Thai chilies, which add piquant flavors to the menu items' aromatic doses of ginger, basil, or housemade peanut sauce.
Falafil Hut's kitchen composes a mellifluous menu of 100% Zabiha halal Middle Eastern dishes. Platters, which include rice, a choice of one side, and pita bread, showcase culinary headliners such as chicken kabob ($7.74) and lamb shawarma ($8.80). Gyros ($7.65) and falafil platters ($7.25) trounce ravenous hankerings, leaving them as defeated as political parties that run on anti-puppy platforms. The culinary wizards at Falafil Hut can shrink any platter to sandwich size ($5.20–$7.15) or transform it into a low-carb bowl accompanied by hummus and veggies ($5.20–$7.15). Sweet epilogues of nutty baklava ($1.50 for a small / $3 for a large) conclude meals and most dessert-based fairytales.
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Garibaldi's Restaurant has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
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You can't book your table ahead of time at Garibaldi's Restaurant, so show up early for your pick of tables.
Garibaldi's Restaurant's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
Place an order for pickup or schedule a delivery — the pizzeria makes it easy to enjoy your meal from anywhere.
For the tastes of Garibaldi's Restaurant from the comfort of your next party, the pizzeria also offers catering services.
Diners at Garibaldi's Restaurant will be happy to know that free parking is always available.
You won't break the bank at Garibaldi's Restaurant, with a meal typically hovering below the $15 mark.