This past Saturday evening, we for an early dinner at T.G.I. Fridays in Niagara Falls. I had never been to this American chain restaurant before and was (as always) excited to try a new restaurant! 😀 They are located primarily in the United States with only a couple of locations in Canada — like this one in Niagara Falls.
We also took advantage of the fact that it was the day right after St. Patrick’s Day and asked our server if they were still serving the infamous green beer for the Irish holiday. Our server checked for us and promptly informed us that they did have some green beer left as well as inform us of which beers on top were available. Yay! I chose a Rickard’s Red.
The beer was indeed green in colour! This was my first green beer. 😀 The Rickard’s Red tasted smooth and a bit sweet which I really enjoyed.
There were a lot of families with kids dining here as it was still the March Break weekend. There were many TVs around the restaurant and a full bar as well. There were also some arcade games in the back of the restaurant making it a full entertainment and food zone fit for kids and adults.
We shared our dishes of food. The Chicken & Shrimp Sizzling Dish was a sizzling skillet of onions and peppers and cheddar cheese mashed potatoes of melted Colby and Monterey Jack cheeses. The chicken and shrimp were tossed in a zesty roma tomato-basil salsa.
When it arrived to the table, it was indeed sizzling and smelled amazing of cheese! It was a really good choice; a very “American” dish since this combination of ingredients wasn’t something that I noticed Canadian restaurants serving often.
I especially liked the cheddar cheese mashed potatoes since it was so smooth and cheesy. The shrimps were flavourful and firm. The chicken, while a tiny bit dry due to white chicken breast, was still flavourful from the seasoning. All in all, I really enjoyed this dish and wished that there was even more melted cheese on the skillet to eat from.
The Cobb Salad had diced, sliced chicken breast, crisp bacon, avocado, cheddar cheese, egg, black olives, tomatoes, and crumbled blue cheese atop a bowl of fresh salad greens (iceberg lettuce). This was a beautifully assembled plate with each ingredient placed in rows on top of the iceberg lettuce; probably one of the best looking Cobb Salads I’ve ever seen! After mixing it up all together and drizzled with salad dressing, it was a very full and filling salad. The array of different ingredients made the salad so fun to eat. I especially enjoyed the fresh crumbled blue cheese and appreciated how much there was of it!
The service that night was decent too with our server returning to check up on us from time to time during the two hours that we were there enjoying the food.
T.G.I. Fridays seems to serve a lot of other comfort food on their menu. I’m so glad that I got to check this restaurant out! 🙂