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GARFIELD’S ******      LOCATION: LAS VEGAS Website: http://garfieldsrestaurantlv.com/ Located at the Lakeside Center in Summerlin, Garfield’s certainly belongs to the classier restaurants out there. The venue itself is pretty large with different sections to enjoy: you have the outside tables with little couches, the bar area, the main dining-room (also offers comfortable booths) and then the pièce de résistance: the gorgeous patio with tables overlooking the lake.  If the weather allows, I would recommend this seating option from the bottom of my heart: it’s beautiful and romantic, with little lights adding to the intimate atmosphere and a thoughtful “rocky” landscape, actual plants and, of course, the lake making you feel like you are truly embracing the best nature has to offer. Gazing at the water and listening to the sounds of local wild-life (ducks, swans, turtles and quite large fish have been spotted by the author of this review), you feel like your evening can seldom get any better! The ducks, however, spoilt to within an inch of their lives by being constantly fed by everybody visiting the area, probably represent the opinion that their existence could be somewhat improved if those big fat bastards stuffing their faces on the patio threw them some bread. Which conviction they are not shy to express with some very loud quacking. The restaurant is decorated very tastefully, in a more understated, elegant fashion, but it still provides a very cozy dining environment. The prevailing colors are dark brown, maroon and navy blue with cute nautical elements completing the overall look. On weekends you can jam there to some live music, enjoy the all-time favorite tunes while having dinner or just sharing a bottle of wine (a really good wine selection) or any other drink of your choice (full bar). The crowd at Garfield’s appeared very friendly and fun- loving; everybody emanated good will and sparkling humor (which seemed to improve even more with each consumed alcoholic beverage). By the end of the evening people were making friends right, left and center and enthusiastically (albeit rather out of sync with the actual melody), singing along with the band. I experienced a certain degree of sadness at having to leave the premises so soon (we were moving to another bar), because I felt like we were only a few glasses away from some of the patrons embarking onto a journey of rhythmic adventure. And what some unkind souls out there may say looks like an epilepsy attack, I would still describe simply as vigorous dancing. Another aspect of the overall experience I would like to praise is the service. Everybody working there was very polite and professional; acting like you would expect a server in an upscale restaurant to behave. What I mean by that is this certain soft-spoken, sophisticated manner of conveying simple, every-day “shop talk” to make you feel like you are at an establishment which views you as somebody remarkable and appreciated. At the same time they still managed to remain cordial (there’s a fine line between making your patrons feel precious and acting like a stuck-up pompous ass) and they found the perfect balance. At this point you are probably wondering why I rated Garfield’s with 5 stars only, since I keep raving about it so much I should have happily slapped all 6 onto this review. Well, in this case I am sorry to say that the food failed to sweep me off my feet. I ordered the Warm Spinach Salad with goat cheese and to be honest, I did not care for it that much. The dressing seemed way too rich, the croutons too sweet (hate sugary stuff in my salad), and the goat cheese remained rather elusive, as the appetizer contained only a few tiny pieces. The main course consisted of Bajan Baked Chicken which tasted all right, but certainly could not aspire to have caused an explosion of tingling sensations in my buds. My friends had the House Salad (which looked much better than mine), the Caribbean Spiced Scallops or the Rib Eye Steak. The Scallops were really good, but the Steak quite fatty (although according to my friends also incredibly yummy). If you don’t mind that though, you will be impressed by its size! In my case the grease goes straight to my butt, so I can’t indulge in such forbidden pleasures. No seriously, I am not one of those obsessed weight-watching Nazis for no reason: as soon as I swallow a bite of some calorie-laden food, it takes the express highway to my hips, rushing about 300 miles an hour, only making a few short stops at some other strategic parts of my body. You know, the usual: stomach, butt, thighs. There it gleefully joins its friends, where they all link arms and in great harmony intone the “We Will Persevere No matter What” song. Which, to their credit, they really do, no matter how much I diet or how many torturous fitness DVDs I work out with. Oh well, c’est la vie I guess. All in all I will say that for the price you pay (about $70 a person with wine) you could get a lot better dishes somewhere else: I would describe the food here as average. Nonetheless, I would still recommend Garfield’s and am very much looking forward to going there again as soon as possible. The ambience definitely makes up for whatever is lacking in the culinary department: it’s a truly lovely, classy place; somewhere you can relax, meet a few interesting people and feel quite special, even if only for the evening.
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NO LONGER OPEN GARFIELD’S ******      LOCATION: LAS VEGAS Website: http://garfieldsrestaurantlv.com/ Located at the Lakeside Center in Summerlin, Garfield’s certainly belongs to the classier restaurants out there. The venue itself is pretty large with different sections to enjoy: you have the outside tables with little couches, the bar area, the main dining- room (also offers comfortable booths) and then the pièce de résistance: the gorgeous patio with tables overlooking the lake.  If the weather allows, I would recommend this seating option from the bottom of my heart: it’s beautiful and romantic, with little lights adding to the intimate atmosphere and a thoughtful “rocky” landscape, actual plants and, of course, the lake making you feel like you are truly embracing the best nature has to offer. Gazing at the water and listening to the sounds of local wild-life (ducks, swans, turtles and quite large fish have been spotted by the author of this review), you feel like your evening can seldom get any better! The ducks, however, spoilt to within an inch of their lives by being constantly fed by everybody visiting the area, probably represent the opinion that their existence could be somewhat improved if those big fat bastards stuffing their faces on the patio threw them some bread. Which conviction they are not shy to express with some very loud quacking. The restaurant is decorated very tastefully, in a more understated, elegant fashion, but it still provides a very cozy dining environment. The prevailing colors are dark brown, maroon and navy blue with cute nautical elements completing the overall look. On weekends you can jam there to some live music, enjoy the all-time favorite tunes while having dinner or just sharing a bottle of wine (a really good wine selection) or any other drink of your choice (full bar). The crowd at Garfield’s appeared very friendly and fun-loving; everybody emanated good will and sparkling humor (which seemed to improve even more with each consumed alcoholic beverage). By the end of the evening people were making friends right, left and center and enthusiastically (albeit rather out of sync with the actual melody), singing along with the band. I experienced a certain degree of sadness at having to leave the premises so soon (we were moving to another bar), because I felt like we were only a few glasses away from some of the patrons embarking onto a journey of rhythmic adventure. And what some unkind souls out there may say looks like an epilepsy attack, I would still describe simply as vigorous dancing. Another aspect of the overall experience I would like to praise is the service. Everybody working there was very polite and professional; acting like you would expect a server in an upscale restaurant to behave. What I mean by that is this certain soft-spoken, sophisticated manner of conveying simple, every-day “shop talk” to make you feel like you are at an establishment which views you as somebody remarkable and appreciated. At the same time they still managed to remain cordial (there’s a fine line between making your patrons feel precious and acting like a stuck-up pompous ass) and they found the perfect balance. At this point you are probably wondering why I rated Garfield’s with 5 stars only, since I keep raving about it so much I should have happily slapped all 6 onto this review. Well, in this case I am sorry to say that the food failed to sweep me off my feet. I ordered the Warm Spinach Salad with goat cheese and to be honest, I did not care for it that much. The dressing seemed way too rich, the croutons too sweet (hate sugary stuff in my salad), and the goat cheese remained rather elusive, as the appetizer contained only a few tiny pieces. The main course consisted of Bajan Baked Chicken which tasted all right, but certainly could not aspire to have caused an explosion of tingling sensations in my buds. My friends had the House Salad (which looked much better than mine), the Caribbean Spiced Scallops or the Rib Eye Steak. The Scallops were really good, but the Steak quite fatty (although according to my friends also incredibly yummy). If you don’t mind that though, you will be impressed by its size! In my case the grease goes straight to my butt, so I can’t indulge in such forbidden pleasures. No seriously, I am not one of those obsessed weight-watching Nazis for no reason: as soon as I swallow a bite of some calorie-laden food, it takes the express highway to my hips, rushing about 300 miles an hour, only making a few short stops at some other strategic parts of my body. You know, the usual: stomach, butt, thighs. There it gleefully joins its friends, where they all link arms and in great harmony intone the “We Will Persevere No matter What” song. Which, to their credit, they really do, no matter how much I diet or how many torturous fitness DVDs I work out with. Oh well, c’est la vie I guess. All in all I will say that for the price you pay (about $70 a person with wine) you could get a lot better dishes somewhere else: I would describe the food here as average. Nonetheless, I would still recommend Garfield’s and am very much looking forward to going there again as soon as possible. The ambience definitely makes up for whatever is lacking in the culinary department: it’s a truly lovely, classy place; somewhere you can relax, meet a few interesting people and feel quite special, even if only for the evening.
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