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Portland’s is an all-around great dining experience. The dining room is small enough that you receive great personal attention from your server. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and the extensive wine list. Our wine selection couldn’t have been better paired with our meals, and the prices were in line with the quality, unlike some places that like to inflate prices. This is a great place for a date – either in jeans or dressed up. The bar was rocking the night we were there, but the restaurant proved to be quiet enough for conversation. All around a terrific experience. My only complaint is that the fish I ordered was overcooked. Perhaps that’s my own fault for ordering fish in the desert …?
i have been an employee at four restaraunts in the past 3 yrs and have seen alot of integrity, loyalty, and heart not be put into the food or customer experience at the restaraunts i have worked at. i just recently became an employee at the Cheesecake Factory, less that 6 months ago n overall i have hated my experience there not because of the things listed above but because they do care so much. the all white uniforms u see us wearing, do you honestly think they bought n e thing else besides the apron, no they didnt we did and do every month. we buy wash n have to maintain, as servers, every part of our uniform. make it wrinkle free and presentable to you people. the food follows inspection before being removed from the line and sent 2 your table. but instead of 3 meals being sent out 2 your table they send 27 food items out to 7 tables that they hand check 2 make sure its the way you want it. so stop ur bitching about how long it takes 2 get your food. n as for the wait in the restar
Chez Nous is a small nightclub near downtown Phoenix. It reminded me of one of the bars in Swingers. Real dark inside with basically the only light coming from a string of Christmas type lights on the ceiling that run the length of the bar, which is a long one like the Cheers bar. On the left are some black leather booths for cocktails and on the end is where the band plays. There’s live music every night and Thurs – Sun there’s a $5 cover. In August they’re moving to a downtown location though which is kind of a bummer because although the current neighborhood is sort of seedy the place has some character.
Weird how there are some good reviews and some terrible ones. I was there last Friday on my birthday and had a fantastic time. Bartender was friendly and there was a good happy hour. The drinks are reasonable and I even got a free b-day drink! Music was excellent and there were interesting people. Mostly attorney types who work in the office building, but then a more hip crowd as the night went on… The manager there was very friendly as well as the person at the door. The busboy took away my drink a little too fast, so the bartender made me a new one for free. They want to make tips, so why wouldn’t they try to do a good job. To the person who left a $2.00 tip – you are sad. Sounds to me like getting upset over $2.00 is something that you’ve been thinking about for a long time. YOU should save up your little money and buy a bottle of wine and drink it at home. Pros + Friendly staffCons – Parking garage is hot in the summer
An upscale bar catering to a more sophisticated as well as mixed crowd. This was once the only bar where you could find a good looking crowd on the weekends. Since the opening of more bars in Phoenix, it’s rather empty on the weekends. The place is huge, which makes it look even more empty. The first Friday of the month is usually a good time to go. They have a room for dancing (Club Miami), which is particually bad since other dance specific venues have opened. Overall this place has a lot of potential. I’m waiting to see if they can muster up the crowd that once frequented Amsterdam.