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Tommy's Restaurant, Visalia

RG | May 21, 2006 10:55 PM

We had a chance this weekend to eat at Tommy's in downtown Visalia. Tommy's opened a couple of months ago a block off Main Street on Encina near the Fox (just 2 or 3 blocks from the Vintage Press) and provides another upscale choice.

From what I've found out, Tommy's is owned by Chef Tommy Chavez. He is a Visalia native who learned the art at several Visalia restaurants including Bullene's.

Tommy then went on to work at Emeril's at the MGM in Vegas. He followed that with several years as the Executive Chef at Harris Ranch on I-5.

Tommy's is decorated in what I guess could be called metropolitan/urban with a menu of upscale American cuisine. The menu is served a la carte.

The Mrs. ordered the chicken off the menu (which has a few different items from what is on the website). Her chicken was coated in herbs and served over a bed of pasta. She marked it as excellent.

I ordered the catch of the day, which was Halibut. It was topped with a mango salsa and served on a bed of julienned vegetables. The Halibut was excellently prepared retaining its moistness.

Other items we saw ordered around us included a steak presented on flaming cedar wood. Looked and smelled delicious.

Tommy's is definitely going to be worth another visit.

Link: http://www.tommysdowntown.com

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