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Happy Days Rivervale


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Happy Days Rivervale

michele cindy | Feb 25, 2011 07:23 AM

We finally gave Happy Days. Was hoping it would be great, but was just ok. Perhaps we ordered wrong. My main complaint, they have a very varied menu, which I thought would be great, in the end all of the flavors were dumbed down, nothing popped. The only thing I enjoyed was the vinagrette on the complimentary salad. I had a soft shell crab over a lemony pasta sauce with artichoke, bland, my husband had the bang bang shrimp, which was super ketchupy and no evidence of spice, the kids shared a lobster ravioli with a vodka sauce, not bad, enjoyable, For the price I would have preferred to have gone to the Cheesecake Factory. A friend went and they had salmon, which they said was great. Perhaps for straightforward meal the dishes are good, but I really wish the chef would give up the dumbed down flavor to what they suspect suburbanites want mentality. I truly suspect that's what's going on here, and they just need to kick up the flavors and they'd have a good hit on their hands. Hope someone reads this from there.

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