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Yard House

WildSwede | Sep 7, 200507:43 PM

Here is a follow-up to my quest for recs for YH below. Thanks for the recs.
I ended up going with the Margherita Pizza which was okay (a little bland - I think if I ever get it again, I will ask them to put some sauce on it) but what I liked about it was they put roasted garlic on it. Also, they cut roasted tomatoes in half and put them cut side up on the pizza so each slice had a half of a tomato on it with another placed in the center of the pizza. It looked nice.
We also ordered as apps the coconut shrimp and calamari. Both were very good (with the shrimp edging out the calamari). The shrimp were HUGE (about the size of your hand) and you got 4 for around $11.95 (not the cheapest in the world, but I was not paying!). They came on a bed of spicy green papaya salad, sweet chili sauce and a touch of cilantro pesto - so good! The calamari were good (by that I mean not tough) and served with a pretty flavorless tomato sauce and a generic tartar sauce. The squeezed lemon on top perked them up. But I still ate them!
The restaurant is really nice inside (we were at the Pasadena location in Paseo Colorado). Hardwood floors, booths on the perimiter and a HUGE bar in the middle of the room with tables around it. Not full at all at 12:20 when we arrived. No wait - many tables still available. All outside tables were available except for one.
Others ordered the Grilled Chicken and Avocado Sandwich, Ahi Tuna Sandwich (which was proclaimed as being "boring"), Roasted Turkey Club and BBQ Chicken Salad. Did not seem like anyone was really enthused about their choices, but other than the Ahi Sandwich's owner, I heard no complaints, either.
Service was great and I would go probably go back at some point.

Link: http://yardhouse.com/menu.asp?id=10

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