Ruby Tuesday of UCF11401 UNIVERSITY BLVD. Orlando FL 32817
As you know I’m really not a fan of chain restaurant, specially a restaurant known as a mall resto is not the type of spot I will be gushing about.
However when I heard about the new designs,go green initiatives and new menus, I was intrigue by the new directions and the way they are reinventing this chain. We visited this spot on a Friday during lunch hour we only had to wait 2 minutes for a table to be cleaned
They have designed the free standing restaurant to be environmentally friendly and has green building ratings.
Upon entering the restaurant you are greeted by a host/ess instead of a podium it’s a sideboard table, where there are menus.
The décor is definitely more refined than your malls establishments with an expense of polish faux woods veneer, the bar sports beautiful bistro chairs, the bar itself is highlighted by soft spotting lights and the TV's are on but not loud intrusive.
There are booths with wide birth to fit anyone of any size, even if you are over 300lbs it will be comfortable.
The menus are printed on recycle materials, plastic bags for Togo is made from recycled materials.
Now onto the actual menu and the new changes. They offer a Chef’s special that changes periodically.
The menu is more of a bistro meal for lunch, and dinner more American cuisine. You can peruse the menu here
Here are 2 entrees that sound awesome I will sure return to try.
ASIAGO PEPPERCORN SIRLOIN
Top sirloin perfectly seasoned and flavored with
cracked peppercorns, Parmesan cream sauce,
and shaved Asiago cheese.
jumbo lump crab cake, tender broiled lobster tail, and
grilled jumbo shrimp brushed with garlic scampi butter.
What we ordered was the Grilled Chicken
Memphis Dry Rub Baby-Back Ribs.
Complimentary Cheddar biscuits
My ribs were perfectly falling off the bone and the rub was flavorful. I was very please that it wasn’t smothered in vinegary or very sugary bbq sauce. My green beans was cooked perfectly most resto undercook green beans or cook it to death and lose all the flavors.
However my fries tasted very frozen with no flavor. The biscuits were very flaky and a good amount of cheddar.
Our wait staff kept on filling my water without having to ask, did comeback several times to check on us and asked if we wanted desert before bringing the check.
I was happy to have visited a Ruby Tuesday resto, and will return to this spot since we had good service, however I will not be visiting the older restos in the mall.