I am a little behind on my reviews, so I am only going to give you one review from the past few restaurants.
My friend Shameonyou21 and another friend DiDi took me out for my birthday a couple of weeks ago to Black Angus Steakhouse in Sandy, UT for dinner. I think I ate at this restaurant when it was located in Orem, but don't remember much about it. It was a blustery day, and we were a little hesitant to make the trip at first, but it cleared up by evening and off we went!
I had such a hard time deciding what to get. I wanted a steak, but which one??? Then once I figured that out it was the matter of which side I want, and do I want soup or salad with it as well. And if I choose salad, do I want garden or caesar? Shameonyou said the caesar was really good there. So many choices, so little time!
I finally just picked and settled on the Five Pepper New York Steak with garlic mashed potatoes. (what I almost got is just a scroll down that page) I think it was the little mushrooms that sold me on it. I was pretty much freezing so I chose the soup over the salad. I loved that decision most I think! Baked Potato Soup. It was a very creamy potato soup with good sized chunks of potatoes, but then it was topped off with a dollop of sour cream, bacon bits, and chives. Just like a loaded baked potato--go figure!!! MMM BAKED POTATO SOUP! (Oh yeah the molasses bread was good dipped in the soup too!)
The veggies on the plate were very well done, not soaked in butter, and not soggy. I was very pleased. The mushrooms were cooked in a Red-Wine Demi-Glace, and poured atop the steak. The steak was cooked absolutely perfect. I hate it when you go places and you ask for medium, and it comes out raw, so the next time you order medium well, and it comes out charred. Is there no happy medium ever?
I think all of the pepper atop the steak kind of deterred a bit from the sweetness of the mushrooms and the sauce all by itself. I am a mixer at heart, so when combined with the mushrooms (and sauce) and the garlic mashed potatoes; I was very satisfied :)
Pros: I loved the diversity of the menu. Unfortunately when you go there, and all you know is you want steak, there is a serious time of reflection that must go into your choice! Very good service. We always had full drinks, prompt greeting, and prompt receipt and processing of the check.
Cons: Little bit of a jaunt just for dinner. You will have to plan a couple hours for the journey and dinner, but other than that there isn't too much that I can say that is negative about this place.
I would, and hopefully will go back to Black Angus in the very near future!