1500 Bradley Lake Blvd., 706-660-1000, ext. 713
Hours: Breakfast is 6-10 a.m. Monday-Friday, 7-11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday; Lunch is 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; dinner is 5-10 p.m. daily; the lounge is open 5-11 p.m. daily
Atmosphere: It's bright and airy with floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable chairs. The wait staff is courteous and very efficient.
Beverages: The usual soft drinks, iced tea and a full bar.
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Starters: A Smoked Shrimp Creole Dip with toasted pita chips is $8.95. The Aloha Tuna is pan-seared and topped with a pineapple relish and costs $8.95.
Main dishes: At lunch, try the Turkey Asparagus Frisco, smoked turkey breast topped with asparagus, Gouda cheese and Russian dressing on toasted sourdough bread, for $7.95. The Bangkok Grouper Sandwich is $9.95. You can have the grouper either fried or sautéed, topped with harvest slaw and a mild Thai dressing. Dinner features include Pacific Rim Tuna, fire-roasted blue fin tuna served medium rare brushed with a Mandarin orange hoisin sauce and served with a tuxedo orzo pasta and roasted asparagus for $18.95. Or try the Burgundy Ribeye, which is a grilled, marinated 10-ounce ribeye topped with sautéed onions and mushrooms in a burgundy sauce served with Boursin mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus for $24.95.
Side items: French fries or harvest slaw.
Specialty diets:>/b> Just tell your server and chef John Chapiewski will alter the dish to follow whatever dietary needs you have. Vegetarians can have the ever-popular The Wedge, which is a quarter wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with green onions, diced tomatoes, bleu cheese crumbles and bleu cheese dressing. The bacon bits are optional.
What to wear: Because it's part of the Hilton Garden Inn, it's pretty casual. But don't be surprised to see some folks in suits and fancier clothes, especially for the Sunday brunch.
Who to take: Anyone who likes good food that's a little unusual. Or someone who wants to try a new restaurant.
Of note: Owner Glenn Davis, the former Major League baseball player, can often be found in the restaurant or lounge, either having a snack or eating a meal.
The bottom line: It's a little more expensive for meals than going to the usual fast-food restaurant, but worth the time and money.
Desserts: There's always cheesecake with various toppings and bread pudding. Other offerings change weekly. This week, there's a poached pear with praline mousse and a butter pecan Belgian waffle with ice cream and caramel sauce.
Crowds and waiting: Breakfast is pretty busy, but you won't have to wait for a table at lunch or dinner. But if you have more than four people in your party, you might want to call and make a reservation.