We went to Saddle Ranch Chop House for dinner. Even though it was 8:30, we waited half an hour for a table. The bartender handed over our Diet Cokes without accepting payment, and we watched mechanical bull riders until our pager went off. The portions at this place are HUGE. A meal is certainly enough for two, maybe three people. We ordered an appetizer which we barely touched, we couldn’t finish our meals by a long shot, and despite the desserts looking absolutely wonderful, we just didn’t have room for them. The service was outstanding, and a roving guitar duo stopped by the table and took requests. The food was just okay. I wouldn’t come back here unless I was looking for a night spot; the prices at the bar were good (comparatively) and there was a large and crowded dance floor.
After dinner we wandered and shopped – the shops are open late and there’s plenty of variety.
We capped off the evening with a movie at the theater here. Buying tickets gets you $5 off the parking cost of $10. The theater surprised me – it was very modern and lovely, but dirty and not at all well-maintained. Our theater still had trash in it from previous showings, and the bathrooms were dirty and out of toilet paper, paper towels, and soap. I’d choose a different theater next time.
Final Judgment: The Citywalk experience can’t be beat at night. The neon lights and signs are exciting; many on display are from the collection of an association dedicated to saving “antique” neon signs. The shopping and atmosphere are worth travelling to CityWalk for, and you can certainly find a dinner spot there. Skip the movies.over 5 years ago