Time was, I'd go to Ruby Tuesday's for a basic burger or their salad bar. Other entrees just did not measure up and it seemed that the only vegetable choice was brocolli and lots of it! Then the restaurant went through a period when even the burgers were not consistently good. In recent years there have been big changes. The interior decoration has gone from quasi turn of the 19th century (lots of signs, mirrors, fake plants) to urban cool, with roomy booths, and a mid-century modern feel that's sleek, cozy, and welcoming. The menu has also undergone welcome change -- not in the offerings which are the familiar burgers, salad bar, and beef, chicken, fish, and pasta dishes, but in the preparation and presentation. At a late lunch recently, I chose the herb-grilled tilapia with two sides -- green beans and roasted spahetti squash. Hubby had the New Olreans style tilapia (with a shrimp and creamy sauce topping), the salad bar (an option if you don't want two sides) and rice. It was all freshly prepared -- the fish was well seasoned and cooked just right to a golden outside and a firm white inside. I loved the fresh, clean snap of the green beans and the slighty nutty crunch of the squash. Hubbies rice was light and spiked with bits of peas and carrots. All of this is served on simple square white plates with house-made seasoned biscuits. These tasty little rounds can be a diet buster, so be careful! Desert offerings look equally well-thought out -- just did not have room this trip to try the cupcakes, berry cobbler, or other treats. Drinks are imaginative -- there's even a "seasonal soda" offering. It looks like Ruby Tuesday's has grown up to become a more sophisticated spot but still one that's welcoming to families with children. We like it and plan on going back to have a lighter meal from the menu's lighter offerings and those desserts!
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