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“Better bet for steak in Visalia”
Review of Tommy's Restaurant

Tommy's Restaurant
Ranked #40 of 301 Restaurants in Visalia
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Located just off Main Street next to the historic Fox Theatre, Tommy’s Restaurant & Lounge offers exceptional fine dining with a casual feel in downtown Visalia. Join us for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch or happy hour with friends. Featuring the freshest ingredients sourced from local suppliers, Tommy’s lunch and dinner menus marry comfortable favorites with bold flavors, from our Tempura Fried Sweet Potatoes and Lobster Mac & Cheese to our Old School Wedge Salad and Surf ‘n’ Turf. A careful selection of seasonal vegetables and choice meats make each appetizer, salad, sandwich and entrée a memorable dining experience. And don’t forget our award-winning Bread Pudding! Our full bar, featuring expertly crafted cocktails, an extensive wine and beer selection and daily specials, provides the perfect backdrop for after-work happy hour, Ladies Night or late-night weekend fun.
Reviewed May 14, 2012

Tommy's does a good job on steaks- I recommend the prime rib or the cedar planked steak- good stuff! The last time I was there in April, the food was great, but the service from our waiter was absolutely awful. He was more interested in talking to the person he knew at another table than handling his tables. First negative experience at this restaurant.

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Thank Rubberdux
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Reviewed March 25, 2012

Dinner is always great here, and the desserts are wonderful too. Small bar to the side, but we are diners- reservations recommended.

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Reviewed February 27, 2012

fantastic food...this is one of the most popular resturants/bars, in Visalia...this is a classy place and is not cheap, very nice and the food is fantastic...don't skip the bread pudding,,,,

Thank Pam A
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

We had dinner for 4 at Tommy's in Visalia last night. Our daughter and her boyfriend who live in Visalia recommended Tommys to us. Our evening got off to a rough start from the beginning. My wife had to ask for a new drink because of how bad it was. The men at the table ordered steaks, which were highly rated by the server. When all of our meals arrived, both steaks were so over done that we asked for new ones. Our server apologized and said that he would have the chef prepare 2 new ones. In the meantime I had asked for a new drink. When it was served it was so poor that I asked for a new one. When the replacement drink arrived it was as bad as the one I had rejected. By now the server again passed by our table to inform us that our steaks would be served in 3 minutes. When 18 minutes had passed I knew that our replacement steaks were probably going to be overcooked again. Sure enough they were. By now the women had completed their meals. The steak was so peppery that it was not edible. Trying to salvage the evening, we ordered dessert, which was very good. At the end of the meal the server presented a bill for $236. He took it upon himself to add 18% gratuity, didn't deduct a $25 gift certficate that we had presented to him at the beginning of the meal, and more importantly never offered to make the meal right by deducting the bill the cost of the uneaten steak and still full drink. I have never had such a poor experience at any place in my life! If that is the best the Visalia has to offer, I feel sorry for Visalians!

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Reviewed January 2, 2012

A bit overpriced for what you get but still a very good restaurant for either lunch or dinner. Not on the level of of Vintage Press or Jack and Charlie's, but still one of the better of Visalia downtown's over 50 sit down restaurants.

Thank William M
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