TGI Fridays - Closed - CLOSED

★★★☆☆
  • 379 State Rt 17

    Wood Ridge, NJ 07075

    Map & Directions
  • 201-438-2300

About TGI Fridays - Closed

Categories
  • Restaurants
  • Traditional American Restaurants
  • Grill Restaurants
Details
  • $$
  • Carry Out
Hours
M-Su Closed
Emails
  • 1571@briad.com
Phones
  • Toll Free (800-374-3297)
Year Established
  • 1995
Keywords
  • TGI Fridays
  • Restaurant
  • Bar & Grill
  • American Restaurant
  • Take Out Restaurant
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Food

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This TGI Fridays is like any other of the locations, a model of the bar/pub food that is also available at Applebees. There's no need detailing that the service was pleasant, or that Fridays tend to have a stark, hard edged feel to the atmosphere. With a nearly empty restaurant, the pace of service was incredibly slow. I've been to the Paramus NJ location, the NYC Times Square location, and the City Line Avenue location in Philly. TGI Friday's also tend to get incredibly LOUD when they are packed, and that seems logical, except that there is usually an especially loud roar from the bar area, with all the young singles trying to shout over the blaring music. By contrast, Applebee's seems to have more families, and an older set by my observations, and there's no ear splitting din to conquer if you want to hold a conversation. So I guess it was nice to not have a crowd on this TGI Fridays visit, though then you get an echo off the hard walls that lack the adornments of local school athletic teams like Applebees. Okay. I'll stop plugging Applebees since they aren't paying me! This Fridays, like the one in Paramus (or is it technically Hackensack?) and in Philly have that expanded atrium section with the glass walls that may be fine in warm weather, but it's cold as an igloo each time we are steered there - they must know that and try to get it seated first. We asked to be relocated and got a our own personal corner of mustiness just off from the kitchen. Ah, the usual cluelessness of the franchise food service industry - it has it's own special charm. You come to expect certain level of compromise when you go to certain establishments. Just like if you drive off from a takeout window without checking your order and find that you were shorted the fries, it's more your fault then theirs if you assumed it would be the nirvana promoted by the advertising.

A family of four, with two of those four ordering kids meals, should not cost $80 bucks! But then break down the bill and see that the two sugary fruity frozen drinks were 8 and 9 dollars each, The kids meals were $6 each, but so were each of their desserts!

Considering we were just roaming around trying to decide where to eat and could have ended up at the Sonic Drive In or the average Mc Donalds or Wendys, this review is more of a cautionary tale of not keeping a level head when you just get paid. Bar/Pub food is what it is. All these joints have become more strict on the portion control front.

The potato skins had so little topping on them you could count the bacon crumbles and strands of cheese! My kids did count them and they're in kindergarten. I mentioned this stinginess to the waiter and he said something along the lines of that being standard, not "here, let me take it back and make it respectable.." so we tipped accordingly. I saw that movie with Ryan Reynolds where a customer was taught a lesson about returning things, so I'm more the type to not return to an establishment then make an issue of an appetizer.

If you are familiar with the ilk, you won't be disappointed nor especially thrilled by this one. Buffalo wings and mozzarella sticks, and the fudge sauced brownie with the dollop of ice cream. I gave it a satisfactory because it is par for the course.

3
★★★☆☆

This TGI Fridays is like any other of the locations, a model of the bar/pub food that is also available at Applebees. There's no need detailing that the service was pleasant, or that Fridays tend to have a stark, hard edged feel to the atmosphere. With a nearly empty restaurant, the pace of service was incredibly slow. I've been to the Paramus NJ location, the NYC Times Square location, and the City Line Avenue location in Philly. TGI Friday's also tend to get incredibly LOUD when they are packed, and that seems logical, except that there is usually an especially loud roar from the bar area, with all the young singles trying to shout over the blaring music. By contrast, Applebee's seems to have more families, and an older set by my observations, and there's no ear splitting din to conquer if you want to hold a conversation. So I guess it was nice to not have a crowd on this TGI Fridays visit, though then you get an echo off the hard walls that lack the adornments of local school athletic teams like Applebees. Okay. I'll stop plugging Applebees since they aren't paying me! This Fridays, like the one in Paramus (or is it technically Hackensack?) and in Philly have that expanded atrium section with the glass walls that may be fine in warm weather, but it's cold as an igloo each time we are steered there - they must know that and try to get it seated first. We asked to be relocated and got a our own personal corner of mustiness just off from the kitchen. Ah, the usual cluelessness of the franchise food service industry - it has it's own special charm. You come to expect certain level of compromise when you go to certain establishments. Just like if you drive off from a takeout window without checking your order and find that you were shorted the fries, it's more your fault then theirs if you assumed it would be the nirvana promoted by the advertising.

A family of four, with two of those four ordering kids meals, should not cost $80 bucks! But then break down the bill and see that the two sugary fruity frozen drinks were 8 and 9 dollars each, The kids meals were $6 each, but so were each of their desserts!

Considering we were just roaming around trying to decide where to eat and could have ended up at the Sonic Drive In or the average Mc Donalds or Wendys, this review is more of a cautionary tale of not keeping a level head when you just get paid. Bar/Pub food is what it is. All these joints have become more strict on the portion control front.

The potato skins had so little topping on them you could count the bacon crumbles and strands of cheese! My kids did count them and they're in kindergarten. I mentioned this stinginess to the waiter and he said something along the lines of that being standard, not "here, let me take it back and make it respectable.." so we tipped accordingly. I saw that movie with Ryan Reynolds where a customer was taught a lesson about returning things, so I'm more the type to not return to an establishment then make an issue of an appetizer.

If you are familiar with the ilk, you won't be disappointed nor especially thrilled by this one. Buffalo wings and mozzarella sticks, and the fudge sauced brownie with the dollop of ice cream. I gave it a satisfactory because it is par for the course.

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