[Creamy tiramisu dessert caps the meal.]
Tempted by everything from a grilled crab cake salad to baby back ribs, spaghetti carbonara and a Reuben, I chose the chicken Marsala entree, which includes soup or salad.
Having heard raves about the baked French onion soup at Pal Joey's, I opted for the small up-charge to try a bowl. Our attentive server offered two spoons, so we both got to enjoy the well-flavored broth, blissfully not over-salted, with a decadent, melting crown of Swiss, mozzarella and Parmesan. I'm already looking forward to a bowl all my own next time.
My chicken Marsala featured succulent chicken breast accompanied by a generous quantity of wine sauce brimming with fresh mushrooms. The dish is meant to be accompanied by spaghetti Alfredo, but because of gluten sensitivity, I substituted the golden mashed potatoes. They were superb and paired beautifully with the sauce.