CPK Redux

Can California Pizza Kitchen live up to its reputation? Check this article out as we visit it another time during the dinner rush.

California Pizza Kitchen, is one of our favorite restaurant, which we frequent often. We went there today around 5 p.m. and ordered our usual, the crab cakes and the Barbecue Chicken Chopped Salad.

Usually we get our food right away but today we waited for over 35 minutes. Our server apologized and said that she alerted the manager. We did not bring it to her attention but just waited patiently for our food.

The crab cakes came first and were delicious as usual. The salad came as soon as we were done with the crab cakes. The salad was fresh and tasty. The server suggested that we look at the dessert menu. We decided on the banana royal cake which we shared. It was scrumptious and we devoured it quickly.

When it was time to settle the check, the manager came over to our table and apologized in person about the wait. He said that the restaurant was slammed at 5 p.m. and our order was delayed. He comped our dessert which a nice surprise and left us with a good feeling about our visit. Will we be back? Definitely.