I've always had good experiences with Lenny's. :shrug: Clarke's Landing is a couple miles from Chain Alley, and they're excellent.I hope you're not talking about Lenny's, we wrote them off after being disappointed 4 times in a row, a shame because it was the wifes and mine restaurant.
I'm surprised at Blazin's criticism of Ruddy Duck because I've never had even a so-so meal there - it's always been very good. When he says the beer was "actually OK", that tells me he and I might have a different idea of what "good" is. Chain restaurants that pull food out of a bag and heat it up are not my idea of "good".
However Tides is not a chain and if you want an overcooked steak or burger, they're the master. I think of them as KwilliaVille.