We were staying at the Palms Place, so having lunch at Simon was a no brainer. Not only was the restaurant conveniently located in the 6th floor of our building, but restaurant.com offers $25 vouchers for the restaurant (minimum purchase of $37.50). The food was good, the ambiance was relaxing (all that light from the wall to wall windows works its magic towards lunch time), and the service was top-notch.
The menu is pretty short, emphasizing sushi for lunch, but also including some salads, pizzas and sandwiches. My husband and oldest daughter, Mika, had the California rolls. Mika got the regular kind ($12) and while she liked it, she felt it had too much rice. Mike had the baked roll ($15), which came with salmon and a sauce; he was much more pleased. The sauce, in particular, added the extra yuminess the dish needed. Neither was a large portion, but they weren’t expecting them to be.
My youngest and I had the pizzas. Her Margherita ($12) was OK, though the basil could have been fresher. It tasted more like a regular cheese pizza, than a fresh and bright Margherita.
My smoked chicken pizza ($14), on the other hand, was absolutely delicious. It had a great tangy flavor from the goat cheese that contrasted nicely with the bitterness of the arugula, the smokiness of the chicken and the sweetness of the walnuts. I’d highly recommend it.
The zucchini bread served with lunch was also a winner. The regular white bread was just OK. Both were served with butter.
Simon offers a happy hour with cheap appetizers, but we didn’t take advantage of it. It would be worth trying, however.