Ugh. Yeah, while at a business meeting in Fort Collins, the team decided to go to Bennigan's. What was it like? Like every other Bennigan's in the chain.
The highlight? The coke. Man, they pour a good coke... a perfect blend of fizzy water and cola syrup. Mmm.
Yeah, that was the highlight.
The Reuben sandwich wasn't bad, but it was bereft of flavor: so lean that it just tasted like red-colored cardboard, which is expected, considering the sauerkraut tasted like... well... nothing. I mean, sauerkraut should taste like sauerstoff - vinegar. It was limp, pale and flavorless. The thousand island dressing and swiss cheese were fine, and at least the sandwich wasn't dripping in butter from the quick grilling, but this sandwich was an insult to the Irish and New York Deli Denizens alike.
The crock of "baked potato soup" was just too much. I asked for a cup to replace my fries, and what I got was a big-ass bowl (because they ran out of cups). The soup was just OK - and nothing special. When it's done well, it is a beautiful balance of potato, green onion, cheese and bacon. Done like this, it tastes like you blended some pre-frozen potato skins with heavy cream.
It's absolutely no worse than any other Bennigans, and the food came in 14 minutes (known only because of the tableside timer), which is a plus... but I just can't recommend it.