I have never been to a Black Angus, and you are the first person I've ever known to recommend it. I'll have to give it a try.but I really like Black Angus, damnit! Their giant steaks and delicious mashed potatoes are awesome. I always come out of there cross-eyed and satisfied.
Trudys is legit!In Austin Texas, I recommend Trudy's for Tex-Mex. Be sure to get the Queso, and their Mexican Margaritas are fantastic.
Morimotos is fantastic. Expensive, but fantastic.Back in Seattle it was Ruths Chris and Mortons, great food and awesome happy hours.
Now in Philly we have been going to Morimotos (of Iron Chef fame), Sole Food at Loew Hotel (mainly for happy hour, service is usually bad, but worth it for cheap food), Mortons again, Mccormick and Schmicks and Del Friscos.
Still trying to find out more places to go.