I feel bad for Simply Delicious/SD Galleria. I came here a ton when they were known as Simply Delcious, in its pre-Galleria days, mostly because it was one of the few sit-down cheap places in the neighbourhood and didn't require lining up. They didn't get much business then, and with this new look, I can't imagine they will last very long.
I found the quality of the food to be the same as before, solid, but nothing remotely amazing. Decent value, not dirt cheap, but definitely affordable. The service has definitely improved, but I don't approve of the new dress code for waitresses - shirt skirts, low cut tops...it seems a little sleazy of the management to me. The decor is perhaps the biggest difference, an assortment of comic book covers, records, and a faux Mona Lisa...there's quite a bit to look at now! It's kinda tacky, not gonna lie...but I don't mind tacky that much, so it's not necessarily a bad thing to me.
I've been here twice since it became SD Galleria, once with a group of 4, and then with a group of 6. The first time, they place was not super busy, but they definitely had customers, and I didn't feel bothered or distracted from my meal. The second time however, half of the place was filled with high school kids and young college kids who had just turned legal - there was about 40 of them....not eating, but talking loudly, dancing to the bad DJ, and smoking on the patio outside. This was irritating; the last thing I want during my meal is to be distracted by skanky teenagers and second hand smoke. My group almost left, but because the waitress was friendly when we came in, we decided to eat as quickly as possible, and finish off the evening at the Mcdonald's down the street.
I understand that 40 teenagers would seem like good business to management, but the fact that the bulk of them were standing around and not ordering food doesn't seem to balance out this equation, and it only serves to bother other customers more. I would have been back to SD Galleria for the cheap solid food since that last visit in February, but I haven't for fear that there may be another noisy group of 40 there disturbing my meal.