Joe's Shanghai uptown
Had late lunch at Joe's Shanghai on sunday. Food was good, very expensive, and service non-existant. Ordered the soup dumplings - excellent, and a shrimp entree. Entree arrived while I was eating dumpling number two, and despite saying that I was not ready it stayed right on the table. Each time a waiter or busser passed they lifted the steamer lid to see if I was finished! Actually at this point I was picking away at everything, but decided that I was more comfortable taking it home. All I wanted was a leisurely lunch, read the paper, and a friendly smile. Not to be. I left a really lousy tip - if I could have found a manager I would have explained why. No they weren't full, or closing. Anyone have a better experience?
no, your experience there was pretty accurate. it's too bad you didn't find out about chowhound sooner. i posted about 6 months ago with a post entitled "do NOT go to midtown joe's shanghai". use the search engine (it's good practice) and check it out. you'll probably get a good kick out of it, though i didn't complain about the service so much as the obscene prices and not so great food.
p.s.-welcome to chowhound! :-)
oops, my bad. :-) you've been a chowhound longer than me. i apologize.
with all the press lately, there seem to be a lot of newbies and i didn't recall seeing your name before so i was just trying to extend a warm welcome.
hmmm, there's a funny taste in my mouth - what is it? - oh, that's my foot. . .