Pacific Moon... good and bad news
Pacific Moon Cafe is unfortunately gone. I went with some of my friends to get Dim Sum, and it was closed. I don't think I've ever been so sad. The good news is that the head chef is opening up a restaurant "on the levee," which as an out-of-stater, I have no idea where it is, or if it will serve dim sum, but at least we won't lose good Chinese!
In the Cincinnati Enquirer Fri. 9-22-06:
Pacific Moon on the Levee opens today. The new restaurant in Newport from Alex Chin and Barbara Chin, formerly in Montgomery, serves Chinese food at dinner, lunch and late night, plus offer dim sum on weekends. It's in the upstairs location at Newport on the Levee that originally housed Bamboo Club.
Late night dining will feature sushi and small plates, with live music or DJs until 2 a.m. Traditional dim sum will not be offered for the first few months, but some dim sum items are on the regular menu.
Pacific Moon opens to the public at 4 p.m. today. Hours are 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m. daily, with the full dinner menu served until 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, after which the late night menu will be served until 2 a.m. 859-261-6666.
China Gourmet is still there, still excellent. This is a delicate point to make, but the clientele lately seems old and frankly, if they don't do something to update the place, I fear it won't be around long. Bangkok Bistro, which is pretty good, is just down the road. PF Chang is also nearby, and it's always crowded.
Grand Oriental is also still there on Fields-Ertel. I ate there a few weeks ago. The place was packed, but I was a little disappointed in the variety.
I'm assuming that you're talking about the restaurant in Montgomery (Cincinnati)? That's too bad. I used to live very close to there several years ago and always liked it. We would do the dim sum quite often.
How's the food at China Gourmet in Hyde Park these days? I know that many people (myself included) considered that among the best Chinese in the city back in those days.
There also used to be a Chinese restaurant up near the King's auto mall that would do dim sum with the carts. Grand Oriental I believe. Do you know if that's still around?