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lbradic Apr 6, 2007 10:46 AM

Has anyone eaten here? I am taking my east coast friend there and I would like to know what we are in for? How's Sky Bar?

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    KCRob Apr 6, 2007 01:08 PM

    I went a few weeks ago. Got there about 6:15 on a Thursday and we were the first ones in there. Lucky, cuz we didn't have reservations.

    There were 3 of us and we got 2 appetizers and 3 entrees. I think we had spare ribs and shrimp for apps and chicken, duck and salmon for the entrees. Everything was shared and it was all pretty tasty.

    Just as a warning, this place can get real expensive. I think our shrimp appetizer was almost $25. Total bill for 3 people was $220 which includes the food and one drink each. I was glad to have an expense account for that meal.

    1. silverbear Apr 6, 2007 11:06 AM

      I haven't been there, but initial reviews in the local media have been positive:

      http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2007-03-08/dining/getting-cocky/

      http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dining/a...

      ... although I think I would have walked out if faced with a wait of over an hour after making a reservation (as mentioned in the New Times review).

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        adewaal Apr 6, 2007 10:49 AM

        Are you talking about the Asia de Cuba in NYC or have they opened one where you live? Are you in Vegas? I have been to the one in NYC and thought it was great. The food was served in large portions for sharing- which was greta because we were a party of six.

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          lbradic Apr 6, 2007 10:53 AM

          they have opened one in Phoenix...and I am curious if the same level of NYC will apply!

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            adewaal Apr 6, 2007 10:58 AM

            Ahh, never been to Phoenix.
            I did enjoy our meal there although it was several years ago. I don't remember exactly what I ate, but that I enjoyed the side dishes and desserts the most. We went there at the beginning of the mojito craze and theirs are quite tasty. Have fun.

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            JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Apr 7, 2007 06:35 AM

            It's in downtown Scottsdale, at the freshly renovated Mondrian hotel (formerly the James hotel for a short while, before that it was a Holiday Inn). Judging from what I've seen driving past and looking through their website, if you wear white you'll blend in with the decor. I'm trying to figure out if I should do counterpoint and wear all black or take a hint from Kandinsky and wear really bright colors if I should ever go over there.

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