Asia de Cuba
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?
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.
I haven't been there, but initial reviews in the local media have been positive:
... 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).
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.