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wellfedred Apr 10, 2008 06:43 PM

Anyone been here? We will be staying at the Umstead and someone recommended

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    wellfedred Apr 18, 2008 07:14 PM

    Thanks guys...we ae at An and really enjoyed it. We tried the appetizer sampler...thought the sushi was wonderful, loved the cuttlefish, like the crabcakes, the spring rolls were good, and the fresh Vietnamese rolls were a bit flavorless---i've had better at smaller simpler spot. Then I tried the pork shank which was wonderful and an almond tart. Overall a great spot but service was very very slow.

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      durhamois Apr 15, 2008 05:00 PM

      Beautiful space, mediocre food.

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        RaleighHound Apr 16, 2008 06:23 AM

        I ate there last night and it was one of the best meals that I have ever had. I had the lamb and it was cooked perfectly. My wife had the grouper and it was fantastic. The last couple of times that we have been here we have been very satisfied.

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        jkw Apr 15, 2008 02:49 PM

        We had a pretty negative service experience at An when we tried it, but that was more than a year ago. Our server essentially forgot about us as she was so busy serving a group in back. The setting was beautiful but I was not as overwhelmed by the food as I'd hoped. Given the poor service and the limited number of date nights we have available we've chosen not to go again. We'd rather go to Fins for fusion and seafood.

        Personally if I were staying in the Umstead I'd probably try Heron's right there in the hotel; I've heard really good things about it.

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          gyp7318 Apr 12, 2008 01:33 AM

          I've had one absolutely spectacular meal there, one that was great, and one good. The good was when a date and I went specifically for the sushi/raw bar. We were disappointed w/the raw bar selections. I thought there would be a selection of raw oysters to chose from but didn't see ANY mention of it at all on the menu. The server didn't know anything at all about the sake selection and just seemed very inexperienced. We ended up w/a selection of rolls and nigiri and a bottle of sake. The total was over $130 not including tip. The salmon really stood out---it was really fresh and buttery. The rest were really good but we didn't leave stuffed nor all that particularly satisfied. We would have been better off just dining in the main dining area and eating from the dinner menu.

          I would still definitely recommend An but I was a bit disappointed in the sushi experience especially for the price.

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            meatn3 Apr 12, 2008 11:18 AM

            Thanks for reporting. This is the first mention of the sushi bar area I've seen. I have only eaten in the main area...

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            TheRoy Apr 11, 2008 03:19 PM

            I'd also highly recommend it. The best sushi I've had in the area. No detail overlooked.

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              leahinsc Apr 11, 2008 12:50 PM

              At least have a drink at Umstead's bar...when we were last there we sat near Michael Jordan and heard Beyonce had been there earlier in the week.

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                cackalackie Apr 11, 2008 01:46 PM

                I agree with you. It's a nice bar in such a lovely setting. (I'm still dying to know what Beyonce was doing in town, though. And right before her "wedding.")

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                  peetoteeto Apr 11, 2008 05:29 PM

                  Oh, it was just a little celebration party among friends. Good times.

              2. meatn3 Apr 10, 2008 09:37 PM

                I highly recommend it. Every detail of the experience is done to perfection. The menu is creative, intriguing & delicious. You probably should make reservations, especially if you go on the week-end. Here is one past thread I found with several comments.
                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/351593

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