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Forbidden City Bistro in Middletown, CT

Dan06492 May 10, 2008 12:56 PM

Has anyone been there? Is it a good place for a date? What is the dress code? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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    sallyct RE: Dan06492 May 10, 2008 04:37 PM

    Dan, I am interested in hearing about it too. I have asked at work and was told it was very upscale. Apparently known for their martini menu, and most specifically their pomegranate martini. Food is supposed to be very good and not at all like the greasy take out on every corner of downtown Middletown.

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      jakeith RE: Dan06492 May 11, 2008 06:17 AM


      As a resident of Middletown, I can speak to most of the Middletown restaurants. Forbidden City is a great addition to our city filling the upscale Asian void in the city. As for a date, I would say yes although on the weekends it can get busy and somewhat loud. The dress code is the same as most restaurants, as dressy as you want, but a nice pair of jeans and a button down will also do. The food is very inventive and modern, check their website.

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        Dan06492 RE: jakeith May 11, 2008 01:25 PM

        Okay, I think that pretty much sums it up. Thanks

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        mtown RE: Dan06492 May 11, 2008 06:55 AM

        The food is original, but I didn't think it was great, especially for the price. As for the dress code, you can pretty much wear whatever you want.

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          sallyct RE: mtown May 11, 2008 07:25 AM

          I am a fairly new resident of Middletown, and have yet to find a great Chinese restaurant here or in Cromwell. Do you have any recs?

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            BiscuitBoy RE: sallyct May 13, 2008 12:52 PM

            For takeout, I like Hu Pao (probably spelling it wrong) near NAPA on 17. Just typical stuff, not greasy. For a nicer, place, CharKoon in S Glastonbury. A few traditional (American) Chinese dishes, and some other Asian alternatives. Great service, fresh food.

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