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Stuartmc910 Sep 1, 2009 08:10 AM

My wife is planning to take me to the above restaurant, our first time there, for my birthday. I see in Zagat average cost is $65 PP. I don't believe any Chinese food is worth THAT much. Any input?


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    Daniel76 RE: Stuartmc910 Sep 1, 2009 09:40 AM

    looks like you answered your own question.

    1. buttertart RE: Stuartmc910 Sep 1, 2009 10:10 AM

      It certainly can be but the food there is not.

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        rothsteg RE: Stuartmc910 Sep 1, 2009 10:24 AM

        There's nothing unique about the food. It's good and well prepared, but not particularly interesting. The price comes from the location, upscale room and attentive waiter/captain service. I wouldn't go there on my own dime.

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          diprey RE: rothsteg Sep 1, 2009 06:41 PM

          I love Chinese food and I think it can be worth that much, on occasion. That would be a fair price for a banquet style offering in better Chinese restaurants, all of them well-known and praised on this board. But in that place, highly unlikely, sigh... That's IMHO. And don't get me started on the quality-of-service thingy: just try any decent Taiwanese place. Or, check out the captain at SG @39th St, an older, soft-spoken Chinese guy who saved my face too many times over the years (we'd like to have a grand party for our special guests from HK later today, that'll be 16 people, that's right, sir)

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            Stuartmc910 RE: diprey Sep 2, 2009 09:11 AM

            Thanks to all of you. We decided to go to Chin Chin.

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