This gussied-up chain bustles with singles and families craving Chinese food favorites.. In Short Towering twin stallions and carved wood screens add majesty and mystery to this stylish restaurant, where well-dressed patrons sip martinis at the bar and families with children feast around large tables or in spacious booths. The menu gives Chinese classics a contemporary tweak; dishes are artfully presented, with many sauces made tableside by servers. Signature plates include diced chicken wrapped in cool lettuce leaves, orange-peel beef with chili peppers, and wok-fried scallops with lemon sauce.
Why is this place rated so high and so full of diners? - its not all that good..
I am amazed that this place is as busy as it is. The food here is really very mediocre. Service at lunch was terrible. The waiter was slow and brought our entree only moments after serving the appetizer.
There were three of us at the table and I noticed that all of our entrees had overly dark appearances which indicates an over abundance of soy sauce. The over arching taste taste was of the salt from too much soy on all three dishes.
I am just amazed that this place is busy - the food is very, very average - no better than you would get at the drive thru at Wong's Wok. Service is poor. Costs are high. Lunch, with shared appetizer, and soft drinks was $66 without tip. The dining room is also very loud.
There are several good Chinese restaurants with in a few miles of here that cost half of this price and are at least twice as good. There must be a reason the place was 2/3 full for lunch - but it is not for the food or the service. Its a write off for me.
Yes a Chain!.
I know this is a chain but now that I've moved to Milwaukee I've never seen it so packed. The waiters are amazing, and their very friendly. I've never been there when I didn't need a reservation. OH and try the 6 layer chocolate cake, I like to call it the Chocalate Wall of Death. But's it OH SO GOOD!
This chain may have some different ambience going for it, but it takes itself too seriously. After the meal, I was wondering why anyone would come to this place more than once. The bill was well more than the experience was worth to myself and my companion. The appetizers were decent, but the entrees were not very good at all. The whole place was noisy, so it was very unromantic despite the lighting to the contrary.