We are handed menus, a one-page laminated listing that is anything but elegant. First, to give a hard sell in a high-end dining establishment is unseemly.
The timing of the food was too fast on the first visit, and too slow on the return; service was at worst amateurish, at best mediocre.
The most intriguing side seemed to be lily bulb with mountain potato, which unfortunately was translated into a dish of sugar snap peas, carrots, and onions. Chow noodles" substantiated those claims of skimpiness issued by our waiter. Other private dining areas link off to the side and outdoors like charms on a bracelet. The most astonishing part of this exchange is that it was not a matter of one obnoxious waiter. A single pea was found in the mix, which my guest quickly swiped.
Chow in SoBe's W Hotel employ a different gimmick to demean diners.
Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Our waiter strongly recommends these deals, informing us that they encompass two appetizers, two main courses, and two sides that "the chef can help select to ensure harmonious tastes, textures, and so forth.
Though the slippery noodles proved difficult to divvy up, the server placed the plate down and bolted. Maybe because the owners are embarrassed to write that double digit number next to "bowl of white rice.
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If nothing else, this starter of "Mr. Per person. Don't have an account yet? Fong, a hefty, intimidating man, would lead patrons to their table, tell them to "sit down and shut up," and then sarcastically berate them "fatso," "dummy," and "retard" were among his favorite taunts.
He then repeats the specifics of the prix-fixe offer, letting us know that we would, in no uncertain terms, save money by ordering this way three dollars, according to our calculations, but that would mean having to get two starters; we just wanted one. It's one thing for a matronly coffee shop waitress to lend caution, but this ain't no coffee shop.