by David T. on
I read somewhere that a prix fixe is a value meal in a rented tux. Nonetheless, I love a prix fixe lunch. It curbs indecisiveness and offers an easy way to know exactly how much you will spend without the need to calculate (who really likes math anyways!?!?! hehe). My friend wanted to come here during one of our quarterly shopping trips to NYC and when I saw they had a prix fixe I was on board. I started with the Peking duck spring rolls which were not even remotely reminiscent of Peking duck but were pretty tasty all the same. The Shanghai scallion beef left a little to be desired but was edible although not too different from many take-out Chinese dishes in terms of the taste. The Zen parfait was phenomenal though; I definitely would get it again and this is coming from a guy who is serious about his desserts! My friend decided to forgo the prix fixe and got the Kobe burger instead. Truthfully I was more delighted by his entree than my own as the burger was delicious; luckily we always share! HAHA. I would rate this as 3.5 stars based on the food but our waitress was great and the place has a cool atmosphere (we were seated right next to the koi pond which was full of beautiful, and HUGE, koi). The bathrooms were especially nice (I always take bathrooms into a consideration when rating a nice restaurant) and even had cool (non functioning) pachinko machines mounted to the walls (see pic). Thus, an extra 1/2 star for great service and unique facilities.
by Elizabeth G. on
I Love this place! I had a total of 12 classy ladies (age range 22-40) meet up here for my sisters Dirty 30's b-day party and we has a fabulous time! We got the VIP treatment from the very start of engagement. Chelsea, the young women in charge of event planning, was awesome to work with. The staff was very accommodating to our group. We started off with only six girls and by Saturday night had 12 show-up. The music fit everyone's taste. In fact, the 3 youngest in the group (21-23) said they loved the music and respectful atmosphere.
by Devin Campos on
I've heard about this great little place in my neighborhood, called Top Floor. Never been, but finally dinner with friends called for something new. You see, there IS a reason that once I find a good restaurant, I go back....and this sure will NOT be one of those! And it probably should be called Basement! Where do I start....dirty silverware. Service....what service. Ordered a cheese appetizer and it came...a few pieces of cheese and nothing with it. My friend ordered an entree (forget the name) and it came, but in a really, really small dish. Turns out, it was the WRONG dish. So the attempted to correct it....with grilled salmon, just raw in the middle. They were nice enough not to charge for the bad salmon dish, but still charged us for the WRONG dish. No apologies offered...no management visit to try and make it right....Bad move. Both my friend and I are on the board for the neighborhood association and you can bet we won't be sending anyone here. And it's sad...the hangar steak was really good...but not worth the lack of service.