The restaurant is NOT open for lunch! I showed up last week looking to eat lunch and saw noone in the building. So I went back later that night with friends. I must say the food was delightful. I spoke with a young woman named Marian who said she was the sous chef and a bartender named Madelyn. Madelyn (sp?) seemed very happy to be there, with a great smile and a truly wonderful attitude. Chef Marian was happy and talkative and welcoming. She had a great deal of knowledge of her craft. We talked food for some time. She and the other chef, whom I only got to meet briefly touched every table in the small restaurant between popping into the kitchen to cook and deliver meals to the people waiting. It was a true pleasure to speak with Marian and Maadelyn. On the other hand, it was not a true pleasure to speak with the general manager, Hong (I think) who seemed to want to have nothing to do with his guests. After both the lovely bartender and the chef asked him to come over to me to speak to me, he finally did come from the table in the corner where he was holding court. He smiled at me and looked through me almost, as if I wasn't there. When I asked him questions, he never answered anything directly, rather he danced around the subject and offered to buy me a drink. The place will never make money in this way. When I mentioned to him that the website said they were open for lunch, but they weren't he just smiled, never answered me directly. I asked when they would be open for lunches and he said December 1st. I also asked about Sunday hours and he told me that there would be a Sunday brunch in December. So, out of curiousity, I went back on Saturday, December 1 and low and behold, noone was there... I live accross the street, so it takes no effort to walk over. I returned about 1130 on Sunday and again, noone was there... No brunch? So, I suggest you avoid dealing with Hong alltogether and ask specifically to speak to one of the Chefs. Outside of the manager, it was a very good experience. I will go back if Marian or Madelyn are there, for sure.
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