i was there with my boyfriend tonight around 11pm after a movie date. i was here about two years ago and remembered having a pretty goood time there.
tonight, we had a very attentive server who, considered how late it was when we arrived, was so helpful and kind.
but the food, o boy ..the food. it was just plain awful!
we both had the $25 pre fix menu. i had the panfrid soft shell crab on a bed of sesame slaw and a seafood risotto. bf had a duck confit for appetizer and rack of lamb for main. we were truely disappointe with all the dishes..no wonder it was at $25!
my crab was greasy and cold by the time it arrived. bf's duck confit tasted like plastic and it was served on a ...Chinese PANCAKE that you can purchase frozen from china town...WHAT ?! we were both so baffled. this is simply asian fusion gone ARRAY!
my rissoto was fragrant..but it was so oily ( it was oozing out oil and it was COLD !) and the puny lobster and prawn sat like corpse on top of the risotto. it was REALLY BAD. both bf and i agrreed that we have never had such bad food in king st w...
the only amendable points were...
1. we complained (nicely) to the manager, and she was so kind (Devina was her name) and promised to improve the food.
2. we ended up getting the bottle of muscadet for free. and it was a fun bottle of wine.
3. the bread was pretty ok.
i am really sad the food quality of freds not here had sunken so low.
does anyone have a better restaurant suggest around the same area (near paramount) that has similar price range but MUCH better quality of food ?
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