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New Green GO!/Time Limit in Chinatown Spots ?

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New Green GO!/Time Limit in Chinatown Spots ?

Terence | Aug 12, 2002 10:30 AM

Hello Board,

5 friends of mine and I went to New Green Bo on Saturday night. We were all assembled by about 6:15 at a table that was the right size for us -- ie. we. were at a table for 6, not at one for 12 or 14...

The waiter gave us about 40 minutes to order appetizers and entrees, eat everything and then dropped off the check and asked us to leave. He explained brusquely that there was a line of people waiting and they needed the spot.

Well, try to get 6 New Yorkers to split up a check right away... As it happened, we were done eating and had somewhere to be but it seemed a little brisk on his part.

Some people would have called it rude, I think. But I'm not one of those folks who goes around with a chip on their shoulder...

It took us a couple minute to do the division and everyone produced 20 dollar bills, so it took a little time for us to get change.

All the while he was irritably hovering, explaining over and over again that they needed us to leave NOW. And that there was a LINE in the STREET.

So, I was wondering if perhaps there is some unwritten rule were diners are expected to eating fast and not linger for a moment and then sprint out of the place?

By the way, mock duck was great as was stuffed bean curd skin & puff with Minced Pork with Bean Noodle Casserole.

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