I haven't been to No. 9 Park, so I can't comment on the portions. However, this thread raises the important question of what is the ideal portion size? I am not of the belief that bigger is better, and I don't eat out much because I hate being overfed. I like to feel satisfied, yes, but not immobilized. If you want to have several courses, each one should be moderate to small in order to survive the meal. I think many diners feel they haven't gotten their money's worth if they don't leave feeling stuffed. That said, if flavor is lacking and one is truly hungry an hour later, then that is unsatisfactory. Still, people have different appetites and a reasonable portion for one may be too small for someone else. But why do they always put everything in huge plates?? *That* bugs me!