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Kittichai -- what a waste

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Kittichai -- what a waste

melodyt13 | Jul 17, 2005 07:22 AM

Was excited to try Kittichai last night after reading some reviews.. Bottomline: we left starving and upset that we were taken for so much $.

Liked the peaceful, serene decor, the candles floating in the pool, etc..
Restaurant was quiet on a Saturday night, tables filled with tourists taking photos.

I ordered the chilean sea bass entree and husband got the foie gras appetizer and the sirloin entree with pineapple rice as a side.. We basically needed a microscope to find the foie gras on this giant plate that was completely empty. The sirloin was a couple of tiny pieces of meat cut up in squares. My sea bass was literally served on a saucer and the fish was the size of a postage stamp. All tasted pretty good, not great.

Starving, we each ordered dessert, something we never do. My flourless chocolate cake was good but neeeded some kind of fruit or sauce or something.. it was way dry and it was about two bites worth..Husband had the banana spring rolls.. This was good too, but there were three slices of banana and one thimbleful of ice cream..

Bill was $142 plus tip..Service by the way was just indiffrent. Staff more interested in how they looked than the patrons.

I'm not looking for Olive Garden-type portions by any means, but there's a line between tasteful, appropriate portions and the type of robbery being pulled at a very mediocre Kittichai.

Highly recommend staying away.. Another example of why not to listen to NYT reviews..

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