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Five Points and Benihana


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Five Points and Benihana

FattyDumplin | | Dec 18, 2009 04:54 PM

Trying to kill two birds with one stone. I have reservations for brunch at Five Points tomorrow. The menu seems pretty diverse and a number of the items draw my attention. the eggs rancheros, roasted tomato and egg, lemon ricotta pancakes all sound great. Anyone been and have views on these or any other choices for brunch?

On a second totally unrelated item. My wife and I took my 21 month old son to Benihana last night. we went in with eyes wide open. We accepted that the food would be mediocre at best but passable (after all, its grilled meats and veggies) and thought the show would be fun for my son.

So we went and the entire experience sucked. My chef seemed like he'd rather be anywhere but the table and did nary a trick the entire meal. The chicken and steak were all way overcooked and unseasoned. The "vaunted" chicken fried rice pales in comparison to many others you can find in the city (Saigon 48's vietnamese fried rice, men kui tei's fried rice, etc.). The soup was a salty flavorless broth. I'm not a food snob who looks down on fast food or chain food. But this was really bad. For anyone even thinking about going, don't.