It was exactly a year ago that I ate at this Dayali Richmond Hill outpost. Apart from the exceptional Peking Duck, the rest of the meal consisted of poorly executed food were either bland, over-spiced, overcooked, over-starched and over-priced! IMO, food quality was utterly forgettable. To make matter worse, service by a few grouchy staff were totally unprofessional and inattentive. Barring some special circumstances, I vouched never to return.
Tonight, with a member of our party of eight being a VIP member and the possession of a complimentary coupon for a free Peking Duck two ways, I was invited along to this ' potentially disastrous place ' again.
To my huge surprise, tonight's ' Night & Day Difference ' dining experience was a complete reversal from that of my last visit. Not only was the cooking standard high and the dishes deliciously and well prepared, service by our lady server was extremely friendly, helpful and attentive.
However, to really topped things off and made this visit really unforgettable was the unbelievable honesty and caring attitude exhibited by our lady server!
With no overcoat on and bone-chilling freezing outdoor weather, she braved the element to chase after us in the parking lot just to hand us back $38 for the ' free complimentary ' duck that she mistakenly overcharged us and we totally overlooked. BRAVO!! What a nice unexpected honest gesture! Any person could have easily pocketed that extra money!
After tonight, I shall return!!