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Mainland review

MM | Jul 28, 2005 09:59 AM

Located on 3rd and 63rd, this new asian-inspired place is a recent addition to the area.

The decor is fun. Reminds me of a trendy place that you'd find downtown.

I started with the house salad while my companion had the sharks fin dumpling in the lobster broth. He let me have a bite beacuse I was just too curious about the shark's fin. It was very good.

For our entrees, we both went with the special of the evening: black cod with a vinigrette (I can't remember what was in the vinigrette besides a hint of ginger) over greens with a side of noodles. The fish was perfectly cooked and the vinigrette was delicious!

To drink, I had the special drink of the house, which was a cucumber-infused gin with lemongrass and sparkling sake. It was the perfect drink for such hot and humid weather - very refreshing.

A couple next to us ordered the peeking duck and they actually brought out a whole duck and sliced it at the table, which was fun to watch.

We decided not to get dessert, but were presented with a small plate of sweets on the house - a lychee gel square, a chocolate gel square, a chocolate ganache (sp?) and a sweet almond square.

Entrees hovered around $20-25, my salad was $7 and his shark's fin dumpling soup was $14. I don't know the price of the drinks.

My only minor complaint would be in the service deparment. While the server himself was very nice and pleasant, it was rather slow. Still, I think the friendliness made up for it.

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