Some Chowhounds, including me, have made comments in the recent past about inconsistency problems at R.P. But my last two visits have yielded wonderful meals, and tonight's might have been the best ever. Just had the old standbys, but all were utterly fresh and beautifully executed. The chaufa tonight was especially outstanding.
And just because it hides behind more fascinating-sounding appetizers, do ask about the daily soup. Tonight's was a chicken soup that was studded with green onion, whole cloves of garlic, noodles, and tons of herbs -- utterly delicious, and a virtual tankard for $3.