I apologize if this has been discussed elsewhere already, but I didn't find any recent discussions about this.
I went w/ a friend to try Gourmet Dumpling House the other night, only to find that it was very crowded, with a queue of people waiting for a table. We were pretty hungry, so we went over to Taiwan Cafe, which was only 2/3 full. At Taiwan Cafe we had a pretty good meal - I was happy with everything we ordered: mustard greens w/ fresh bean curd and edamame, beef w/ longhorn peppers, crispy tofu appetizer, and scallion pancakes. Service at Taiwan Cafe isn't fantastic, but it was fine, and it seems to be just about as good as it ever was.
So, I guess I'm wondering whether Gourmet Dumpling House is really that much better to merit a long line? I notice their menus are similar....so is GDH worth the wait?
Gourmet Dumpling House
52 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111