I had lunch there just today (10-9-12) which is the first time in about two years. The decor is still very nice, the service is much improved, the prices are very reasonable but then there's the food.. It's not Mandarin it's Cantonese and not that great either. I had the lunch combo of pork, fried rice and chow mien. The pork was breaded and slathered with a heavy sauce, the fried rice was only rice without the usual compliments like meat and veggies but both were pretty good even so. The chow mien was just ok because the chopped celery dominated the dish which should have been more skillfully spiced. Mandarin cuisine? Peking Duck, hot and sour soup, stir fry, steam dumplings, and it uses more noodles (wheat) than rice. OBTW, putting the check down just after serving the meal is rude.
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