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“Delicious affortable Dishes for yourself or family”
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Pine Yard Restaurant
Cuisines: Chinese
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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Delicious affortable Dishes for yourself or family”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

There have a good price and various lunch menu, included rice, soup and tea if you eat in. Those are different then other traditional Chinese restaurant. You should give it a try if you haven't been there or even come to Evanston.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank GreenTea88
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Poor customer service.”
Reviewed June 12, 2011

After waiting 30 minutes for our entree to arrive
after our soup appetizer the food was very oily.
We sent our entree back to be re-prepared because
there was about 1/8'' of oil on the bottom of the dish.
The waitress got very quiet and summoned the manager.
The manager was surly about it and grudingly
brought it back to her brother, the cook.
This is how Chinese food is she said.
We said its never been this oily.
3 minutes later she brought
it back out with the broccoli burned and still quite oily.
Usually the food is prepared fine
but you are better off not
complaining because its a huge problem.
When we said we are regular customers
she said everyone is a regular customer.
The bottom line is they did not care enough to
treat one of their regular customers right.

Visited June 2011
1 Thank Leisuretravelor
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Haifa, Israel
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300 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“good Chinese food - very pleasant place”
Reviewed January 25, 2011

had dinner here with a group of 8 - very comfortable seating around a round table, excellent service, very good food, reasonable costs.

  • Visited January 2011
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1 Thank Edith G
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Chicago, IL
Level Contributor
81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very decent 'traditional' Chinese-American”
Reviewed November 8, 2010

Six of us who've all been to China ate there family style on Sunday night around 7:30. Service was ok, dining room about half full. Unlimited soft drink refills. The onion flat bread appetizer was outstanding. We all enjoyed our meals and it was a pleasant experience.

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1 Thank Matayman
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washington DC
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“food over service”
Reviewed July 27, 2008

This is the second version of the same restaurant - The first Pine Yard was an institution. Started in the 70s they closed doors in the late 90s only to reopen this place a few blocks down the street a few years ago. Back in the day, this place was THE place to eat - many locals and even those farther North Shore would travel the distance and wait for the food here. The cooks from the 1st are at this 2nd place and the menu has kept most of the original favorite dishes. Although the ambiance is lacking in this 2nd (the 1st was more intimate but smaller) place, the food really is great. They don't seem to be as much into service but for the value of the food - nothing is better than the Pine Yard. The freshness, the taste and the preparation of the dishes is to be commended - the fact that they do care about the delivering value in taste for the price is something that you can't miss when eating there..so those that enjoy this place most are those who truly love chinese food, if you are looking for the fine dining experience, this place is not it. Best egg drop, hot and sour soup, BEST DUMPLINGS ever, and the seafood dishes - fish and shrimp are best. Unfortunately, in recent years, the taste is not always consistent (quality of ingredients seems to be good however), but if you eat here often, you find that when they are on, there is no place that does it better.

2 Thank catecath
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