Maybe my standards are too high, but I went into this experience with really low expectations. They were met. I suppose the chef actually believes he's making food that is worth the price tag they've put on their menu. First mistake they made: Charging a corkage fee when they have no alcohol in the restaurant. It's one thing, if a restaurant has wine and beer, to charge a corkage fee to offset the money that is being "lost" on a bottle brought in. But here, there was no wine or beer available, so they were essentially charging us for drinking. At such an expensive restaurant, this is simply unacceptable (and bordering on ridiculous). Our appetizers were mediocre. I had the SSAM, which was supposed to be something Vietnamese. The meat was totally unseasoned, the lettuce leaves were wilted, the kimchee (actually Korean, bad mix on their part) was so spicy that I could barly eat it, and the sauce was frankly disgusting. My husband had fried oysters. They were not bad alone, but the sauce that came with them was so spicy that he could not eat it (and we both really like spicy food). Our entrees were slightly better than poor. I had the shrimp and grits, which were acceptable (at best), and my husband had the duck. He was not told until we ordered that the duck was actually duck confit, and not duck breast as it appeared on the menu. He ordered it anyway, and it was so salty that it was practically inedible. Don't they taste this food before they send it out of the kitchen?? No dessert, thanks.