We were seated at 7:45pm and the intolerably slow meal ended at 10:30pm. While there was plenty of seating in the dining room, we were stuck in a cramped uncomfortable corner of the restaurant. The restaurant has the ambience of a NY Chinatown establishment - open kitchen, clattering noise everywhere, waiters running here, there and everywhere, and a room full of conflicting odors. It took one half hour for our drink order to be taken, we stared at the finished appetizer plates for a half hour, and then waited a half hour for the check. Who our waiter was, could not be determined. The food was good, not spectacular, with high prices. Sometimes I wonder on wha basis the awards are given out?