My husband and I had dinner at Orchid with our 2 yr old this evening. We were graciously welcomed into a clean comfortable dining room with pleasant music and waited on like King, Queen and Prince! My husband and I shared delicious green tea and Nigori sake while our son drank water brought in a special cup by the waiter. We then proceeded to share a delectable meal together from the "buffet" menu = 24.95 each for my husband and I (our son was free bc under 3yrs). I write "buffet" bc as others have noted the menu is really "all you can eat" brought to your table as opposed to true "buffet". We were given a button to push whenever we needed service and our table was stocked with paper menus and pencil to order at want. Our dinner: miso soup (which my son drank straight from the bowl and could not get enough so we ordered more for him!), seaweed salad (straightforward and fresh), pork dumplings with sweet/sour sauce (big hit), chicken udon (not greasy but full of flavor), and sushi. The sushi was fresh and delicious! My husband and I are sushi fanatics but it was our son's first sushi experience; and we all loved it! We had the dragon roll, tuna roll, rainbow roll, spicy girl roll, spicy tuna roll, and a crab/avocado roll with masago. Everything was made perfectly! Our waiter explained that their concept is to mimic Chinatown (such as in NYC or SanFran) where small portions of multiple entrees are brought out in succession - which I liken to tapas -Asian style. Although it is better than tapas or Chinatown bc you only pay one price no matter how much you order! If you want to only order a few apps/rolls/entrees then you can pick and choose from an individually priced menu. So really there is an option for every budget. We will be frequenting this restaurant and wish it all the success it deserves!
4325 Glenwood Ave Ste 5000Raleigh, NC 27612
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I was introduced to the Angus Barn by friends (John & Shirley) whilst on holiday. Before writing this review I have read through some of the reviews listed below and first off I could not recommend the Chop House as one reviewer suggested as just by chance the day before we were due to go to the AB and staying at the nearby Marriott I called into the Chop House and asked to view the menu. They basically looked at me as if I should not be there !!!! So much for warm and welcoming. Moving on. At the Angus Barn the maitre'd was friendly and welcoming later in the evening he gave us a guided tour of the restuarant, kitchen, wine cellar and function rooms. The service was quite acceptable and as visitors the waitress took time to explain items on the menu and how the food was to be cooked. For those who claim bad food why didn't you complain ? We were asked on two seperate occasions if everything was alright. We had no cause for complaint our steaks were excellent and cooked as requested. The appetiser of beef ribs was such that I could quite happily eaten more as a main. The evening at the Angus Barn, which we shared with our friends was truely wonderful. Give it a try.
I had the recent pleasure of finding a little known place called "The Point" If you dont know exactly where it is, you may drive right by it! (I have 100 times! the regulars know where it is though!) Its at 5 Points, next to Rialto Theater, & we all know where that is. I happen to go to Rialto on a date & was quite pleased to discover this cozy, comfortable, laidback & DELICIOUS restaurant! I was so impressed that I asked to meet the Chef. Although Chef Alan Phillips hasent been at "The Point" for quite a long time, you can tell by his cuisine...he's been there long enough to prove he's not an amatuer & takes pride in what he does! Chef takes his menu quite serious & you can taste it in all he offers on his menu! From his daily specials (which are out of this world) to pizza(I noticed the pizzas are cooked in a wood fire brick oven, cozy!) pastas, seafood & prime rib on Friday! There is something for everyone on this menu! This place is so affordable & fun to be at, its no wonder its always so busy! I notice they dont take reservations right now, but my bet is; with Chef Alan Phillips being there..they soon will!