We were in Richmond early on Sat morning so we decided to have dim sum and I remembered this place having a discounted rate before 10:20 so off we went!
Food: ordered a variety of dishes including haw gow, bean curd roll, chinese donut wrapped in rice noodle, mushroom rice noodle, steamed BBQ pork buns, pan fried Shanghai buns, abalone/chicken/scallop bun and shrimp spring rolls. I noticed right away that the dishes were much lighter in flavor, even down to the dipping sauces and even the deep fried items were "lighter", except for the chinese donut that was drenched in oil - weird. It tasted like there wasn't any MSG used if that's even possible. Much fancier presentation of the food than what I'm used to as well.
Service: quick and efficient like any other Chinese restaurant. They did, however, forget my bean curd dish and when I asked about it, it took another 15-20 minutes before we received it which is very irritating. They rushed us out at the end as well even though we were still finishing up the bean curd.
Value: at $47 with tip, it is not cheap. Even with the 20% off, the prices are still higher here than at many other dim sum places but I guess that's what happens when you have nicely presented food and somewhat less greasy.
Ambiance: this used to be like any other restaurant but I guess they underwent some renovations and the place is beautiful, modern and clean, even down to the linens and dishes. Highly recommended if you are with people who are wary of the traditional scummy dim sum places.
Overall, I would return if I had out of town guests or with people leary of the original/hole-in-the-wall dim sum places. The food is light, very different from the traditional dim sum places, and the decor is modern. I recommend you try it as well but be wary of the prices - the discount is only applied if you come before 10:30 or 11, and even then, your wallet may still take a hit! Bon appetite!