Mrs. C and I were invited by the respected elders to catch an early Chinese New Year dinner at this place. It was nice to avoid the crowds that you usually get this time of year. This location has had a succession of Vietnamese and Chinese restaurants on the site, but for the latest incarnation the new owners spent some bucks on decorations, carpets, and some really nice chinaware. Even the bathroom was deluxe, although I expect that after a few months the place will get a little grungy.
We had the usual 8 lucky dishes, with crispy duck, Szechuan green beans, deep fried oysters, pork chops with orange sauce, to name the dishes that stood out. The other 4 dishes were rather forgettable, as was the nondescript seafood soup at the beginning and the bland winter fungus soup at the end. I will say the food was okay, but I won't be telling my future grand-kids about it :)
Service was good throughout the meal, but with only 2 servers they really had to hustle. As I have already mentioned, ambiance was much improved. When the bill came it was a pleasant surprise. It was quite cheap for what we got, and they didn't jack up the price for the holiday.
Overall an acceptable meal, but one I will soon forget. My auntie says they do great dim sum, so I may go back for that.