Raleigh >Five Star Restaurant
i had heard this place was awesome,
but i must have heard wrong. the food tasted
weird and salty. the staff was very snobby
as well. not a very welcoming place.
privately owned resturants have character....
i was very surprised by the review i just read. i had just went to five star last thursday for the first time and really enjoyed my time there. the atmosphere was comfortable and our server was very polite , funny and genuine. she seemed to make good connections with most of all her tables.
im not to sure what the person before me was talking about. seemed that this resturant has changed some but i did not see anything wrong with that. most resturants ive been to with a large party automatically adds gratuity to a table with 5 or more in their party. usually it states in the menu. i guess that might go over looked if you dont take a moment to read. i highly reccomend this resturant unless you want the run of the mill pork fried rice... if thats the case then yes you should go to P.F changs...
Avoid this restaurant as it has changed. Guys, I was blown away by the last review and how poorly 5 star was rated until I went there with friends tonight. Not only had they completely revamped the menu, but they had hiked the prices, cut the portions in half, and the server we had was horrible. Because we had six people in our party, we had an automatic 20% tip. She must have realized this as she came out to take our order, bring our food, and give us our bill. She never came in between. We all ran out of drinks and not once did she come by. There were only four tables in the house with people at them, and two were served by someone else. It was a hard pill to swallow since this had once been a favorite place to dine on our menu. Needless to say, there were six of us, and she would not divide the bill ( restaurant policy ) and then had the audacity to tell us no one else had ever said anything about that. I don't know about you, but I just don't carry a lot of cash in that part of the neighborhood of downtown Raleigh. What a disappointment this place is. I wouldn't waste my time. Ownership is obviously out of touch with what once brought people to this establishment. We should have known when there were only 14 people dining, including us, that we would be disappointed. Don't make the same mistake we did. Stay away and go for a more consistent Chinese restaurant such as P.F. Changs, where you know the service and food will be good. Man, I am so bummed! :O(
Average Take-Out Style Chinese Food. In a very ratty area of Raleigh (though, you wouldn't know it from the snobby demeanor) sits Five Star. The food: slightly better than your average Chinese food. The service: so snobby, you'd think you were in New York (you're not). The value: you're looking down the barrel of a $30 tab for $10 worth of food. If you're looking to receive poor service, buffet quality Chinese food, and pompous servers decked out in the hippest outfits Target has to offer - your first stop: Five Star.
AWESOME!. I lived in Raleigh for over 10 years and Five Star has been my favorite restaurant for the past 5. I still drive 2 hours from the coast just to eat there. The portions are huge for the money and they are oh so tasty. My favorites are the pot stickers, the won ton soup and the Five Star General's chicken. In other reviews, I keep seeing names( i.e. Kung Pau, etc. do not exist on the menu at Five Star) for entrees that you would see at a typical Chinese restaurant where every menu is the same. If that is what you are expecting, then Five Star is not for you. You cannot compare Five Star to other Chinese menus. I've had most everything on the menu and it is all fabulous. The staff, atmosphere, service and quality are all A+.
GREAT Chinese. I stepped through the door and I felt like I was in Sex in the City. The food was awesome, and the drinks were pretty good. The ambiance was also great. Nice little place. I will definitely be back.
Good Stuff. I went here for a date and it was really good. The food was great, shrimp appetizer was great, service was good. Great experience
Friday nights. Great parties on Friday nights even with a $5 cover - good music, great drinks, and a very nice-looking crowd.
Trendy Place, Trendy Food. My review was too old to trust... has been deleted & set to an average score.
Check it out!. Five Star has the best General Tso's chicken in town! The BBQ Pork is good too. The staff and management are always friendly. Mitch the bartender is AWESOME! If you're looking for a not-so-ordinary place to take that special someone for drinks and/or dinner, give Five Star a try... especially through the week when they are typically not as busy as the weekend.
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