Cary >Food & Dining > An Restaurant
2800 Renaissance Park Pl, Cary, NC | Directions 2751335.828607 -78.772632
An Restaurant – Never, Never Again !!!!
An' has been our favorite restaurant since the day it opened. We are done with it and so are our friends that went weekly. The new menu is awful more Southern than Asian. We went for our 25th Anniversary dinner the menu has changed the prices are out of control to have an enjoyable evening for two.
I fell they need to fire their new chef, go back to the orignal menu and for sure lower the new prices.
Awful. One star is way to much with the new changes five star was before until the changes. Get a loan before you go there or make a better choice for somewhere else. Big bucks wasted, not to mention we left hungry. Menu stated on my husbands entree served on a bed of rice one tablespoon maybe and mine served on a bed of sweet potatoes also maybe a tablespoon. No soup or salad for those prices included We did have good service
. Bye Bye An'
I used to recomend this place all of the time but no longer – This was always one of my favorite resturants in the RTP area but the staff and menu and price changes have removed it from my list for anything but lunch - maybe...and plan on $25+ per person for lunch...
The menu used to change regularily... now they stay stale and prices have gone up...portions have gone down to the point antrees are appitizers....
Food and atmosphere are still awesome but now just way over priced and selections way too low... Plan on $200+ for a dinner for two if you have any wine....out a decent glass of wine on the menu for under $10 and glass and give someone more than 6 oz of food for less than $30...
If you want a nice meal go to Herons if you want good asian fusion go to Thai Noodles on corner of Davis and Morrisville carpenter... I can not think of a reason to go back to An now after 10+ years of being a regular customer....
Very Nice Restaurant – I'm surprised to see all of the negative reviews of An. I've been there several times for sushi and I thought it was delicious. The atmosphere and service at An were also top notch. I've never had a long wait there, but my husband and I tend to dine later than most. If you want to ensure that you don't wait, make a reservation! :-)
Will NEVER go back again! – This is a pricey restaurant trying to market itself as a fine/divine dining place. Well, there was nothing fine about my experience with An. Our waiting time was close to 2 hours (!) and still the food was served undercooked and tough. I didn't even try to order dessert as I was afraid I would never get out of the restaurant if that took another 2 hours to come out... The wait staff could care less about us nor to refill our drinks.
Plenty more places in Cary to go.
Never comming back - rip off! – Never coming back! Lunch for 2 with a pricy special starter! = $62 + tip! Btw,: The price of the special appetizer was not mentioned at all!. Never order special there. It's a rip off!
Small advice: Stick with the menu where the prices are written down!
Portions looks like samples. I had to finish my self at home.
This was my first and therefore last time there.
Diners Beware-Food Poisoning – An used to be my favorite restaurant until Saturday before last when my daughter and I both suffered from food poisoning from the tuna appetizer and diver scallops. The doctor said it was not a virus because of blood traces. I called the restaurant and they basically said that they had contacted the suppliers for recalls. I said that I wanted my money back for our dinners (we were sick for a week) in a gift card or refund or I would never dine there again. The manager said he would have to get back to me on that 5 days ago. I have a problem with not accepting any responsibly on the restaurants part. DINERS BEWARE just because they are a 5 star restaurant means nothing if food is not handled properly.
Lower your expectations – The food was okay, but just barely. The appetizers were good, with fresh, cold, tasty tuna, very tender yellowtail, and nicely textured pot stickers (though nothing special in the flavors of the pot stickers or sauce). I ordered the curried lamb chops, recommended at medium rare, which would have suited me fine. What I got was medium well, hardly any pink in it, dry and tough at the edges. This, to me, is completely unacceptable in a restaurant that attempts to portray itself (and charge prices) as a premium dining location. The noodles and vegetables contained an uninspired mix of carrots, celery, bean sprouts, and green onions. I did like the way they handled the curry, though - nice mix of flavors, not too hot. My wife's scallop dish was good, but as she said, it was nothing special. Wines by the glass were limited, but the ones we had were adequate. We could only get low-sodium soy sauce - I dislike the flavor of low-sodium soy sauce, but I had no choice (and I didn't use it). The sushi menu looked decent, again nothing special, and we only had the appetizers to judge by. It didn't look good enough to bring me back, especially not at $125 for the experience for two. There are many better Triangle restaurants for that money or less.
The dinner seemed rushed, although we ordered a couple of appetizers and wine. When someone came to refill my water, they splashed water all over the table, then turned around and left without a comment. The waiter was attentive until we left the credit card on the table, then it took a while for him to notice us. In general, the wait staff seemed reasonably competent, but did not pay attention to the little details that make fine dining a pleasure.
Just a personal beef: If this place is going to portray itself as a prime dining destination, it has to improve the dress of its customers. Athletic shirts, gym shorts, flip flops-- there's no point getting dressed up for a special occasion here. But that's Cary for you.
I was highly disappointed and will not go to An again. I was told it had good Asia/Fusion food, but in my experience it was just overpriced, Americanised Asian food, and mediocre at best. I'd rather go to the Vietnamese restaurant (can't remember the name -- Empire?) near the corner of New Hope and Capital Blvd. -- completely unpretentious, even slightly seedy, but with much better, more authentic Vietnamese food, and a friendly family atmosphere. Take a big party and enjoy! Just don't bother with An.
Exaggerated – After reading the City Search reviews and the online restaurant menu we went to An’s with great expectations. I guess, we ignored the ‘bad’ reviews, hoping our experience would be different and I regretfully admit that we were wrong!
The word for the service we received is ‘Aloof’. Our server was inattentive and not at all helpful assisting with the menu. Pretty much we were told to read the description of the ingredients from the menu list ourselves as apparently the wait staff is not familiar with the food they serve.
The food was uninspiring. There was nothing special about it. The Fish Taco we ordered came wrapped in a flour tortilla, so it was more of a clunky, bland Fish Burrito, not the crispy taco filled with flavorful bites we were expecting. Yes, the ingredients were fresh, although NOT organic, and the presentation nice. The taste was mediocre and it did not deliver. I do not mind paying more for small portions that burst with flavor, but this was not the case. You can get a better deal and superior taste for comparable food items at Sushi-Thai or the Red-Bowl Asian Bistro in Cary.
Benefit of Doubt No Longer – I am so tired of expecting more and getting less at an. Every time has been a disappointment. I am not even that much of a snob. 3 of 5 times the service has been ridiculously slow with some very bad serving habits thrown in (touching the lips of water glasses, missing flatware and more missing flatware). Two times the service was rushed but acceptable. The food, besides the Kobe beef, was unremarkable. Beautiful, yes, but definitely not worth the prices. Oh, the prices....enough said. Plenty more choices in the Triangle.
Wonderful date place - quiet and beautiful – My husband and I decided to have Valentine's Day lunch without the kids. We got a sitter and enjoyed a 2 hour long no hurried meal. It was very good. The portions are healthy - meaning they are not HUGE. With appetizers, an entree and dessert we were comfortably full. I had two sushi rolls and they were the smallest I have ever seen. However, the quality was excellent, the presentation was artful and most importantly the taste was fabulous. I was served REAL crab in by crab cake roll not the KRAB STIX. My husbands noodle dish was superb. We got a dessert each which was good because they too were small. However, the chocolate volcano was out of this world and the sorbet sampler was fabulous. If you want to eat like the normal average American pig you will never like this place. But if you want to eat healthy portions of high quality food, you are home. This is not someplace I would come often but will reserve it for nice quiet dates. I saw nary a child.
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