The food, of course, is delicious (each dish is a work of art), but you pay for the outstanding service, which allows you to enjoy a leisurely meal in an elegant setting with a highly professional wait staff that anticipates your every need. Getting up to use the restroom? No problem, someone will pull your chair out and escort you there. Have a food allergy? The chefs will customize each dish to accommodate your dietary restrictions. Drop your napkin? A fresh one will appear within seconds. Celebrating your birthday? You will be showered with extra attention, including a birthday card signed by the entire restaurant staff, a special dessert, and a personalized souvenir menu to take home with you.
I recently dined there for the first time (and the last, at least until I can replenish my savings account). Unfortunately, I forgot my camera, but the pictures below taken with my cell phone will give you an idea of their unique dishes. I've also included a copy of the vegetarian tasting menu for the day I was there, which describes each dish pictured beneath it (minus the cheese selection).
|Chilled sorrell soup|
|Vidalia onion gratin|
|Yukon gold potato and English pea empanada|
|Carrot and ginger crepe souffle|
|"Chicken spice" braised tenderheart cabbage|
|CityZen floating island|
TIP: If you plan on celebrating a special occasion at CityZen, call the restaurant in advance and let them know so that they can help make the evening extra special for the guest of honor.
UPDATE: Sadly, CityZen closed in December 2014.