Great food and atmosphereThe food at The General is really delicious and our waiter was amazing. We will definitely go back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest ribs in the city!!The food is excellent!! I will defiantly be eating here again. They could update their Vodka selection for those of us that hate Grey Goose or Belvedere but other than that this place is a gem. Try the Duck-it was perfection. The Ribs literally melt in your mouth.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDate nightI went here on a date a few weeks ago and we loved the fun vibe and cool atmosphere. The food was delicious, the portions were great, and I could definitely see the bar space livening up after 11 or so. Will come back, for sure!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Charging station not soAwesome restaurant. Good vibe. Menu is trendy and food delicious. I had the spicy tuna roll and the mussels and both were really good. One thing I did not like was the "charging station". If you need to charge your phone it's a $3 fee. The food is expensive (ie $16 for a 5 piece spicy tuna roll) but its good so to me it's worth it. If I'm paying for an expensive meal, I don't think it's right that I have to pay to charge my phone too. Obviously this doesn't apply to everyone but just something i observed that I thought was a bit uncool.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMfood and our waiter were outstandinfood and our waiter were outstanding - thanks Dylan - very unorganized at the check-in/hostess area - seemed like way too many people working up there and no work getting done - seated in very cold area and requested table change - very accomodating and everyone very nice.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing service and food.Amazing service and food. Attentive service and management and the food was updated Asian food with a twist that totally works.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the general !! FoodLoved the general !! Food was the best amazing duck. Service was friendly and fun4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMhave the formula down to ahave the formula down to a science-it was great food ;energy and fun!!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMTHe food and the service wereTHe food and the service were excellent...Our waiter was very intentive and very helpful with the food choices...food was superb...we all loved everything we ate.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my new favorite place.This is my new favorite place. We enjoyed the peppersteak sweet buns, ruben spring rolls, chinese tacos, fried rice with chinese sausage, and of course the green tea donut. Everything was outstanding!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe GeneralThe General was a really cool spot, and delicious. In a trendy area, with trendy people around. We got a few hot/cold app's instead of going with a main course and it was amazing and very filling. The dessert was delicious too. Got to taste everything. Highly recommend4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fantastic! But hadFood was fantastic! But had to wait 45 minutes to get seated even with an 11:00 p.m. reservation! Upside is the waitress was amazing and brought the food out quickly.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy 20 year old son said everythingMy 20 year old son said everything we had was f'n good.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA good place if you're lookingA good place if you're looking for a different spin on Asian cuisine. Make a reservation.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBuzzy energetic cool placeBuzzy energetic cool place to go, good food too with tasty sharing plates. Noisy though with some tables so very close together, so probably not the best idea for a romantic date....3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about the experienceEverything about the experience was amazing. The waitress we had was outstanding and her knowledge of the menu was awesome.
The flavors of the cuisine were beyond our expecations. N.Y. has so many outstanding dining spots but this will be one I'd return to again and again.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTook 2 months to get a reservationTook 2 months to get a reservation at 8:30pm on a Friday. The cocktails were unimpressive. Had the Doc and Lady Dagger drinks - disappointed in both. The reuben spring rolls were great, the cinderella risotto was also well cooked and in an edible pumpkin, the buddhist delight veggies were very good (a little salt heavy), and we didn't do any dessert. Chicken tacos were good, but still not impressive. Overall, it gets a lot of hype. They have no reservations during desired dining hours (8-10) but when you walk in half the tables are open and it doesn't get busy until 10/11. Probably recent opening kinks to work out - but there are a lot better restaurants to eat at in NYC3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMChinese food loverthis was my 3rd time. Sunday nights seem to be the night for Chinese and not seeing the mobb scened that I can imagine goes on since they have two lounges.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and drinks andAmazing food and drinks and great live music in the downstairs lounge! Great night!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter hearing about the general,After hearing about the general, i added it to my list of "must try's". despite all the negative reviews preceding mine, i wanted to try it for myself. the actual restaurant itself has a very cool vibe and decor. the manager dave spent the entire night checking in on us and was quite pleasant. only major negative was the coat check.. which was a disaster and the girls working it were either never there or not very good at managing it.and now the food: edadame had a wasabi salt-nice touch. chicken tacos were REALLY good. short rib pork buns are NOT worth it, mediocre at best. peking duck was fabulous.. dont even get me started on the skin. fried rice was a little dry. green tea donut was.. a donut(i love donuts). choc trifle.. messy but good1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM