We would like to like this place. It is in our neighborhood - the food is okay - not great but okay. We had the soup dumplings which were great, served blisteringly hot. Things are fairly bland and glutenous, especially for those accustomed to Cantonese or Szechuan dishes. The place is great looking, tables are nicely spaced, and they have furnished it with antiques that make you feel like you are in 1930's China. Worst aspect is the paint smell, which permeates the whole place. This was our second trip, several months after we had noticed the smell the first time. The first time, I figured it was because the place is new, but now it should have dissipated. What's up with that - it kind of ruins the whole ambience.