Best Chinese Restaurant - 2000
R & G Lounge
The only time we ever dreamed about food was when we dreamt we were eating the crunchy prawns with candied walnuts and mayonnaise from the R & G Lounge. The food's terrific here, especially the stuff from the fish tanks that are the venue's dominant motif: roasted crab, batter-fried prawns, spot shrimp cooked two ways, whole steamed fish redolent of garlic and ginger. There are other, earthier delights as well: brisket with turnips, impeccably prepared fowl, exotic greens and vegetables of all sorts -- ask your server what she recommends that day and you'll have yourself a memorable meal. There are two venues, the lively, casual downstairs room and the quieter, more refined upstairs nook.