The moral of the story:
I might say this is probably the biggest letdown of my entire life. I was hoping for a place to eat in Rockford that was new and was a great place to enjoy a great meal. When I heard this was coming in, my mind automatically went to thoughts of Flat Top Grill. A place where you can make your own “stir fry” kind of a place.
Well…this is NO Flat Top. The two restaurants, while similar in principle, couldn’t me more different. My biggest complaint is the atmosphere. I’ve already likened it to a Buffalo Wild Wings, or a sports bar in general. The music is loud, the waitress has to shout, they have aluminum foil hats for the kiddies. This is not what I was hoping for. Also, when you order, you have to stand and wait for your dish to be cooked and chat with the loud (on purpose) cooks. At Flat Top you drop it off, stick your table number stick inside the bowl and they bring it to you….LAME.
I was hoping for a more relaxed environment a nice place to eat on a Friday or Saturday night. I guess if I had kids who enjoyed this food and a family and make enough money to afford it, this would be a great place to go. So, this place, gets 1 star in the atmosphere category.
Outside of the atmosphere there isn’t too much to complain about except price. For $12.99 you get 1 bowl of food. Drink is another $2 or so. So, for $16 you get a small bowl of ingredients, rice and a drink and not much else. Don’t get me wrong, the food is decent quality stuff. I got the NY Strip steak in my bowl and it was actually pretty good, however, with the combination of the environment and how much food you can shove into 1 bowl, $12.99 is a bit steep. You could get the unlimited I guess for $15.99 which, if you’re a big eater, could definitely pay for itself very quickly but there are only so many combinations you could handle in one sitting I would imagine.
So…will I go there again is what I was asked? Maybe. If I want to create my own food and be in charge or maybe if it was my birthday and I could only eat in Rockford. However, I’m not sure I’d suggest it as a place to eat if a small group of us are looking for a place to eat.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS AT STORE:
So far so good. Waitress admitted Flat Top is better and I’d have to agree based on atmosphere which is the only thing I have to go on.
Brents system is too loud. Or I guess the music but you get the point
Meal (iPhone pays no justice to food, but here you go):
Your bill comes on this thing below. It’s a survey and a calculator all in one so you can figure out your 10% tip 😛 (too harsh?)