We weren't sure what to expect out of this place. Many of the reviews here talk about this as an upscale Chinese restaurant, or some sort of New Chinese cuisine or something. It's a beautiful place on the inside. As soon as you walk inside, you appreciate the dark atmosphere. The food was very good, and artfully presented, but is not a family-style restaurant the way a typical Chinese place is. If you don't really like the idea of passing plates around, then you'll like this place. Plates are sized for individual consumption. We had the hyped up vegetable dumplings and the soft-shelled crab, and the Hong-Kong-style sea bass, which is mostly true, but still somewhat of a departure from HK-style - it has less scallions, less soy sauce, and because this is individual sized, it's not truly HK style, because that would mean steaming a whole fish. And as for the ""best Chinese in Charlotte""? It's good, but it isn't that good. Sure, it's better than some hole-in-the-wall carry out, but you can certainly find more authentic, high-quality Chinese elsewhere. Better description may be ""best Chinese in its neighborhood"".
Pros: high quality food
Cons: not family style