Between 15 and 20 years ago I had eaten at the Emerald Chinese restaurant many times and found the food excellent The restaurant was always very busy.Iit was at the upper end of the price range for Chinese food but I considered it well worth the price.
Tonight, finding ourselves in the area, we decided to go to Emerald. The first clue that something had changed was a large sign on the door announcing a change in ownership, the second was that the restaurant, on a Saturday night, was practically empty. We were seated by a very nice and attentive gentleman and ordered. Rather than staggering the delivery of the food, everything-soup, and two main courses all arrived at once and with less than 10 minutes of placing our order. The portions were more than ample especially the hot and sour soup which I suspect I will be eating for at least 3-4 more meals. The orange chicken advertised as "spicy" was not and the chicken was actually rubbery. The seafood and pan fried noodles were stocked primarily with several pieces of some type of white fish , 2 scallops and 2 small shrimp. The prices had not really changed much and are still high. The waiter was delightful and helpful apologizing for the rapidity of the delivery of the food and helping to box the leftovers.
Over all I think the restaurant has really gone downhill and I can not in good conscience recommend it anymore.
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