. Same as the first time, the overall experience was absolutely fantastic. We had the boiled beef carpaccio and the special Austrian dumplings. Both dishes were very tasty, the boiled beef carpaccio had a very good taste especially the pumpkin seed oil was mind blowing. Very nice combination of the special Austrian dumplings and the brown butter with the sour salad. At first I thought that it will be too greasy, but it wasn't greasy at all. The sourness of the salad is a very good balance. Next dish was the Tafelspitz, that we had to try since the restaurant is named after that dish. What can I say, except that I can highly recommend it to everyone. The meat super tender without falling apart, nice crispy potatoes, perfectly matching horseradish sauce and spinach. But the soup afterwards was to die for. As desert we decided to try the special Austrian let me call it mountain. Fluffy like a soufflé, nicely served in a white bowl, professionally served table side by a very friendly waitress. Ice cream and strawberries were delicious as well. Congratulation to the head chef and the restaurant manager for this great evening, we will sure come again
Completely unsafe. They had a death in a few years ago from a bad belay. They still haven't improved. I saw twice a staff belayer tying in a climber with an overhand knot instead of a figure eight. When confronted they have no humility and will argue. I've climbed for over twenty years all over the States Rifle, ORG, Yosemite, etc.... And I've never witnessed such dangerous practices and attitude. http://www.thebeijinger.com/forum/2007/06/14/death-ritan-park
A small place with big ambitions. They surely have the will, I am not so sure if they have the means though. I really like movies, I go to a lot of movie nights around Beijing, and I like going by myself as well as with friends, so I was really excited about this new addition to movie screening places.
Still, I was very very confused with their arrangements. Apparently, they normally have screenings in a bigger common room, but on that day there was another event scheduled to take place in there, so the common room was not available. Why hold two big events on the same day at the same time?? A bit too greedy, no?
So they also have several private screening rooms. I looked into one, it was pretty basic - white walls, a couch... I was offered to be put into that room with some other people. I thought it was.... uhm, creepy, to be honest. To sit on a couch in a locked room with two strangers - that's the whole other level of awkward. I can't even describe it... the room itself is not inviting. It has this uncomfortable vibe of a rent-by-the-hour place. God knows what people do there when they watch a movie, better not to think about it.
But the main thing is that there is something wrong with the concept. If I am in a screening room alone watching a movie - I could do that at home, I don't need to go all the way to Camera Stylo for that. If I wanted to be with a friend/boyfriend - still better at home. Sitting in a private room with strangers or being put there with several people who came as a group - that would feel like I came to someone's apartment without an invitation, or it would feel as if we all came to a party too early and the host was not there yet, and we'd be sitting on his bed watching a movie, waiting for him to show up and... ugh, I don't know. That just doesn't work!!! Unless someone makes a specific request to book a room - those free film screenings should be held in a common room with movies projected on a big screen. Otherwise it doesn't make any sense, at all! Because it's not just about watching a movie - anyone can download any movie and watch it - it's about the atmosphere too. It should feel like a mini-movie-theatre, and instead it has some weird-horror-movie-hostage aura. And what happens if ten people show up? How are you gonna divide them into three private screening rooms? Do we pick teams?
I don't want this review to be perceived as negative. It's a nice place, all in all, they are relatively new and very eager, and I wish them luck, but they have a LOT to figure out. For now - I really don't get the appeal of this place.
This Austrian restaurant is really nice and quiet, which is a good place to chat with friends. Service is very professional and I love the boss. HE is too too handsome and cute!!! There is even a smoking room inside.
Strangely variable quality of food....I go to QMex maybe once a month and while sometimes the food can be delicious, maybe every second time or so the same dishes that were previously are absolutely horrible. What could explain this? They are recycling uneaten foodstuff? The kitchen staff??