I had a good time when I went there. Good music and all. This is a fun place to go have a good time with your friends or possibly even new people. I only went to one area but I know that the place is much larger.
There are many RYB locations. Some kindergartens and some training schools. In the training school, one of the one's I went to they had a nice playground place indoors. The place seems pretty clean. It's an okay place. I know that they use scholastic materials for most of their teaching. The teachers are nice and friendly.
Not sure where to start. Other than when I went there it seemed to not be very lively. While I was waiting to talk to the person in charge for about 10 or so minutes I couldn't help but notice overhearing one of the employee's saying things to another colleague about how it wasn't working out and such. Not a good first time experience if you ask me. Would not consider going back there. Especially when the workers there are saying bad things out in the public and couldn't be courteous enough to talk somewhere privately so that I or any other customer would over hear negative things about the place.
This is a nice restaurant to go to for brunch and dinner. The staff is very friendly. There is usually no wait time unlike some of the other restaurants. No wait time is good for me because I hate it when I have to wait for 30 minutes until a table is available. They have a good portion of food on the plate and the drinks are good. I think it was the berry blast there are actually two drinks I tasted both excellent. Very relaxing! Great location!
As well as the food, it's the little touches that make the experience of a good restaurant flow smoothly, that make it worth paying 1000RMB a head for. Not only does this place have absolutely no idea what a difference such touches can make, for instance, not sitting customers next to a pile of dirty plates or providing clean, tidy menus or bothering to turn off Katy Perry when the pianist starts to play, but the big deals - the food and the service - were also appalling.
Service was absent when it mattered (repeatedly forgetting our drinks order despite us being one of max four tables in the place, serving the sauces and sides a full ten minutes after the steaks arrived) and in your face when it didn't (expecting us to order ten seconds after receiving the menu and standing there until we told them to leave, actually throwing our mains down on the table while the last bite of the starter was still on the fork, trying to take the barely-touched bread).
The food was deeply, painfully average considering the 2000RMB gouge taken out of the wallet. Fillet Mignon was fairly nice, as was the potato gratin - when it eventually turned up. Chips reheated, asparagus chewy, rib eye (nearly 500RMB) half fat, also chewy and resistant to blunt steak knife, bread okay, strange watery salsa dip unexplained and crap, first bottle of wine had gone off, sauces average. Fell for sneaky water sell - 118RMB for a bottle of Evian.
Atmosphere was dead. Pianist finally got them to turn the jarring pop music off as he played, then proceeded to take huge breaks between tunes leaving the room in silence. Lights went 'down' halfway through meal, presumably to encourage a romantic feel, actually just leaving diners in shadow. Pianist finished, after more silence, we were treated to rock-pop.
Service in China is an oft-mocked joke, and I've experienced both good and bad while here. Sadly, this was one of the worst, and not because I expect all restaurants to be a high-end Western experience, but because that's the experience this place is selling to justify the matching high-end Western pricing. The actual experience is nowhere near worth it. I'm so, so angry with myself for not asking to see the manager. Forget it, seriously.