concept greater than the sum of the ingredients
Posted on 06 / 09 / 2009
No, it isn't vegetarian. Yes, labels guide you to what you want, avoid what you need to. (Service is buffet; price is by mass.) Yes, there are many choices. However, the palette of flavors is extremely limited; some of the choices are all but indistinguishable from each other. Nothing is inventive, much of it seems to be days old, presentation is strictly mess-hall. When you reach your table, you'll find that you've just paid restaurant prices for a plate that looks exactly like what you would have whipped up at home from left-overs. There's nothing inherently wrong with mundane food on crappy institutional service, bad lighting, alternative-school-cafeteria ambiance and a slight lubricating film on every surface, and since convenience costs $ there's no point in comparing price to eating at home, but the promise coming in the door is so much greater than the experience that follows you out, a bit of bitter aftertaste is bound to linger.
As far as I know everybody associated with Rhapsody is upstanding and honorable. I can't comment on their signature sushi since I won't touch that with a stick. I'll just say I tried several times to enjoy Rhapsody and finally conceded defeat. I had a gift certificate and gave it away. Even that didn't feel great.
close to Savoy, good people
spendy, C rations