Friday, December 17, 2010

Brunch @ Alan Wong's Pineapple Room

My aunty treated me to brunch at Alan Wong's Pineapple Room (inside Macy's at Ala Moana) over Restaurant Week. She'd had several other fabulous restaurant week experiences, so we were hoping to find out what Alan Wong was featuring.

Unfortunately when we arrived, we asked for the RW menu, and were told that they only serve it at dinner. Hmph.

Luckily the extensive brunch and lunch menu looked delicious, so we made our selections from there.

My aunty had the Alan Wong burger, which is basically what she orders everytime she's here. It's probably her favorite burger on the island.

I had the seared ahi salad, with furikake tofu (hidden under the ahi) on a bed of baby greens. The dressing (sweet ginger soy) was delish!

I ended the meal with a small size of the halo halo cup: tapioca, red bean, ice, fruit drizzled with coconut milk.

It would've been a great meal, except for the fact that the service was really off that day. We kept being ignored, forgotten about, and then at times apologized to profusely because they knew their service was really bad that day. Not sure if the manager / head server forgot to come into work that day or what, but it was really distracting. Our server promised us a free dessert to make up for the slow speed and our forgotten drink orders, but in the end, the dessert was still on the menu. It was fine, and I paid for it since I would've ordered it anyway, but the staff shouldn't be making promises and then forgetting about them.
The Pineapple Room by Alan Wong
Ala Moana Shopping Center
Macy's, 3rd floor


TJ said...

The food and the service at Pineapple Room have been bad for a long time. I simply would not return. Much better choice is Mariposa at Neiman Marcus.

pcc said...

TJ, thanks for I know! Will definitely go to Mariposa next time instead.