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161 DINING AND LOUNGE
161, DaDun 20th Street
Hours: 8 pm-3 am
--By Pei-Rong Cai, translated by Cara Steenstra
Unlike most younger, trendier places that
have opened around town lately, Parlor 161 Dining and Lounge
sets itself apart with its high-class European lounge-style
ambiance. The name itself suggests that it is a class above
the rest. Fine organza partition curtains, dim lighting and
carefully designed interior decor all help create a laid-back,
slightly mysterious atmosphere. Light upbeat music can be
enjoyed before 10 p.m.; between 10 and 11 p.m. there is mainly
jazz music, followed by lounge music between 11 and midnight.
Different music during different hours gives customers an
all-new sensation. This place serves up Western fusion cuisine.
Apart from various red and white wines, champagne and liquor,
there are also many kinds of tasty, Western-style appetizers.
Seafood Salad in Thai Style is a fragrant dish filled with
the aroma of lemongrass. Deep Fried Fish Fillet in Japanese
Style is sweet, delicious fish cooked with mustard-flavored
oil. Orange Sauce with Duck Meat features smoked duck in a
refreshingly-tasty orange sauce. Their Fresh Clam with Sicilian
Sauce, and Beef Meatballs with Mustard and Onion are also
very popular entrees.