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The New Yorker, Argenta Pub & J. Wong's Asian Bistro

By Ted Scheffler
Posted // March 25,2009 -

Put a cork in it!
The New Yorker restaurant is host to a wine cellar with more than 1,000 bottles and offers wines by the glass ranging in price from $10 to $39. However, if you’d prefer to drink something from your own cellar during lunch or dinner, The New Yorker is making it easier with a new “no corkage fee” policy. Yup, you can now BYOB at The New Yorker without being penalized. Now that’s a progressive policy! The New Yorker is at 60 W. Market St. Make reservations by phoning 801-363-0166 or online at

FoodMatterb_090326.jpgNew Ski Pub
Up at Solitude Mountain Resort, there’s a nice new option for aprski. Or, for that matter, a glass of wine or beer while taking a break from Solitude’s uncrowded ski runs: The Argenta Pub. Located inside the Moonbeam Lodge at the base of the resort, Argenta Pub is a cozy place to meet and kick back for bar snacks and drinks. Solitude Resort, 801- 534-1400,

Asia on 2nd
J. Wong’s Asian Bistro is now open daily at 163 W. 200 South in downtown Salt Lake City, including Sunday. It’s an attractive, contemporary bistro with a full bar and satay grill. I tried the Kung Pao shrimp lunch special ($8.50) which comes with a choice of fried or steamed rice and two cheese-stuffed wontons. The Kung Pao was great, but I’d advise Wong to lose the icky-tasting wontons. There’s a reason you don’t find Philly cream cheese-filled wontons in China. Please don’t make us eat them here. For reservations, phone 801-350-0888.

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Posted // March 31,2009 at 13:15

I checked out Wong's place last night with a friend and was pleasantly surprised. I usually expect the worst with new restaurants. I woudn't say the food was out of the park but for the price it was great. The satay was a little dry but I loved the drunken noodles and the wonton soup for two before that. The decor is really nice, love the low lighting but the bar could use a little more pizazz if they expect people to be attracted to it. Our service was friendly and efficient with the owner Kwan stopping by several times to check on us. I will definately be going back to see if it keeps getting better.


Posted // March 30,2009 at 10:47 I agree with your opinion of the nasty wontons at J. Wongs, unfortunatly I have more to add... I thought the service was pretty slow considering it was not busy when I went in to eat, and the server knew next to nothing about the food when I had questions (he didn't even know if there was msg in the food and had to go ask!) The food that we ordered was so so and really the ony thing I enjoyed was the great authentic looking decore, and the novelty of that wore off after about a minute of being seated.