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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Hot & Spicy (Le Gourmet) Restaurant Review: A menu of more than 150 choices offers the Greatest Hits of Chinese standards, from pineapple chicken to sweet-and-sour pork, with some Thai dishes and a wide selection of sushi and sashimi. General Tao’s chicken has a tangy sauce that plays off nicely against chunks of green and red bell peppers. Even though the lunch specials are inexpensive and generous it’s the costlier sit-down buffet that draws families (kids younger than twelve pay half price) and friends. Few dishes are truly "hot & spicy" but the beef is surprisingly tender even when it’s battered and deep-fried while the pan-fried Cantonese noodles, roast duck salad, peanut shrimp and eggplant with Thai sweet basil are especially flavorful. The crisp vegetables, tofu and seafood dishes such as salmon topped with ginger and scallions are fragrant and light. Peek into the open kitchen, always sizzling hot, for a look at the synchronized mayhem that goes on behind the scenes at one of the more elegant and contemporary Chinese dining rooms outside of Chinatown.