The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View
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The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View Restaurant Review: This tri-level establishment features a bar as well as a view, but relies for its principal effect on the rotating dining room, which slowly moves 360 degrees to provide a birds-eye panorama of the city's many modern skyscrapers. Adding to the entertainment value is the music of the very fine jazz ensemble, the Mose Davis Trio, performing Wednesday and Thursday evenings in the cocktail lounge. But the food: underwhelming and heftily priced. Lamb belly "terrarium" conveys to the table (for $16) a tilted glass bowl of lettuces with a scant few pieces of lamb belly. Raspberry-lacquered duck breast ($37) was nicely cooked but came with so many flavors on the plate, the poor duck had trouble making its presence known. Prices rise quickly from there, with a whole chicken for two costing $110 and the prime rib for two $160. Splitting a regular dish will add $12 to the tab. For dessert, get the cheesecake. You could gather at the bar for tapas, a pizza and drinks, but to get complimentary parking, you'll need to spend at least $75.