It's hard work with little pay off... People crowd the lobby of your favorite restaurant,while waiting for a take-out order they called in 4 hours prior.
It takes an hour for them to seat you and one other guest, because they won't take reservations -- just on New Years Eve.
You finally sit down, and you get a smaller version of their regular menu, called "New Years Eve Menu" -- with the most popular dishes, only.
They take longer than usual to get the food to your table, and once it's there it tastes different -- under cooked, lacking freshness, and small portioned.
After this under-par meal, I asked myself... why? Why does EVERYONE get Chinese food on NYE? I don't really have to, so next year I'm going for Japanese Steak House, or Thai!