Dragonfly is one of the latest entries in the district known as SoFo. Owned by Emilio Figueroa and Gigi Zafero, the kitchen is run by Chef Roberto ... More
Dragonfly is one of the latest entries in the district known as SoFo. Owned by Emilio Figueroa and Gigi Zafero, the kitchen is run by Chef Roberto Treviño. This is the same trio that opened the Parrot Club, just across the street. The decor is contemporary with seating at the bar or cabaret tables. There is also a noodle bar that accommodates ten or more, and a menu offering eclectic Chinese-Latin fusion cuisine. Try the delicious Peking Duck Nachos or the Quesadilla Spring Rolls. There is full bar service available and a wine list.
After reading the mixed reviews, we were hesitant to try this restaurant--which we figured was a "must" before reading the negatives on here.
Well, I am glad to report we went and had a great dinner. The food was excellent, the service was better than average. We went last Tuesday night, didn't have to wait for a table and although the restaurant was full/busy, our service was quite smooth.
The 5 spice duck is the best duck dish we have ever had.
For atmosphere, I did prefer the Parrot Bar.
we went there at dinner time. the restaurant tries very hard to present a fancy dinning environment... color is strong, buhdda, etc..
in terms of food, it is a hybrid of chinese/japanese and latin... kind of creative, but we have seen better ones.
bottom line: if you want to have a great meal, go somewhere else. if you are looking for a fancy place, dragonfly is the place you don't want to miss.
and, it is kind of pricy for the food.
My Husband and I just returned from DragonFly and Wendy’s. First we went to DragonFly, then we went to Wendy’s. Here’s why: We went to DragonFly tonight at 8pm. The hostess told us it would be a 15 minute wait and offered us a seat at the bar until the table was open. Though there were open tables/seats and we knew we were being sat at the bar to get us running up a drink tab, we ordered drinks and waited. Just over 45 minutes later and just as we were about to walk out of the restaurant, we were seated.
We had already spent much time reviewing the menu at the bar and knew exactly what we wanted when we sat down. In a fairly demeaning fashion, our waiter “guided us” through the menu, pointing out that there was a section for “white wines” and “red wines”, “sushi” and “main dishes”. This might be useful if you are illiterate. We immediately ordered 3 sushi rolls, the first of which arrived after another 45 minutes of waiting. The roll, which was supposed to be a fancy version of a spicy tuna roll, was just a small piece of tuna with LOTS of rice. There were six small pieces and the roll was $16. At this point, the people at the table next to us left due to lack of service. We waited another 15 minutes for our other rolls and, just as we were about to leave the money for our first roll and ditch the ever-so-hip DragonFly, they brought out our last two rolls. Again, each was six small pieces and each cost $16. The roll that was supposed to have “mofongo and shrimp tempura” consisted of rice wrapped around a small rolled up, burned piece of who-knows-what.
We left money for the first roll and left. The couple to the right of us was getting ready to leave before being served, as was the couple to the left of us. We never thought we would end up at Wendy’s our last night in San Juan.
I went to this restaurant this past Friday, February 15, 2008. I arrived at 9:15pm and was told to wait 2 hours, 45 min for a table for two. After meddling around the streets of San Juan for 40 minutes, we decide to return and enter the restaurant to find a spot at the bar. In the lower bar we ordered a round of drinks and the host was very attent by telling us our table would be ready as soon as possible. A bartender (female, long dark hair & red oriental blouse) told us to move away fron the bar because she had to pass through and we were interrupting her. She was very upset and almost ruined our evening. As we were about to walk outside and leave the restaurant, we saw two chairs in the upper bar and sat. After that moment our experienced changed thanks to the bartender of that bar. Bottomline, aside from the hostile girl from the lower bar, the experience was good and the food was fantastic!!!
First and foremost the food was pretty good and unique. The service was lousey. We made a reservation and showed up 5 minutes before and were told we would have to wait an additional 30 minutes...what's the point of the reservation!!! Once we got in we ordered our food and drinks after about 10 minutes.
My main course shows up 10 minutes after we ordered,followed by the drinks 10 minutes after that.
Five minutes later my wifes entree shows up, we ask about my daughters entree (sushi) and we were told it was coming. As my wife and I finished up, as opposed to let it get cold...our daughters course arrived...no apologies. We decided to skip desert and go somewhere else. Funny side note....there is a dress code, guys can't wear shorts. If you arrive in shorts they make you wrap your legs with towel with their logo...pretty hilarious for an "oh so trendy" place.
The decor was absolutley trendy but zen
The waiters and waitresses were terrific
We were 4 of us, so we orderd 4 different entrees and there were still left overs
I tried sushi ( spicy tuna ) for the first time right here at Dragonfly in Puerto Rico
I loved everything about this place We ate there twice during our vacation. We love it, the drinks are unique and tasteful, and the atmosphere is very chic we love it!!
We dine at a lot trendy hot spots in NYC, this place ranks with the best of them.
If you decide to visit Dragonfly during your stayin in Old San Juan, you must order the Scallop tapas dish. It is amazing! The dish serves four pan seared scallops topped with sesame seeds over drizzled sauce. The flavor is amazing. The ambience of this restuarant is cozy, dim and relaxing. Great for couples, groups or singles. However, they do not take reservations, so just be sure to get there early.
Dragonfly has an incredible ambiance and the food is absolutely magnificent. I highly recommend the Churrasco and all of the other Tapas selections. The Bar is well staffed and the staff is there to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. I will go there whenever I get an opportunity.
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