One of the first things you notice about Triple Crown is that the place is gorgeous. It is almost more Las Vegas casino or upscale resort than restaurant. The central fixture in the dining room is a giant UFO-style chandelier, and that's just the beginning as far as how otherworldly an experience Triple Crown can be.
Fast becoming a favorite among Chinatown aficionados, the place stands out for its style, dim sum, and service. The large dining room means weekend brunches don't translate into long waits, and the attentive waitstaff ensures waits at your table aren't very long, either.
Depending on when you go, Triple Crown has a wide variety of dim sum available. Somehow, the seafood is especially fresh for a Midwestern restaurant. The octopus stands out in particular – not at all rubbery, perfectly tasty.
If you aren't in a dim sum state of mind, entrees are available as well, most of them around $8-9. Triple Crown prides itself on serving up healthier fare than average, using a minimum of oil and sodium to craft its dishes.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Bill Burman