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NCCAR Feb 27, 2007 12:28 PM

Looking for a good Chinese restaurant north of Chinatown, preferably around Gramercy Park, Murray Hill, or Midtown. Suitable for a business dinner.

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    bac528 May 14, 2007 07:36 AM

    Pig Heaven....it definitely is heavenly...try the spareribs as an appetizer along with the scallion pancakes....pig heavenly pork and pineapple fried rice are two must have entrees and the rest is all excellent too!!!!! Suitable for business dinner too....outside seating as well which is nice in warm weather. 2nd Ave between 80 and 81st...you MUST go....the ribs are the best in NYC!!!!!!!!

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      besmircher Feb 28, 2007 06:58 AM

      go to joe's shangai in the 50s! soup dumplings mmmm.

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        Foodboy Feb 28, 2007 04:06 AM

        If you're willing to give your expense account a good workout, you can't beat Chin Chin on East 49th Street (2nd/3rd). Perfect for business dinners.

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          kiworan79 Feb 28, 2007 06:37 AM

          I second Chin Chin.

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            NCCAR May 13, 2007 06:02 PM

            Thanks for the tip, and the second. Finally made it to Chin Chin and it was great. The Peking Duck two ways was worth the price of admission. Great atmosphere too. Many thanks.

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          Pan Feb 28, 2007 12:59 AM

          In Midtown, of course there's Grand Sichuan on 9th Av. just north of 50th St. Whether it's suitable for a business dinner or not, I couldn't say.

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            lyn Feb 27, 2007 02:23 PM

            I am not sure what kind of business you are doing, but the Murray Hill (ish) Sichuan Gourmet on Lexington around 34 th (?) is absolutely tasty- I just had the sichuan dishes when I visited. It is pretty spiffy by Chinese resto standards-actual tableclothes, clearing dirty app plates ect.

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              ESNY Feb 28, 2007 05:59 AM

              There is a Grand Sichuan is on Lex btwn 33rd and 34th. Szechuan Gourmet is on 39th btwn 5th and 6th.

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              feastmeister Feb 27, 2007 12:51 PM

              here it is:

              (212) 888-0027

              Mee Noodle
              922 2ND Ave
              New York, NY 10017-1504

              • Directions to this Location
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                Heavy Ed Feb 27, 2007 12:49 PM

                Peking Park at Park and 40th St. Had my wedding banquet there last year. For some reason, never crowded at night, so you have some quality time with your client/customer. They make a nice Peking Duck, or if you wiswh they can break it into 3 courses for you: soup, crepe filled with skin, meat sauteed with veggies. Also make a good Peking Spareribs, very spicy Ma Po Tofu, good crispy skinned chicken, steamed fish, etc.

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                  jenniebnyc Feb 27, 2007 02:53 PM

                  I'll second Peking Park.

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                  bobby06877 Feb 27, 2007 12:48 PM

                  I love Szechuan Gourmet on 39th, between 5th and 6th, closer to 6th. I have been there a few times for casual business dinners, it is near my office, but I don't think it would be the best place if you wanted to entertain a client.

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                    feastmeister Feb 27, 2007 12:47 PM

                    If you're looking for great food at great prices, try Mee on 2nd Ave....I think it's around 48th st. or so..not positive...like an upscale take-out restaurant that specializes in awesome, authentic food. The only downside is that they serve quick for a fast turn-around....good luck..feastmeister

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                      chefsteph Feb 27, 2007 12:40 PM

                      Wu Liang Ye on Lexington, near 40th St. - this is the sister restaurant to that popular lunch spot near Rockefeller Ctr. http://newyork.citysearch.com/review/...
                      I went there in Dec. with my friend, my mom, her mom, and another friend who's originally from Hong Kong. So it was a chinese filled table. We had hot pot; one side basic broth, and one side very spicy! They had a decent selection of meats and vegetables for the hot pot; I haven't tried their entrees, but the place was packed for a Friday. However, some reviewers on citysearch didn't have such a great experience so beware...

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                        ESNY Feb 27, 2007 12:51 PM

                        Can you give me a little more detail about the hotpot? I've always wanted to try it there but most of my orders are to-go, so obviously a hotpot is out of the question. How spicy is the spicy side (i love spicy) and how big is it? Also, what meats/veggies are available.

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