HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese? Tell us about it

Chinese-Midtown East

italianagambino Nov 24, 2008 07:23 AM

Looking for an afterwork meal with a few ladies-Nothing pricey; but not a fast food kind of a place..Something nice to sit and eat at. We're close to China Moon so we don't want to go there...Any ideas?

  1. t
    TarquinWinot Nov 24, 2008 09:40 AM

    If it's not too west for you there's Evergreen Shanghai on 38th between 5th and Madison. It's rather authentic Shangainese cuisine, also with the typical tso-tso American options. It was recommended to me by a girl from Jiangsu province.

    I guess if you're there you may as well travel the extra little bit over to Szechuan Gourmet for some of the best stuff in Manhattan, unless you can't do the "spicy."

    I don't mind the Chinatown Joe's Shanghai but avoid the one in midtown like a Chinese cholera outbreak. I think the soup in their soup dumplings was poo water. And it's got marked up Midtown prices.

    1. Bob Martinez Nov 24, 2008 09:04 AM

      It's been a few years since I was last there but I've had very respectable meals at Our Place II on East 55th St. The well run kitchen turns out good versions of Szechuan and mainstream Chinese fare.

      Restaurant website - http://ourplace-teagarden.com/

      If your group is a little more adventurous I can recommend Grand Sichuan International at 1049 2dn Ave. (55th St.) I was there about 6 months ago and thought it was quite good.

      Our Place
      141 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022

      2 Replies
      1. re: Bob Martinez
        JungMann Nov 24, 2008 09:57 AM

        Our Place is actually a Shanghainese restaurant and I agree that it's a very good choice. The room is well-appointed for a Chinese restaurant and there is a wide range of options traversing several budgets.

        1. re: Bob Martinez
          guttergourmet Nov 24, 2008 11:32 AM

          Agree on both. Avoid the overpriced Shun Lee. Peking Duck House also good for eponymous dish. Wu Liang Ye also.

        2. MMRuth Nov 24, 2008 07:56 AM

          Chin Chin might be a bit pricey, but they do have a prix fixe menu I think. Worth checking. There's also Peking Duck House.

          Show Hidden Posts