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Szechuan Gourmet still good?

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I'm looking for a place for dinner tomorrow(!) for a group including 2 kids, 9 & 11. I was thinking of heading to Great NY Noodletown, but just realized that SG is in a much more convenient location. I had a great meal there a few years ago. Is it still good?

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  1. The pork dumplings, crispy scallops with black peppercorn sauce, thousand year old egg app, stir fried boneless chicken with roasted chili, crispy lamb with cumin, and tea smoked duck with scallion and ginger are still good. I haven't tried any other dishes recently.

    1. I've been going to the 56th St. location and having delicious meals there, but I can't attest to the current level of the 39th St. location.

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      1. re: Pan

        My chilli-hound friend from California regularly visits Szechuan Gourmet when he is in town. He is a great fan of their 'chilli chilli chilli chicken' [I think this is the dish known as Chongqing chicken?]. However, last week we finally visited Lan Sheng across the street. The atmosphere is slightly less coarse, and the flavours seem cleaner. We were the only non-Chinese there on a Tuesday night, and there didn't seem to be any of the Chinese-American dishes one sees even on SG's menu, so that might make it problematic for kids.

      2. try hunan manor, its great

        1. Reporting back: We went to the 56th St. location on Saturday and had a terrific meal. The place was relatively empty at around 6:30 p.m. when we went in. We had Dan Dan Noodles (ok, but we've got better in Philly); scallion pancake (excellent); sauteed string beans (excellent); tea smoked duck (very good), beef chow fun (ordered for the picky child but everyone loved it) and scallops in black peppercorn sauce (kind of like salt-baked style, very tasty). It was the perfect spot for our group and everyone loved it.