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Grand Sichuan 74

307 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10023 40.780159 -73.980357
nr. 74th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-580-0277 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price Range: $$

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Hours

Mon-Thu, 11:30am-10:30pm; Fri, 11:30am-11pm; Sat-Sun, noon-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at 72nd St.; B, C at 72nd St.

Prices

$6.95-$19.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Delivery after 10pm
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • BYOB

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

62nd St. to 86th St., Central Park West to Riverside Dr.

Profile

Opened in early 2011, Grand Sichuan 74 is one of a small collection of beloved Chinese restaurants, but it misses the mark where its siblings excel. The chainlet is run by a partnership of owners who install a different head chef at each location, and while menus are mostly the same across the board (the red-cooked pork and the cucumber salad both survived the move), this location added a braised whole fish with hot bean sauce, among other dishes. Unfortunately, many transplants are worse for the journey. The famed soup dumplings prove anemic, yielding a few measly drips of broth and a too-chewy wonton that offers no consolation. Some dishes veer overly oily, like a moo shu chicken that emits a slick of grease from its pancake wrap. The tea-smoked duck, a favorite at the other outlets and a bright spot at this one, bears a sophisticated and complex flavor that’s enticing enough to forgive its thick pockets of fat. And though neighbors seem to be enjoying something—phone lines are jammed with delivery orders during dinnertime—the plain-Jane, bi-level dining room hardly demands an in-person dining experience.

Recommended Dishes

Smoke tea duck, $17.95

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