Grand Sichuan International

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78 Solid

At this outpost of the fractious Grand Sichuan, you’ll find some wonders.

229 Ninth Ave., New York, NY, 10001

212-620-5200

http://thegrandsichuan.com

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The lowdown

This great Sichuan chainlet has blazed a chile-pepper trail from Chinatown, up Ninth Avenue to Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen, crosstown to Murray Hill and over to Second Avenue, and now to St. Marks Place, where the newest branch features all the old favorites, from the eminently fatty Red Cooking pork with chestnuts to the humble but delicious shredded potatoes with vinegar sauce.

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

What you need to know

Recommended Dishesred cooking pork with chestnuts; shredded potatoes with vinegar sauce

DrinksBeer and Wine

Noise LevelCivilized