Mon-Sat, noon-11:30pm; Sun, noon-11pm
4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.
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45th St. to 65th St., First Ave. to Park Ave.
Year after year, this classic reliably serves some of the best Chinese food in Manhattan. The Cantonese wonton soup has broth so rich with chicken flavor, shrimp, and chunks of pork that it may ruin you forever for take-out swill. Try the exquisite and delicately flavored Heavenly Sea Bass Filet: The fish is sautéed in rice wine with water chestnuts and snow peas, and it’ll make you wonder why anybody ever said Chinese food was heavy. Chicken with Three Different Nuts is a tasty update on a traditional chicken in brown sauce, and the rack of lamb Szechuan-style brings explosive flavor to a traditionally western dish.Prix-Fixe Menu
Mon.–Fri., noon-3 p.m.; three-course lunch, $24.08Recommended Dishes
Cantonese wonton soup, $9.75; braised sea bass filet $33.95; Grand Marnier prawns, $32.95