Shun Lee West

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78 Solid

A Lincoln Center standby that’s cultivated a loyal following for its regional Chinese cooking.

43 W. 65th St., New York, NY, 10023

212-595-8895

http://shunleewest.com

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The lowdown

The room has a faded quality now, and the menu is more famous for its extreme prices than its originality, but no other Chinese restaurant in town has a more impressive and durable pedigree. This Lincoln Center standby has cultivated a loyal following that comes as much for the cool retro environs — complete with distinctive wraparound wall dragon and glossy black booths — as for its renowned regional specialties, including the ancient flavors of Yangzhou, Sichuan, and Shanghainese cuisine, which live through the delicate balances found in the push-pull of hot-and-sour soup, for instance, or the mellow sweetness of red-cooked short ribs, Hangzhou style.

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