Mon-Wed, 11:30am-midnight; Thu-Sat, 11:30am-1am; Sun, 1pm-midnight
4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.
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50th St. to 66th St., Third Ave. to Sixth Ave.
The team behind Rue 57 has transformed the old Palace movie house into a place where the indecisive can share spicy lobster roll with black caviar, Shanghai-style soup dumplings, $15-an-ounce Kobe beef with wasabi, and Peking duck. Book the “sky box,” a private room where the projectionist’s booth used to be, and gaze down on the sixteen-foot Buddha, keeping the peace.Recommended Dishes
Peking duck for two, $72; bamboo-steamed vegetable dumplings, $12; Hong Kong shrimp, $29; Kobe beef, $18 per ounce; wasabi-crusted filet mignon, $39