Chinese cuisine gets a touch of 1930s glamour at this swank Shanghainese restaurant. The 60-seat spot is styled out with blue-painted walls, leather-and-velvet booths and vintage accoutrements (typewriters, suitcases, posters of Shanghainese movie stars). The menu includes regional specialties, like bang bang chicken (shredded chicken in a spicy sesame sauce) and Chungking braised fish with napa cabbage and roasted chili oil, pork dumplings in chili oil and spicy cumin lamb.
|Venue name:||Cafe China||Contact:|
13 E 37th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Madison Aves|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–3pm, 6:30–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to 34th St–Herald Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $17. Disc, MC, V|