Chinese food in NYC is abundant. You can usually find me down in Chinatown grabbing my Chinese grub. But, there are three non-Chinatown restaurants I admire and order from often that are great: Szechuan Gourmet, Wu Liang Ye, and Grand Sichuan.
There are mulitple locations of Grand Sichuan, and their newest location on Restaurant Row (46th St., bet. 8th and 9th) is great. My most recent meal there was delicious.
I'm a sucker for pork soup dumplings. I crave them. The crab meat and pork soup dumplings ($6.95) at this Grand Sichuan are really nice. They aren't the best I've had, but they sure do a body good. Order them.
I like to experiment often. There is a part of the menu at this Grand Sichuan named "Free-Thinking Dishes," which surely intrigued me. I ordered something called "Dongbu Pork" ($14.95), which was basically pork belly, that I chose to be cooked Sichuan style, and Shanghai style. What came out was two pieces of pork belly, one on the sweeter side, and one on the spicier side. It was a unique dish, that was tamer in flavor than I expected, but still perfectly cooked.
So for fabulous Chinese fare in the Theater District, stop by Grand Sichuan. Your Chinese cravings will be answered.
Grand Sichuan (Times Square)
368 W. 46th St. (bet. 8th and 9th)
New York, NY 10036