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Michelin Gives Love to Midtown Chinese Food

DSC04890The Michelin Guide released their star ratings of restaurants in New York yesterday. Normally this is not something we get too excited about here at Midtown Lunch because the stars are usually reserved for restaurants way out of our price range. Except this year both Lan Sheng and Café China, two restaurants that we can actually afford for lunch received one star each. This is big news – even bigger than when the nearby Szechan Gourmet received two stars from the Times. For those of you keeping score at home, that means Lan Sheng and Café China now have the same number of stars as Ai Fiori, Blue Hill (!?!), Del Posto, Grammercy Tavern, and Wd-50.

Will China Cafe Give Szechuan Gourmet & Lan Sheng a Run For The Money?


As soon as I clicked on the Grub Street link about the newly opened Cafe China and spotted the wonton floating in spicy goodness, I knew I had to check the place out. Located on East 37th street (btw. Mad+5th) just a few blocks from Szechuan Gourmet and Lan Sheng, my go-to midtown Sichuan spot, Cafe China is entering a distinguished field, but in my book there’s always room in my heart for more good Chinese food. Read more »