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Grand Sichuan St. Marks
Posted by Jel212 on 02/07/2008
Tried this place out, and was super-pleasantly surprised. The dan dan noodles were amazing, as was the dried shredded tofu with pork and chinese celery. I forgot what else we had, but it was all great, and while we ordered too much, we did eat it all!
Posted by Pfepher on 01/31/2008
While the food is good, quite good, I can’t give this place any better than 2 stars. Why? The staff - especially the delivery. We ordered food at 8:00 PM. We called at 9:00 wondering what was up and were told he left a long time ago. Fast forward to 9:20: delivery guy shows up. We asked why it took so long. No answer. We gave him at $1.55 tip. He stood in the doorway of the apartment demanding more. That behavior is unacceptable and could be considered threatening. I called to complain about the delivery guy. I was met with arguments such as "Well, that’s a small tip." True, but the 1 hour 20 minute delivery time was unacceptable, especially considering we were told that our food had left a long time ago nearly half an hour before it showed. If they had simply listened and apologized, I wouldn’t be writing this review. Forget this place for delivery.
Posted by Disappointed on 01/29/2008
The food here is fairly average... definitely not the best Chinese restaurant I've been to in the city. I'd try Chinatown or Flushing for much better options. I doubt we will go back...
Posted by Anonymous on 12/18/2007
This place offers good, spicy cuisine and my first visit there was very pleasant. However, there are some issues: first, the portions change from visit to visit. 1st time, I had a great vegetable soup, served in a large bowl (for $5.50). The 2nd visit, the same soup came in a very small bowl, the type you'd get for a side soup (while paying the same price). Another issue is the lack of non-meat options - aside from the straight-forward vegetable dishes, everything else contains meat. However, the worst thing about this place is how difficult they make it to order! The 2nd time I ordered delivery, they brought the wrong appetizer. It happens, and they were nice about crediting me - but the next time I ordered, the credited dish and additional food I ordered didn't meet the minimum for delivery, so I was told "I'm sorry". After insisting that I shouldn't have to buy extra food to cover a minimum because of a mistake THEY made, they complied. The next time, I ordered at the restaurant for takeout, and asked that a rice dish be prepared without meat. It was fine; but when when I ordered the same thing over the phone a week later, I was told that the dish can't be prepared that way!! Why so difficult?? They also have a very good mini-plate menu that they'll only serve in-house....again, making it difficult to choose what you want. The staff is pleasant enough (especially the deliverymen) but it's almost comical how I can never just get the order I want!
Posted by JukeBoxHero on 12/15/2007
This place is great for delivery. Food comes fast, hot. It's good too. The soup dumplings are the best.
Posted by dennis on 10/19/2007
ordered on many occasions. beef chow fun - damn excellent lotus roots in black bean sauce - awesome sesame chicken - great steamed whole fish fillet - awesome soup dumplings = just okay hunan chicken - the bomb the general - okay
Posted by food lover on 07/26/2007
It is the best chinese authetic food eatery in NYC,the prices are easonable, service is good .I'll come here more offen.