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Grand Sichuan St. Marks
Posted by PB on 07/14/2007
Every time that I eat here I order something new. Every time I'm thrilled. Try the diced lotus root with black bean sauce, the hunan chicken, or the steamed fish filet in red sauce. Soooo good.
Posted by Rodalpho on 06/28/2007
Grand Sichuan has fantastic food, but their delivery is very slow (over an hour) and their deliverymen are notoriously greedy. I just had an order delivered for $24.40 and offered the delivery guy $27. He started to argue with me, like he deserved a sitdown restaurant type tip. He was so vehement that he wouldn't accept that tip that I took my money back, handed him the bag, sent him on his way. Watch out.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/26/2007
Although the wait for seating was up to half an hour, I am not afraid to say that Grand Sichuan's Crabmeat and Pork Dumpling soup is even better than Joe's Shanghai... . We had the cured pork with string beans. At first glance, it looked completely unappetizing... took a bite and I was blown away... the dish was sooo simple .. yet so tasty... We also ordered the Chong Qing Chicken and it was soooooo good! So flavorful... I just wish it had more chicken than the dried red pepper. All in all ... it Grand Sichuan comes close to the real chinese restaurants down in chinatown.
Posted by chi-chi-chi unit on 05/16/2007
good authenic food. but restaurant smells like hair
Posted by Westsider15 on 04/19/2006
I live 11 long blocks away, and I received their soup dumplings, ma-la beef tendons, and Auz Hou chicken hot, not just warm. The soup dumplings are DELICIOUS, but the beef tendons and chicken was not. The soup dumplings were like steamed chinese meatballs drenched in a tasty, hot soup. The meatballs are dressed in noodle skin, and once you take a bite to pierce the hot soup meatball the juices burst open. It's very delicious. All in all, I recommend Grand Sichuan's quick delivery, and soup dumplings.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/07/2006
I love to check out new dishes, and believe me; this place has more than you can fathom- yet, the sesame chicken soars above average! If you live in the east village and are tired of soggy confused sesame chicken- the search ends here! At GS it is crisp, connected and very tasty. Mine is on its way as I type- YUM.
Posted by A. T. Sasaki on 01/28/2006
The GS restaurants are great, and this one may be the best of the lot. Every dish we've had there has been consistently great -- and we eat there weekly. Standouts include Crab Meat and Pork Soup Dumpling, Dan Dan Noodles, Sichuan Wonton w. Red Oil, Duck w. String Bean, Dry & Sauteed String Beans, Shredded Beef w. Red & Green Pepper, and Smoked Tea Duck. The Crispy Whole Fish is a revelation; the sauce is what the generic sweet brown sauce at low-end takeout places *should* taste like. Unlike most of the other Chinese restaurants north of Chinatown, this branch in particular is often full of Chinese patrons. Which brings me to the chief complaint: the place is usually full! Also, the seating arrangements seem designed to minimize the number of "good" seats. The atmosphere -- what there is, anyway -- is OK, the service decent but not exceptional. But you won't be returning for the atmosphere anyway, will you? You'll keep coming back because it's the best place in its price range, and you'll have to spend at least triple on a dinner elsewhere to have Szechuan or Hunan this good, end even then you'll be lucky if it's consistent as it is here.