MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Its façade might not seem like much—look for the bright orange tile and prominent sign advertising Mandarin cuisine—but rest easy as this quiet, longstanding Chinese staple is a favorite of cooking icon, Cecilia Chiang. Inside, you’ll find a warm and inviting décor, starring white linens and a crimson carpet—it's the sort of space that lends itself to group celebrations. The dizzying menu features numerous items, but the genial staff is wonderfully helpful at directing guests to house favorites. Standouts include a beautifully bronzed Peking duck (plan to order it 24 hours in advance); slippery hand-cut noodles studded with savory moo shu pork and crunchy vegetables; or the meltingly tender Shanghai braised rib topped with a flutter of green onions.