There are two places I love for Restaurant Week Midtown: Circo and China Grill. This year, I went twice to China Grill for their Restaurant Week offer that is a very good deal. You get an appetizer, an entree, a side for two and a dessert for $29 and can add a bottle of wine for an additional $40. What I like about it is the choices that are not only limited, but also can be found on their regular menu. The first time I went, I did not have my camera unfortunately, but the second time, I did. So this is what I had that time:
Chicken thigh skewers with a toasted peanut sauce. This was a great dish, the chicken being very well cooked, moist and that toasted peanut sauce amazing, with a perfect thickness.
The lobster pancakes (for an additional $6): This was a mix of mushrooms and lobster, rolled into a crepe, with a delicious sauce that was made with coconut milk. This was delicious, the crepe itself being well done, soft and tasty. However, I admit that the lobster was a bit overpowered by the mushrooms.
The previous time I had their barbecued wild salmon that was amazing, the salmon being cooked to perfection. So, this time, I went for their drunken chicken, served with pickled ginger and sprouts, topped with a ponzu sauce. I should mention that it was a nice portion. Quite good, the chicken being well cooked and moist. But I admit that the salmon was even better and recommend it.
One of their most spectacular side is the crispy spinach that as its name indicates is crispy and delightfully greasy. But I also like their vegetable fried rice that is very flavorful and does not need any sort of meat in it.
Chocolate cake and cookies topped with coconut ice cream. The chocolate cake was pretty good, very chocolatey, and the coconut ice cream quite good too.
This was a great lunch and a good deal. Definitely, China Grill embraces the spirit of Restaurant Week that is to make diners discover places and want to go back to try their regular menu. Well done!
Enjoy (I did)!
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