Conveniently located across from Lincoln Center and a startling revelation in shiny black lacquer, Shun Lee exudes Asian chic with grand authority. For haute Chinese cuisine, it’s among New York City’s best. Regional offerings include crispy Grand Marnier prawns with honey walnuts (Canton), braised sea bass in hot bean sauce (Hunan) and shredded beef with leeks and hot peppers (Szechwan). Specialties include beggar’s chicken baked in lotus leaves and clay (requires one day’s notice), Hunan tripe, sweetbreads with black mushrooms and of course, Beijing Duck.
Hours of operation
Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm