We'll be in NYC this weekend, and my mother-in-law has v. fond memories of the "Shanghai Restaurant" (or "Cafe"? I've seen it referred to both ways, even on this board's archives) that used to be on 125th and B'way. My job: to find a comparable current restaurant.
So, basically, a Chinese restaurant for dinner in Manhattan that does the basics really well. The Platonic Chinese restaurant. From what I understand, the old Shanghai did do Shanghainese cuisine, so that would be a plus. But, basically, it's her first trip to NYC in a long time, and I'd like her to have as enjoyable a meal as possible. The restaurant needn't be white linen-sedate, but something more than divey.
Thanks in advance.