Years ago I would get dim sum at shun lee cafe before Philharmonic concerts. Not bad. And Shun Lee West would have some hong kong or banquet style dishes not seen on other chinese menus. S o when a friend wanted to go there, I agreed. What a rip! 4 mediocre, floury dumplings for $13?? Szechuan peppercorn duck that was just regular peking duck - but bonier. A tiny portion of chinese broccoli, with wonderful mushrooms that were doused in a thick inedible brown sauce.
The one standout dish- stir fried sweetbreads and green peppers. Excellent.
Along with a half bottle of saki, and an order of fruit, the dinner above cot $170 before tip.
Shun Lee West
43 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023