The food is excellent.
I've taken out from here on multiple occasions. The food is clearly 2+ cuts above any other Chinese restaurant not in a Chinatown. It is also better than any of the few restos I've tried lately in the Chinatowns on Canal St, in Sunset Park or in Flushing (generally after + reviews on CH). But I've not really tried too hard in those areas and the efforts I have made haven't been so rewarding.
There is a real chef back there, which I think is very rare at a Chinese resto. The guy must have some training and skills. I think the names of the dishes and basic recipes are the ones people are used to. But the execution is surprisingly different and better. The hot & sour soup is a good example (free with lunch special).
I've never eaten in, and have never seen too many people eating in. Decor is ok, darker but clean. Just seems like not too many people eat in at Chinese restaurants so much any more (outside of the Chinatowns). Lunch special is a crazy good value, weekends too!
There are a ton of detailed reviews on Yelp. Thought I would kick off a thread on CH.
Give it a try, maybe eat in too.
I have generally found Chinese in Manhattan and Brooklyn (outside of Chinatowns) to be terrible and never worth repeating.
Sensation Neo Shanghai Cuisine
208 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211