Grubstreet has a short post on the new Midtown Chinese restaurant, Cafe China, that just opened a week ago. You can see the photos of some of their dishes.
On the restaurant's about page: "[...] It's the 1930's. [..] This is Shanghai. It is the place where the East is embracing the West for the first time. [...]" They claim they serve "authentic Chinese food in a 1930's Shanghai setting."
So, it's a Shanghainese restaurant? But when you look at the menu (http://www.cafechinanyc.com/menu.html ), at least half of the dishes are Sichuanese. The numerous red peppers on the menu are giving me a headache. What the heck? What in the world is this restaurant trying to be?
Anyway, I'm kind of curious about it. Might give it a try. Though, I think this place might have an identity crisis. It makes me skeptical.
13 E 37th St, New York, NY 10016