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New Lounge at Sichuan Garden II

justbeingpolite | Dec 7, 201506:18 AM

I had a great dinner and drinks session with my son at the "hidden" lounge at Sichuan Garden the other night. We got in earlyish, around 6:15, so we asked if there were seats in the new lounge. We were ushered upstairs through a back stairway from the Baldwin Bar. Ran was working the lounge, and made my son a lovely smooth gin drink , with aromatics in dry ice. It was called the Oracle, and was delicious. I had Ran's take on a Manhattan, also really good. I've heard from native sichuan eaters that the food doesn't compare to Sichuan Gourmet, but I really love the food here. The Wen Jun Chicken has a wonderful smoky flavor, it's one of the few non spicy dishes there, and is terrific. The dry hot beef was great, and the dumplings in chili vinegrette were as wonderful as always. My son can't eat here without an order of the magnificently crispy Chengdu wings. The room is beautiful and fun, we made friends with the table next to us, which I suspect happens often here. After dinner we were ushered out of the secret exit by Ran; after you leave you can look back at the doorless panelled wall, and feel you were in on a new, delightful secret.

Sichuan Garden,
The Baldwin Bar,
Sichuan Gourmet
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