Szechuan Gourmet came recommended (IIRC it's on 39th in midtown) but results were mixed. I come from LA, where szechuan in the San Gabriel Valley is a bit of a religion. At Szechuan Gourmet, the spicy szechuan noodles were pretty damned good and the seafood salad was pleasant. but my friend ordered "amazing spicy chicken" which was gloopy and americanized, and the fried szechuan lamb i ordered was dry and uninspiring. perhaps i didn't order correctly.