November 15th 2008 03:29
1720 Second Avenue
(bet. 89th & 90th sts)
New York, NY
Hours: 12pm - 11pm daily
Craving Chinese food, but you're on the the Upper East Side of Manhattan? Before you jump on that subway to take the long ride downtown, consider Chef Ho's restaurant!
Chef ho's serves up authentic Szechuan and Hunan dishes right here in the upper-east neighborhood. While the decor and ambience is hovering just around the average range, the fresh, white, linen table cloths, dark wood, french windows, and semi-dim lighting subtly add to the flavors of the delicious dishes. What's more is that the food is very reasonably priced... which is a plus if your wallet is on a diet but you're not.
The bar is fully stocked with a wine list that is extensive enough to complement any dish. The menu even considers vegetarians, boasting a healthy supply of vegetable only dishes.
For the particular diner, Chef Ho's offers original dishes such as the Happy Family (Shrimp, Beef, Chicken, and Crab meat in an ornate, noodle, nest), or the Peacock Fantasy (which consists of two different chicken dishes). Other favorites include the crispy prawns, orange beef, and Szechuan steak. Of course, my personal favorite is the Peking duck, which always makes my mouth water on every visit.