Official site: http://cafechinanyc.com/
Came here because a friend — who thinks they know something about Chinese food but instead always picks tourist traps — picked it.
My oh my. This restaurant only confirms that when it comes to food that moves away from European or Western haute/high end cuisine, Michelin has no idea what they are doing. I walked away from this restaurant substantially disappointed.
Cafe China is a Szechuan place in Midtown with a Michelin star. However, that doesn’t mean anything. It’s an ordinary Chinese restaurant with food you can get anywhere in Chinatown or Flushing, just slightly pricier.
Stuff they had: Mapo tofu, string beans, tea smoked duck, Kung Pao chicken, coconut sherbet.
Score: 3/10 After eating here and at Spotted Pig, it’s clear that there is nothing extraordinary about receiving a single Michelin star.