China Grill Goes for Cheap Chic

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The ritzy, glitzy, over-the-top China Grill is giving us one more reason to visit: It's trying to be not <i>so</i> over-the-top. The famed eatery is now offering a "cheap chic" menu with half-sized entrées priced at a discount.

The wild mushroom profusion pasta with sake Madeira cream sauce can be ordered as a

half portion for $16 (or a whole order for $29). Same for the Moroccan lamb osso buco ($18 or $32), the duck two ways ($23 or $42), the grilled garlic shrimp with black fettuccini ($23 or $42), and a half dozen other entrées.

The undersized portions make sense at a place where diners are meant to share -- and while they could easily drive the bill higher for hungry diners, the cheap chic menu gives us a chance to try a few more plates exploding with the intense flavors Jeffrey Chodorow's restaurant is well-known for.

The cheap chic theme begins at happy hour with half off selected sushi and specialty cocktails from 5 to 7 p.m. weekdays. And a $36 prix fixe menu seems like a steal with offerings including curried chicken satay and crackling calamari salad for appetizers, sake-marinated drunken chicken and barbecued wild salmon for entrées, and bananas in a box for dessert.

Location Info

China Grill - CLOSED

1881 SE 17th St. Causeway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

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