Blackbrick in midtown serves the Chinese food you've been waiting for. There are classics such as salt-and-pepper shrimp, Sichuan vegetables with hot oil fried rice, and steamed red snapper with soy, ginger, and scallions. The dessert menu is also extensive, with ice cream from Calle Ocho's Azucar and an assortment of cakes. Stop by the 60-seat restaurant and sit at the kitchen bar. From there, you can inhale the smoky scent of toasted Sichuan peppers and watch chefs stir-fry mustard greens in red-hot woks.