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Wally Chin Opens Chin Chin Spinoff Walle in Midtown

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[Krieger, 3/29/11]

On Monday night, Wally Chin, the owner of Midtown East standby Chin Chin, opened his new nearby restaurant Walle. Billed as an American restaurant "with Chinese flair," Walle is helmed by chef Chris Cheung (late of The Monkey Bar and China 1), and serves items like pork buns and lobster dumplings but also burgers, strip steaks, and short ribs. The space seats about 120 in all—including the "VIP room" and the bar, lounge, and outdoor dining area. As for prices, they hover in the low $20's for entrees, low teens for apps, pretty decent for the area and the look of the menu. Have a look around at the space up top, peruse the menu below, and send all early feedback this way.

SMALL PLATES

MARKET GREENS, POTATO, CHINESE SAUSAGE, QUAIL EGGS 10

LOBSTER AND BACON SALAD 14

SALAD OF CHINESE GREENS 9

LITTLENECK CLAMS, STAR ANISE ABALONE BROTH 9

SHENJIAMEN CHICKEN DUMPLINGS 8

BERKSHIRE ROAST PORK BUNS 7

SALT AND PEPPER ROCK SHRIMP 10

LOBSTER DUMPLING, BLACK PEPPER SCALLOP, TUNA TARTARE 12

FRIED OYSTERS, ASIAN PEAR SLAW 12

BABY EGG ROLLS, BERKSHIRE ROAST PORK, BACON 8

LIQUID FOIE GRAS BAO BUNS 12

PUPU PLATTER, WITH HOUSE SELECTED APPETIZERS 9 per person

SIGNATURE SHELLFISH PLATTERS
CHILLED-WITH TOMATO JAM, X/O MIGNONETTE

LITTLENECK CLAMS 12
MARKET OYSTER 14
KING CRAB 21

HOT- WITH ASIAN AROMATIC DRAWN BUTTER, OR SHAO SHING REDUCTION

STEAMERS 14
BAY SCALLOPS 14
LOBSTER 19

TRIO OF CREEKSTONE FARMS BEEF, SLOW ROASTED SHORT RIB,
GRILLED FILET MIGNON , ROASTED BONE MARROW 29

CHARRED PRIME BLACK ANGUS NY STRIP, EVERYTHING CRUST 26

WALLE BURGER, SHANGHAI PANCAKE BUN, SHOESTRING POTATO 16

FISH AND CHIPS 18

PAN SEARED FLUKE, KING CRAB PORK CHILI 26

BACON CRUSTED BLACK COD, STEWED SEASONAL VEGETABLES 23

CRISPY BABY CHICKEN, BOK CHOY, COGNAC OYSTER SAUCE 21

SWEET CHILI BABY BACK RIBS, MACARONI AND BLEU CHEESE 23

SHANGHAI NOODLES IN BROTH, MARKET SEAFOOD 26

CHINATOWN AND GREENMARKET VEGETABLES 17

BLUE PLATE BARBEQUE RICE

TREASURES RICE, POACHED EGG, ROAST DUCK, ROAST PORK,CHINESE SAUSAGE 19

BEEF AND BROCCOLI POT ROAST, JASMINE RICE, CLAY POT BAKED 18

HAPPY BUDDHA SHORT RIB FRIED RICE 12

SHANGHAI PORK BELLY FRIED RICE 12

CHINESE SAUSAGE FRIED RICE 11

SIDES

JASMINE RICE 4

MAC AND BLEU CHEESE 9

BAO BREAD BASKET 5

SHOESTRINGFRIES 6

LOCAL VEGETABLES 8

Walle
249 East 53rd Street, Midtown East
212-371-0888
Wallerestaurant.com

Walle Restaurant & Lounge

249 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022 Visit Website

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