It may be situated at the eastern edge of Queens, but a meal at Grain House is worth the trek to Little Neck. The room is amiably attended to and minimally adorned, with blue-and-white ceramics lending a distinct Chinese tone to the otherwise staid but comfortable room. Grain House brings joy to enthusiasts of Chinese cookery with a menu representing the many regions of the country's culinary map. There is a clear penchant for Sichuan cooking, though don't expect that familiar tongue-numbing heat since the owners aren't from the region. Yibing burning noodles may not deliver the namesake singe, but this tangle of garlic oil-dressed thin noodles piled high with minced pork, scallions, peppercorns and chili ash is decidedly delicious.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors