The exotic flair of the Far East meets the glamour of Manhattan at New York's NoHo hotspot, Chinatown Brasserie. Owners Josh Pickard and John McDonald, creators of Lever House and Lure Fishbar, have transformed the former Time Café and Fez into a sizzling hot restaurant scene, making Chinatown Brasserie a premier destination for hip Manhattanites seeking sumptuous Asian cuisine and signature cocktails. Anything and everything is possible at this lavishly-themed, chic Asian restaurant and lounge.
Chinatown Brasserie’s glowing red Chinese lanterns hang over the black and red leather lounge areas, evoking a romantic atmosphere. Upon entering Chinatown Brasserie, patrons are transported into an Asian realm, with royal silk damask curtains and canopies as well as intricate sculptures actually imported from China. Fashionable partygoers make their way to Chinatown Brasserie’s lower level subterranean bar space which is highlighted by the koi sashaying in the breathtaking lily-pad laden pond.
Chinatown Brasserie’s executive chef Tyson Ophaso puts a modern twist on traditional Chinese favorites, infused with hints of Thai flavors. Patrons can choose from over 1,000 inventive varieties of the succulent dim sum hand-rolled by chef Joe Ng, who artfully crafts each mouth-watering treat. Chinatown’s flawless crispy chicken, presented with four tiny condiment bowls filled with a mix of salt, pepper and cinnamon, a scallion purée, chopped ginger, and a soybean paste with hoisin sauce, is sensational. Not only is Chinatown Brasserie known for its excellent food, but the exotic frozen mai-tai is also part of the amazing reputation.
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