Mario B.3/4/11Shrimp chili tempura and all dim sum killer .......presently living large!!!!!
380 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003
Bar,Restaurant / Bar
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.
Eats & Drinks
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.
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.
The who's who of the hip hop, rock and Top 40 scene have all partied it up at Chinatown Brasserie. Sightings include: Rihanna, Paris Hilton, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Eva Herzigova, Lindsay Lohan, and Lucy Liu. Chinatown Brasserie was also the venue for one of MTV's Video Music Award's official after-parties.
Food Network 8/5/11On Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Claire Robinson orders the crunchy egg rolls at Chinatown Brasserie in New York, NY. Find more tips at FN Local.
Metromix 7/7/10Our Readers' Choice WINNER for Best Dim Sum. Their menu outshines other restaurants with their efficiency with more than 1,000 offerings, usually made by the dozens.
Dens 5/11/11Dim sum all the way: pork buns, asparagus shrimp (!!), soup dumplings. Skip the duck, but trust me & get the lobster cream cheese sticks!
The Corcoran Group 10/25/10One of the best dim sum restaurants outside of Chinatown. We’d recommend the Mushroom and Bok Choy, Steamed Shrimp, or Pan-Fried Lamb Dumplings as well as the Pork Buns.