Chinatown Brasserie

(Now Closed)
380 Lafayette St (at Great Jones St), New York, NY 10003, United States
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This ritzy East Village dumpling palace spotlights Hong Kong native Joe Ng’s riffs on Chinese classics. The extravagant Asian-inflected design is a jaw-dropping chinoiserie dream complete with a lily pad–laden koi pond, a chic alternative to the City’s normally bare-bones dim sum p... (See all)

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  • dim sum
  • soup dumplings
  • crispy orange beef
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  • classic egg rolls
  • lobster cream cheese sticks
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  • pork buns
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  • Mario B.

    Shrimp chili tempura and all dim sum killer .......presently living large!!!!!

    Mario Batali · March 5, 2011
  • Food Network

    On 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. Read more

    Food Network · August 5, 2011
  • Metromix

    Our 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. Read more

    Metromix · July 7, 2010
  • Dens

    Dim sum all the way: pork buns, asparagus shrimp (!!), soup dumplings. Skip the duck, but trust me & get the lobster cream cheese sticks!

    Dens · May 12, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    One 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.

    The Corcoran Group · October 26, 2010
  • Caitlin H.

    Go to Chinatown Brasserie and get dumplings... just lots and lots of dumplings & dim sum & buns...

    Caitlin Hill · May 29, 2009
  • Savored

    The mouth-watering dim sums are great to share with a group. Your table will love the Crispy Orange Beef with Orange Zest, Chilis & Grand Marnier.Save 30% by booking here:

    Savored · May 17, 2011
  • Rod A.

    Three words. Crispy. Orange. Beef.

    Rod A · February 3, 2010
  • Larry H.

    Frozen Mai Tais. Do it.

    Larry Haertel Jr. · March 5, 2011
  • Jesse G.

    Shrimp and snow pea dumplings are excellent

    Jesse Guillory · December 23, 2010

    The best Dim Sum and Dumplings in a Chinese American meets European brasserie style. Read more · December 21, 2010
  • Doe Z.

    The best soup dumpling and pork buns EVER!!

    Doe Zagat · March 17, 2010
  • Paul F.

    Curry bass and avocado tarts changed my life. Also, off the menu, crispy tofu in red bean sauce. Yummmm

    Paul Fiorello · November 14, 2011
  • Adam K.

    I love almost all the food here but especially the moo shu pork with egg omelet. The room behind the bar is great for a private party for special occasions. Excellent food and relatively affordable.

    Adam Kuban · August 25, 2011
  • Dens

    Drink menu: Bourbon Storm is almost too sweet. Chili Margarita is the bees kneeeez tho! (w Tanteo tequila too!)

    Dens · May 12, 2011
  • Kate P.

    My favorites are the soup dumplings and crispy orange beef.

    Kate Pignata · October 1, 2010
  • Stephanie M.

    Happy hour 5-7 Mon-Fri. Half price appetizers at the bar and good drink specials. Frozen Mai Tais are dangerous, but tasty. Love the spicy Tanteo tequila margaritas.

    Stephanie Moreno · April 8, 2012
  • Mari S.

    Skip the main courses and go all dim sum. Soup dumplings and the classic egg roll are my faves.

    Mari Sheibley · August 12, 2011
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine

    Time to celebrate, because you've just checked into a bar serving one of Cosmo's Sexiest Cocktails! Ask for the Pear Batida, a delicious concoction of rum, pear, lemon juice, and champagne. Read more

    Cosmopolitan Magazine · June 15, 2011
  • Albert W.

    Peking duck was excellent!

    Albert Wenger · April 30, 2011
  • Josh F.

    Awesome soup dumplings!

    Josh Fromson · April 29, 2011
  • GourmetLive

    Chef/restauranteur Mario Batali told us he loves the "crazy soup dumplings … they get them to us hot and they're delicious," when he orders takeout for delivery.

    GourmetLive · October 16, 2010
  • J.E. P.

    Try the Black Cod Avocado tartlet!! Amazing!!

    J.E. Pizarro · June 24, 2010
  • Jason G.

    Do NOT overlook the vegetable moo shu or you will be sorry, I promise

    Jason Green · June 17, 2010
  • Tj O.

    try the general taos very yummy

    Tj Oconnor · November 3, 2009
  • Tanya R.

    Officially CLOSED! :(

    Tanya Robinson · June 23, 2012
  • Nick S.

    A great lunch deal Read more

    Nick Solares · May 16, 2012
  • Teresa W.

    head to Chinatown for better, cheaper dim sum. soup dumplings are tasty though.

    Teresa W · April 15, 2012
  • Stjepan R.

    Chinatown Brasserie380 Lafayette St (at Great Jones St), New York, NY 10003Chinese Restaurant, Dumpling Restaurant, Dim Sum Restaurant, Bar

    Stjepan Radic · February 28, 2012
  • Fei J.

    Try the key lime pie! Very special. And happy hour frozen mai tais are epic!

    Fei Jin · December 21, 2011
  • Cari Brooke R.

    Soup dumplings are a must

    Cari Brooke Roberts · November 7, 2011
  • Mike D.

    Place is empty on a Tuesday. Took 10 mins to be seated.

    Mike Dizon · November 2, 2011
  • K@rTh!kk R.

    Try the lamb dumplings... Amazing!!!

    K@rTh!kk ReDd! · September 25, 2011
  • Lily T.

    The shrimp and pork dumplings were 415-worthy

    Lily Thalheimer · August 16, 2011
  • Tony P.

    Wow! The egg rolls were stellar. There are no words! Dim sum is delicious and reasonably priced.

    Tony Petrucci · August 14, 2011
  • Ish C.

    The soup dumplings are amazing

    Ish Cuebas · August 14, 2011
  • Eelain S.

    if u want dim sum on the wknd and don't want to hit chinatown, this is the go-to spot. some favorites include: peking duck, shrimp dumplings, turnip cake with xo sauce.

    Eelain Steketee · July 11, 2011
  • Paraag S.

    Happy hour on weekdays from 5:30 - 7p. $4 bottled beer and apps at the bar.

    Paraag Sarva · June 10, 2011
  • ShoeHefner

    Dim sum w/shrimp...wonton soup is pretty good as well

    ShoeHefner · March 5, 2011
  • Colin T.

    Still as always some the best dim sum in the city!

    Colin Tuska · December 31, 2010
  • Katie S.

    try soup dumplings

    Katie Shipsides · December 29, 2010

    Chicken, Asparagus and Mushrooms rocks! Read more

    KENNECTED · December 29, 2010
  • Pat H.

    Dumplings are fine. Otherwise passable, overpriced "Chinese" food. I hate places like this.

    Pat Hu · October 23, 2010
  • Ken H.

    Unexpectedly good Happy Hour deals! Head over before 7.

    Ken Hoffman · June 16, 2010
  • infusia

    definitely one of DA best soup dumplings, roast pork dumplings, shrimp dumplings, fried turnip cake and seafood xo fried rice and skip desserts.

    infusia · May 12, 2010
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Chinatown Brasserie as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
  • K@rTh!kk R.

    Closed for now.. According to their website they are relocating.. Waiting patiently to eat their amazing food again!!!

    K@rTh!kk ReDd! · June 1, 2013
  • Tanya R.

    CLOSED. Sorry.

    Tanya Robinson · November 21, 2012
  • W K.

    It's closed!!!

    W K · June 25, 2012
  • Lockhart S.

    At happy hour, frozen Mai Tais cost $5 in the bar area. Do you believe in a loving god? You will.

    Lockhart Steele · May 29, 2012

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