Chinatown Brasserie
Chinatown Brasserie
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Chinatown Brasserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chinatownbrasserie.com/
  • Phone: 2125337000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch:Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm
    Lunch:Monday - Friday 11:30am-5:00pm
    Dinner:Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm-12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Joe Ng
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Chinatown Brasserie offers a private lounge, dining room and semi-private areas for groups from 12-600.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian Winters 2125337000x7845

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Great Jones Street
  • Public Transit: The B, D, F and V trains to Broadway and Lafayette Streets. The 6 train to Astor or Bleeker Street. The N, R, W trains to Astor Place.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot located across the street on the corner of Lafayette and Great Jones Streets.
A word from Chinatown Brasserie
Chinatown Brasserie is the exciting new downtown restaurant from Josh Pickard and John McDonald, the team behind Lever House, Lure and Joe's Pub. The restaurant is stylish and dramatic, but with a comfortable brasserie atmosphere. Chef Joe Ng will present one of the most exciting dim sum programs outside of Hong Kong, along with a wide variety of both regional Chinese specialties and Chinese-American favorites.
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Chinatown Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Lunch Time meal. Deserted.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    Lunch Time meal. Deserted. Were probably 20 guests in a large space. Felt very alone. The food was just average.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great - but we heard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/18/2012
    Food was great - but we heard the restaurant closed after we were there. Tried the "Ginger Dragon" drink. That was terrible.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Table for two was a bit cramped
    AnaR
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    Table for two was a bit cramped with two other tables on either side to close for comfort!Food was decent nothing extraordinary given the NOTED CHEF repute. Must say that the dumplings were good. Service was VERY GOOD!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had Dim Sum. The specialty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    We had Dim Sum. The specialty cocktails were very nice. The service and food were good, but the dipping sauces tended to be too sweet and cloying. I liked the restaurant's decor, but the music was really bad-- ultra-cheesy 80's songs (and I like 80's songs!). Think Queen/Bowie's "Under Pressure"... it just seemed totally out of place, and ruined the 1920's shanghai atmosphere of the place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our second visit to Chinatown
    WestVillageHoodRat
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    Our second visit to Chinatown Brasserie and they did not disappoint. Their dim sum and pork buns are execellent-- give the General Tao's chicken a try. We sat outside and loved the breeze and city feeling--- A true gem in Noho
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice,,,one of the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    very nice,,,one of the best but is dissapeared now..
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of more refined Chinese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    One of more refined Chinese restaurants in New York. Great food and service with chic ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This review is only regarding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    This review is only regarding steamed dim sum dishes and Peking duck at a Saturday lunch.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service could have been better.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    Service could have been better. This time my dining experience did not meet my expectations based on my last visit. I ordered a cosmopolitan and was specific about the ingredients--I was brought a drink made from a mix and was extremely weak! When i questioned it the waiter did not offer to have them remake it and instead I ordered a scotch and soda and was brought a scotch neat! It took him quite a while to bring the soda. The waiter did not appear to be knowledgeable about the menu, a big draw back when ordering dim sum. The rest of the food was good. Would probably try it again just because they make dim sum to order. Also, it was a good choice pre-theatre as we were served quickly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good. Accessible and
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2012
    Always good. Accessible and flavorful Chinese standards in a more comfortable American/Euro venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love their lunch set menu,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2012
    I love their lunch set menu, it's tasty and a great deal! Very nice atmosphere also!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the third and last
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    This is the third and last time I'm going to Chinatown Brasserie. We end up there when we want Chinese at night with nice surroundings and a good bar, but it is always a gigantic disappointment. The food is pretty good, but the service and management are awful. We had to wait 15 minutes for drinks on a Saturday night when the place was very empty and we could see the bar from our table, where the bartender was not doing much of anything. It always happens, but usually it's really busy and you can sort of deal with it, but not anymore.
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  • We go early in the evening
    showgalVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    We go early in the evening since we attend matinees at the Papp Theater. Restaurant is always very accomodating in seating us early. Never dissappointed in the food. Large portions are meant for sharing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fun place for groups but not
    Bertie13
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    fun place for groups but not terribly memorable food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dim Sum must not be missed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    The dim sum menu is amazing. I have to stop now because I don't live anywhere near New York and I'm going to get depressed that it's going to be months before I get there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the most authentic Chinese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    Not the most authentic Chinese you can have in New York, but the place is a solid choice for those seeking good Chinese food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very tasty, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    Food was very tasty, service was good, bottle of white wine was not chilled but iced after first glass poured! Will try "spicy" dishes next time as felt a lack of heat in most of what we ate albeit very flavorful and well cooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • usually very good but service
    darkstarVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2012
    usually very good but service was very disorganized this time.
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  • This place was great, we sat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    This place was great, we sat outside and had dinner. They have a nice outside patio and the menu has many options including dim sum and family sized entrees. We had the dim sum which was delicious but slightly on the small size, so if sharing you might want to consider ordering one more dish than you normally would.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it for brunch with my
    NYCmumVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Love it for brunch with my two young active boys: the fish in the basement are big help!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chinese Brasserie was fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Chinese Brasserie was fantastic! The food was outstanding...especially the delicious lettuce wraps. I wish I could have tried the pork buns and general zsao's chicken, but I will save that for next time. My friends and I always joke about finding the perfect date restaurants with amazing lighting...and Chinese Brasserie lives up to our expectations. Everyone looks gorgeous in the lighting and the atmosphere is chic and romantic. I can't wait to take my boyfriend. :)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • legitimate dim sum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    I have lived in Hong Kong and as a result I am very picky about dim sum. The food was fresh, not oily and elegantly prepared. Even my Taiwanese father approves--he found it to be high end legitimate dim sum. Very good service--attentive and professional. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the second time I've
    UESAMS
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    This is the second time I've been at Chinatown Brasserie, and it's great. I've only had the Peking duck and pork/shrimp dumplings, but they've been decent each time. Overall, a nice place to grab dinner or a late lunch. The staff is also nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slick and Chic with No Bite
    Kristy
    Dined on 5/10/2012
    Food was sort of meh, but to be expected from a scene like this. Took a long time to place our order, for both initial cocktails as well as dinner and later, wine. It wasn't THAT full, but I'm pretty sure the staff is entirely swallowed up by the bar itself. Regardless they need to check on your table more often. Really enjoyed a few apps but the main courses seemed like they'd been sitting under heat lamps for far too long, and were too greasy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food, Problematic Dining
    JimAndBobVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2012
    The interior is gorgeous and the food is THE BEST Chinese in NYC. But there is a vast disconnect between the excessively pretentious club attitude of the matre di staff (who make you wait in the bar for your reservation even when there are more than a dozen tables available) and the "chucky cheese" character of the overly child-indulgent dining room. Too much money for the snooty pretense and the screaming child running into your chair.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this place - I've been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/29/2012
    I love this place - I've been here so many times... I tend to bring friends from out of town here, meet up with local friends, even order take out. The food is just that good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    I recently had dinner here after not having been for quite some time and I will not be rushing to go back. I think the food is good but there are much better at similar price points in the city. The service was OK-not great. Our waiter knew nothing about the wine list and he was not the most attentive. Overall, experience was not the worst but could have been a lot better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was delicious; the
    winemavenVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2012
    The food was delicious; the service was amateurish. It was an ok experience until they turned down the lights and turned up the music -- so we could not see the menu or have a conversation. And it was VERY expensive! There's no need to return!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dim Sum, Peking Duck and Lobster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    Dim Sum, Peking Duck and Lobster were all delicious! Fun, lively space. Went with group of 10 and we had a great time!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    Food was good, nothing memorable. Service was also good, but again, nothing memorable. This place did not leap out to me as a great find - it was a good pre-movie dinner, close to the theater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, tiny duck
    WLNY7VIP
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    The quality of food was ok - except the portion of the "1/2 Peking Duck" was shockingly small and it was more like a 1/4 of the duck. I have had Peking Duck in other NYC & SF restaurants, Hong Kong and Beijing - this is by far the tiniest 1/2 portion I have seen. Had I known I would have ordered a whole duck or dined at the other Peking Duck restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good food with outstanding
    Sluggo
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    Pretty good food with outstanding service. Interesting stuff on the menu such as duck wontons and Lamb dumplings. Service does a good job. It is a very large place with mostly large groups. Yet our waitress was able to get everything correct and put to the table while it was still hot.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was fantastic-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/15/2012
    Everything was fantastic- beautiful restaurant and the cuisine was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • The place has its own charm.
    tatianaVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2012
    The place has its own charm. It's really large and may get too busy and loud. But we went there around 6:30 on a weekday and were seated in an almost empty section on one of the sides, so it was kinda cool to look down at the center of the restaurant that had large tables with groups sharing food. We ordered dim sum and most of it was pretty good, but we felt it was kinda expensive for what it was. $150 for 2 with 3 drinks and i think 4-5 dim sum dishes. The service could use some help. We waited forever for our waiter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Outstanding fusion of Asian
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2012
    Outstanding fusion of Asian favorites & sophisticated flavors. We are in the city 5-10 times per month and this is one of our regular stops. Unique venue, simply excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I miss it so much.
    tacofan
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    I am just so devastated this place closed. It was one of our all-time favorites, and we'd been regulars since it opened. Our kids loved it too. Crossing my fingers they reopen as they say they are going to.
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  • Food was fine and somewhat
    PartTimeFoodie
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    Food was fine and somewhat authentic. It wasn't the best Chinese food I ever had but it was decent. The price is higher for these dishes because of its location and ambience. You can get the same dishes much cheaper in Chinatown but the service and atmosphere is much better here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • NYC = Theme Park
    Solo57VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Mediocre on every level. This establishment has the feeling of a huge chain restaurant with 5 star prices. I guess most of NYC is a theme park these days, so this place fits right in. Tourists and college kids abound. The food was oaky but nothing to write home about. Just very very very expensive. The service was acceptable just like a production line; nothing personal or special. Needless to say, there is much much much better Chinese food in NY. I will NOT return.
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  • Outstanding Chinese food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    We went with a party of 11 for a birthday dinner. The reason I picked this restaurant aside from their exceptionally good food, was the giant round table seating. Usually with 11 people, you are arranged in a long rectangle and can only see and talk to the 4 or 5 people surrounding you. The table can fit 11 if you don't mind bumping legs, but is probably better suited for 10 or less. We ordered a wide selection of stuff and shared family style. My favorites were the thin crispy egg noodles with wild mushrooms, the soup dumplings, the cod, and the 3 chili chicken. Actually, everything we had was wonderful, but those were standouts. If you like lychee, get the lychee martini, it's wonderful. Service was just ok, but overall would go again.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • The service and food was absolutely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    The service and food was absolutely amazing. I planned a birthday dinner for my friend, we were a group, and it went perfectly. I requested a round table and received one, they made ordering for 10 people very easy. Overall i would do this again !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate