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Lotus Blue Restaurant Bar
Lotus Blue Restaurant Bar

Lotus Blue Restaurant Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lotusbluebar.com
  • Phone: (212) 267-3777
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday- Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Southeast Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout
  • Entertainment: Broadway Wednesday

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between West Broadway and Church Street
  • Public Transit: 1,2 and 3 trains stop at Chambers Street; A and C stop at Chambers Street; 4,5 and 6 stop at Brooklyn Bridge City Hall; R train stops at City Hall; J and Z trains stop at Chambers Street.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Mon-Sun free street parking after 6pm
A word from Lotus Blue Restaurant Bar
First full service Yunnan restaurant in New York City.
Authentic Chinese cooking techniques with modern approaches, thus we go Cross-Bridge and beyond.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Went here because I wanted to try the different spiced and herbal flavors of Yunnan cuisine, and a light lunch on a hot day. The good news is, they have a lunch menu featuring less expensive small plates. Bad news is, choice is limited. I first ordered rice noodles with mushrooms and greens. The noodles were very good, tubular, chewy and more substantial than standard flat rice noodles, and there were plenty of greens and mushrooms. But the mushrooms themselves were bland, as was the light chicken broth. This dish would have been better as a stir fry, with more herbs thrown in. The spicy chicken bits were boneless and much more flavorful (although I had to navigate around the chunks of hot pepper). Service was professional."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "excellent, distinct dishes different from the usual Chinese; very friendly service"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "excellent food, nice interior décor, good service, perfect for families and friends dine out, don't miss it! recommend: traditional steamer chicken, bamboo rice, pork belly, love all the dishes we had!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Lotus Blue is an exceptional Chinese food restaurant. I first went to Lotus Blue with a friend, whose Chinese friend from business school recommended this restaurant. It has first class food. Make sure you try to mushroom and chicken soup in a pot."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Dine with friend at 8 pm, it was crowded. Good thing that we had made a reservation. Food was good but no surprise. I will say better try if you never go there, but I will not go again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Tasty food and very good service. A little bit too spice for my taste but the experience was good"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Food was delicious and staff was friendly and accomodating."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "LOVE LOVE LOVE This restaurant. The food was outstanding. Need to clean up the entrance way to the back but overall I would recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had been there twice. The food there were good. But they don't set heat on. The place was cold both times in the lunch time. I have the leave my coat on during the lunch, and I noticed that some other people had their coats on as well. I suspect that the restaurant turn of the heat after closing. Therefore, when they turn on heat start opening for lunch, it was really cold in there without heat for long hours. Even kept my coat, it was still cold there. I have been to many other restaurants, none of them operating without heat on."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Regular Chinese food will never taste the same, Lotus is completely different will terrific choices"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My husband and I stopped in Lotus Blue for a quick dinner before a movie this past weekend. The atmosphere was really fun and trendy. Fun drink menu, and lots of choices on the food menu, but be aware of the SPICE! In both the food and the drinks! We asked the waiter to help us pick the least spicy chicken and neither of us could stomach the dish. The food in general wasnt that great, to be honest. Besides the spicy chicken dish, we picked at a couple of starters, and nothing stood out as being great. The ribs we ordered were very fatty. I would probably not go back here again."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We had a great time because the atmosphere was nice and the choices were interesting (had never tried Yunnan cuisine before). The scallion pancakes and the smoked duck were both good, though not super healthy (somewhat greasy, though tasted great). The special soup we had (chicken, shrimp, vegetables) was more healthy, but quite bland. They get props for not using any MSG though, the food felt real."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "We went with a group to this restaurant as it is new in our neighborhood. Although the reviews were good, i disagree. There was limited food for vegans or vegetarians, and those dishes that they did have were extremely spicy. The food was reasonably priced, but the quality was not very good. Scallion panckaes were greasy and although they told us to order some of the tofu dishes, they were not mild at all and indeed were too spicy to eat. we will not be going back."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Food was just cheap Chinese with a nicer sign. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We loved this place. Lots of energy and bright colors, and our waiter was thoroughly entertaining and helpful. The menu is atypical and we just dove into things we didn't recognize just to try them. We were really suprised by the variety of hot spices mixed with cool veggies and fruits. Plates are large so don't go overboard on apps. Priced really well."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "This was our first time here - ans we will definitely be coming back again and again!! LOVED the AMAZING food!! Everything was delicious!! Our waiter was wonderful and so helpful. He helped us select our dishes - one was better than the next. The menu is extensive - there are so many more things we want to try! This restaurant is a gem - a great find!!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Very distinct flavors; delicious dishes. Not the usual Chinese menu. Well worth it; reasonable prices as well."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "An experience. The type of place you would go out of your way for. So close to Holland tunnel and free parking on street if you are savvy. Great place to meet friends and split a bill, or even treat yourself. Affordable. Family style and just cool all around being the Only spot to find the style of Chinese cuisine. My new spot."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "one of the best asian restaurants in the city! the food is authentic Yunnan cuisine and they don't stint on the spices. if you are not adventurous, don't like spicy food and don't care about authenticity, this is not for you. service can be a bit slow, but the cocktails make waiting less of a bummer! personal favorites: banana blossom salad, yunnan style steamed sole fillets, steamed pork belly, long horn chili chicken. flank steak stir fry, stir fried smoked tofu. go with a few friends so you can share dishes and get a taste of everything! desserts were kinda blah."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "I found out about this restaurant from one of CBS' Dining Deal segments, and a group of friends and I tried it a few weeks ago. Food was excellent and I especially enjoyed how intimate the ambience was. Waiter was attentive bringing lots of water given the spice-o-meter was on point! The dessert menu was displayed on a chinese fan. How unique! I will be going back! ! !"
    Dined on 9/23/2013
  • "If you're looking for great Chinese food, Yunnan cuisine in particular, then head for the triangle below Canal and score a table at Lotus Blue. Not your typical NYC "egg roll joint," Lotus Blue packs a lot of flavor into its courses, including its pork or mushroom dumplings, its rice noodle soups or its array of fish dishes. The service is great and the setting is casual but clean and well-appointed. And don't forget to order a specialty cocktail, which are 2-for-1 between 5 and 7 pm."
    Dined on 9/12/2013