Red Egg
Red Egg

Red Egg

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redeggnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 966-1123
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday through Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please inquire for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please inquire for details.
  • Special Events: The venue molds itself into everything from seated dinner parties and cocktail events to live performances and late-night celebrations with an expanded full-service bar and a late night menu. Modeled as a modern version of the traditional Chinese teahouse, shades of fuchsia, crimson and copper replace the customary red and gold for a more 21st century twist on traditional culture. Accented by Tom Dixon light fixtures and a slanted ceiling, exposed light bulbs are hung throughout the main room to mimic koi fish in a pond. The space is both highly creative and interpretive with enough space for DJs and/or live entertainment to appease a multitude of different types of events and other group gatherings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Howard Street
  • Public Transit: J, M, N, R, Q, W, Z & 6 trains to Canal Street, 6 train to Spring Street, and B & D trains to Grand Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Red Egg
Originally opened in 2008 as both a Peruvian and Cantonese restaurant, owner and culinary director Darren Wan decided to reconceptualize the already successful restaurant in 2010 into the chic, upscale and exclusively Cantonese format that it is today.

Melding traditional Chinese cuisine with a hip and contemporary venue, RED EGG caters to those looking for excellence in their cuisine as well as in the ambiance they want to enjoy it in. In addition to the Cantonese and Szechuan specialties menu, RED EGG features classic Cantonese dim sum throughout the day.

Recently awarded the Bib Gourmand rating in the MICHELIN Guide New York City 2011. Don't forget to try the Peking Duck Sliders, Pan Fried Dumplings and Red Egg Filet Mignon to name a few.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerChinese
Red Egg reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
63% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (15)good for groups (14)neighborhood gem (10)great for lunch (10)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (6)special occasion (5)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)romantic (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • DELISH! And BIG Portions!
    DanielleP143VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Surprisingly big portions! Food was SO good! Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup was SO good-and all of the dishes were prepared perfectly!
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dim sum is good, but not the duck
    pelleb
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I like the idea that they serve dim sum whole day, dim sum are quite good, doesn't taste the best in neighborhood but is the most non-greasiest dim sum I have in chinatown. I don't like their peking duck, as for this price tag, I look for more generous portion and better presentation. The bun itself is too small and thick, which it is not big enough to hold all the ingredients in. The server peeled the 60% of the duck in slices and took away the rest! We paid the price for half of the duck, but not for 6 pieces of duck meat in a small bun! In other restaurant, server peels out as much meat as possible from the duck and let us wrap our own duck wrap with thin pancake (not bun). Portion of meat shouldn't be controlled by size of the bun!
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    special occasion
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  • Nothing special
    PaulfVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Average Average food and service in a weirdly decorated setting.
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  • Great service and food!
    Vivchocolatier
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    As a Chinese... well, a Taiwanese, who came from a country which has the best Chinese food chefs, I have to say the food here is amazing, especially in New York city which has all kind of food from all over the world but makes them all into American style. You have to come for the Peking duck! and the service is way better than other Chinese places!!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Need to fix the ambience
    MJMDinesNYCVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    You can tell that they spent a lot on the interior but they need to turn down the lighting and consider the music. I have gone to Red Egg twice with friends because of the food and proximity to home but when I walk in, it's like the restaurant has closed and they are in the process of cleaning/shutting down. We were 4 tables away from a couple on a first date and could hear their entire conversation! I feel like more people would go if they fix the ambiance.
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  • Excellent
    itgirlnycVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My party had a great dining experience. The food and service were both great. The only reason I did not give them 5 stars was because we were told we couldn't have a bigger table because it was reserved. We spend about 2 hours dining at Red Egg and the reserved table was never occupied.
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  • China expat's NYC favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I used to live in China and this is one of the best Chinese restaurants in NYC in its price range- excellent!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food was fine but the service was very slow and the decor quite odd
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We chose Red Egg because they offer Dim Sum at dinner time and could easily accommodate a large party. In the end, we were only five people for dinner and they were very flexible about that. We were disappointed that the dinner Dim Sum menu is small and lacks the more interesting/exciting Dim Sum options. We enjoyed the puffs and the pork buns, but the rest was just decent. The soups were good too.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not What It Used To Be
    FloridaFoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The Health Department has a "Pending" rating. We were surprised, expecting an "A Rating." And this is pause for concern. The wait staff was abrupt, again unexpected.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Group dining!
    opentablebritVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Highly recommend for groups, great food. Service slightly sloppy but fun time by all.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid asian food
    Markus
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Found what I was looking for, but not particularly more. Bring a jacket or sweater - freezing cold inside
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    fit for foodies
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  • Chinatown's Best Find is Red Egg
    ratlasVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A friend recommended us to check out the Red Egg in Chinatown, and we were not disappointed. I had the Peking Duck Sliders, that was terrific. My spouse had the friend soft shell crab which was excellent. The service was good and the ambience was calm and authentic. We would gladly go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chinese food; outstanding service
    joseetje
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    From the outside it doesn't look like much, but when you're enter you know you've made a good choice. Many Chinese which is a proof of good food in these places, very adequate service and fantastic food! We had dim sum and some dishes which were all great. Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Bad service. Servers are rude in general. Nasty Egg!
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  • Good Chinatown Eats
    LocalGuy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was very good, especially the dim sum. Service was good but impersonal. There is a full bar but we didn't partake. Would definitely go back.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 277 reviews are from the Red Egg reviews archive.
  • Terrific find in Chinatown
    StafVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This restaurant offers excellent Chinese food for lunch at reasonable prices. I was on Jury Duty and the day before we went to another chinese restaurant in the area and the service was terrible as was the ambiance, etc. The Red Egg was clean, with excellent food and excellent attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • china town at its best
    denny
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    dim sum was so good we had to get entrees to try the whole menu my family is ready to go back
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great for taking the family
    roswellxavier
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    For Fathers Day my brother and I took our parents here for lunch. We weren't disappointed. The beef skewers were amazing and their dumplings are great. Highly recommend this place for a cheap, no-hassle kind of lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Red Egg-cellent!
    trezbo77VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We always go to this local with my family! amazing food and it has a full bar which is rare in most chinatown restaurants. The duck pancakes are great as the whole or half duck is brought out and cut in front of the table and put into the steamed buns and served to the table!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just average..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Dimsum was ok but other dishes were disappointing.. there won't be second visit for me..
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  • Dim Sum Delish
    ElsasolseatsVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Delicious Dim Sum served in civilized setting with knowledgeable hosts and servers and many unique offerings -- no surly ladies with carts but lots of freshly prepared tidbits.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Enjoyable experience
    wha22up
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great food as usual. Ambience is a definitely plus here...not your typical Chinese Restaurant w/ all that noise & bustle during dim sum hours. However, disappointed egg custard is not available here. Manager(s) / wait staff were very professional & understanding due to our error on our dim sum order form. Would definitely dine here again.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Quick find, not quick service
    Afoodthought
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food is tasty. Service horrible. Let standing at front door host stand for almost 10 minutes before I could get anyone to help me...in a restaurant that only had two seated tables! Felt rushed.
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  • Dim Sum Delish
    ElsasolseatsVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Traditional and creative dim sum in a clean, sane, attractive setting that attracts enthusiastic Asians and other admirers of Chinese cuisine in large numbers but also accepts reservation. No ladies with carts but knowledgeable young servers and more experience hosts can explain ingredients and make suggestions if you need them.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Eh
    AntShapVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food was mediocre and the waiters were rude. I went on a saturday night at 9:00 and the place was dead. The decor was okay but the lights were too bright and created a bad atmosphere. Don't go out of your way to go here; there are much better places.
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  • Pidley
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Restaurant in need of a reburb.... food v/bland, service friendly but difficult to find way to restaurant.
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    Kid-Friendly, Scenic View
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  • Great Dim-Sum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Great, fast service! The dim sum was fantastic and they have a large selection. The best thing I liked about Red Egg is that they take reservations so you're not waiting with a crowd like most dim sum restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dim Sum Yumh
    ElsasolseatsVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Creative as well as traditional dim sum preparations with helpful, friendly servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Above average but not spectacular
    MookieNYCVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    This is a step up from greasy Chinatown joints but not a huge leap. Food is fresh and tasty, though not refined or inventive. Atmosphere is tacky but okay. Overall nothing special but a notch above the low-end food you find in most Chinatown restaurants.
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  • Dim sum made to order
    foodie214VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    My friend has been searching for a good and clean dimsum place and I recommended Red Egg. She was very happy with the quality of food and cleanless of the restaurant. We're definitely coming back!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Red Egg Delivers the Goods
    SteveNYCVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I love Chinese food, but it has to be good. And Red Egg delivers the goods. Fresh and inventive dim sum, a mastery of the classics like General Tso's Chicken, rapturous delights like Chilean Sea Bass in Black Bean Sauce and Peking Duck Sliders. Go and Enjoy.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great for dim sum
    EnjoyGoodFood
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Dim sum is excellent. It is prepared specifically for your table. No carts at this place, so if you're looking for that "experience," you'll be disappointed. If you're looking for good food, you'll be pleased.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Enjoyable and inexpensive Dim Sum
    NYCoupleVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We chose to celebrate Chinese New Year at Red Egg on Saturday afternoon both because they had good reviews on various sites as well as the fact that they accept reservations. They have a wide variety of food choices, but we were there for Dim Sum and were not disappointed. We particularly liked the soup dumplings, the pork cilantro shrimp dumplings, and the young coconut pudding (which is served in its coconut shell). We appreciated the fact that we could order off the normal menu instead of being forced to order from a "special" holiday menu. We'll be back!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    Treater
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Red Egg takes reservations, has accommodating staff, has an A rating in the window and has the best duck and duck sliders in Chinatown. The food is delicious! Great for groups
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard to rate - we didn't stay
    KidoctrVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    In 8 years of OpenTable dining, we've never run into this problem. We checked in 10 minutes early for 1 pm lunch on a Friday. Waited for 30 minutes and then left and went down the street to another restaurant and had a nice lunch. They seemed very disorganized. There were at least 3 other groups waiting when we arrived but only 1 with an Opentable reservation (I was sitting next to their computer) and 2 booths that were free and never got used while we were there. Our name was added to a handwritten list.....we were number 8 on her list (???). The place was packed so I assume the food was great. There was a huge round table of guests right by the bathroom that you had to walk around to get to - glad I wasn't seated there.
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  • Way over priced for Chinese food
    overpricedVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Ambiance is fine, food is decent, but extremely overpriced. $30-40 per entree for Chinese food near Chinatown? I don't think so honey.
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  • Somewhat suspicious abt a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Somewhat suspicious abt a restaurant in Chinatown needinga reservation but my husband did not want to take a chance abt waiting somewhere. Odd, clubby decor. Maybe it's a hot spot later at night? Ordered 3 dim sum- pork buns, shrimp dumplings & ribs with garlic. Buns & dumplings were okay but the ribs were deep fried? How would we have known this from the menu? How would we have known to even ask if this were a possibility? Noodles w/ black mushrooms were tasteless & gummy. Sauteed scallops w/ pea pods were better. Left food on the plates, not something we usually do. Bottom line- do more research. So many other possibilities in Chinatown that must be better. And they did not check us in as Open Table members.
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  • Not that special
    Karen
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    I had read the reviews and their website before booking. One of the reasons I booked for an early dinner was that the website stated happy hour until 7pm. The website didn't say anything about holiday exceptions. We (a group of 10) booked for New Years Day. After getting there, we discovered that there was no happy hour on holidays. The food was pretty good, but not exceptional. I probably wouldn't go back.
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - Ambiance little lacking
    SuranjanVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Really enjoyed the food, waiter made some fantastic suggestions which complimented the dishes we were trying. Definitely go with the dim sum menu and choose a variety of dishes.
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    fit for foodies
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