Charlie Chen, a former executive chef for Din Tai Fung, oversees a team of vets from China's finest kitchens, serving modern Chinese comfort food in the quintessential New York dining room. GM and Wine Director Miguel de Leon, an alum of Chez Panisse, Per Se, and Momofuku, has developed a thoughtful wine list of over 200 selections, following the Silk Road into Europe. And the bar team's playful cocktails feature traditional Chinese ingredients with a palette for today's New Yorker. Go on, you're in good hands.
Please note: because of the intimate nature of our restaurant, we allot 1:15 for tables of 2, 1:30 for tables of 4, and 1:45 for tables of 6 guests. Peking duck reservations must be made directly with the restaurant. Please visit the Reservations page on our website for more information. Thank you for understanding.
Terrible service, rude and unprofessional staff (manager dresses in hoodie) but great food
All great. But despite the booking, we had to wait more than 30 minutes to sit in.
Energetic eatery - go with friends so you can try many dishes. Excellent drinks and food. Fair prices. Recommend the cumin ribs; I could've eaten the appetizer plate by myself. Tip: order an extra, just in case.
The bartender failed to inform us of expensive drinks that was completely ynprofessional. Definitely ask!! Good food. But beware of drink prices!
Fabulous Peking Duck and service. Somewhat expensive for the Duck but it has become our go to place for it in NYC
Overall amazing restaurant. Our waiter was very good and recommended things we were not thinking of ordering and were amazing. The bed part about the whole experience was the mean hostess. I was coming from work to meet a friend for OUR birthdays and called in advance that I was stuck in traffic and was running 15 minutes late when she told me I lost my table in the dining room and had to sit at the lounge. When I got there I had to wait 15 minutes in line just to speak to the hostess who was not nice at all and rolling her eyes at us. I was hoping to come back with my husband, but not sure I want that kind of service.
Food is excellent. The place gets noisy though.
Nice place, good service , average food. Expensive for what it is
Amazing food and service!
Food was amazing. Best Peking duck ever. They do want to charge 25.00 to serve your bday cake that you bring in though.
The pork soup dumplings, mushroom truffle dumplings, cumin ribs, peashoot sides are my favorite dishes. The other entrees (fish, lobster noodles, dan dan mien) are just OK in comparison to how good the soup dumplings are. The entrees taste overly americanized. Service is great and restaurant decor is modern and clean.
We had to wait even w rez but worth it
Food was outstanding. Dumplings were amazing. Everything was seasoned to perfection. Can’t wait to go back!
We always have a great meal here. Highly recommend the chicken soup dumplings and snow crab glass noddles. The peking duck is our favorite to share with a group if friends.
Victoria was the most kind server!! The Peking duck could have used a grease blotting before carving, but still solid. No complaints.
Great restaurant all in all, but the place my wife and I sat at was quite loud (near the front of the restaurant by the window). We were trying to celebrate a special occasion, and unfortunately it did not turn out as well as planned. That said, incredible food and service.
Very authentic Taiwanese food! LOVED IT!
We had Peking duck, which is great. We also liked all other ordered dishes, including pork soup dumplings, cumin pork, octopus.
We’ve eaten here before and liked the food, but this time the hostess was so surly that we did not stay. Sorry to have had to miss it.
Best Chinese food in NYC.
Best Chinese food preparations I have ever seen in NY. Dumplings were exceptionally fresh and delicious.
Lovely dinner at the bar which helps with the noise level. It’s a little pricey because you need a few dishes between two people but we were good with one appetizer, the eggplant, and the seafood fried rice. Super delicious and a really cute place with the small details. Second time here and I’m sure I’ll be back again.
We were a table of four and had a wide sampling of Pinch's offerings. All were excellent - fresh ingredients, beautifully prepared and presented. My only menu criticism is that there are no vegetarian offerings in either the "Classics" or "Rice & Noodles" sections of the menu. Towards the end of our meal, a couple of large parties were seated and the noise level became quite uncomfortable.
Delicious!!! One of the best pork soup dumplings I’ve had, and I’ve had many. Mapo tofu another must have for me. We dine there once a week regularly. But it’s noisy when full, so we try to go during off hours, then it’s the best experience to be had:)
The peking duck was terrible. Hard to say so because we read all bunch of good articles about it. We even got sick after that. :(
All the dumplings... all of them! Wine list is amazing, well thought out and perfect for the food. Also... dumplings!!!!!!!!!
I first discovered Pinch's great happy hour where I tried the Cumin Rubbed Ribs. Superb flavor! Next I had the opportunity to try Pinch for dinner and realized why Pinch is both a popular neighborhood restaurant and take-out place. I saw a lot of families ordering the Peking Duck which they carve table side. Definitely want to order that the next time I'm there. But in the meantime we enjoyed the Steak and fried rice, pork soup dumplings, Eggplant side dish which is AMAZING and the Peking Duck Ragu with noodles. You really can't go wrong with any dish. Guaranteed you'll be back for more.
Don’t honor the table type reservations you make.
Also soup dumplings stick to the paper and rip open when you take them out.
Very nice restaurant, was my second time. Everything is ok, but the lady at the door is a disaster. What a b*tch. We booked for 17.00, we had to wait outside, even when arriving at 16.55. (It was very hot, 32 degrees celsius). She behaved like she’s done with her job, so uninterested... And that’s harmful for the business, because everything after this gatekeeper is fantastic. Great price for value. Remy f/t Netherlands
Came back after rating it 5 stars. Food wasn't as good, though I came for lunch on a Thursday instead of a weekend dinner this time, maybe the B-team was in the kitchen? Having brought a couple of friends along, it did not meet expectations and I felt a bit silly recommending it. It wasn't bad, but it was rather ordinary. Consistency matters. That said, good middle-tier Chinese food is hard to come by.
My second visit and it's still delicious. My 15-year old and I hosted a mother/daughter duo visiting from out of town. The kids loved it too!
Loved Pinch! We will return as a family and try the Peking Duck.
Best Chinese meal we have ever had and had a lot of Chinese. The 3 cup chicken was the best Chinese dish I ever had. Dumplings and dan dan noodles were great as well.
Xian long bags are the best
Delicious food and the service was great.
Maitre d’ was unpleasant... she gave our table away after being 5 min late for reservation. We eventually sat down and food was excellent! Highly recommend the seafood fried rice!
I go at least once a month to get my fill on their soup dumplings, mushroom dumplings, their appetizer ribs, pea shoots. I recently tried their short rib entree which was delicious.
I would go back again... the food was sensational and so was the service
Loved the food. I never heard of the restaurant. A friend of friend recommended and it was an excellent choice. top quality. Good for vegetarians.
It was a mom and teen girls night out. We all enjoyed everything about the place. We plan to return so that we can order the Peking Duck in advance. Oh and the moms enjoyed the Captains Flight wine tasting