The restaurant had a really cool hip vibe. It was packed by 530 on a sat night. Food was delicious and a bit spendy. Nice for a special occasion. We enjoyed watching the live dumpling making.
Wonderful food. I’ve had soup dumplings in China, HK, and Toronto. These were quite good but the knockout surprise were the bacon, egg and cheese dumpling. Totally works and was delicious.
No flavor to food.
Extremely rude front service. But top notch dumplings and fried rice. Highly recommended.
Yummy soup dumplings, spicy wontons, dan dan noodles and terrific mapo tofu. Great happy hour 5-7 with $8 drinks and $5 dim sum if you're lucky enough to snag a seat at the bar or in the lounge. A very happening place!
I've been twice with my girlfriend and we have not been disappointed. We get the Peking duck. It takes about 40 minutes to prep, but it is worth the wait. We always get the braised pork belly and a bottle of wine while we wait for the duck. Very fun decor and design throughout, even in the bathrooms. Very nice bar selection. I will be back.
Pinch Chinese was the best Chinese food that I have had in NYC. The service was impeccable and the wine selection was extensive. The food was delicious and was very fresh. I was extremely impressed with Pinch Chinese and will be going back soon. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone
please restore the cognac, lemon, cocktail. favorites: steak fried rice, duck rag, pork soup dumplings, eggplant, pea shoots
Pinch is clean, fresh, delicious Chinese food with an upscale style, including the restaurant design that is both comfortable and modern. The service is so good, friendly and informative, prompt, accessible to the particular attention to each table whe are the plates are mostly shared. We've taken many friends who all totally love it, the good energy, and always the fine quality of the food. If you love duck, which I don't eat, it does look like a whole bird is cooked divinely and finely served up by a special chef at the table. A delectable "special" was perfectly made that four of us wrestled over, beef prime on the bone rib. Melt in your mouth. We've had all vegetarian here often. Buddha's delight Asian vegetable, mushrrom and veggie dumplings, and braised eggplant are very special, light and flavorful. We can't thank the staff enough for their care and attention to the great food experience.
Really well made, delicious Chinese food. Can’t wait to be back!
Limited, but good menu. Prices are on the high side. Room is noisy,difficult to talk and be heard. Soup dumplings and peashoot dishes were quite good as were the pricey cumin ribs.
This is not your take-out Chinese restaurant. It has interesting cocktails, and extremely tasty, somewhat unusual food. Recommend: eggplant, steak fried rice, soup dumplings (common enough elsewhere, though excellent here), 3 cups chicken.
Great dumplings, great service -- cool place, will return often
Hands down the best soup dumplings you can find in the tri- state area. All the dishes were well prepared and reminiscing the foods from Ding Tai Fung in Taipei. Definitely my go-to restaurant whenever I want a little taste of home.
Rude hostess. Delicious food
Food was better then I thought it would be and the service was excellent.
We were attended to prodessionaly and amicably. Service was timely and easy going
The food was spot on creative and delicious
The service, atmosphere, and FOOD was all perfect! Highly recommend this spot! Book a table now!
Awful service. So much attitude. Never cleared empty dishes as new ones came. We had to clear them ourselves. Server never once came to refill our water. Don’t go.
Unbelievable ! The best Peking duck we ever tasted !
Service was excellent.
Place is clean .
Kitchen is somewhat open. It is clean!
At least the area that I saw. The cook or whatever he does in the kitchen, was wearing a mask ( clear mouth / nose cover)
Food is Excellent
It is OK. We could consider a bit when coming next time.
Loved this place! Food is very good: don’t miss the cumin ribs! Service was great and music selection was fantastic! Great summer date night.
We picked Pinch because I was in the mood for dumplings. We tried the seafood and pork soup dumpling and the mushroom dumpling. They were both delicious. We also had the steak fried rice and pork belly. Everything was great. Our server was attentive without being overly so and the restrooms were clean and spacious. We would go back.
I didn’t love the taste of everything. It was ok but not especially good. Things were overpriced for mediocre taste. It is clean. And if you want a fancier setting w fancier prices, this beats your regular Chinatown venue in that way... also good for quieter environment.
Great environment and owned by the former executive chef of Din Tai Fung - a very famous Taiwanese restaurant big on the west coast as well. The Mapo tofu - not too spicy yet delicious. The beef noodle soup tasted just right as well. I introduced native Taiwanese students whom gave it 2 thumbs up approval. Highly recommended!
Dumplings were good but wrappers too thick. The chicken was tasty but too salty and I love very salty food. It is an attractive setting and convenient.
Host and bar
The dumplings were amazing and the octopus appetizer was small but yummy. The snow crab entree was somewhat inaccessible in its plating. The atmosphere was loud.
Real Chinese food cooked by real Chinese chefs.
My boyfriend has been wanting to try the Peking Duck and going to Pinch was a belated gift.
Truly important to know that you need to reserve your Duck days prior to your evening. I made a note of it and emailed them too late to confirm but....Thank You to Pinch for setting aside a Duck for us.
My first time having it and I am a fan. As my boyfriend said: once you’ve had the best, everyone else is screwed.
We had the dumplings with the spicy green sauce, so good.
The Dan Dan Noodles...omg. With the Duck we had the string beans.
Our drinks, I opted for the Rose Gold was so well made. He had a cider which was crisp and delicious.
Last night, Pinch could do no wrong.
Thank you for a wonderful experience and we’ll definitely be back!
High quality creative dishes... which are a bit on the expensive side, but in the end it is all worth it!
Nice vibrant music. Dishes were just middle of the road. Had a good time.
Great food and fun ambience
Love the food especially the soup dumplings, pork belly and duck! The reason for the 4 star is because for some reason the host couldn't find our reservation and made my friend wait without sitting her until I showed up. Also the noise level is a bit high for my personal taste as we had to strain our voices to have a conversation. I'd definitely recommend and go to Pinch Chinese again.