Pinch Chinese, a 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmand selection, serves traditional Chinese comfort food in the heart of SoHo. The restaurant reflects the neighborhood's vibrant feel, with a bar for your libationary needs, and a full dining room for filling up on soup dumplings and Peking duck. Charlie Chen, a former executive chef for Din Tai Fung, oversees a team of vets from some of China's finest kitchens. GM + 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 the quintessential New Yorker. Go on, you're in good hands.
Please note, Peking duck reservations must be made directly to the restaurant. Please visit the Reservations page on our website for more information.
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
love the beef fried rice and the eggplant, and the soup dumplings.
plus wonderful waitress (female wait staff, "approaching adulthood")
My favorite restaurant!!! Quality of food is superb, pure deliciousness. Pork soup dumplings are a must, so are the spicy wontons, and noodles.
Great staff,helped us pick out some amazing dishes,with fast service and fun atmosphere will definitely come back.
Great food but TOO LOUD!! Not sure why every restaurant has to turn the music up to levels where you can't talk to the people at your table.
Third time since the New Year and still loving it. Tylor was great with helping me select wine. He was great overall.
Pretty good neighborhood spot
Service was great, we just had to wait a little bit at the host desk. The playlist was a little all over the place but food was on point.
Our favorite restaurant in SoHO . We are from OKC!!!
We make sure we eat every time we visit NYC
Very interesting takes on some traditional Chinese Food. The XiaoLongBao is very very close to the DinTaiFong in Taipei.
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.