Red Peony

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$30 and under
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Chinese

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Red Peony offers a wide selection menu of traditional Chinese cuisine, including Shanghainese, Cantonese, Dim Sum and sichuan cuisine. The chef also makes many other specialty dishes like Peking duck, lobster with ginger & Scallions, crispy whole flounder and many other more. Got to try most famous steamed pork soup dumpling with crabmeat, absolutely delicious!

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What 103 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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3.9
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K
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dumplings and shumai were amazing!!!!

RJ
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, comfortable room. Chairs were especially comfortable. They just received their liquor license and we ordered their first wine! Food was excellent with generous portions. The hot and sour soup was probably the best I have enjoyed. Service friendly and attentive. They were full but did not rush us. We were enjoying the wine! Would definitely go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

G
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the best Birthday dinner ever at Red Peony! We had a roomy, round table (party fo 6) upstairs so that everyone could talk to each other and it was easy to eat family style. Even though the room was packed for a Saturday night, the noise level was manageable so we had no trouble with our conversation. Best of all, the food was delicious. I especially recommend the Sweet and Sour Chicken and the Pineapple Fried Rice -- served in half a pineapple! We brought our own wine and were not charged any corkage fee and they also let us serve cupcakes brought in from outside. Very accommodating! Everyone in the party had a fantastic time and I am sure we will al be back, in a group or on our own.

LW
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Extensive menu from dim sum to traditional Chinese cuisine. Will be back.

a
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleased food and service was very good. Will definitely go again

LH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We got the peking duck. It was good, but there are others that are similar in taste.
I wouldn't go out of the way to come here. The food was average Chinese food.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

It’s really good food. Who cares about anything else? Go for the soup dumplings and the Peking Duck. Classic NYC Chinese.

K
New York Area
138 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My first time to try this place. A good selection of menu, new and clean interior and rather quiet place on the second floor for a large group dinner. It is BYO and we went to a store across the street to buy beer

s
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was brusque, although that may be because we were there at 9:30 and the restaurant's chef left at 10pm.

A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We were seated at 12 noon . Really upset. First the waitress went to the table next to us to take their order, problem was this table came after us , 10 min later. I had to stop her, and say we are ready. She took our order, and it was very simple. Soup dumpling , spring roll and two main, our appetizer came in 15 min,
1 hour later we still did not get our food, the problem was , 5 tables that came after us ( 15 to 20 min ) received, not only their appetizers, their main courses as well !!!! The excuse was , it was busy because of Chinese New Year! That’s is a poor excuse because everyone after us received their food. What really got me upset was, the table behind us that came 30 min after us , received one of the same dish we order!!!! That was unacceptable. The waitress keeps telling us the kitchen has our food, 20 min later still no food, repeated several times, waited 1 hour and 30 min before we walk out and complain to Michelle . And the food still was not ready,
There is lack of coordination between the kitchen and waiters/waitress. How does one table that came after us is serve the same dish we were waiting for!!!!!

RR
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Red Peony is a good dining experience in a small, clean, new Chinese restaurant. The food is very good, with ample portion sizes. The service is very friendly, although somewhat inconsistent, as their timing was off at different points in the meal.

SM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Wonton soup was excellent as was the Peking duck and the other side dishes we ordered. Hostess/Manager Michelle was so friendly and helpful. She recommended their special dessert which was marvelous!!!

BF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm and elegantly inviting atmosphere with a friendly and accommodating staff, Red Peony is a great place to have lunch or dinner. Both of us ordered from the lunch menu and the kitchen accommodated our requests for less heat and less salt. The food is prepared from fresh ingredients and always tasty. This was my third visit to Red Peony and I will continue to be a regular customer.

b
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Dim Sum was very good, better than many places. Entrees were good but nothing special though. Our server forgot to put in one of our dim sum orders and got one of the entree orders incorrect so one person in our party had to wait for their meal. Interior is nice but for some reason they felt it was important to hang some really large pictures resulting in some noisy hammering while we were waiting to order.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for something quick and delicious, but not too expensive and without a crowd of tourists. A lot to ask, but we found it all at Red Peony! The server was friendly and thorough; she made great recommendations. The food was different from our Chinese restaurants in South Jersey, but delicious!! Highly recommend this place😋

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not noises, amazing food, great service, and will definitely be coming back!

G
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Happy to find Red Peony. We were very pleased with the food we ordered. Little confusion at the outset with my guest being told I wasn't there yet (after my having had several conversations with the front door manager), sent upstairs (where I was not) to look for me, etc. Fortunately, she then saw me.

WL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The venue was accommodating and attentive service from the waiters/ waitress. Peking duck and crab meat soup dumplings was spot on.

PB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Authentic and delicious food (for those of us who recently traveled to China. Servers and manager were hospitible and gracious and took good care of us.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They seated us right away but wanted us to sit downstairs for a party of 5. We told them we wanted to sit away from the door and sat us upstairs which was much nicer. The food was great and quick service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great prices, huge portion sizes. And the staff are very friendly and welcoming!

T
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great dumplings and Peking duck

n
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, huge portions and big round tables with comfy chairs. A great spot.

JU
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Christmas lunch/dinner was excellent. So much more fun than cooking a turkey. We ordered a lot of Food and are family style. Delicious.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Food was fine but not a real standout. Super packed in like sardines and a child crying the entire meal. Not the restaurants fault or the child’s . Parents should have taken child out until she had calmed down. It’s was 7:30 on Xmas eve. I’m sure the child was over stimulated. Nevertheless, the family was rude for not considering others ability to listen to loud wailing for over an hour.
My only other problem was that there was no alcohol served. I never saw this on the website. I’ll take the blame for that but it’s something to note.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every aspect of my dinner here. Food and service were top notch.

DB
New York Area
160 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been to Red Peony a few times as it’s down the street from our office. The food is quite good, and the restaurant can cater to folks who like Americanized-Chinese food as well as traditional Shanghai cuisine. (We have folks that like both at our organization). The soup dumplings are very good, as is the cold tofu and vegetable appetizer. I personally like the shrimp noodle soup a lot too. Really — you can’t go wrong and the help is always very pleasant (especially Michelle). Enjoy!

JR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and a great restaurant! Very nicely decorated, the food was excellent and the service was great! Would highly recommend it for a nice casual dinner with family and friends!

F
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our office Christmas Party in the private room, that was decorated with chandeliers, and golden wallpaper. The food was fresh, high quality Chinese. Everyone loved the soup dumplings and scallion pancakes. Since the restaurant has no liquor license, we brought our own drinks. They didn't even charge a corkage fee.

h
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food served in a calm atmosphere. Nice decore

SB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum! The dumplings were amazing! I mentioned something about the famous dumpling restaurant,
Din Tai Fung, and our waiter’s ears perked up. Red Prony is right on par with DTF. Yummy!
The crispy shredded beef was great too.

A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This is a very expensive restaurant for inauthentic Chinese food.
I ordered a dish on the menu with two specific additional ingredients. When it arrived it had neither. I asked about it and the waiter insisted they were in there. I tasted it and they were not. I again asked and he said, “oh, you wanted it with black beans and spicy?” I said I did, as it was described on the menu. He said , in a condescending manner, that he would take it back and have it “added.” He was very patronizing after that, constantly asking “how
the dish was now.” The duck tasted as if it had been reheated in the microwave. They do not serve wine, but said you could go a block away and buy it and bring it back. Another woman (presumably the owner) came by and asked how we learned of it. When we answered through Open Table, she said please reserve directly from now on. NOT a 1,000 point quality restaurant

Next time I will plan extra time to take a round-trip subway ride and go to Chinatown for fresh, authentic, reasonably priced Chinese food served by friendly people.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The chick soup dumplings were so tasty!

TC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food served hot and quick. Very clean and pretty atmosphere

SC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Bad management. Staff lack of training. Rice was served first without any other dishes. When the dishes arrive, the rice was not warm anymore. This is basic in a Chinese restaurant practice.

A
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food, expertly prepared. Kind and attentive service despite the restaurant being absolutely full.
Highly recommend the snow pea shoots, string beans and duck. If you have a big group, there are lots of large round tables, which are much better for conversation than long rectangular ones.

l
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Delicious! My absolute favorite chinese restaurant. Have visited on two different Saturday nights. The service was very good and the food even better: fresh and delicious. Tables downstairs are too close and upstairs can be energetic. No liquor license yet. None of that matters since the food is so good.

TL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty and the service was great!

GB
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Every dish was delicious. The Orange chicken, Orange beef coming beef with onions and pork with garlic sauce were fabulous. The fried rice came in a 1/2 pineapple and was beautiful. The soups were delicious S where the various Spring rolls.

I would rate it higher accept it took 20 minutes for 7 different appetizers to come out and none of us can't or food together. We ask that all of our entrees come at once and they honored that period I don't understand if its the kitchen being disorganized or because it was busy but it was unpleasant to have to wait well each person ate there appetizer Alone. Staff was very pleasant..

Restaurant was very hot when we arrived in at our request they turned on the air. Well the tables and setting are nice come of the lights were extremely bright.

As of November 25th they do not have a liquor license but told us you could bring your own. No beer or wine is available. They have applied for the license but it has been 5 months and they haven't yet received it.

I definitely would go for the food.