Red Peony

4.3
199 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
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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  • Daily Happy Hour Food and Drink Specials

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Thu 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Fri - Sat 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    From 3-5pm daily, please come and enjoy our food and drink Happy Hour specials! We have beer and food items starting at $4, wine and cocktails starting at $7. Available daily, not valid on holidays or with other special offers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 199 people are saying
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TrishT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had soup dumplings and crispy duck. It was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida estuvo excelente y el servicio también

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vipalbertob
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food for a Chinese restaurant not in Chinatown. Great location.

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Quezy09
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We come from North Carolina where the Chinese food is just nasty. We visited Red Peony on Christmas Day and the service and food were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drink! Everything was fresh and flavorful. Try the orange chicken!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Great food, need more attentive service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Poor food and service. Had to get up and ask for water, ect more than once as staff ignored you trying to get attention. Food was bland…

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Worst service EVER!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

I had read about their bad service in other reviews but we took a chance and went. Our party of 4 had a reservation but waited about 20 minutes. When they finally went to seat us they wanted us to go upstairs. I have limited mobility and was unable to accommodate that. They set us up downstairs but seemed angry at having to do so. They had to put our party of 4 at a table for 6. We were then ignored for another 20 minutes. Someone did come over and ask us if we wanted drinks and brought them. That was the end of their service efforts. After another 45 minutes one of our party got up and asked if we could order. The food took another 45 minutes and did not come out together. One of our party again had to get up and request the missing items. Once we were finished eating we had to search out someone for to-go boxes and a check. They said they’d bring them over. Another 20 minutes went by and again we had to send someone in search of boxes and the check. The food was terrific but I’ve never experienced such a blatant disregard in a restaurant. I really do feel this was because I was handicapped and couldn’t make the stairs. When we finally were able to pay (again having to get up and check out) they claimed the bad service was because they were so busy. If other tables hadn’t been quickly served and turned over in the time we were there I may have believed that. We were polite from the first moment we walked in and tipped 18% on the bill. There was no reason outside my obvious disability to treat our party the way they did.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

They overbooked the tables so it took a month time to be seated. Service was very slow. Didn’t get our cocktails until after our meals arrived. Staff shortage?? That being said, the food was awesome. We would go back again.

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Anony
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Poor service. Staff often throw the plate when serving.

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vipFrequenttravelingdiner
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The food was average, and the service was forgettable. The wait time for the food was much longer than expected, and the Peking duck was the least flavorful of all I’ve tried. I would definitely not recommend this location for duck.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were not asked for covid vax certificates or ID. Staff were not consistently masked. Outdoor seating was not well ventilated (4 walls, 2 doors, roof, no air circulation). Delicious dim sum but not worth the health risks during covid

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vipgourmetgoddess1
New York Area
209 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

RESERVATIONS HONORED ON TIME, GREAT SERVICE....THE FOOD IS TRADITIONAL ASIAN COOKING AND FABULOUS ! EVERYTHING FROM THE SOUPS, THE VERY BEST SPRING ROLLS, TO MAIN PLATES.
FORGET CHINATOWN.....THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE !
INSIDE DINING WITH VACCINATION CARDS ! THEY CARE.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy restaurant- because the food is that good!

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Soe365
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was subpar— overpriced poor quality.

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vipDouglasK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service and food was great! We loved everything but especially loved the peking duck and egg custard bun. Egg custard buns are either hit or miss at lots of restaurants but they make it perfect here.

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NoelO
Fort Lauderdale
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good an Service excellent

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sheilao
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food and very gracious host. Room was a little crowded with tables

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Gesyblue
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The resturant was very busy but we didnt wait too long, the food was excellent though not very hot in heat, so.e of the staff were slightly abrupt bit didn't spoil the evening,

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BarbaraF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food , nice surroundings &seamless service.

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Jodi
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great meal at Red Peony. They were very accommodating and worked with us to increase our party size. The table was ready and we were not on top of other tables. Food was spaced our well, we ordered many courses and did not feel rushed. The food was delicious, each dish had unique flavors. This is not your typical chinese...so much better. It has been a great place to take visitors since they can accommodate large parties with great food.

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vipChristineC
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious dumplings, sweet and sour fish and asparagus and crab soup. I think our waiter was new and not very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service was excellent!

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JesseE
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely selection on the menu. Soup dumplings were good, but I’ve had better. Loved the crystal shrimp dumplings, bacon wrapped shrimp roll & crispy spicy shredded beef 👌🏻

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RyanM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Seated on time. Sat for 20 minutes in a room full of other tables where not a single table had received any service. We left.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal at a good price.

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LoreM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We ate outside which was nice…………………..

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Love4food
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Food was at best mediocre and not worth the cost really. Dinner for our party of four took over two hours to finish as the service was horrible. Asked for more water and he rolled his eyes. Each time he set anything on the table he slammed it on the table. When we asked for anything he rolled his eyes or simply said “yeah yeah yeah” in the rudest manner. Would not recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My family came from out of town and they can be less adventurous with food so I was a little hesitant to bring them to a restaurant that would have less Americanized Chinese food. I They were hesitant to try the Peking duck but they loved it. My cousin is now obsessed with your chicken soup dumplings. She’ll definitely be coming back to your restaurant with or without me. :) My aunt raved about the green beans and the shrimp fried rice. We ordered just the right amount of food to share and I’m very glad they were so happy with the food.

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foodie
Spain
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Peking duck very nice. Hot sake nice and hot. Waiter forgot to serve dumpling appetizer and tried to bring it out after entree. We said no thank you. Overall very good, polite service, nice atmosphere and tasty food.

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viptampatravelnut
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We visited New York for one month, and dined at red peony three times! We were pleased when they gave us the large round table in the back for our family dim sum brunch. The soup dumplings were tasty (although a little too large to enjoy in one bite). Other dim sum offerings were delicious, too. The dry fried string beans were the best - we ordered them on all three visits. Service was pretty good, though it was understandably difficult to get help during the peak lunch hour. This will be a regular spot for our future visits.

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wong
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was great
Champagne was not cold enough and questionable if it was actually Moet & Chandon
Otherwise happy and will return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was one of the worst ever experiences. Food was simply okay. Server was uninterested in our table. Apps came out after meal. No drink order. No dessert. Overall a bad experience.

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and personal service

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vipfamily
New York Area
412 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Many menu choices, everything very good. Noledgeable staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. Best Peking Duck and crab soup dumplings!

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Isabel
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Expansive menu. Excellent outdoor dining area, and most of the staff wore masks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing (as always)!! The staff is wonderful and we always have a wonderful meal!

FAQs

Red Peony does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Red Peony also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 380-8883.

Red Peony is rated 4.3 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.