Red Peony

4.3
162 Reviews
$30 and under
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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    Sun - Thu 11:15 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 11:15 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:30 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.
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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
Miami
3 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great soup dumplings, and Peking duck. I can't wait to go back!

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vipWestWindsor
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside which was very nice. A bit close to suvs continually pulling up and parking next door but still nice. Food was great. We had the lunch specials which give a lot of food at good price. Sesame chicken. General tso chicken. Each came with great wonton soup and rice. Servers very nice. Worth a visit if you want good chinese in midtown. 2 blocks from MOMA museum

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vipPatricia43
West Palm Beach
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Fabulous soup dumplings!

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vipJohnC
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dungeness crab was remarkable and the orange beef was very tender and extremely tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent, and the atmosphere was nice. The host was friendly and sat us immediately. Our server however was curt, brash, and almost rude through the entire meal. It seemed as if she was a manager or owner as she was giving direction to other employees the whole time also. It could be a cultural difference but was off-putting none the less. We did not feel welcomed at all, and that is very important when you choose a place to spend your hard earned money in an expensive city with many other options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service and mediocre food

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vipDrG18
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ,large portions, good service and fair pricing.We had excellent Peking duck which I was hesitant to order. Great appetizers too. Definitely worth a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good! Place is clean quiet food is great

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vipShantanug
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Decent food though many dishes are non authentic. Server quality and attitude were very poor. Extremely poorly trained servers who were chatting with each other very loudly and had minimal attentiveness. Very poor dining experience

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vipLaFemmeco
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was served quickly and was absolutely delicious. Extensive menu so it took a while to choose. The bartender was excellent, drinks were very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Peony what is the best Chinese food that I’ve ever eaten. They have a large elaborate menu and everything that we eat was delicious. The staff was attentive and the food was quick. We will go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Lots of mosquitoes, in spite of asking for bug spray no action was taken, service was bad too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my favorite place for dim sum and Chinese food in the city. Ate there last night and contemplating ordering takeout for dinner tonight.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Went to Red Peony for their dim sum menu. While their dumplings were good, the fried items tended to be greasy, and the oil soaked scallion pancake bordered on the inedible. Such missteps could have been forgiven if the service had not deteriorated from inattentive wait staff to the downright surly hostess. With so many options for good dim sum in NYC, I will not be going back to Red Peony anytime soon.

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vipGirlalex17
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was hoping to still receive my points for this reservation ($54 bill for lunch). Beers were $7 and $8 (a bit pricy) but lunch specials were a good deal. Tasty and friendly staff. Entrees came out while we were still eating our soup.

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EstherB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Really bad service

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BettyJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got a table outside, which was OK because there’s a nice breeze. The roast duck dumplings were absolutely delicious. A chicken wing wasn’t extremely generous portion.I thought it was great value for the money. I will definitely come back here again.

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CCMcG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was fine, we got an assortment of dumplings and noodle dishes the roasted duck dumplings were the best. Service was slow even though there was only one other man in the restaurant. When I asked about happy hour deals they said they didn’t have any unlike how open table advertised.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The happy hour drinks and appetizers were amazing and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

TERRIBLE SERVICE, INCREDIBLY RUDE PEOPLE WHO DONT CARE ABOUT CUSTOMERS

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Terrible service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicous food as we had been looking for great quality Chinese Cuisine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Nice food. Nice ambiance. Accommodated a large group. Could use some more staff to cope with peak times.

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AlexandraA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good. We tried the jellyfish which was interesting. The scallion pancakes were awesome! And three of us got three different fired rices which were amazing!

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VPDtheFoodie
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was awful! We had to ask for napkins and water after sitting for 15 minutes. Food was obviously previously frozen and terrible. A bad choice.

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vipBarryW
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was slow, and food was of poor quality

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were phenomenal!

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NickC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for authentic food in Manhattan. Also, location can't be any better

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kateo
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

the food wa very good. the restaurant inside is charming with chandelier and red velvet chairs, outside is destroyed with flowery garland, very pretty. the food was very good. pork soup dumplings, bok chocolate with black mushrooms, mei fun noodles with duck,, general tso chicken all delish. the service was unacceptable. disorganized, un trained, even rude at times. I usually discount when diners are not happy with the service, there are so many factors that can contribute to this that is not the restaurants /servers faults. but here, it was lack of training, planning and simply not caring about your patrons.

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SB1978
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place was uncomfortable and cold. Te service was awful. The food was less than mediocre. Would not go back or recommend. It was my bday and I was sad it was so forgettable

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vipdrbf
Washington DC
110 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The duck is some of the best the city has to offer. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food overall is 8/10 and cost twice as much as other places. Kinda disappointed, had far better Shanghainese food in flushing at half price. M

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vipBruceB
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small restaurant. Huge menu with lots of variety. Everything our table had was great. Good service that was not overly attentive.

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vipMike
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I was looking forward to dining at red peony for the first time. I heard and read a lot of good reviews prior to making a reservation. However, I was very disappointed with my dining experience. The food was good but the service isn’t. I am not sure what happened but there was a long wait between appetizer and main dish. They sat us in the far corner, and I feel like they might’ve forgotten our order. I had to flag a server to ask for an update. I didn’t order anything complicated either. It was very disappointing.

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vipsidifood28
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, highly recommend the dim sum and Peking duck! Great and friendly service. Good value.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Michelle was amazing. Will definitely be back!!

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 162 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.