Red Peony

4.3
179 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.
  • Collect 500 bonus points

    Mon - Fri 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

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 179 people are saying
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sheilao
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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Gesyblue
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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Jodi
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
61 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
28 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
3 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
408 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!

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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
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Fabulous soup dumplings!

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vipJohnC
New York Area
34 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
41 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
3 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
9 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

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 179 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.