Red Peony

4.1
146 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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What 146 people are saying
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3.9
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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
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Really bad service

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BettyJ
New York Area
6 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
4 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
19 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
2 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
9 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
108 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!!

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vipHanTuan
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant if you want to enjoy Shanghainese food uptown from Chinatown. Food portions are very generous and the preparation is authentic. The restaurant has a chef from Shanghai who can produce a wide variety of classic Shanghainese dishes. The service is also excellent, as the staff will accommodate almost all reasonable requests. We ordered off the menu in requesting Chinese birthday noodles, and although not on the menu, they provided it. This will be our mainstay Chinese restaurant on the West Side. They also have Cantonese dim sum and Szechuan food, but we did not try.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time eating here, I had a wonderful experience, everything tasted so delicious and fresh. Lobster with ginger and scallions was delicious, so was the Mai Fun noodle and snow peas leaf with garlic was great. I couldn’t eat it all. Service was also very attentive and welcoming. I can’t wait to return the next time I’m in NYC!

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bibam
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

our family has been comign to this location for years- the new owners have kept the soup dumpling palace we love going strong--and improved the atmosphere.

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vipJeffrey
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly diverse menu with many unique dishes. Food is always great!

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vipRoger
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the authentic dim sum Uptown, and good service!

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vipMingtheMerciless
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very surprised to find authentic Chinese food in touristy Midtown...will definitely go back.

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JasonB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The only reason why I rated the ambience and noise level the way I did is because it was outside dining.

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WOgun
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Dined outside, nice and quiet for NYE. Service was okay. Only one heater was working. Would go back in warmer weather.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Outdoor tables were places within 3’ of other diners. Only 3 heaters available for 6 tables.

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KGGG
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food. Wonderful service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've taken out here before and instantly Knew it was amazing, that I just had to come see it! I came tonight and it was just as amazing, if not better! I ordered drinks, appetizers, and food!!! All amazing! The atmosphere was great, and I felt comfortable. I highly recommend and will be coming back to either dine in, if not definitely ordering take out!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by here after seeing the tree at Rockefeller Center. They had excellent soup dumplings and shumai. We also ordered chicken & broccoli, beef & broccoli and a vegetable fried rice. The servings were large but very flavorful. It was a nice midtown meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was disappointed,luckily service was good

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vipsb123x
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Staff are wonderful and so sweet. Not my first time and not my last!

Red Peony
Responded on November 29, 2020

Hello! Thank you for dining with us and leaving this spectacular review. We are happy you had an excellent experience at Rd Peony from our food to our service. We are honored to be your favorite Chinese restaurant and can't wait for you to visit us again!

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JimC
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We discovered this restaurant through OpenTable. Without OpenTable we would not have known to dine here, and we are glad that we decided to have dinner here. Outdoor dining was very pleasant. Food was excellent with generous portions. Chicken Fried Rice was all white meat, and we were impressed. We will definitely return.

Red Peony
Responded on November 29, 2020

Hello, Jim! Thank you for ordering with us and leaving this wonderful review. We are happy you had an excellent experience with our authentic Chinese cuisine and we can't wait for you to order with us again! Best Regards & Stay Safe!

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DivaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Overall the food was good. The dessert was very hard and the presentation was not good!

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 4.1 stars by 146 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.