Rice & Gold

4.2
151 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
Located on the ground floor of Hotel 50 Bowery, Rice & Gold features Asian American fare. The menu also takes cues from cuisines around the globe, showcasing the diversity and vibrancy of our modern day country and the many immigrants who have settled here and now call America home. Evident are influences from China and the Philippines, as well as Mexico, Bangladesh, Iran, Jamaica, India and more.

The restaurant, from Chef Dale Talde and the Three Kings Restaurant Group, serves breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner.

The space features an 11-seat bar and a 180-seat dining room, as well as a custom graffiti art installation designed by local artist, Mr. Ewok One. The restaurant also features a robust bar program, including cocktails, wine, beer and sake.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Filipino, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:​ ​Monday​ ​-​ ​Sunday:​ ​7​ ​AM​ ​to​ ​10​ ​AM
Lunch:​ ​Monday​ ​-​ ​Friday:​ ​12 ​PM​ ​to​ ​3​ ​PM @ The Crown
Dinner:​ ​Sunday - Wednesday:​ ​5​ ​PM​ ​to​ ​10 PM
Dinner:​ ​Thursday​ ​-​ ​Saturday:​ ​5​ ​PM​ ​to​ ​12​ ​AM
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM to 3 PM
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Phone number
(646) 630-8055
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dale​ ​Talde,​​ ​Jae​ ​Lee
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Catering
Special dining packages available for groups 12 and over.
Max size group at the communal table, 25
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Cross street
Canal
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Parking details
Valet​ ​parking​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Hotel,​ ​public​ ​parking​ ​garage​ ​on​ ​Bowery​ ​just​ ​south​ ​of​ ​Canal
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Public transit
B & D​ ​trains​ ​at​ ​Grand​ ​Street​ ​Station
6​ ​train​ ​at​ ​Canal​ ​Street​ ​Station
N,Q,R,W​ ​at Canal​ ​&​ ​Broadway
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 11:45PM

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Rice & Gold is a huge restaurant in the bottom of a hotel in Chinatown. The food is Asian fusion, and it’s both pricey and a little cheesy.

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What 151 People Are Saying
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
1 review
3.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

This restaurant has such great potential but we came in for brunch on a Sunday at 1:30pm and the place was pretty much empty. The music was very low and absolutely no ambiance. This is such a shame because so much time was spent on the decor. They also close the bar at 3pm so not sure why the promote a 2 hour brunch special. This place really needs to invest in some marketing, perhaps a dj, or hiring promoters.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
3.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Service was rough! Food was delectable, so there’s something there.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Loved the ambiance

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
5.0Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business dinner with clients. Amazing food, service and ambiance in a very cool setting. Thanks!!

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S
1 review
4.0Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was great, it was true Asian fusion. I loved the fried chicken sandwich with Thai flavors. Our servers were nice, but sometimes it was difficult to flag a waiter down. Everything we ordered tasted great, the only downside was that our dishes took very long to come out. I came to try the NYCGo menu which is three courses with an appetizer, main, and shaved ice dessert, but at the pace the food came out we were there 2.5 hours with long pauses between courses.

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c
New York Area
33 reviews
3.0Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was fine but not a great value. Did not like the drinks list.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
4.0Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved this place, the food was excellent!!!

Cute graffiti and good luck cats everywhere

The server forgot my drink order but it’s ok still enjoyed he restaurant week menu ( he comped it without me asking 👍🏾 plus I basically gave 2x the tip back )

I’ll come back again for brunch :)

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MT
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely good food and great service. The ambiance was cool and modern. Would recommend for dates and special occasions.

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KD
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rice & Gold was great!! The decor is so cool, and definitely not what I was expecting. We went for restaurant week, and the food exceeded my expectation! I had the Spicy Chicken Bao, and they were amazing! The sauce they used was so delicious. I then split the Thai Fried Chicken and Pineapple Fried Rice and both were amazing. The chicken was moist and super flavorful and the fried rice was great! Highly recommend, and not too expensive.

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G
1 review
4.0Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything was good, besides the price?
Can always check out The Crown rooftop afterwards!

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c
1 review
1.0Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

I booked this place for my boyfriends birthday since I have been to the chefs other restaurant and I have to say I was super disappointed. While the food was good the service was horrible. The waitress would look at our empty cocktails and walk away, once we were done, the food was packed up we didnt see the waitress again until I went to the hostess. I had brought candles to do a birthday dessert, but did not even end up staying. After complaining they just told me they only had two waitresses and one was new. Finally got the check and the waitress slammed the check book down.

Very disappointing since the food was good. Other reviews said service wasn't great, but I would not come back or recommend.

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KS
Orlando
5 reviews
3.0Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

A cool space for a drink at the bar. They do have happy hour. Restaurant service was extremely slow (not experienced waiters), very mediocre food. Nice atmosphere though. Good for a big group.

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B
Las Vegas
1 review
2.0Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

I saw your pho soup dumplings online and really wanted to check it out when I visited NY City last weekend. When I arrived, I thought the restaurant was really huge but there weren't that many customers there and the way how tables were arranges were quite weird. However, thought it was pretty cool still. The restaurants were fairly clean. The service was not great. He wasn't that attentive. We had to get his attention to get our drinks and food order every time. So got the pho soup dumplings and thought it tasted just like pho so not bad. We also ordered the Vietnamese Black Pepper Shrimp and the noodles were like the decoration crispt noodles that usually serve on Chinese dishes but they used it as the main card in that dish. The other one was the rice noodle (I don't even remember the name of it but it was on the first item of noodles section on the menu.) Man, it was stale and the rice noodles were all broken and soft like it has been in a leftover pot for days. My friends and I are both Asian and we couldn't believe how bad the food tasted for the price you charged. This is gotta be one of the worse restaurants that I've ever had for a long time and I was very disappointed because your Youtube channels and website/social media really bluff a lot about what you serve. I'm not sure if it was just because it was a Sunday night and maybe no manager or owners were there or what but this has got to be one of the most disappointing dinners I've had in a long time. I don't really cook and I know I can cook A LOT better than that. It killed my desired to want to try your food from Houston, TX and never will I come in for anything ever again. From a culture perspective, you are representing Asian culture in the Big Apple and Vietnamese and Chinese dishes shouldn't taste like that at all. I strongly recommend either the owner or manager pay attention to what your staffs are serving your customers.

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j
New York Area
11 reviews
1.0Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Food was very salty. Did not like it that a 20% gratuity was automatically included in the bill. The server never came back to ask how our food was. My dessert was completely frozen and not edible. My chicken sandwich was a little pink. The shrimp toast was insanely salty. This restaurant is not going to survive with this type of food.

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J
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

For hot and spicey taste buds. Great rooftop bar before or after dining.

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NM
San Diego
1 review
3.0Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Went for restaurant week brunch, the appetizers and dessert were great but the Thai chicken sandwich entree was very bland. Also, felt like they were cutting corners with the sandwich which was mostly bun. Service was strangely terrible for a place that was 1/6 full. Maybe my expectations were too high because I'm a fan of Chef Talde.

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maria was a great server!
Food was amazing.
And drinks were phenomenal :)

Thank u! Definitely going back for bottomless brunch.

Gorgeous venue too♥️

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LL
New York Area
6 reviews
5.0Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for restaurant week/my birthday. They actually have a prefixe that is cheaper than the restaurant week menu with more food. Food was awesome and abundant. Service is also great. Would def return

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MR
1 review
4.0Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious...when it finally arrived. I went for restaurant week and ordered the salad option. My friend got her shrimp shumai in a reasonable time but I never got my salad even after I had told the server. When my entree came out I again said that I never got my salad and then the brought it out. We did get a free round of drinks to compensate but it was annoying especially because I was pretty hungry and it was a salad of all things.

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m
New York Area
1 review
1.0Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Unfortunately it is the first time I leave a bad review. The restaurant is nice but everything was horrible: terrible food, bad service and no ambience

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DK
New York Area
3 reviews
3.0Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The space is really cool, the food is tasty (yet negligently prepared--there were bits of eggshell and twine in my beef noodles), but the service is downright awful. Nobody seemed to know what was going on, food came out randomly after long waits--and the place was 2/3 empty. It's really a shame, this could be a terrific place, but the incompetent service totally mars the experience here. Needs a major managerial shake-up. As it is now, there's no way this place will survive.

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QQ
New York Area
8 reviews
3.0Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We've been to this restaurant four times since its opening, the first time was fantastic, since then every time it got worse, portion was getting smaller and quality going down each time we went. It was over price.

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RS
New York Area
19 reviews
5.0Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rice and Gold is an upscale eatery in the heart of Chinatown. The staff is upbeat, friendly and extremely professional. We ordered a range of appetizers and an entree – everything was delicious and creative. We'll be back.

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SD
New York Area
3 reviews
3.0Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

The food was delicious. We went for restaurant week and the menu was fabulous. Terrible service.

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n
New York Area
15 reviews
4.0Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

We went for brunch and our waitress was so sweet and professional. Food was good and my friend loved the waffles chicken . Drinks were well done as well . Will go back for sure

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If anyone has issues with the food and or drink quality get them checked for drugs . This place is godly.

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A
Houston
14 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Awesome experience

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a
New York Area
1 review
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

The server forgot my order. It came after everyone else was done, and we were one of the only tables in the restaurant. When it did arrive, the chicken sandwich was hard as a brick. I couldn’t bite into it. I could barely even cut into it. I ate the fries, paid the check and wouldn’t bother again. The server did comp my drink but, if this place is struggling they need a manager to pay attention more. The place is beautiful, kind of a shame. I never write reviews but felt inclined because I felt I paid a lot for such oversight.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Place too cavernous which made things loud and hard to get air con to nicely cool the place. Food very creative but portions like tapas. This was not expected although tastiness made up for that.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious but the restaurant was 90% empty on a Friday night.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommended this place. At least try it once. Order the steak and the grill lobster.

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NY
New York Area
9 reviews
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent excellent food! Really delicious and flavorful. The kitchen staff were accommodating and this was extra important especially since we had a seafood allergy. Our server was wonderful. The cocktails were inventive and so good. This place is definitely a favorite!

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KC
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous dining experience! The staff was well informed in suggesting coursing & the banquette we were seated at was extremely spacious and comfortable. It was all really great.

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KF
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Sunday brunch and it was nearly empty - I think if it was busy, it would have been way louder with those high ceilings! But the decor/atmosphere was very cool, and the food was indulgent. I had the Hangover sandwich, which more than serves the purpose. My date had the gnocchi, which was not particularly gnocchi-like in my opinion, but he still loved the dish (the gnocchis were almost translucent and not solid lumps like I expected). We also had soup dumplings (excellent) and duck spring rolls (I didn't try those; my date gobbled them up). My only complaint is no dessert menu! Would love to go back for dinner sometime; I'm sure it's hoppin!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and their cocktails did not disappoint. The twice cooked ribs were fall off the bone and the cauliflower side was delicious. Highly recommend this spot.

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D
Dallas
38 reviews
2.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was over seasoned and the ingredients weren’t matching the flavor they were trying for. Such as the pho soup dumplings, what pho was the chef eating? It didn’t have the iconic deep meat flavor with a clear finish and savoring comfort that you’d expect from a bowl of pho. Then there’s the $30 pho! The ingredients were top notch but it was an overkill. The bone marrow wasn’t doing anything for the soup and the ribeye was lost in the soup and short ribs. It was a disappointment to see such beautiful ingredients get shortchanged by over seasoning and a complete miss on the chef’s execution.

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e
New England
10 reviews
4.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything we ate here was delicious, including the cocktails. The service was attentive but not overwhelming. This place should be busier than it is, so get in while you can!

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j
1 review
1.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

The food and drinks are actually decent but the service is lacking. There wasn’t enough waiters and way too many runners. No one took ownership to assist us after many approaches. There were only 2 tables that had people and the waiter talked too much.

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l
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and incredible service! Super impressed!

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YH
1 review
2.0Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Gracious service but excruciatingly slow. Asian fusiony dishes, some successful, in most cases, real missteps. Dishes should come out one at a time, but instead came out very randomly or all at once. Not a busy night, so no excuses. Probably best for large late night post drinking or pre clubbing groups who are hungry and can be forgiving about quality, and kids who like pan Asian and want a fun and cheerful spot (like mine).

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