Rice & Gold

4.2
126 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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  • Casual
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  • Good for a Date
Sunday, March 4th, 2018 Rice & Gold hosts Native Brunch presented by Chef Dale Talde, Chef Jarobi White, & acclaimed DJ/Producer J.PERIOD! Tickets on available on Eventbrite.


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
Dinner:​ ​Sunday - Wednesday:​ ​5​ ​PM​ ​to​ ​11 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,​ ​Peter​ ​Jin,​ ​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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Neighborhood
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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
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Entertainment
Rice & Gold "Native Brunch" party!

The first in a series of new musically-themed culinary events from noted chef/restauranteur Dale Talde, celebrity chef Jarobi White (A Tribe Called Quest), and acclaimed DJ/Producer J.PERIOD (The Roots, The Hamilton Mixtape)... Dale Talde x Jarobi x J.PERIOD Present... NATIVE BRUNCH, a culinary and musical tribute to the Native Tongue family.

Limited availability. This is a one-time only event.

Sunday, March 4 | 11am - 3pm.

Rice & Gold | 50 Bowery, New York, NY 10013.
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Special events & promotions
Sunday, March 4th, Chef Dale Talde cooks up a brunch feast, Jarobi hosts, and J. Period provides the beats at the first Rice & Gold "Native Brunch" party!

$40 gets you admission with 2-hours of bottomless brunch cocktails and special bites by Chef Dale Talde.

Silver dollar pancakes, Benton’s ham, coconut brown butter
Mapo tofu dumplings
Dales breakfast sandwich, cheesy eggs, bacon, hash brown
Duck spring rolls
Twice cooked pork ribs, spicy plum sauce
Jerk Peking duck carving station
Bacon egg and cheese fried rice
Shrimp and avocado toast
Chinese sausage and scallion waffles

Tickets for sale on Evenbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/native-brunch-presented-by-dale-talde-j-period-jarobi-tickets-43469480386
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

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

Awesome experience

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New York Area
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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New York Area
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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New York Area
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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New York Area
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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New York Area
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
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
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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New York Area
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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Dallas
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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New England
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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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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New York Area
5.0Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and incredible service! Super impressed!

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YH
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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JS
New York Area
2.0Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Was empty when we arrived so knew something was up. Had great pre-din drinks at the rooftop bar-not associated with the restaurant which was unfortunate.

Ordered drinks which were ok. Then ordered apps and dinner. The waitress was a little snippy. Got our apps- dumplings which were very good and a crispy papaya salad which was meh.

Then we waited and waited for our dinner. After 1 hour (1 hour!!!!), we asked for the check and left. Was not gonna wait in an empty joint any longer.

Snippy tells us some BS about ventilation crap in the kitchen. Must have been the owner venting about the empty restaurant. All of this in a bustling Chinatown.

Go figure.

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AR
New York Area
5.0Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and friendly service -- Dale Talde does it again, and this time in Manhattan. Big room with lots of room for groups and cool decor. Be sure to go!

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New York Area
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and atmosphere was good and food was unexpectedly good. I made a reservation for Sunday Brunch for three people. The restaurant is very spacious and was not overly crowded.
Their brunch menu offers something aside from eggs which is why I chose this restaurant for early mothers day treat. We ordered Crispy Thai Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Duck Laksa, and a simple Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Fried Rice. The Crispy Thai Chicken Sandwich with papaya slaw, holy basil, sriracha mayo, and Bacon, Egg, & Cheese fried rice with garlic, onion, scallion was our favorite. The pickled papaya salad in the chicken sandwich was a nice twist to the regular lettuce, onion, and tomato and the cheese in friend rice was not overwhelming. The laksa was good but not great. Will return to try other food on the menu.

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BH
New York Area
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

unique, complex, tasty preparations.
Had their soup dumplings, gnocchi, and chicken laksa... would get them all again

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GG
New York Area
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 7:30 reservation, restaurant was not that busy at the time. Our service was impeccable. The food was excellent! I would definitely return!

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OT
3.0Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It seems like a fancy place, for special occasions, but that’s only sorta true.

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New York Area
3.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food is ok but expensive.

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New England
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I rarely leave reviews here on OpenTable but this place exceeded my expectations on a number of criteria. It may look like a 'fast-casual' Asian eatery the quality of the food, the ambiance, and the hospitality are quite a bit better than I had thought. While the front part of the restaurant and bar is quite loud with crashing music and everyone struggling to be heard over that, the rear part has quite booths that make for perfect dinner and conversation.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The waiters did not give us any attention, and the noise level was very high.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were absolutely incredible. We had such an amazing time! Definitely going to become our regular spot! The bar manager, Haera, looked after us above and beyond! Thank you for everything!! Xo

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New York Area
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here several times now for brunch and dinner, and every dish we had was delicious. Restaurant is also easy for families as the space is wide

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Miami
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am out of words describing Rice&Gold restaurant. The food was to die for.. just amazing.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely no complaints. Service was amazing, food was delicious, vibe was fun and exciting. Will definitely be back and suggest to others.

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TD
New York Area
4.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was awesome! We were a bit disappointed to find out that the executive chef revamped the entire brunch menu into Mexican food (with no ability to order from the regular brunch menu) since it was April Fools Day. It was a great prank but not what we were expecting since we had out of town guests dining with us. However, the Mexican food did not disappoint and the day was saved. The drinks from the bar are top notch as well. I will definitely come back to try the regular menu.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was made well and totally delicious. The service was great and everyone made us feel welcome.

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New York Area
1.0Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Super slow service. Average food. Staff friendly but just too slow.

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RH
New York Area
1.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was only ok, and they served us undercooked chicken. The staff was very nice and made an effort to remedy the situation, but we won’t be back...

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New England
4.0Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Soup dumplings - awesome. Upsize the order to make them evenly shareable
Gnocchi - not our favorite
Sticky Pork ribs - amazing
Potatoes with garlic and yogurt - terrific

We were the only people in the bar - literally two people, during a major snowstorm, from 5-7pm. Service at the bar (where we sat) was slow. Huh!?!!??

But good is awesome. I’d go back!!

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PD
New York Area
3.0Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The ambiance and decor was nice. Went here for a date and tried the pho soup dumplings, pork ribs, and chicken laksa. All very delicious. However, the laksa included anchovies which we removed from the dish. While the staff was very attentive, it took a while for our food to come even though the restaurant wasn't super busy at that time. Additionally, the price to quantity was a little upsetting.

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AC
New York Area
5.0Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Very interesting take on different asian dishes. Big, bold flavors, in plates that are easy to share.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always providing great food and service across all meal periods. Love this place!

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New York Area
5.0Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rice & Gold is fantastic. Dale Talde has really gone big with this Bowery post. In a place filled with some of the city’s best dim sum and value for food, Rice & Gold is a behemoth compared to the mom and pop places that surrounds it. That being said Dale’s food hold its own, with huge bold Asian flavors that he is known for, the mushroom sticky rice was unctuous and the sambal shrimp was the spice of the night. Fantastic venue to take friends for a drink and excellent bites with superb flavors. A remarkable place, and this is before the rooftop and its views. Highly recommend to anyone, locals or visitors alike.

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New York Area
4.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dumplings were great, longevity noodles kinda bland & gummy. Lobster with tamarind butter was outstanding. Yummy drinks.

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New York Area
3.0Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Great food. Some dishes were quite spicy. Nice space. Very poor service. Did this restaurant just open? If so it’s excusable but otherwise not. I don’t think that they will have many return customers which is a death sentence for nyc restaurants.

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KG
2.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

This was one of the worst dining experiences I've literally ever had. We sat down at 12:45pm and by 1:40, we had been served two appetizers for our table. We had to harass them to fill our glass on the bottomless Mimosa, we asked out server three times to bring sprite to the 3 year old dining with us before giving up at asking the bar for it ourselves and upon complaining - the manager came over to argue with us about when we placed our order. They discounted the whole meal by $50 for "our trouble" when we redlined the bill - we discovered they had overcharged us by $75 for things we didn't order or things they had promised to comp us while we were waiting. It went beyond "bad service" which I'm normally fairly forgiving of. The food was actually quite good but the experience was laughable and ridiculous.

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