Xu's Public House
The cuisine is primarily Shanghai-influenced but draws its inspiration from various of China’s many provinces.
The menu, created by renowned, Shanghai-based chef Louis Shen and his staff, places particular emphasis on fresh, high-quality ingredients and eye-pleasing presentation.
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Great food and service. Nice quote environment. Will definitely return.
Food is amazing!
Best dishes: xiao long bao, Spicy Razor Clam Salad and Seafood Rice Soup, King Crab Crispy Fried Rice w. Scallop, egg yolk buns, egg yolk sesame balls, cold noodle with king crab meat and sea urchin
Our food was mediocre, especially the orange beef, which was soggy and cloyingly sweet. Our server graciously took the charge off our bill, Which we appreciated, but we would not go back to this restaurant.
1) the restaurant was way too quiet and it wasn't a bad vibe....it was NO VIBE.
2) we were a party of 4.....they sat us when first two arrived and brought over a "free" appetizer. It was cold when the other 2 people arrived. When we asked for another appetizer.....we were told "only one per table.
3) the waitress had ZERO personality........yes/no or we ran out of that.
4) there were several wait staff helping and the communication between them was non-existent. We had to tell them that "we already ordered another drink"
5) one of the items we ordered (pork buns) never showed up.
6) We would have been better off going for some cheap Chinese take out and eating in our car. I could have saved $180 and eaten food that was just as good.
7) the best dish? the beef fried rice. Everything else was bland and lacked any real flavor.
8) New York City has A LOT of restaurants.......I would be surprised if this restaurant still exists in 2021.
Nice Asian fusion! A bit expensive, but don’t hurt to try.
I love the interior space and the food is authentic and great!
Food was perfect! This place could be one of my top 3 Chinese restaurants easily. The only thing I think they could have done better is their service. The waiter made us feel unwelcome and it was a bit tough to order food from him.
The restaurant is quiet and nicely decorated, the staff was friendly and professional!
A bit pricy, but at least the food was good. Great for business and casual dinners.
Great dining environment and the food is delicious. Servers are all very friendly. They got their liquor license. The manager recommended us wines with our food and explain every dishes for us. Very nice guy. We really enjoyed our time here
Heard a bit about this new restaurant but was underwhelmed by every aspect. The server made a major mistake involving a food allergy that we asked him about.
Nothing amazing by any standards, there are lots of better choices even if the price is higher.
Xu's has a great menu for sharing plates and trying various amazing dishes. We just ordered a bunch of different items and shared everything... and all the dishes were amazingly good. Waiters are friendly and helpful in helping to decide which dishes to order and how many. Will definitely come back to try out some more dishes.
Fantastic, we highly recommend this restaurant.
Food was very good but service was average. The waiter failed to inform us that the dish was sold out and he claimed he did when he did not. The environment was also good but they need to turn up the heat or something because whenever someone opened the door, it would feel very cold.
Lack of leadership in the front of the house. Food - soup dumplings, wagyu stir-fry, dumplings, orange chicken - were all very good.
Fabulous food, what a nice addition to the neighborhood
The dishes are not as dedicated as I thought and a bit pricy.
The food is good, the environment is quiet. It is a great place to enjoy a small lunch. The steam egg cup w/ sea urchin is a little spicy because there is wasabi in it. Overall it was a good time 😀.
Started with the host not able to find our Open Table Reservation. Was there with my son and his girlfriend who is a native NY’er. Restaurant does not have a liquor license for some odd reason, even though they have been open for a while and have a bar. Ordered the Ginseng chicken soup , Shrimp Dumpling, Pork Bun, Crab soup, Chicken Fried Rice, Orange Chicken, Stirfry Waygu. My son who loves Asian food found the Ginseng Soup to be less than appealing. The Crab soup was OK but lacked flavor. The Shrimp dumplings were tasteless. The Orange chicken was so so , had much better from much cheaper restaurants. The Stirfry Waygu had a few chunks of beef and a lot of onions, not worth the price . Never received the Chicken Fried rice, which we were waiting on to go with our food. Service was very slow and not what you would expect from a restaurant charging these prices. The waiter was pleasant but the fact that he did not even place our order for the Chicken Fried Rice and the blah taste of the food was enough to say that, we do not ever have to go back.
My son’s GF said it was a big disappointment compared to other similar priced restaurants. We will go back to small hole in the wall Chinese restaurants. As my sons quote of the night...Take Out is better. Pained me to tip but did so anyway.
Food is overcooked. Service is poor
It was freezing cold and empty. And they do not have liquor license yet. But the food and service were good!
The taste of food not match with the price. But the environment is good.
The food has room to improve but the service, decor, and experience was great.
Food are not as good as expected: very plain, no innovation, and lack of good and interesting flavor. It can only be called as an Asian Fusion restaurant, but not a good combination of the essence of good Asian cuisines. After eating there, we just feel full, but not content.
For me, it is better than Tim Ho Wan because of its tasty and innovative dishes and an elegant but still cozy atmosphere.
The ambiance and service is good, but the food portion is tiny, the taste is really just ok, overall is not good value.
It's a nice fusion restaurant. Great presentation for flaming wagyu and pork buns were amazing! Would go back again!
Services need to improve for refill water. Plate changes ...
The dining room is lovely. We appreciated that when we mentioned that the music was too loud for conversation, it was turned down. That alone is enough to motivate me to return. Quiet is such a rare quality in a New York restaurant.
The food is good and interesting, if you enjoy subtle flavors as I do.
The service was not up to the standard of the rest of the experience. Dishes were brought out willy-nilly, with no coordination, so sometimes one of us was left with no food for a long time while the rest were eating. The server was eager to please but hard to communicate with, partly because she spoke very softly and partly an apparent language barrier.
Overpriced and very average....decor felt a bit cheap and the food was unmemorable.
Many better options for Chinese in NYC.
Forgot an entree and took forever to get it. No accommodation
The food was not very flavorful as one would expect at a heavily Chinese menu. It was expensive for what it is. Nice atmosphere and service.
Very professional service, very authentic food, quite unique recipes. Orange chicken not so good. Fried rice extraordinary
Food was fantastic, but service was totally off. Granted, I think the restaurant has only been open for a week. But our waitress had no enthusiasm or energy, and even forgot one of our orders.
Excellent food and service. Highly recommended.