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Red Egg

3.8
465 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

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About

Originally opened in 2008 as both a Peruvian and Cantonese restaurant, owner and culinary director Darren Wan decided to reconceptualize the already successful restaurant in 2010 into the chic, upscale and exclusively Cantonese format that it is today.

Melding traditional Chinese cuisine with a hip and contemporary venue, RED EGG caters to those looking for excellence in their cuisine as well as in the ambiance they want to enjoy it in. In addition to the Cantonese and Szechuan specialties menu, RED EGG features classic Cantonese dim sum throughout the day.

Recently awarded the Bib Gourmand rating in the MICHELIN Guide New York City 2011. Don't forget to try the Peking Duck Sliders, Pan Fried Dumplings and Red Egg Filet Mignon to name a few.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday through Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 966-1123
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Please inquire for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Howard Street
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Public transit
J, M, N, R, Q, W, Z & 6 trains to Canal Street, 6 train to Spring Street, and B & D trains to Grand Street.
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Special events & promotions
The venue molds itself into everything from seated dinner parties and cocktail events to live performances and late-night celebrations with an expanded full-service bar and a late night menu. Modeled as a modern version of the traditional Chinese teahouse, shades of fuchsia, crimson and copper replace the customary red and gold for a more 21st century twist on traditional culture. Accented by Tom Dixon light fixtures and a slanted ceiling, exposed light bulbs are hung throughout the main room to mimic koi fish in a pond. The space is both highly creative and interpretive with enough space for DJs and/or live entertainment to appease a multitude of different types of events and other group gatherings.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.6
service
3.4
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 29, 2017

Very pleasant casual lunch from dim sum menu with polite and responsive service. Food was excellent. We will return.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2017

Too bad they lost their liquor license- food is pretty good. Get the duck sliders. Casual, a bit too quiet, feels like it needs some of the atmosphere that comes with drinking!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Food was great, but restaurant does not currently have a liquor license, because of the normal process following a change of ownership. We would like to have known that when we booked on Open Table.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2017

This is a very pretty restaurant. During the day, one can walk right by it as it looks closed. Inside, there are pretty red and yellow large balloon-like lamps. Food was good and well-prepared. Service was very good. It was $1-2. more than other Chinese restaurants in the area, but had a more calming and selective feel to it.

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2017

This place had NO record of my reservation.
It was no problem because the place had 2 tables with customers. Not a good sign.
The food on the plates I saw did not appear to be very fresh and neither did our food when it came to the table
Poor service with no customers too!
You gotta be kidding me.
I give them 6 more months tops

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2017

It was the busiest I have ever seen Red Egg so the service was totally lacking, but the dim sum was still superb! :)

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

We had fun! The food was very good and pretty reasonable. No Alcohol; so drinkers beware!

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2017

The waitstaff are rude, pushy, and generally detract from an otherwise wonderful restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Good food. Friendly staff

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2017

This is my regular dim sum spot. The food is fantastic, it's quick, there's table service and you can book.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Food was good although only found out they were awaiting their liquor license once we got there so no wine/cocktails etc. disappointing as we were hoping for a cocktail or two to celebrate Chinese New Year.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Wanted to love this place but it was just okay. The Dim Sum starters were the best part of the meal. Would probably go back for Dim Sum.
We were there for Chinese New Year so not sure if the quality of the food is reflective of a normal business day as they were very busy.

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2.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Our review may not be valid, since we attended on Lunar New Year and the staff and kitchen was clearly unable to handle the volume. However, I think that we can speak to the quality of the kitchen, if they can not prepare the dim sum in a correct manner. The soup dumplings were quite frankly the worst we have ever had. All the food was underseasoned. The management was aware of our displeasure and did try to accomodate us by taking the cost of the soup dumplings and the "duck wonton soup" (which came with shrimp wontons and no duck) off the menu. Go to Jing Fong for dim sum.

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3.0Dined on January 7, 2017

Decent dim sum selection with more westernised ambience. Service was great, staff was attentive. Liked the ability to have dim sum wo the madness of more traditional Chinatown dim sum restaurants. Great for bring friends and large groups, with the ability to make a reservation on open table. Bar is a big plus. A bit high prices, but paying for overall ambience as well - worth it I think depending on what you are in the mood for. Friend and I had a good time and while satisfying our dim sum craving. Interested in coming back for perhaps dinner with larger group of friends for sure.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2016

Place has been around for a while but always seems to reinvent itself. Amazing food and service make the ultimate experience one that takes us back time after time.

If you want authentic Chinese food this is the place to go. Great value for the price and if you like chicken feet this is the place to go

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3.0Dined on December 28, 2016

Overall it was a good restaurant. We were in the mood for Dim Sum at night and they delivered. I was pretty disappointed that there was no bar. When you are searching and you see images as a result of searching many have a lovely bar. Those pictures are not from this place. The service was okay but not so great. They don't check in enough and there was a little bit of an language problem. So ordering was a little harder than it should have been. Overall the food was good and the selection was good so we were happy. If they had an awesome bar I would give it at least 4 stars overall.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2016

High quality food and excellent dumplings to kick the meal off!

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1.0Dined on December 25, 2016

very rude service and subpar food. plus no alcohol on the menu.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2016

We are visiting the city and ate out for yum cha on Christmas Day

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2016

NO ALCHALOL! Food was pretty good. Dim Sum was excellent but the place was shabby and tired and very cold. We went there cos the description was good ambience, smart but casual. We left as quickly as we could

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2016

The foods are average compare to traditional dim sum place. The seats are not that comfortable. The table is way too small to fit all the dim sum you order. The Coconut pudding was outstanding.

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3.0Dined on December 18, 2016

The service was indifferent at best. The food was average.

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3.0Dined on December 10, 2016

Pretty basic local chinese fare. We expected something a little more special, but the menu was pretty typical. The Peking Duck sliders were good, as was the fish filet Szechuan style. I reccomend them

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1.0Dined on December 10, 2016

Worst food ever, not worth it and not cheap!

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3.0Dined on December 4, 2016

This is not the Red Egg we remember from 6 years ago. The lights were bright (before it was dark), the benches of the booths were outright shabby, and there is no alcohol at all. That was a surprise. But we ate some Dim Sum, and that was good.

We missed our original reservation on Sunday night 4 December because our plane was late. Instead we went incognito on Wednesday 7 December.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2016

It has been awhile since I had good hearty chinese food - excellent dim sum too.

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2016

I am in town on business so did a solo dinner which is nice as it allows for adventurous eating. I tried the spicy beef tendon - I can at least tell my kids that I tried it. Good flavor and spice just a texture that is an acquired taste.
The dumplings, steamed buns and potstickers were all hot and delicious.
I will bring my lady fair on my next trip to the city.

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3.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Fancy dimsum.

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3.0Dined on December 3, 2016

The Dim Sum lunch menu had both excellent dishes and very bad ones. Excellent: steamed shrimp dumplings and steamed chicken shumai. Bad: Rice noodles & porc (almost no porc...). Inedible: baby veal chops (75% fat, and the 25% meat part tasted old/spoiled) and I think it was these that gave one of us an upset stomach for the rest of the day.

The service was generally good though a bit rushed.

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2.0Dined on December 2, 2016

Food was decent but not worth the price
No liquor licence at the time which was bazaar
Restaurant felt like it was closing

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2016

Looks good... tastes good... priced good.
Loved Red Egg- fresh, inventive, wallet
friendly. Perfect pick for dim sum when
when visiting the terrific Chinese Museum
across the street!

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

Was there for thanksgiving Saturday friendly get together brunch. It was not crowded which was nice for chatting without having to yell at each other. Almost everything we ordered was delicious. The young wait staff who waited our table the later half of the meal was very good but at first it was hard to get the female waiter's attention to order food. The hostess wasn't very friendly but maybe if was just her ton of voice.

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3.0Dined on November 25, 2016

Very weird vibe here. Seems like the restaurant was on its last legs. Some of the portions are small but food was decent. How come they lost their liquor license? Staff seemed pretty stressed out. Restaurant looks like it was once really nice but has not been kept up at all.

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1.0Dined on October 21, 2016

No alcohol, they lost their liquor license.

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3.0Dined on October 18, 2016

No bar. So don't go if you want to drink.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Excellent Dim Sum.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Delicious! We tried Dim Sum and multiple entrees. All were fresh and deliciously seasoned!

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4.0Dined on October 9, 2016

Great dim sum served for dinner also. Dim sum is made to order so no cart lady! Choices are varied and were all delicious.

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2016

After reading some of the recent reviews on how run down RE had become, I hesitated booking. I'm glad I went through with it, the service and food were as I remembered it and the condition of the restaurant was fine. I saw a patched spot on the banquette but, no tears or ripped vinyl. The service was friendly and attentive and the food came out quickly. Red Egg will definitely stay on my go to list for dimsum in Chinatown.

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2016

Really good food but sub-par/snooty service! Our waitress seemed like she did not want to be there and was rude to all tables she served. No liquor license and that info needs to be available on Open Table prior to booking.

Place also needs a good clean. Dust and cobwebs everywhere.

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