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Xu's Public House, New York, NY

Xu's Public House

4.4
4.4
79 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese (Canton)
The idea behind Xu’s Public House is to bring a unique, authentic Chinese dining experience to New York.

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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese (Canton), Chinese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 901-9971

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Union Square

  • Cross street

    15th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 79 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. s

    serafabri

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    didn't get us a table because "kitchen is closed" but accepted a reservation 30m from closure. Unpfofessional.
  2. W

    Wendy

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was attentive. The food presentation was great. Very pretty and well formed. The food quality was fresh. All in all, was a great experience.
  3. DL

    DanielL

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Nice quote environment. Will definitely return.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing!
  5. LT

    LinhT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    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
  6. v

    villagesq

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    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.
  7. SB

    StevenB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    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.
  8. e

    emilyl

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice Asian fusion! A bit expensive, but don’t hurt to try.
  9. SJ

    SummerJ

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the interior space and the food is authentic and great!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    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.
  11. m

    mengqiz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  13. GD

    GDM86

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    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.
  14. EE

    EdEats

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, we highly recommend this restaurant.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    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.
  17. PP

    PeterP

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Lack of leadership in the front of the house. Food - soup dumplings, wagyu stir-fry, dumplings, orange chicken - were all very good.
  18. S

    Sooz

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, what a nice addition to the neighborhood
  19. FL

    FloL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The dishes are not as dedicated as I thought and a bit pricy.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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 😀.
  21. S

    Spence

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food is overcooked. Service is poor
  23. F

    Fiord

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    It was freezing cold and empty. And they do not have liquor license yet. But the food and service were good!
  24. r

    ruisi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The taste of food not match with the price. But the environment is good.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    The food has room to improve but the service, decor, and experience was great.
  26. JW

    JingjinW

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For me, it is better than Tim Ho Wan because of its tasty and innovative dishes and an elegant but still cozy atmosphere.
  28. v

    viccc

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The ambiance and service is good, but the food portion is tiny, the taste is really just ok, overall is not good value.
  29. L

    sophyL

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It's a nice fusion restaurant. Great presentation for flaming wagyu and pork buns were amazing! Would go back again!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Services need to improve for refill water. Plate changes ...
  31. C

    Colette

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    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.
  32. D

    Disappointing

    London

    40 reviews

    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Overpriced and very average....decor felt a bit cheap and the food was unmemorable. Many better options for Chinese in NYC.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Forgot an entree and took forever to get it. No accommodation
  34. MH

    MarlyH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    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.
  35. o

    orsonm

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very professional service, very authentic food, quite unique recipes. Orange chicken not so good. Fried rice extraordinary
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    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.
  37. A

    Andrew

    New York Area

    295 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    295 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Highly recommended.
  38. LL

    LenaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    New Chinese restaurant in NYC at the great location!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food. They don’t have their liquor license yet, so BYO.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Had to wait 15 mins for a table even though we had an early reservation. No liquor license. Major bummer. Did have some of the things we ordered after we ordered it. Service was extremely slow. Steak was subpar. Live in the neighborhood and likely not coming back.

FAQs

Xu's Public House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 901-9971.

Xu's Public House is rated 4.4 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Xu's Public House

15 Union Sq W, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street

    15th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Union Square

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese (Canton), Chinese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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