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380 Lafayette St. (Bleeker St.) Send to Phone
Modern Chinese meets sexy brasserie.

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chinatown Brasserie Restaurant Review

: You may have been dreaming about the Far East, but you probably had no idea you’d find it down on Lafayette Street. While sipping fruity concoctions such as a sweet and dry lychee martini or an icy frozen mai tai, you can admire the bold colors, elegant carved wood, lantern lighting and spacious atmosphere in Chinatown Brasserie’s dining room. On the other hand, the outdoor seating area in the front of the building offers spectacular people-watching while nibbling on the specialty of the house---dim sum. Pork pot-stickers coated in a ginger dipping sauce seduce the palate with the burst of (hot) broth. Likewise, the shrimp-and-chive dumplings seem to melt in your mouth. If decisions are difficult, the friendly and attentive staff offers solidly good suggestions. If you don’t fill up on dim sum, entrées such as the crispy whole sea bass or General Tso’s chicken will send you to the edge. Skip dessert and go for extra dumplings. People crowd in fast, so reservations are a must. Also, prices are a bit more than the portions.
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