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Best of the dim sum experiences

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That was most sophisticated and delicious Chinese food we ever tasted on North American part of the world. We had their dim sum brunch menu dished and each one of them was the work of culinary art. It’s not your typical Chinatown type dim sum weekend brunch with ladies pushing the carts and you guessing if you get a chance to have your favorite dishes or not. It’s totally different case of great service, elegant and cozy ambience and your choice of amazingly delicious dishes that brings you to a total WOW experience for which you don’t mind to pay those quite expensive prices that they charge. BTW we visited Joe’s Shanghai in Midtown the day before and to our taste their soup dumplings many people are raving about as “the best in New York area felt like total disappointment in compare to CTB ones. We are going to give JSH another chance when in Flushing but if it tastes the same that will be the last JSH for us. From how on we know for sure that whenever we are in New York CTB will be the absolutely first choice for a dim sum menu meal. My only wish for them would be to add more wonderful dim sum dishes (like chicken feet, rice noodle rolls with minced beef, stuffed eggplant etc.) to their menu. I hope one day it’ll come true and then this restaurant will be pure perfection in our eyes.

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Chinatown Brasserie
380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

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  1. Too bad they are splitting the restaurant into two -- upstairs to be American, downstairs to be Chinese.
    http://ny.eater.com/archives/2009/09/...

    1. I am glad you liked it! This is my favorite place for Dim Sum too!