Chinese restaurant with good ambiance and service?
hi 'hounders! after stalking the board for many years, i finally have a question of my own:
what is an upscale chinese restaurant with good food and nice ambiance? im very happy heading to chinatown to satisfy my cravings, but im having lunch with my family next weekend and i know they wont be too happy about eating at a hole in the wall.
the only options i can come up with are chinatown brasserie and lan sheng. my only concern is that CB looks like it can get pretty expensive- how much do you think dim sum would cost per person, not including drinks, tax, tip?
im leaning towards CB only because i think the restaurant may appeal more to my picky family (no dietary constraints, and they like authentic food but they also want good ambiance and service). also location is not an issue, as long as it's in manhattan and parking is not impossible
what are your thoughts?
thanks in advance for your suggestions!
Chinatown Brasserie is fantastic and their dim sum is worth every penny. The ambiance is upscale and the service is, for the most part, competent. You would probably spend around $30-$40 per a person depending on the size of your appetite.
Shun Lee Palace and Mr. K's both have excellent service and upscale ambiance. While Shun Lee is still quite good, both have become inconsistent when it comes to food.