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Sep 7, 2010 08:46 AM

75th Birthday Party in Chinatown for 11 on Oct. 2nd, a Saturday at 4PM

My wife wants to hold my 75th birthday in Chinatown, dim sum. Obviously it's not a surprise party! There will be 11 of us, 8 adults and 3 toddlers. What would be the best "child-friendly" place to hold it?


Money is no object.
No seafood specialty places.
Should be within walking distance (4-6 blocks of any subway station).

(We once had a mother's day celebration in a cavernous dim sum restaurant on Mott Street, north of Canal street on the east side of Mott Street, garishly decorated, but very good food. Anyone know that one?)


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  1. Grand Harmony is on Mott, just slightly north of Canal, if that's the place you're thinking of.

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    1. In late 2008, I hosted a wonderfully successful banquet for 12 at Amazing 66 on Mott in honor of my dad's 70th. I like lots of things on the menu, but the whole chicken with preserved vegetables and the longevity noodles with lobster were particular hits. I went to the restaurant a couple of days before and planned the menu in advance. They even were cool with me bringing homemade lemon tarts for dessert.

      Amazing 66
      66 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

      1. Most dim sum restaurants are child friendly since Chinese don't usually leave the kids at home when they go out to eat, particularly in the day time. 4 pm is later than when most cart places serve dim sum, though I'm sure there'd be no problem if you made advance arrangements. A menu place, like Red Egg, would be a better bet for that reason. Also Red Egg is much closer to the subway than a lot of the other suspects such as Jing Fong or Golden Unicorn.

        Golden Unicorn
        18 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

        Jing Fong
        18 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

        Red Egg
        202 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

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        1. re: Chandavkl

          Thanks for the posts. We decided on Grand Harmony and called and the host was very nice and said he'd make special arrangements for our party. We have eaten there, but I could never remember the name. (I am 75, after all! Uh oh!)