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Chinatown Brasserie-still good?

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rogs Sep 23, 2010 07:39 AM

Going to dinner with my dad and his gf (they prefer to not eat meat) tonight for my bday and going away dinner. Is Chinatown Brasserie still good? Thanks.

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Chinatown Brasserie
380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

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    kathryn RE: rogs Sep 23, 2010 07:54 AM

    The non-dim sum items I've tried have only been OK, not great, so I personally wouldn't go for dinner.

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      mow mow RE: kathryn Sep 23, 2010 10:21 AM

      some say the bbq (duck and roast park) are good too. is it true?

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        Chandavkl RE: kathryn Sep 24, 2010 01:10 PM

        Well they serve dim sum at dinner, and while that's not my idea of dinner fare that's a possibility. The question I have is whether Joe Ng is still in the kitchen. He was supposed to open up his new dim sum restaurant, I thought sometime this year, but haven't heard a peep about it.

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          penthouse pup RE: Chandavkl Sep 24, 2010 01:12 PM

          Article about him and it in Wednesday's NY Times.
          http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/22/din...

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        nooyawka RE: rogs Sep 24, 2010 07:48 AM

        I liked the orange beef, and I'm not an orange beef fan. I think it was prepared with care.

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          cubanat RE: nooyawka Sep 24, 2010 04:09 PM

          it was never good! it's gringo-poop...is there a better way to say that?

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            scoopG RE: cubanat Sep 24, 2010 05:24 PM

            Nonsense. Joe Ng is one of the top dim sum chefs in the city bar none. He was when he was in Flushing and he did not miss a beat when he moved to Manhattan.

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              squid kun RE: scoopG Sep 24, 2010 11:16 PM

              Did he cook in Flushing too? He turned up on my radar at World Tong (fka Ocean Port) in Bensonhurst.

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                scoopG RE: squid kun Sep 25, 2010 06:22 AM

                Correct! The man knows how to make dim sum.

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              sugartoof RE: cubanat Sep 24, 2010 08:57 PM

              "it was never good! it's gringo-poop...is there a better way to say that?"

              there's certainly a better way to say it, but unfortunately the sentiment is correct.

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