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Sep 23, 2010 07:39 AM

Chinatown Brasserie-still good?

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.

Chinatown Brasserie
380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

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  1. 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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    1. re: kathryn

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

      1. re: kathryn

        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.

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

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        1. re: nooyawka

          it was never good! it's there a better way to say that?

          1. re: cubanat

            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.

            1. re: scoopG

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

              1. re: squid kun

                Correct! The man knows how to make dim sum.

            2. re: cubanat

              "it was never good! it's there a better way to say that?"

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