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Chinatown Brasserie-still good?

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.

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.

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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.

            2. re: cubanat
              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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