We are headed to NYC for the week before Christmas with our 9 y.o. son. While he likes good food like his parents we would also like to show him sights like Chinatown and Little Italy. Does anyone have a restaurant recommendation that is quality in those neighborhoods? We are foodies and will be dining at some better restaurants (Laonda Verde and such) during our visit. Thanks!!
For Chinatown, if you are into authentic Chinese food, you're in luck! It just depends what you're craving. Noodle soup? Roast meats? Cantonese seafood? Clay pot rice? Soup dumplings? Etc. If you can tell us any specific genre of Chinese cooking you'd be interested in, we can make better suggestions.
Near Little Italy, it's best to do a walk though and then go dine in an adjacent neighborhood, like Nolita or Soho. What cuisines are you thinking of? There's lots of good restaurants within walking distance, so the constraints will end up being your preferred price range, cuisine, ability to get a reservation, etc.
Ah-Ping Snack Bar:
East Corner Wonton:
Great New York Noodletown:
Mei Li Wah:
Dim Sum Go Go:
Best Fuzhou Restaurants: (Note the Best Fuzhou one on Forsyth Street has changed hands and is a small Fuzhou style buffet place).
Shanghainese in Chinatown:
Xian Famous Foods
Others of note :
Big Wong King at 67 Mott Street, 10013.
Yogee Restaurant at 85 Chrystie Street, 10002.
Yummy Noodles at 44 Bowery, 10013.
South China Garden
22 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013
Great New York Noodletown
28 Bowery, New York, NY 10013
66 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
71 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002
67 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
Dim Sum Go Go
5 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038
11 Division St, New York, NY 10002
100 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
13 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
85 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002
48 Bowery, New York, NY 10013
14 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013
22 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
East Corner Wonton
70 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
13 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002
Ah Ping Snack Bar
2 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038
202 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013
10 Pell St, New York, NY 10013
Xi'an Famous Foods
88 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
65 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013
456 Shanghai Cuisine
69 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
He Nan Flavor
68 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002
Mei Li Wah
64 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013
Xi'an Famous Foods
67 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013