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chinese new year for great food ...but........

mizzanonymous Jan 22, 2012 07:59 AM

Without the show. and circus atmosphere.
Could also be on Long Island.

  1. erica Jan 22, 2012 11:18 AM

    I don't know about any shows, but:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/827117

    Might want to check the appropriate boards for info on places outside Manhattan.

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      cather Feb 4, 2013 08:28 AM

      We think that Pine Court Bistro in Little Neck is as good as anything anywhere.

      1. sgordon Feb 4, 2013 10:55 AM

        Every Chinese restaurant is going to be busy on CNY, so you have to accept some degree of circusiness will be inherent. That said, some of the more off-the-beaten-path places might be a little less crazed - maybe more native Chinese customers, etc. In Manhattan, I'd try Fuleen Seafood - the restaurants East of Bowery tend to be more sedate, since tourists generally don't wander over there. Also Elmhurst and Flushing (the latter of which is almost Long Island) would be worth a look - Imperial Palace & East Lake Seafood are considered by many to be the best Cantonese out there, if not in the whole city.

        The other option is to do something high-end. Anita Lo is doing a CNY menu at Anissa, I just heard - it'll be pricey, I'm sure, but the room there is fairly sedate, especially in comparison to a Chinese restaurant. The (most agree) overpriced and decidedly mixed-reviewed Hakkasan might be another option for an actual Chinese restaurant as well.

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          Pookipichu Feb 5, 2013 12:18 PM

          Pearl East in Manhasset is doing a set menu for CNY. $100 a person, it's consistently excellent if you have a group and eat in the backroom.

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            Pookipichu Feb 5, 2013 02:29 PM

            Some photos from a birthday: http://www.flickr.com/photos/92936606...

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