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Chinatown Brasserie closes & plans to relocate.

kosmose7 Jun 20, 2012 08:17 AM


All my favorite restaurants are either closing or reshuffling these days!
Tough time! LOL

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  1. Cheeryvisage RE: kosmose7 Jun 20, 2012 08:20 AM

    Oh, dammit! Well, there's still Hakkasan for dim sum. Ugh. I shall miss CB.

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      kosmose7 RE: Cheeryvisage Jun 20, 2012 08:22 AM

      Me too, I will really miss it badly.... Hope it will come back soon!

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        LeahBaila RE: kosmose7 Jun 20, 2012 10:15 AM

        A third who's going to miss CB. Sigh.

      2. re: Cheeryvisage
        foodwhisperer RE: Cheeryvisage Jun 21, 2012 09:41 PM

        I always enjoyed the dumplings in CB.. I've never been to Hakkasan, but I'd like to try a good dim sum place that I never tried before..

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        Riverman500 RE: kosmose7 Jun 20, 2012 09:56 AM

        Andrew Carmellini is planning a new French restaurant in the Chinatown Brasserie space.

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          Monica RE: Riverman500 Jun 20, 2012 10:17 AM

          that will be interesting as he used to be a chef at Cafe Boulud.

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          Hey19 RE: kosmose7 Jun 22, 2012 08:36 AM

          CB had a great happy hour with good curbside seating and an abbreviated menu, hopefully Carmellini will keep some remnant of that.

          Otherwise, wasnt CB generally regarded as gentrified, expensive dim sum for the Carrie Bradshaws of the world? I have had some goodish meals there, but I can say this is really a tragic loss. Carmellini does a good job, is not like its a starbucks or something moving into the space...

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          1. re: Hey19
            Cheeryvisage RE: Hey19 Jun 22, 2012 08:40 AM

            I regard CB as a restaurant serving some of the best dim sum in the city. Now that CB's closed, the only other alternative whose dim sum is on the same level is Hakkasan, which is more expensive than CB.

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            comiendosiempre RE: kosmose7 Jun 23, 2012 06:22 AM

            One more shout out: they had some great dim sum. And an excellent Peking Duck. I fear that on the Chinese food front we will soon be left with nothing but Sichuan options. Where are all the new and good Cantonese spots?

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