Dim sum in Bklyn Chinatown: Pacificana or East Harbor
Dim sum in Brooklyn Chinatown, Pacificana or East Harbor for variety and price?
East Harbor. Pacificana hasn't been good for over five years, IMO. Every time I've gone to Pacificana the dim sum has been either cold or luke warm and always very greasy. East Harbor seems to be on the ball about their dim sum, no matter what time of day or what day of the week.
There's also Bamboo Garden (or whatever the name of the week is) on 6409 8th Ave. Their dim sum is on the mild side, but tasty. Maybe New Spring Garden at 912 65th, too, if East has a long wait. But East Harbor overall.
Having checked out Good Day based on the recommendations in this thread, my preference is for East Harbor. While Good Day was good, it is not anywhere near the quality and variety that was present during the glory days of World Tong. And while everything was fine, nothing stood out. Plus, because the of the cramped space, there's little variety, and the same carts loop round and round the restaurant without varying their dishes. I did find that if you ask for a particular dish, they may or may not have it in the steam cabinets near the front door, but then the dish is not particularly fresh. As howdini points out, the prices are surprisingly low, but if price is not the deciding factor for you, and you're eating in the area, I'd stick with East Harbor.