Chinatown Brasserie (Reported Closed)

(212) 533-7000 | View Website

380 Lafayette St, New York, NY | Directions   10003

40.727636 -73.993534

Open Hours

Mon-Thu 11:30am-11pm; Fri 11:30am-12am; Sat 11am-12am; Sun 11am-11pm

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More Categories: Comedy Clubs, Bars & Pubs, Nightclubs, Lounges

Bar & Club Special Features: Live Music

Price: $$$

Cuisine: Asian, Chinese

Tags: Bar Scene, Brunch, Business Dining, Family Style Dining, Group Dining, Lunch Spot, People Watching, Private Rooms, Special Occasion Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: NoHo, Downtown

Chinatown Brasserie

From The Owners of Chinatown Brasserie

An chic downtown eatery with palatial decor and top quality Chinese cuisine.

Reviews for Chinatown Brasserie

over a year ago

Exotic New Years Eve 2012 ! – Come to CB for an Exotic and Sophisticated New Year's 2012 Party! The mystery of the Far East meets Manhattan glamour at New York's fabulous hot spot, Chinatown Brasserie. Indulge in 5 hours of Premium Open Bar and delicious Hors d'ouevres!

Tickets are available at NYETIX2012. com - Prefer to order over the phone? Call us at 212-845-9750

over a year ago

Awesome NYE party year-after-year – This is always an awesome place to go to for New Years Eve ! A countless number of our friends have always enjoyed their time spent at CB. The party always draws a fun crowd of NYC party-goers, ready to have a great time. Get ready to take advantage of 5 hours of Premium Open Bar.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Bland Over priced and Beautiful – My boyfriend and I recently had dinner on Sunday. Since I had heard good things about this place I was sure that having a nice low key dinner would be perfect.

The decor is stunning the outdoor was spacious and the menu was luscious. Although when our food arrived it was flat out bland!!! Both dishes where listed as being spicy and they simply did not deliver the goods. My meat was too dry and almost beef jerky like. My boyfriends chicken was cut into such huge pieces that it was difficult to eat and had as much flavor as fresh bean curd. As well as the almost pathetically small amount of rice that was served with dishes. We also had a soup that was 'OKAY'.

As a native New Yorker who has had some spectacular chinese food this place is lower on flavor and portion than the next cheap take out on Flatbush Avenue in Brownsville Brooklyn.

After our $90 meal (that was 2 drinks, 1small soup and 2 entrees) the server disappeared for 30 min and forgot to give us our change. Mind you, my boyfriend had to go and ask the hostess and then request the manager in order for us to get our change. After which we still had to wait 10 min for our server to return.

We even over heard the couple next to us complain about how 'disappointing' the experience was.

Honestly, you are better off going anywhere else. I will not return nor would recommend this place to others.

PS: the drinks are not that great either for $13. We went to Pravda down the road for a proper cocktail.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Decor is spectacular, but.... – My first visit there, all went well. I was more impressed with the decor than anything else though...but it was so nice that I didn't mind the so-so food.

My 2nd visit was not so good:

We went to the lounge area first. The waiter mentioned something about Happy Hour...something about $5 drinks...he listed a few wines. I said I'd take a cabernet.

A bit later we went to our table and ordered. Out of the four items we ordered, they got three of them wrong and we had to wait for them to bring us the correct items. (It didn't seem that they got our entire order mixed up with another table. I think our waitress just totally messed up. She barely apologized for the mixup.

Then the bill came. I saw that I was charged $14 for the wine I got in the lounge, and NOT $5. When I brought it up with the waitress she said "cabernet is not a happy hour drink...I can show you's $14." My friend and I both looked at each other dumbfounded, as we both understood the other waiter as saying the cabernet was $5. I told the waitress that it didn't matter what the menu said ...that the other waiter made a mistake (and that the restaurant should correct the bill!) She asked me to describe the waiter from the lounge. She then took the bill and my credit card and walked away; naturally we assumed she was going to get the bar waiter to straighten everything out.

But no.....she returned without the other bar waiter, said nothing to us, and left us the exact same bill with the full charge made to my credit card. By that point I was tired of "complaining" (due to all the problems with our orders, and then the bill), so I just signed the bill, left a 10% tip, and decided I would never return to this restaurant.

It's such a pity, as the decor is truly first class. But with service like this, and charging the prices they do for Chinese takeout-quality food, I certainly won't be coming back!

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

DON'T BE FOOLED – I think it's disgrace to charge $6 for a small lemonade and $6 for a coke. They fill your glass with half of a can (12 ounce) and ice and charge you full price for refills. You can't tell me that's right - more like under handed behavior. And don't be fooled by restaurant week because your portions and service represent the deal. Nice place but probably good for the housewives of new york.

over a year ago

Nice Decor but Food is EH.. – Large restarant, nice bar, modern decor and trendy. When we arrived it was empty, but quickly filled up (make sure you make reservation). They have special cocktails which I'm sure are great, but I didn't indulge. The food was okay and I didn't think the price was worth the "tastiness" of the meal. We've had better chinese elsewhere. Service was good, but I could barely understand some of them. I would only go back again for drinks, not to eat.

over a year ago

big bombastic chinese food! – Big crowded place with a big menu but everything we ordered was really tasty and the staff once we were seated was attentive and gracious... but it took over an hour from our reservation to get seated at our table!

over a year ago

Love this place! – Don't miss the Bao for dessert...they are a mystery...a delicious mystery. Wonderful dumplings, great ribs but the roast pork is even better. Perfect Peking Duck.

over a year ago

Loved it. Top five meals! – We sat down and we were served an amuse bouche (shrimp). Delicious!

Then we had the potstickers and dumplings. Still great.

I had the filet mignon with white asparagus. My friend had the cod.

Dessert-Orange sorbet over a lemon tart with pineapple. Absolutely in my top five of dining experiences. These other negative reviews are bizarre and unfounded.

The chef is amazing, the decor-divine. I loved it!

Go! The bill was $100. I was happy to pay. I ordered some more today as a delivery.

Others in my top 5? Grandma, CIA, Paris.

over a year ago

yummy yum dim sum – I went there on a tuesday night for a date. We ordered some dim sum, pao pao beef and general tso's. The food was pretty good, nothing to write home about, but better than good delivery. The service was excellent - they had us wait for five minutes when we got there only because they wanted to give us better seats than they had available, and the waiters were perfectly attentive. Though it didn't seem to be nearly authentic chinese, we enjoyed atmosphere of the restaurant and found it to be perfect for a mid-high end eating experience. It was definitely conducive to group settings and was charming enough for a couple. The dim sum was definitely the highlight of the meal, plus they surprisingly had some good beers on draft (think chimay).

Overall, if you want to get good chinese food at a nicer restaurant than a chinatown hole-in-the-wall, this will meet your expectations.

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