Dig into Luxury Attaché’s top spots in the city for Dim Sum.
Started by Ed Levine in homage to the classic Chinese dishes New Yorkers have loved for generations, RedFarm delivers dim sum with a twist. Buzzing at all hours, from a 3pm post-school crowd of kids to a late-night cocktail-fueled scene, it’s one no-reservations spot that’s worth the wait.
529 Hudson St between Charles and West 10th Sts.
2 Nom Wah Tea Parlor
The first Chinese tea parlor in New York City, Nom Wah Tea Parlor has been serving tea and dim sum since 1920. This tiny Chinatown spot is low-key, but the Choy family does not mess around with its incomparable homemade lotus paste and red bean filling. Its vintage and mid-century feel and decor married with the insane prices for a pot of tea or Tsingtao beer and dim sum and dumplings keep families coming back to Nom Wah Tea Parlor year after year.
13 Doyers St between Pell and Mott Sts.
3 Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant
Asian Jewels Seafood is a classic dim sum experience in the heart of Flushing. A bit fancier than the casual and loud dim sum joint, Asian Jewels is decorated all in red and gold for good luck and good fortune. With patience, test out each of the beef, pork, shrimp, tofu, and sweets that pass by; they sincerely are as tempting and tasty as you imagine.
13330 39th Ave between College Point Blvd and Prince St. Flushing, Queens
4 Red Egg
Red Egg's dim sum cart presents itself in the form of a discreet checklist, skipping the middleman for prompt and fresh steamer/fryer-to-table service. The no-frills list of offerings is accented by little red eggs (who could've guessed?) indicating the chef's personal favorites. Evade the cart-induced selection pressure and enjoy Red Egg's teahouse inspired space and authentic Cantonese fare. The amber lights and cozy leather booths don't hurt either.
202 Centre Street near Howard Street
5 Shun Lee West
The restaurant is a neighborhood staple for upscale Chinese food, but its proximity to Lincoln Center means its a favorite place to stop for visitors from all over. In the black lacquer and gold environs of the restaurant, and in the more casual next-door Shun Lee Cafe, upscale Chinese entrees are eclipsed only by the capacious and delicious dim sum menu, served cart-style and perfect for a quick pre-theater bite.
43 West 65th St near Columbus Ave