|Venue name:||Congee Village||Contact:|
100 Allen St
|Cross street:||between Broome and Delancey Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sat, Sun 10:30am–midnight; Thu, Fri 10:30am–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Delancey St; J, M, Z to Delancey–Essex Sts|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V|
Average User Rating
3.5 / 5
- 5 star:1
- 4 star:0
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:0
I had a feeling that going out for soggy rice porridge would be a bummer and I was partially right. The congee at Congee Village was not any better than the kind I could make a home. Maybe it's just me but I don't think this is an out-to-a-restaurant dish. The restaurant has a full menu of Chinese dishes, including dim sum and seafood dishes. There's also a lengthy lunch specials section and, from what I've tasted from people I went with, the non-congee dishes are pretty good. I wouldn't go back unless I was with someone who wanted to go. Again, it could just be me. This is a very popular restaurant, often with long wait times. For me, however, the only congee I'll be having if from my stove.
Discovered this restaurant recently, with my mother who is from the Upper East Side and is used to the best. The dumplings here were even better. Just make sure you don't get assigned to a room with four tables - must have been a closet, which they now use to handle overflow crowds. Lots of Chinese diners here at big tables, along with us tourists, and everyone speaks good English, which is not always the case in Chinatown.