New York's first dim sum house opened in 1920 and developed a devoted following for its almond cookies and moon cakes. In 2010, the 90-year-old stalwart went through a remodel. The most important tweaks, though, were behind the scenes. Now, the charming old-school institution prepares each plate to order, unlike some of the busy banquet halls that dominate Chinatown's dim sum scene.
New York City has a long lineage of excellent Chinese restaurants showcasing the culinary traditions of nearly every province in China, as well as the fusion fare created by immigrants in the United States. Whether you're looking to sample fiery Szechuan fare at tiny Chinatown restaurants, experience a classic weekend dim sum brunch at an area icon, or grab top-notch takeout and delivery to enjoy at home, the city has an abundance of options. These are the best Chinese restaurants in NYC.
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