Location: China Town
Favorites: Crispy Eggplant, Spicy Cucumber, Raw Scallops
I had avoided coming to Chinese Tuxedo for nearly a year because I grouped it in with all the other clubstraunts like Budakan and Catch NYC. But boy was I wrong. Chinese Tuxedo is actually fantastic. The vibe is great and the restaurant itself is very pretty. It's this hidden gem righ tint he heart of Chinatown with barely any signage. You go down some rather steep steps into the large dinning area. It is very dark and sexy, the kind of place you could either go with a big group of friends or on a date. The food was also amazing. We ordered just about everything on the menu. Raw Scallops, Roasted Duck Breast, Pan fried dumplings, crispy eggplant, spicy cucumbers, big eye tuna. squid ink noodles, spicy mi goreng, steamed baby bass. I could go on. They also have a great cocktail list. I highly recommend coming here before your next night out with a group. They also have a great little speak easy cocktail bar attached.