On Monday, February 8, 2016 the Chinese Lunar Calendar transitions from the Year of the Goat to the Year of the Monkey, and in honor of the occasion these top New York Chinese restaurants are festive celebrations to commemorate the occasion.
Upper East Side favorite China Fun will have a special Chinese New Year themed menu running from Wednesday, February 6, 2016 through Sunday, February 21, 2016 in addition to its regular menu filled with unique takes on traditional classics. Specialty dishes on the menu for the occasion include Crispy New Zealand Lamb Chops sautéed with chili peppers and spices; Mango Steak and Braised Pork Belly served with Shanghai baby bok choy in casserole.
Since launching in 1991 by the Wu family, guests can trust in the restaurant’s ability to ensure each meal is great each and every time they dine at China Fun. The unique menu executed by Executive Chef Wing Fong Chen, who has been with the restaurant since its opening, is highlighted by dim sum, soup dumplings, Cantonese BBQ, noodles, wok dishes among other options.
1221 2nd Avenue (@ 64th St.) New York, NY 10065
Philippe by Philippe Chow
This New York celebrity hot spot just celebrated its 10th Anniversary and plans to ring in the year of the monkey in grand fashion. Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Chow, puts his own contemporary and upscale spin on traditional Beijing-style cuisine at Philippe. All Philippe signature dishes, including the famed Chicken Satay, perfectly glazed and crispy Peking Duck, Green Prawns, and Filet Mignon and Broccoli, are served in generous portions and family-style, perfect for sharing with friends celebrating the start of the Chinese New Year. Also available are Philippe’s private dining options, including its wine cellars, which lend to opulent celebrations with friends.
33 E 60th St, New York, NY 10065