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Posted by KH on 04/08/2005
The dim sum are always great weather we eat at the restaurant or have it delivered. The rest of the food is good, if not exciting. It beats going to Chinatown and not being able to park.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/22/2005
Although I ordered delivery, the chicken and broccoli was terrible... the chicken tasted awful and dry... there is much better chinese in the area.
Posted by Jimmy Leung on 11/09/2004
I have known Henry (the previous owner) for over 25 years, I go to every restaurant that he had association with. Even though we share the same name, we are not related in any way and form. At a recent visit to Cafe Evergreen on a Saturday Dim Sum, I and my family were totally astonished by the fact that the Dim Sums were kept at such a high quality, not just in taste, but also the many varieties. The shrimps in the dumplings were so fresh and crunchy that you just want to have more. We went back the same evening for dinner to find out the place was half full. The place was very clean, the service was effective, the food was very good as compare to $ sign. I am surprised that this restaurant blossoms without the Master of the Trade, Henry. I recommend this to everybody, strongly, keep up the good work, Evergreen, we need a good Chinese restaurant in the Upper East Side.
Posted by Authentic Chinese Foodie on 04/29/2004
Having grown up in a family that owned several authentic chinese restaurants, I continue to be pleasantly surprised by the ongoing quality of food at Cafe Evergreen. Dim sum is just as good as it is in Chinatown and perhaps not as greasy. Service is excellent and the atmosphere is significantly better than most top Dim sum houses (tables are not on top of each other). While some feared that quality would decline when original owner Henry Leung left, the food has actually gotten better and the Chefs are now offering more innovative dishes. Definately the best place on the upper east side for Chinese. This is the only Chinese restaurant that I order from. The only downside to Henry's departure is that the wonderful wine list he had compiled has been reduced to one that, while still better than most Chinese restaurants, is a skeleton of its former self. I have no hesitation to recommend Cafe Evergreen.
Posted by dimsum lover on 04/25/2004
This is the first dimsum restaurant that i've ever been to that serves tea in a mug. Dim sum eating is not only about dim sum, it's also about the choice of tea. Also the first that offers to REHEAT our dimsum selection and the first where the dim-sum is dry and crisp on the edge when it should be moist and soft. Perhaps we didn't look like we'd care but, sorry we do. WE CARE A LOT ABOUT FOOD AND SERVICE. This place is definately over-rated.
Posted by dim sum to die for on 03/14/2004
As a avid dim sum-er I have to admit that David's Evergreen is by far the best I have had. I have tried dim sum in NY/SF Chinatown, Fushing, NY, London, Miami, Philippines, DC and Ohio. Nothing beats Evergreen. The ladies there are just charming and very accomodating, the service is quick and speedy, the food is fresh and is just spectacular. If you have a large party, you should call in advance. If you like being in the middle of all the commotion go on a Sunday...otherwise Saturday is a lot more relaxing. The price is a little hefty but worth every penny because the 'little delights' are just scrumptous.
Posted by Rarely Eat Chinese on 01/25/2004
Best take out and dine in for Chinese on the east side. Its very clean and a pleasant surpise.. Try it