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Posted by Anonymous on 01/06/2009
Definitely the best lunch special in the area, and probably the best Chinese restaurant in the area (I've tried many many others). The General Tsao's is absolutely delicious, as is their hot and sour soup and Schezuan beef or chicken. The lunch special price is fantastic, and the regular menu is reasonably priced. The restaurant has a typical old-school NYC Chinese restaurant decor, and while it is a little worn looking, it has charm.
Posted by whosincharge? on 12/04/2008
If you live down in DUMBO and have limited options, Fortune House is a savior. Food delivered in 30 minutes, simple classic New York chinese food. And a great value. As for eat-in dining , it is a dated worn room, whose highlight is the aquarium. General Tso's is the bomb. Fried pork dumplings, delish, but somewhat doughie.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/06/2008
I agree, this place is not as good as others in the area. We ordered the egg plant dish which was not nearly as fresh as other chinese places in the area and it was sitting in a greasy sauce which was separated by the time we sat down to eat it. Soups were nothing to write home about.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/17/2008
We ordered from here based on the recommendations on Menu Pages, and to say it was sub par would be an understatement. There was bone in my wonton and gristle in the chicken. The beef was grey and super low grade. I'd sooner never have chinese food again then waste money and tastbuds on this place.
Posted by Hal on 09/07/2007
We've lived in Brooklyn Heights for over 15 years and we have food from Fortune House delivered 2 or 3 times a week. Fortune House is a solid neighborhood Chinese restaurant. The food is always tasty with fresh ingredients. There's an extensive menu. Delivery is usually fast even in the worst weather. We've tried almost everything on the menu and every thing's good. We particularly like their hot and sour soup, "Basil Delight," "shredded beef with dry bean curd and pickled cabbage," "Lake Tung-Ting Shrimp," "Moo Goo Gai Pan..." really, everything's good. We don't eat there often because we have their take-out so often so I can't comment on their service. I give Fortune House a big thumbs up!
Posted by Worker Bee on 07/18/2007
I've got to say this is the best takeout chinese food I've ever had. Veggies taste pretty fresh, there's actually a difference (unusual in my experience) between their eggroll and spring roll (and the spring roll is good!) They make a very tasty homemade Cantonese wonton soup with Roast Pork, the lunch specials I've had were also tasty (shrimp or chicken with veggies). I have no idea what their location looks like, doesn't matter. I ordered their food on a blind leap of faith, and wasn't disappointed. Only thing is remembering to tell them if you want chopsticks....they never seem to give them on their own accord.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/16/2007
I am a fan of Chinese food restaurants and eat at various locations around the city, but this one, I just can't support and I've dined here several times. I felt an air of prejudice from the owners; and their waitstaff is unattentive and at times and slow. Also, the portions were scant for lunch and dinner entrees -- like they count and measure what they dish out. Ultimately, I do not recommend this restaurant nor support Fortune House with my money.