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Posted by nearby delivery on 10/24/2012
I live 6 blocks away and the delivery is always fast. the dim sum is good chinatown quality and delivers well, probably because they get here in so fast. very good dim sum and i consider myself lucky to be able to get this delivered to my home. Never been there so can't comment on dine in.
Posted by pleasantly surprised!! on 09/03/2012
I ordered Red Egg delivery and was very pleased! I had the pork buns, shrimp dumplings, and some shumais -- all tasted very good and the price couldn't be beat. The delivery time was only about 25 mins - we were told 35-50 mins - so again Red Egg beat my expectations. Good option for delivery, esp. since we don't live in Chinatown!
Posted by JG on 10/28/2011
I decided to try this place out given its fairly positive marks on here. I ordered 3 items from the Dim Sum menu. It was all very expensive considering there are so many other cheaper alternatives in the area. Aside from that, the service was horrible. I waited about an hour for a take out order. I had to be assertive when placing my order after waiting patiently for about 15 minutes. I ordered a can of ginger ale and the guy even repeated it back to me. Big surprise, I didn't get my ginger ale and when I approached him (kindly), he patronized me and said I never asked him for one. The food was ok. Ingredients very very fresh, yet the food was soooo bland. In the end definitely NOT worth the price. If the service would have been good, well then it may have been worth the price.
Posted by Happy Diners on 10/20/2010
In our experience, Red Egg is good for: 1) Anyone new to dimsum. 2) It isn't crowded. 3) and there isn't anyone speaking to anyone else in loud Cantonese or any of the unpleasantries in a typical Chinese dimsum spot. Further, we like their lamb dishes, carrot cake, taro puff with minced pork & durian puffs are excellent! It's best to try the dishes on the alacarte weekend brunch menu (rather than the happy hours on weeknights).
Posted by Scheppelle on 08/08/2010
No cup of tea to start? Bad biz! No communication between waiter and customer. Gave rare steak without asking how should it be cooked. I just felt like i ordered from a regular Chinese restaurant and at it in a lounge.
Posted by Caos Theory on 11/12/2008
I have been to Red Egg before & had an OK time. Wasn't impressed to be honest. I decided to give this contemporary Chinese Peruvian restaurant a second chance. Since work in the area and decided to try their lunch. And I must say that my experience this time around was a completely different. The food was much better and seemed fresher. The service which is really what disappointed me last time was on point, there was no language barrier, and the service had a full knowledge of the menu. Their Dim Sum Menu is terrific and the price is half off during their happy hour, this info was news to me & I plan to take full advantage of this with my coworkers. ALSO including their great cocktail menu. I know am a believer of second chances.
Posted by Not Impressed Chinese American on 08/28/2008
Here's the good: Décor is nice considering the other places around the area. Bathroom’s nice & clean too. Service was attentive enough. There were more waiters than tables they need to attend to (5-7 tables occupied that had mostly Caucasian people & ABCs (American Born Chinese)). Here's the bad: We ordered at least 6 dim sum dishes & one entrée. The dim sum mostly had a nice presentation, but none of it was stellar tasting…just good/edible. They were rather small & expensive compared to the other places. (Much more expensive if you order them as appetizers for dinner, $4 for small?!) As for the entrée, we actually liked it! Had the curry bread bowl w/crab meat, chicken, & pork. Nice flavor & it was definitely something different we won’t get in Chinatown. For dessert we ordered the young coconut with coconut milk pudding and ginger brulee. Ginger brulee was sub par, lacked much needed ginger flavor & texture was not as soft as it should be, it was slightly rubbery. The coconut was quite tasteful, however, it really just reminded us of sweetened coconut milk that comes from those cans from Thailand. I also found a piece of eggshell on my portion. For a Friday night dinner, it was pretty dead there. Not a great noticeable location & just not good in general for the crowd it’s trying to attract which are not people that live in the area. The food was also not really comparable to other places. The dim sum menu was not as diverse as its competitors as well. Though it seemed “fresher” (according to an ABC’s review), the same can be had at other places, you just have to be proactive & smart about when the fresh ones come out (besides, not all places do the carts). For the Chinese people, it's always been about the food (preferably at affordable prices)...this place is not exactly more "civilized" that others, just has nicer decor. If you want civilized, Red Egg should move to a better location in Manhattan. Overall, not impressed. We are definitely not coming back & will go back to our Chinatown norms. Seeing as how not a whole lot of people are coming here anyway, don't think this place will be around that long.