If you’re looking for a fun, affordable group dinner spot anywhere near 23rd Street in Chelsea, Excellent Dumpling House lives up to its name. You’ll find huge portions of entrees, plus some good dim sum. Make sure to try the scallion pancake with pastrami - and know that most dishes are well under $20.
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The original Seamore's is in Nolita, and the Chelsea location is pretty much the same. Stop by for some casual seafood, maybe in your gym clothes.
Tipsy Parson has done a perfect job of creating a place that looks and feels like a Southern restaurant, but at the cost of under-delivering on the food. Look elsewhere to satisfy your comfort food cravings.
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Lam Zhou Handmade Noodle
The noodles are good, but the real reason you go to this tiny Chinatown spot is for some of the best dumplings in the city.
Little Tong Noodle Shop
Little Tong is a new East Village noodle shop serving a different kind of noodle called mixian.
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Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Cuisine
Skip nearby Vanessa's Dumplings in favor of the superior Shu Jiao Fu Zhou when you're looking for excellent, cheap Chinatown dumplings.
Wu’s Wonton King
Wu’s is a big Chinese restaurant on the LES where you can get a whole roasted suckling pig and sit around a big round table. Plus, it’s BYOB.
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