Chinatown Brasserie - What is New York City without the big, flashy, noisy restaurant experience? Chinatown Brasserie delivers it, in an almost-campy Chinese food wrapper. From the same team behind Lever House and Lure Fishbar, this highly-buzzed newcomer offers familiar foods such as a tempting dim sum menu, luscious barbecue offerings, and everyone’s Sino-American favorite: General Tso’s Chicken. But the feature offerings are clearly the extensive wine list, the outdoor patio seating, the massive main-floor dining room, and the comfy downstairs lounge (with its immodestly-sized koi pond). All signs point to Chinatown Brasserie being elevated to “scene” status – reservations are tight less than two months after opening, so reserve that table for a hot date well in advance.