61 Mott St, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.716055 -73.998533
Monday To Sunday From 09:00 AM To 10:30 PM
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Chinatown
Excellent Dim Sum - What a surprise !! – I am Chinese (albeit North American born).....In town from Montreal....for Easter Weekend.
I like Chinese food.
Challenge : Had my elderly Aunt with us from Upstate NY...she doesn't get to eat Real Chinese food much...and 4 teenagers in tow - 3 of my own and a friend who is picky/selective eater...... How to make everyone happy....
My wife has eaten several times in NYC Chinatown in last couple years, and she was looking for a place she had been to.....
We stumbled upon Mandarin Court...and were being demanded the number of people to be seated before we could decide or decline.....
How many People you are !!! How many you need !!!??
My wife realized this was NOT the place she was looking for...but what the heck.....we sat down....
Gulp....what to expect .....
To my pleasant surprise, each dish was very tasty....rivaling or better than most that I have had in native Montreal - and we have decent Dim Sum selection of restaurants.....
Waiter was very friendly when I told him we were in from out of town...and we spoke to him in his dialect..... ToiSan....the old original chinese.....
Not too pricey either - BONUS !!
What a great surprise. Have since saved the name and addr of this place in my BlackBerry for the NEXT time.....
You should go !!!
Great food, friendly service, good atmosphere, fun! – Fantastic food that is more innovative than you'd expect, very friendly atmosphere! I will definitely be returning many times! The eggplant entree (which was almost caramelized) melted in your mouth and was amazing. The pork buns are out of this world and are even good reheated the next day! The owner was extremely friendly as was the waitstaff. Good for big families and small parties alike.
Authentic Chinatown no frills – The decor is horrid and the service leaves room for improvement, but this hidden gem serves some of the best dim sum out there. Originally, I came here quite unexpectedly while wandering Chinatown years ago, but I have since made this my number one destination. I'm certain to bring all my out of town friends down here. The crowd is always a good mix of Chinatown locals and laowai (that's gringo in Chinese).
Caveat emptor: If you're bringing a really picky eater who explodes at the mere mention of less than 5 star dining, this is not your place. Some of the food looks VERY foreign.. (More chicken's feet anyone?) Your girl-with-pearls will likely turn up her nose at this SO-far-from-Greenwich spot but it's worth convincing her otherwise!
The best dimsum i've had in the city – I absolutely love this place! This has become the only place I go for dimsum these days. I've tried a lot of other places, but this place takes the cake. The decor is simple (there is one plasma screen on the wall...that's it) and there is usually a huge line to get in. The good news is that the food is worth the wait and the line moves rather quickly (if you don't mind sharing tables). Remember to get a number when you arrive (they call numbers to get you seated). The dimsum carts come along quickly with fresh, hot food and despite the fact that most of the servers speak limited english, they'll try to answer questions as best as possible. If you don't like dimsum being served on carts then this isn't the place for you. The carts come and go quickly, so it helps to be familiar with the items you like/dislike (not necessarily the best place to try dimsum for the first time). Overall, the food is just amazing and its really cheap. I highly recommend it!
don't go too early – We got there around 10:30am on a Saturday, and the place was pretty empty. Because of that, the dim sum carts did not come around frequently, and the variety was lacking. I ended up going to the front counter and asking for particular dishes. By the time we left at 11:30, the place was starting to bustle, and there were more carts coming around quicker.
But the dim sum we did eat was pretty darn good. I just wish we could have sampled more of it.
PERFECT 10 DIM SUM EXPERIENCE – This is a perfect small spot to go for dim sum. If you want an experience a little less large and intense than Jing Fong than look no further than Mandarin Court Restaraunt. I found this to be a superior experience. The decor is a minimalist cool grey, white and green with sleek understated sculptures set in lit recesses in the walls. The staff is courteous greeting customers with a hello; promtly seating them with a teapot and dim sum ticket placed on the table. There's no muscak in the background which is nice and it's much more quiet than the larger Dim Sum Parlours. The food is exemplary in both quality and selection. I went on a weekday and there was a cart with nothing but made to order dishes. I chose the salt crusted shrimp from this cart. In just 5 minutes I had hot shrimp as fresh as ones I've eaten from Mississppi Gulf catch. Delicious and filling. I was also pleasently surprised to find that they had shark fin dumplings which you don't find everywhere and they also had several tofu dishes. The dessert cart included almond dofu, fruit and almond dofu, red bean sesame and lotus sesame pastriesl to name a few. The a la carte lunch menu was very inexpensive as well there were only 5 items over $7.00. I went in this restaurant with troubles on my mind and left feeling like my load was lightened. This is a good place to take children as well because it is small and the floors are tile instead of carpet so if something spills it's no big mess.
Excellent dim sum – I am not a faithful gastronome (I like experimenting :) but this place has me hooked by my taste buds. I visit New York once every 2 weeks and I always dine at Mandarin Court. Its a great place to have some delicious food at really reasonable rates.
loved it! – Nice restaurant in Chinatown right in the middle of everything. Walking distance to little shops and I felt like I belonged there all my life.
Mandarin Court rocks – Used to be "Mon Bo" which was also a fave, many years ago. Live in Myrtle Beach now but every chance I get I go to Mandarin Court. Have been going there for YEARS and will not stop until they close (GASP!).
Excellent food, great atmo as far as getting the "dim sum" experience -- don't be picky, try everything!!!
Great food, great price – Are you hungry for real Chinese food? Then you should definitely stop by the Mandarin Court. There's always a friendly smile, and great food in this authentic Chinese restaurant.
You wont find the flashy Ruby-Foo decor here, but you will find one of the greatest spots for Chinese food.
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