The Best Asian Food Outside of Chinatown
Location 714 Seventh Avenue, between W. 47th & W. 48th Streets
Phone Number 212-261-5200
Cuisine East Asian
Managed By New York Renaissance Hotel Times Square
Executive Chef Anthony Paris
Consulting Chef Zak Pelaccio
Consulting Pastry Chef Will Goldfarb
Designer Jordan Mozer
Seating Capacity 88 people
Dining Hours Chop Suey is open seven days a week
Lunch: Noon – 2 pm
Dinner: 5 pm – 10 pm (last seating)
Price Range Small Plates: $12 – $18
Large Plates: $18 – $32
Dessert: $10 – $14
Please note: meals typically served family style
Credit Cards Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diner’s Club, JCB
ORIGINAL CUISINE AND PROVOCATIVE DESIGN COME TOGETHER AT CHOP SUEY
Award-winning website, Punchin-dot-com, features the Walman Report and reviews of restaurants, travel, wine and theater. Chop Suey brings renowned chef Zak Pelaccio (Fatty Crab, 5 Ninth) to a playful new Times Square destination created by acclaimed designer Jordan Mozer (East Hotel in Hamburg, Germany; Copper Bleu in Minneapolis). Pelaccio and his team, The Fatty Group, have developed a menu based on East Asian flavors with a strong focus on Korea, as the innovative menu was designed after an influential trip Pelaccio and his crew took to Seoul. Anthony Paris, a new addition to the team, has been named Executive Chef.
This contemporary take on dining is offered in two areas within the space: the intimate lounge features small plates, such as Scallion Pancake with Asian Pear Mostarda and a terrific Braised Pork Belly with Crispy Shrimp and Sweet Chili. And where else can you find Roasted Wild Mushroom Congee with Long cooked rice, pine nuts and pickled garlic alongside Twice Caramelized Char Siew (Chinese sweet roast pork) with Hong Kong noodles and shaved garlic.
The main dining room offers entrees such as Local Pork Shoulder with Slow Roasted Clams, Black Beans and Preserved Mustard Greens; Hot Pot of Roasted Lamb Loin, Soft Tofu and Black Trumpet Mushrooms; and the best hanger steak in town: here done with Japanese Kobe beef, garnished with elegant potato coquettes, water cress salad and a succulent French-inspired sauce. Slow poached lobster “egg foo-yung style” with Ginger beurre blanc is another treat.
Both distinct dining areas offer a family style format, encouraging an engaging culinary experience. The inviting space complements the custom menu with a similar “couture” approach to its design. Copper walls with layers of patina and vibrant blue and chocolate colors fill the lounge area, while rich tangerine leather chairs and natural walnut tables are the focus of the main restaurant. Mozer has also highlighted Chop Suey’s three expansive glass walls, which overlook the electronic spectacle of Times Square, bringing the excitement quietly inside.
As consulting pastry chef, Will Goldfarb (Dessert Studio at Chocolat Michel Cluizel, Picnick, former chef/owner of Room 4 Dessert) has created a dessert menu that reflects Chef Pelaccio’s adventurous and creative style, including Lychee Bubble Tea with Toasted Meringue of Lime and Rosewater and a delicious Asian twist on a childhood favorite, Flying Saucer “N’Orio” with Black Sesame Sablée and Coconut Sorbet. Best of all, a medely of intense sorbets, served in a huge fortune cookie. Chop Suey is located at 714 Seventh Ave, between West 47th & West 48th Streets, via the New York Renaissance Hotel Times Square, upper lobby level.
For restaurant reservations, call: (212) 261-5200. Fabulous Rock Shrimp