Save Room for the Matcha Creme Brulee at Bar Chinois
If your New Year’s resolution was to try new things, head directly to Bar Chinois. Not only is the eatery itself new, but its fusion of French cocktails and Chinese dim sum is totally original. If your resolution was to spend more time with the people you love, invite them along to enjoy a meal.
Start by poring over the cocktail menu and making your pick. The Chinois Mule brings together JJ Whitley Russian Vodka with Creme de Cassis, lime, ginger, and jalapeno-berry shrub. Prefer gin? The “Probiotic Collins” combines strawberry and lavender kombucha with Rieger’s Gin and a splash of lemon. Complement your chosen libations with a few small plates like the pork dumplings stuffed with green pepper and ginger alongside red chili wontons filled with shrimp and drizzled with a spicy garlic-chili oil. Round out the feast with smashed cucumber salad dressed in house-made balsamic, crab rangoons, and walnut shrimp. Just make sure that you save room for something sweet, because the succinct dessert menu features some standout treats—including matcha creme brulee and lemon mascarpone cake.