Move over Mr. Chow (just a little, because we do love you), there's a swanky new hot spot serving up Chinese cuisine in NYC.
Since opening its doors this summer in the former Le Cirque space in Midtown, Hong Kong-import Hutong has quickly become one of the most glamorous restaurants to see and be seen. The massive eatery boasts a sprawling dining room and bar space, separated by a very Instagrammable walk-through wine cellar, and they're both filled with gilded touches inspired by the Art Deco architecture of 1920s New York and Shanghai. There are also private dining rooms for any extra fancy affairs.
The menu consists of pan-national bites, from Northern China to Sichuan to Beijing (hi, Peking Duck!) and the all-day dim sum service has already earned rave reviews from critics.
Post-dinner, the scene revs up inside the 83-seat lounge and bar, where a bevy of pretty young things have been gathering for late-night cocktails and, on Fridays, the lively "Dim Sum Disco" parties. Honestly? Hutong is probably the chicest reason to go to Midtown.
Click through for a peek inside!
Hutong New York, 731 Lexington Avenue
[Photos via Hutong]