Chinese food maven Ed Schoenfeld and dim sum master chef Joe Ng duplicated their West Village hit with this lively Upper West Side location. It's bigger—79 seats as opposed to 42—but no easier to get a table. Reservations are only taken for parties of eight or more (up to 20, that is). RedFarm's red-accented main dining room has a full bar, snug booths and a long communal table; the side room can be rented out for private events. It's always fun to go here with a group, which allows you to sample even more of the delicious dishes, among them Katz's pastrami egg rolls, Benton's bacon and egg fried rice and fat grilled shrimp with watercress sauce. Innovative recipes and farmers' market sourcing for seasonal vegetable dishes are RedFarm priorities, elevating it in more ways than geography from the typical Chinatown experience.
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