taking its name from chinatown’s first fine dining restaurant, chinese tuxedo features a menu of reimagined traditional chinese banquet dishes by international executive chef, paul donnelly. for drinks, there are inventive cocktails, a dynamic wine list, and a selection of chinese and american craft beers.
the bi-level space was once the new york city’s first chinese theater (also known as the chinese opera house). in its heyday, the chinese theater was an important social gathering place for the community. jeff lam and eddy buckingham restored the venue retaining historical details such as the original pillars and stripped-down walls, while adding mid-century touches and contemporary art. today, chinese tuxedo reimagines this important social gathering space as a modern chinese restaurant.