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Cafe Evergreen

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Upper East Side
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1367 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10021-9513
+1 212-744-3266
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Away from Chinatown , in the Upper East Side. Serving excellent cantonese cuisine and Dim Sum. Food presentation on rolling carts on the weekend, allowing customers to see and pick what they like. $$$ due to it location but worth a visit , reservation recommended during week-end.

Thank Ka-Khy T
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Great little dim sum spot on the UES. This place has outstanding service, good quality food with a western (cleanliness) standard! Value is decent, our bill came to about $40 for 7 dishes. Not having to travel to Chinatown and fight the crowds is priceless!

Thank shelby w
New York City, New York
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Just got back from an overseas trip and my wife felt like having for a change Chinese food. What I like about this restaurant is that they have good service, table cloth and napkins (not made out of paper tissue) in addition to well an assortment of well prepared dishes. I had the pepper steak and pickled / sour vegetables... More 

Thank Henry L
New York City
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104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Cafe Evergreen can save you a trip to Chinatown or Flushing (although it is not as much fun), but the food makes up for the trip downtown or to Queens.. It is really great for freshly made Dim Sum, which they serve all day. It is friendly and accommodating. They have a huge variety and if it isn't being passed... More 

Thank PSGumby
Vero Beach, Florida
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155 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered via Seamless Web. Order was on time, warm, and correct. Sesame chicken was very good. Pan fried pork dumplings were smallish, and not too tasty. Chinese broccoli we ordered turned out to be bok Choi, which was either their mistake, or how they define "Chinese Broccoli". I'm guessing the Food is probably better when eating there, but delivered food... More 

Thank Joseph P
New York City, New York
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157 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Delicious dim sum; great service; charming hosts; clean, nice room. And packed! You cannot go wrong with this place.

Thank WhereNext2NYC
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We eat here regularly order-in, take-out and dine-in and this place never disappoints. The service is excellent if you dine-in. After only eating there once a while ago, the waiter remembered my extra hot sauce preference my next visit several months later and when we bring our toddler, they bring water in a plastic cup with a straw right away... More 

Thank UptownBatty
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My family and I have been visiting this great oasis Chinese restaurant in Upper East Side for years, and have been completely satisfied each time. Frank, one of the owners, is gentlemanly, gracious, and funny. The staff is very attentive, bringing my favorite XO sauce even without asking for it. The diverse dim sum dishes are always fresh and consistently... More 

Thank mkh195957
New York City, New York
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

NYC has arguably the best Chinese food in the US. And I've eating at the best of the best in this city. But none can compare to Cafe Evergreen. Th fabulous and creative food is matched by the ambiance, decor and terrific service. It's on the upper east side but well worth a visit if you're in the city.

Thank arthshapiro
New York City, New York
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

At it's new location several blocks north on First Ave, Evergreen continues to serve outstanding Chinese food. A standby for many years, the new more modern decor is attractive and the food as good as ever. The calamari was crisp and tasty, the mushroom and fried tofu was covered with flavorful dark sauce. I loved the noddles and the spicy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1367 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10021-9513
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-744-3266

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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