Another Talde Chinatown Hotel Gem

Street Art and Dim Sum at 50 Bowery

By Ilana Dadras ·
Photo: Oleg March

Normally, when you're surrounded by hoards of morning commuters you're not also indulging in a grilled lobster platter and rose-adorned Prosecco cocktails. 

But at Dale Talde's new Asian-inspired spot in Chinatown, that's a normal thing about to happen all the time. 

We'll explain. 

The spot we speak of: Rice & Gold, a beautiful new restaurant full of dim sum, platters piled high with whole fish and/or lobster and notable street art, opening Thursday on the ground floor of 50 Hotel Bowery.

Recall back in May, when you first laid eyes upon 50 Bowery—the Chinatown hotel with a massive outdoor space, killer rooftop views and street food at the Crown by the man of the hour, Mr. Talde. Back then, an Asian restaurant on the premises was but a far-off dream. Well, here it is at last. 

The space: spacious, modern, everything a bit oversized—and they've let Ewok do his thing on the walls. Upon entering, you'll notice the cartoon-like clouds drifting up towards the front of the space, a sea-inspired landscape on your left, a morning subway train full of New Yorkers on your right. See, it all makes sense now.

So grab some space at the communal table, or post up at a wooden booth in the back, and start with a soju-chartreuse-prosecco-thai basil cocktail. Japanese whiskey-soda or a white rum-charred pineapple drink are also on the metaphorical table. From there: roasted pork in sugar-crusted buns, lobster egg rolls with lemon-chili sauce, octopus skewers with shisho verde... the massive platters piled high with grilled lobster are also a must. 

Now, honestly, everything inside this slideshow is attractive, so let's get to it.


Rice & Gold
50 Bowery
(between Canal and Bayard) 
New York, NY 10013

Ilana Dadras

Ilana Dadras passes her days writing about good food, talking about good food and consuming good food. Occasionally doing other things, too.

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