Their claim to fame is the little soup dumpling shown on the business card, above. We had both shrimp and crab dumplings, then sesame chicken and orange beef, two of my favorites. Tsing Tao beer and hot tea rounded out the night's menu.
According to their menu, they have been lauded by such notable sources as The NY Times, Gourmet Magazine, Travel and Leisure, Zagat Survey and NY Magazine. I can see why. The food was excellent, the service good, if a bit frenzied. I would advise you to go early. We got there at about 6:30 pm and the place was already almost full. By the time we left, an hour or so later, the line formed out the door.
Dessert was found at Wing Sing, an Asian bakery around the corner and up the street from Joe's. The lower photo is a shot of one of their display cases. The cakes looked almost too pretty to eat, but eat them we did. I had something called Mango Creme, brother-in-law had almond cake, daughter had cheese cake and granddaughter had something equally sinful, though I can't remember what it was. We also had coffee, served Hong Kong style, with cream and sugar. It had been at least 25 years since I had coffee any way but black, so it was a real treat as well. The biggest treat of the night was when my brother-in-law picked up the bill. Thanks, Bro!