Joe’s Home of the Soup Dumpling has arrived at a posh new location in Midtown. The space with towering columns and dumplings bar that spans the width of the restaurant offers prime views of the dumpling-making process.
Start with signature crab and pork dumplings filled with a rich broth. They are eaten by poking a small hole, sipping the broth and then consuming the rest of the dumpling. Just watch out, they arrive piping hot. You can also get them filled with chicken or pork. There are also traditional steamed or fried pork dumplings.
The menu is full of other interesting items along with classics Chinese dishes. Look for things like Hong Kong Hot & Sour Soup, Five Spice Braised Beef (served cold), Eggplant in Spicy Garlic Sauce, Sauteed Crystal Shrimp, and Crispy Duck with Peppery Salt. Among the classics are Orange Beef, General Two’s Chicken and Moo Shu Pork. Looking to splurge? Try the Lobster or Dungeness Crab in ginger-scallion sauce, or the Peking Duck.
Most dishes are also available for lunch (11am to 3pm) with choice of rice starting at just under eleven dollars. We found the service to be friendly, knowledgable and accommodating.
Joe’s is the perfect spot for locals and visitors alike or for a meal before or after a show once Broadway resumes, hopefully in the fall.
Joe's Home of the Soup Dumpling is located at 7 East 48th St, New York, NY (212) 333-3868 Website