Brooklyn >M Restaurant
“just discovered the juicy pork buns after reading a review and now M Shanghai Bistro and Den is my first choice in chinese takeout/delivery (though the atmosphere and decor are great for dining in as well).”
“It's a great time whether we're eating the wonderful soup dumplings, moo shu chicken, and shumai upstairs or lounging downstairs with specially mixed drinks and hearing truly fantastic live music/excellent DJs.”
“My favorite dishes here are the Juicy Pork Buns (dumplings filled with pork and tasty soup!)”
“The decor is warm and inviting, there's almost always good music playing in the dining area, and the service is always pleasant.”
“met severall of the fellow diners at the communal table while sampling the delicious and surprisingly cheap Shanghai specialties.”
Runny stool. This hipster chinese restaurant gave me some intense firerrhea and totally ruined my next night. I got Kung Pow Chicken and it was spicy, but coming out, it was like a lava bloodbath exiting my rectum. If you want to lose weight by defecating profusely, I'd recommend this disgusting pit of despair, but if you have any shred of respect for your digestive tract, avoid.
Great food but rude and drunk owner.. Great food, Great service but the owner kills the show especially when she is drunk. She has a great staff and should let them run the business. Save your money and go to chinatown in Manhattan. There still is no good chinese food in Brooklyn.
Addictively delicious juicy pork buns. I just discovered the juicy pork buns after reading a review and now M Shanghai Bistro and Den is my first choice in chinese takeout/delivery (though the atmosphere and decor are great for dining in as well). My favorite dishes here are the Juicy Pork Buns (dumplings filled with pork and tasty soup!), Pea Leaves in garlic and the noodle soup (ask for spicy sauce on the side). Delivery is speedy, another plus.
you like porkie buns?. The food is more like eating at a home of a really great Chinese cook than a restaurant. Flavors are fresh and simple. Trust your waiter and enjoy this cool neighborhood spot.
very tasty delivery service. So I've never actually been to M proper, but I've had it delivered a few times. Even upon delivery, their juicy pork buns are quite good . . .the best I've found outside of the Chinatown masters. My wife and I also enjoyed the spinach, the Shanghai low mein, and other attractions. The crispy chicken wasn't for us, though.
IF you can even get through to make a reservation. Unfortunately, the food is outstanding, but everything else about this restaurant is the pits. They are still living in the dark ages and do not have an answering machine, so if you want to make a reservation you are limited. Then, IF they answer the phone, you're lucky if they don't hang up on you! Walk-ins are risky too.
Good to find a restaurant where the owners have some imagination and they have actually pulled it off, like in this case.
I have eaten there 3-4 times and the food was always good. One of the earlier people commenting on the restaurant did not get the that some experimenting is going on with the menu in a positive way. And comparing it to the Chinatown restaurants is simply not fair. There is not a single place in Chinatown where you have a nice neighborhood feeling like here.
M is for Marvelous!. One of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. This isn't your corner Chinese food takeout. May, the owner always has a smile on her and will warmly greet you. Try the spicy wontons and the salt & pepper shrimps. They're terrific!!
WOW. What a restaurant! Delicious chinese food, Sauces made at your table.. and every sunday night they have a Hip Hop Karaoke Night! What fun!
Chic Shanghai cooking comes to Williamsburg..
Rich brown banquet tables, decorative cream and crimson accents and a mood-conscious soundtrack immediately distinguish M from any number of carbon-copy Chinese restaurants in the city. Gracious owner May Liu elegantly integrates the space's clean, earthy aesthetics with a Williamsburg sensibility, offering the bonus of a hopping downstairs lounge.
The vibrant Chinese menu reawakens the palate to the flavorful possibilities of the cuisine. Steamed pork buns, spicy wontons and beef marinate each make sumptuous starters, while black mushrooms and the crave-worthy shredded potato with fresh chili pepper invite sharing. House specials such as shredded pork with bean curd and salmon with a silken tofu satisfy deliciously. The kitchen would do well to offer more desserts--the one option of Eight Treasure Sticky Rice connotes a Chinese fruit cake--but the drinks downstairs encourage one to linger.
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