The General

The General

(Now Closed)
Asian Restaurant, Bakery, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
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  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJanuary 12, 2013
    Their take on the classic Beef & Broccoli dish is a braised short rib served alongside Chinese broccoli and thick udon noodles. Get at it. Read more
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LAugust 10, 2014
    Tons of small portions, we ordered the lamb skewers which were packed with flavor and super tender. The chicken meatballs were also wonderful and I'd suggest getting the green tea doughnut.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 28, 2013
    Trendy Chinese food by Top Chef Winner Hung Huynh. Get Cinderella Rice, Chinese chicken tacos, Boneless Spare Ribs, and the sushi. Dessert: Coconut cake with Coconut Water Sorbet, and Green Tea Donut
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListJanuary 10, 2013
    New. Ambiance? Dim lighting, gold-and-red-brocaded wallpaper, candlelit lamps Size? 300-seat Menu? » http://goo.gl/PmYZe...items include grilled lobster, & pepper-steak sticky buns, green-tea donut Read more
  • Francesca T.
    Francesca TApril 24, 2013
    Food speaks for itself. Szechuan chicken, risotto, tuna tartare... All amazing. Seems like the service is still trying to figure it all out. The coconut dessert has made my list of Top 5 best in NYC.
  • Jin Hong K.
    Jin Hong KimJuly 11, 2013
    The General is trendy in the best possible way: the glitzy, glass-walled restaurant makes for great people-watching on the Bowery (a true New York pastime) while you snack on sushi and Peking duck.
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KarnofskyFebruary 1, 2013
    Really enjoyed this emm spot. Loud, vibrant atmosphere. Pow roll and sticky pork buns were my favorite of the night but leave room for the green tea donut and chocolate trifle... So good !
  • Marc
    MarcMay 9, 2013
    Top Doughnut on Eater: The bakery menu includes coffee and "pretzel bombs," but mostly focuses on cereal-inspired doughnuts such as cinnamon toast, coco puffs and fruity pebbles.
  • Dawn S.
    Dawn StrausserMay 1, 2013
    If u want to have a dessert that's better than a big O.... Order the Green Tea Donut. You will can't help but say mmmm with every bite! And just might be tempted to order another!!!
  • Yura L.
    Yura LeeJuly 27, 2014
    The 'The General' sushi roll is amazing! Was too busy stuffing my face to get a photo. Also, some Thai bowl that comes with cabbage leaves...🙌
  • New York Post
    New York PostJune 11, 2013
    The DIY Sundae ($18) is a four-tier tower of fixings, ice creams and toppings. It’s quite the production, but the chef’s only instructions are: “Make sure you have fun with it.” Read more
  • Lara P.
    Lara PattonJune 29, 2013
    So incredibly yummy... Get the tacos, general tso's lollipop chicken and for desert no question the donut... Possibly the best restaurant in nyc!
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJuly 6, 2013
    No matter how much you order, there will be room for The General's Freezer, i.e. platter of frozen pops, coffee ice cream, PB&J ice cream sandwiches, etc.
  • Lauren
    LaurenJune 14, 2013
    Order the chicken lollipops, calamari and bourbon-miso Chilean bass for your meal and don't skip dessert - the green tea donut was on point.
  • MSCheart icon on user image
    MSCOctober 2, 2014
    Delicious food. Fun atmosphere. Lady With A Dagger cocktail is amazing. Must try the Mercy Roll and Chinese Chicken Tacos.
  • Nidia M.
    Nidia MartinezApril 25, 2013
    Lady with a dagger... best drink ever!!! Order the crusted calamari, Chinese chicken tacos, and hung's fried rice. The best food in life!!
  • Sandy T.
    Sandy TrappMay 22, 2013
    Friendly staff & attentive. The Chinese Chicken Tacos are amazing but overpriced for 3 mini tacos at 3/$14. The Hung Fried Rice was good. The Crispy Beef is a favorite but average - good size.
  • Caitlyn F.
    Caitlyn FowlesMay 17, 2014
    Order the General Roll and the Green Tea Donut and thank me later! A little expensive but totally worth it
  • Linda N.heart icon on user image
    Linda NguyenSeptember 14, 2014
    Get the crispy lobster roll, bourbon seabass, grilled corn, green tea donut and the chocolate trifle... Amazing!!
  • Louisa A.
    Louisa AgateApril 13, 2013
    We had lobster roll, boneless ribs, Peking duck, Cinderella risotto and shrimp all the food was outstanding would definatly come back
  • Roniel T.heart icon on user image
    Roniel TesslerNovember 6, 2014
    Great donuts. Lollipop chicken is great. Wonderful live jazz.
  • Rita M.heart icon on user image
    Rita MMarch 19, 2014
    General roll and the green tea doughnut. That's all you need to know.
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LAugust 27, 2013
    Stumptown coffee in the AM. Mini cereal pastries are the bomb. Go for the lil guy, the regular sized is too sweet.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HantzJanuary 17, 2014
    Aaron Sanchez' now defunct LES joint Paladar had the most amazing empanadas. I miss them. The Chinese chicken tacos here have a very similar flavor.
  • rintendo
    rintendoMay 24, 2013
    Best customer service. Didn't like my seat by the window cause rain water was dripping next to me..ricochet into my eye..changed my seat as requested immediately.
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.January 15, 2014
    not crazy about the decor, good for groups or work dinners though! the general, mercy, general's beef and broccoli, and green tea doughnut cannot be skipped
  • Joanne C.
    Joanne CheungOctober 18, 2013
    Dessert was amazing! Get the coconut sorbet and pineapple cake, anddd the vanilla/honey/green tea pancake melt. Amazeee
  • Nana B.
    Nana BoatengOctober 15, 2013
    You have to try their Chilean sea bass and Sichuan chicken
  • Millie A.
    Millie AbadiFebruary 7, 2013
    MOST of the fish dishes have oyster sauce so be sure to ask your server. GENERALly speaking, the dessert was better than the rest of the meal.
  • Anne Marie S.
    Anne Marie StephenJanuary 16, 2014
    They have the best karaoke I have been to! It's karaoke with a live band! Super fun, great crowd!
  • Christina S.heart icon on user image
    Chinese tacos, peppersteak sweet buns, Cinderella risotto, general's beef and broccoli, green tea donut - done and done.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MoncureMay 1, 2013
    The Cinnamon Toast donut is absolutely amazing. They also have mini versions of each flavor.
  • Jessica
    JessicaNovember 23, 2013
    Soooo amazing. Chicken tacos, rice cakes with tuna, and fried rice are a must.
  • Paul M.
    Paul McCarthySeptember 14, 2013
    Food was great. First place I've been to that does Sushi & Chinese food the right way!
  • Pranav A.
    Pranav AminMarch 29, 2013
    Be sure to try the Chinese Chicken Tacos, Lobster Roll and the Chilean Sea Bass. epic
  • Amy L.
    Amy LiuApril 27, 2013
    Omg donuts! Get the sampler for brunch - the yogurt parfait donut is the best!
  • Daryl C.
    Daryl CorralFebruary 9, 2013
    When it rains or snows they hook it up with a complimentary cup of the most amazing hot chocolate! Nemo was good for something after all!
  • Dj Doc W.
    Dj Doc WilsonOctober 12, 2013
    Food was good - nothing to write home about , but the Friday night entertainment was awesome - then go to club upstairs you won't be sorry
  • Deniz S.A.
    Deniz S.A.November 23, 2013
    The crispy shrimp, lobster avocado roll and chinese chicken tacos are impeccable.
  • laura b.heart icon on user image
    laura bonettiApril 4, 2013
    The liquid Klondike bar ice cream dessert that splits apart when you hit it with a fork: it's everything!
  • Jeni B.heart icon on user image
    Jeni BulcockMarch 6, 2014
    Considering that this is an Asian restaurant I was disappointed to be eating with disposable chopsticks... And then the food came. Amazing!
  • Isabelheart icon on user image
    IsabelAugust 7, 2014
    Overly fancy but the food is very good. Part of the EMM group.
  • Lee H.
    Lee HoffmanMay 25, 2013
    Crispy beef, you will thank me. Schezwan chicken pretty good too.
  • vanessa J.
    vanessa JNovember 20, 2013
    Get the brownie ice cream sandwich with the cracked Klondike bar on top. You're welcome
  • Krystle M.
    Krystle MobayeniApril 18, 2013
    Bring your out of town friends, they will love the scene. You will roll your eyes.
  • matt c.
    matt cantorFebruary 15, 2013
    The miso bourbon glazed bass is on point. Melt in your mouth good.
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BarrezuetaMay 20, 2013
    Food was just ok. Service leaves a lot to be desired. Overall feels like overpriced Chinese food but the green tea donut is def worth the trip. Other highlights: tuna tataki BLT, lobster roll, risotto
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie McIntyreAugust 19, 2013
    Do yourself a favor and get the French Toast Napoleon. Skip the Salmon Benedict.
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BalkanFebruary 28, 2013
    #FabuLIST major tom sushi roll, sizzling wagyu, chicken taco, and tuna BLT
  • Conor O.heart icon on user image
    Conor O'HollarenAugust 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    they serve stumptown coffee until 2PM - the best in the neighborhood. the donuts are also fantastic
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