Celebrate Chinese New Year at These Upper West Side Chinese Restaurants

We were all ready to say goodbye to 2020 on Dec. 31, but on Feb. 12, we can do it all over again when we can celebrate Chinese New Year! No matter what your nationality is, you can celebrate Chinese New Year at authentic Chinese restaurants located near your Sagamore apartment – no plane ride across the pond necessary.

On the Upper West Side, the options for authentic Chinese are endless thanks to the international dining scene that has budded in the area. Check out these eateries for dine-in, takeout or delivery for a Chinese New Year you can enjoy alongside your favorite dishes.

Ollie’s To Go, located at 2425 Broadway, New York which is a nine minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, is a branch of a basic Chinese chain which offers plenty of Sichuan plates for eating in or taking home.

The first Ollie’s restaurant opened in 1989 with the goal of bringing cuisine from Chinatown up to the Upper West Side. With offerings ranging from classic American favorites such as chicken and broccoli, to mouth-numbing Sichuan staples like mapo tofu, to home-made soup dumplings, there is truly something for everyone.

RedFarm, located at 2170 Broadway, New York which is six minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a modern outpost for inventive Chinese eats in rustic-chic digs with booths, plus sidewalk seating.

This new destination from dim sum master chef Joe Ng and Chinese food expert Ed Schoenfeld aims to be one of the most exciting and influential restaurants in the country. It brings a greenmarket sensibility to modern Chinese food and takes a clean, fresh approach to the cuisine.

Ollie’s To Go

2425 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

(212) 877-2298


2170 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

(212) 724-9700

Chinese Cuisine to Celebrate the Lunar New Year

The Chinese New Year is celebrated all through the month of February. You can join in on the excitement of the holiday and celebrate the year of the dog by making a home cooked traditional meal right in your Sagamore apartment! Fill your apartment with the savory aroma of these recipe suggestions for our residents!


Beef and Broccoli: One of the most recognizable Chinese dishes can easily be made right in your Sagamore apartment! Star by making the sauce in a frying pan by heating soy sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. Add broccoli until soft the add beef layer by layer. Top it off with a layer of oyster sauce and serve over rice.

Spring Rolls: These delicious appetizers are easier to make then they seem! Create the marinade by combining sherry, cornstarch, salt and rice vinegar. Sauteed carrots and cabbage while steaming the remaining vegetables/ One you follow to recipe by Genius Kitchen ans have the filling prepared, all a portion to each pre made wrapper and cook until browned on the outside!

Vegetable Fried Rice: This recipe for fried rice can be made in under a half hour! Cook rice on the stove top by following the bag instructions. Heat oil separately on a frying pan and add rice once half cooked. Add vegetables while continuously stirring and adding oil when needed. Toss an egg on top once complete for the finishing touch. You can find all ingredients and steps on the Serious Eats website.


If you don’t feel like making these dishes yourself, check out the below restaurants right here on the Upper West Side where you can find them as well!


Han Dynasty

215 W 85th St

New York, NY 10024


Red Farm

2170 Broadway

New York, NY 10024


Canteen 82

467 Columbus Ave, Ground Floor

New York, NY 10024