Review: St. George Bar is actually a nice Chinese restaurant

St George table setting

March 31, 2015- By Steven E. Greer

We had dinner with the General Manager of the St. George Bar, Felix Lee. The place is actually a nice Chinese restaurant, despite the name that connotes an Irish bar.

St George Felix Lee no flash

The owner of the new Holiday Inn next door also owns St George. He is Chinese, so he has the second floor of the restaurant decked out as an authentic Chinese lounge, which can serve as an event space for local functions.

St George bar lounge St George bar red table

The food is quite good. The rice is made well; just sticky enough. The sizzling beef was delicious, and it is affordable, at about $15 per entree.St George bar shrimp dumplings

St-George-sizzling-beefGeorge Bar rice

 

One of the specialty dishes found only at St George is the WuXi Spare Ribs, from the province of WuXi. Marinated for 24-48 hours, then braised before serving. The dark color is from brown sugar and soy sauce reduction. The chef was flown in from the region to train the chefs of St. George.

St George WuXi Spare Ribs

We also tried the BBQ Roast Pork, also known as Char-Siew in Chinese. They are a traditional Chinese boneless sparerib which are marinated in hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine, and brushed with honey for that glaze.

St George BBQ Roast Pork

The Crispy Smoked Garlic Chicken, served either as half or whole chicken, is smoked and then flash fried in the process to get the crispy consistency of the chicken skin. It is then drizzled in soy sauce and topped off with Fried Garlic.

St George Crispy Smoked Garlic Chicken

The sauteed snow pea leaves with minced garlic were healthy and colorful.

St George Sauteed Snow pea leaves with minced garlic

St George Felix Lee flash Felix is working on a comprehensive cocktail menu (he has been a bartender before becoming the GM). The Chili Passionfruit Martini has white rum, passion fruit puree and red chili flakes.

St George Chili Passionfruit Martini

The Amelia is a potato vodka base with blackberry puree, St Germain elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice.

St George Amelia Vodka Blackberry Puree St Germain elderflower liqueur lemon juice

Tell the managers that you heard about them from BatteryPark.TV for special treatment.

103 Washington St  (212) 240-9868

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2 Responses to Review: St. George Bar is actually a nice Chinese restaurant

  1. Felix Lee says:

    Steve,

    I just got a chance to read your review on your site. I have heard about your website and channel through the BPC community.

    Once again, thank you for the publicity and positive review of our restaurant.

    – Felix
    Manager, St George Bar

  2. Madam ImAdam says:

    Tried this place last night based on your recommendation – it was very good. Wuxi spare ribs and the hot and sour soup were great.

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