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“Dim sum feeding frenzy on weekends!!!”
Review of Northern Manor

Northern Manor
Ranked #9 of 48 Restaurants in Little Neck
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Yes, this place serves great dim sum and you don't have to fight the crowds in Flushing. Parking in the neighborhood is easier than the Flushing area which is a plus, but that doesn't mean there are no crowds here to contend with. There's a parking lot in the back but it's always filled up, so don't waste your time just park on the street(meter parking). It's dim sum mania because everyone seems to be all waiting to be seated all around the noon time on the weekends. Since there is not many dim sum restaurants this east of Flushing, it's all supply and demand...get it? If it's a holiday weekend, expect to wait even more for a table. Granted the food is really good, erego the crowds but is it worth the wait even though you get less than stellar service? The servers at this place seems to be not paid much so they're never happy to serve you but have do because it's their job. Sometimes you have to ask/beg for attention to get something but if it's to get your check...pronto, faster than a speeding bullet! If you coming here just for the food(especially the noodle dishes ie:beef chow fun, har moon chow mei fun, seafood pan fried noodles), it's worth the stress and aggravation. All dim sum fanatics understand the frenzy that occurs when aggressively going for the fresh hot dan tarts coming out on the carts. Speaking of dan tarts, if you showup later than 1pm, forget about it...get your dan tart fixes at Fay Dah bakeries back in Flushing. You can get all the usual dim sum fare here and their cheung fun's(shrimp, my favorite) is exceptional. Prices are slightly higher than what you would pay in Flushing but because they know they don't have much competition in the area...you're stuck. I do hope more dim sum places can come out here to drive down prices! The nearest dim sum restaurant is off the LIE on the service road after the Douglaston shopping area(over a mile away). They do dim sum really well too but not close enough to compete with Northern Manor and drive prices down. You still pay for it if you know what I mean:) You want dim sum this east of Flushing...you pay for it!

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Reviewed 11 August 2012

We joined a party after they had been there about 20 minutes. I was at the restaurant for one hour and was not offered fresh food a single time. We had to approach the lady with the cart to get one single dish, and still they never came back to our table with fresh food. Also, last time I was there my stepmom had a rock in her spring roll. It was an aggravating experience and I will never go back.

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Thank KimSim
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

My friends and I have lunch here once or twice a week. We usually get the pan fried noodles with chicken plus 1 or 2 dim sum dishes like bean curd, beef rice noodle, shumai, pork buns or sesame balls. Our bill is $10 per person, a great value! Since we are regulars and know all the waiters, we get great service too.

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Thank NYMom65
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

The place is busy and the portions are large but the service is RUSHed, unfriendly, rude. The waiter(s) didn't smile or make pleasant conversation. They hand you a menu and expect you to order right away. If you tell them you're not ready they come back too quickly. To them it's not that we're dining, it's a "feeding" and they want to be done with us. When we asked what type of rice was included, they said only white rice. After the main dishes were put on the table we waited for the white rice. When we got the waiter's attention he said EVERYTHING is separate. White rice not included. We all looked at each other and told him we didn't want it, we'd just eat the fried rice that we ordered. Another waiter arrived with the white rice and we told he no thank you. The main waiter, who took our order, acted as if he was doing us a favor by taking our order. He didn't tell us about the food preparation just kept asking us to order. Plates put on center of the table - self serve. They didn't refill water, offer condiments, ask if everything (or anything) was good, or ask if anyone wanted a knife and fork. Just not a nice feeling. I've been there before and I like the food but they are rude and ungrateful business people. Tip reflected the sentiment and waiter stood over us with a face on and hands on his hip waiting for us to sign the check hoping to intimidate us into a bigger tip. Really no class and we feel it's anti-American. They may be like that to their regular customers too and maybe they don't mind. We wish the people were nice as it's a good local place and we'd like to go but it's just unpleasant to deal with the staff.

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Thank tillytellstripad
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Reviewed 9 August 2010
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Thank saltacity
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