Best dim sum to blow your cash on:
Hakkasan Midtown West
If you’ve got an expense account and like your dim sum less bustling and a little more refined, ditch the rolling carts. Instead, head to this Midtown spot where they're serving modern, fine-dining takes on the Downtown fare, including scallop shumai, a king crab noodle roll, or a truffle & roast duck bun. Maybe suggest this to your boss.
When you have a late-night dim sum craving in Midtown:
Lychee House Midtown West
Dim Sum is mostly a daytime affair, which makes finding a nighttime spot a challenge. Yes, life in 2014 NYC is rough. Thankfully, Lychee House in Midtown will hook you up with their menu as late as 10:30pm, every night of the week.
Best dim sum in a food court:
Diverse Dim Sum Flushing
You won’t find a Cinnabon at this Asian food court, but you will find non-Cinnabons at one of the only dim sum joints where you order at the counter. The menu is short and sweet (ironic name, then?), but just know that the soup dumplings are the go-to here.