Dragon Beaux 俏龍軒
In case our recommendation isn’t enough, the fact that Dragon Beaux is the brainchild of the people who pioneered Koi Palace should do it. It’s a great option if you’re looking for excellent dim sum that’s a little out of the box (and also very photo-worthy). While you’ll find all of the traditional classics, some have a modern, slightly more refined spin via toppings, unusual ingredients, and presentation (the five guys Xiao Long Bao in five colors is a popular one for Instagram, but also has amazing flavor and texture).
How to enjoy: Reserve a table online, order takeout online, or get delivery via Caviar.
Known for its modern and higher-end dim sum, Dragon Beaux may be most well-known for its Instagram-friendly Five Guys Xiao Long Bao platter, which uses natural vegetable juices and spices to create a spread of vibrant soup dumplings. While you can’t get these frozen to prepare at home, you can choose from ten kinds of frozen dim sum, including the original version of xiao long bao, Peking pork dumplings, and sweet salted egg lava buns. Plus, Dragon Beaux offers four types of its house-made jarred condiments, including a beef chili sauce and a version of the spicy seafood XO sauce.
How to order: Walk in or order online.