China Live

China Live finally has an opening date—March 1st! Founded by restaurateurs George Chen and his wife Cindy Wong-Chen, the complex will clock in at more than 30,000 square feet and offer an experience like no other, immersing guests in Chinese cuisine and culture, local ingredients and recipes, while providing education on the history and influence of Chinese gastronomy. The first floor will open next week and feature the Market Restaurant & Bar, offering seasonal and fresh Chinese dishes; a Marketplace, featuring curated retail items; and the Oolong Café, offering an extensive selection of uniquely sourced teas from Asia. Above the first floor (which will open this spring) will be Eight Tables by George Chen, an elegant, intimate restaurant, offering a seasonal eight-course Chinese tasting menu, accompanied by a bar and lounge, plus a banquet and event space.—Emily Martin // 644 – 660 Broadway St. (Chinatown), – 7X7 Magazine (02.22.17)