Operating partners Zach Chodorow and Jesse Herman, along with chef Joe Ng, opened the modern Chinese restaurant RedFarm in the Second Street District in early November.

How we got here

“Maybe it's a good story–happenstance," RedFarm co-founder Zach Chodorow said in a new release. "Jesse, our Austin partner, was spending a lot of time in NYC and had become a good customer of RedFarm. One day, he asked us if we would ever be interested in opening a location in Austin. We’ve been interested for a long time and made several visits to Austin, always having a great time and enjoying the city's many unique and excellent restaurants. A few years back, the incredible space at 201 W. Third St. became available. When we came to Austin to check it out in person, we instantly knew that it was the right space and that Jesse was the right partner."

On the menu

RedFarm uses locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to create unique dim sum and small plates, such as Pac-Man dumplings. Main dishes include whole Peking duck with homemade pancakes and three sauces, steamed sea bass with basil and black bean sauce, and more.

It's five o'clock somewhere

RedFarm also has a full bar with wine; sake; craft beers; and curated cocktails, such as the Wing Clapper, featuring pandan leaf-infused vodka, coconut oil-washed Chambery blanc and tonka bean-infused Noilly Prat vermouths.

What else?

The 5,700-square-foot spot offers a dining area, a covered patio outside, a full bar and two private dining rooms that can seat up to 150 people.

Although reservations are available online or by calling 512-859-9700, RedFarm officials said space is always left to accommodate walk-ins.

“RedFarm has been one of my favorite restaurants going on 10 years in New York City, and through a chance meeting with Ed, one of RedFarm’s original co-founders and Chinese food expert, and Zach one night at the restaurant a few years ago, we ended up deciding to bring RedFarm to Austin,” Herman said. "I’ve always thought they had the best Chinese food in New York City, so it’s a dream come true to be able to bring RedFarm to Austin.”