Why not? As you may know, am the Organizer who like to do last minute event! Join me this SUNDAY, for Brunch a la cart Chinese style at 11:30AM at what is known as Phoenix, but it's really 88 Palace Restaurant.
Look at the MAP, pictures and menu here http://www.yelp.com/biz/88-palace-restaurant-new-york
(for less crowded line, 11:30am rather than 1:30pm where it's an hour long wait!!)
--show up on time and we WILL head up by 11:45am,
or it's "good luck finding us in a crowded restaurant!" No saving seats (the Waiters look at me funny last time when no one showed up for the empty seat.)
Cost per person approx. $13-17 with tips was last few times, FAMILY STYLE SHARING of food and costs. Bill will be evenly split.
SUBWAY -- F train to East Broadway station.
Here's how to find the place in Chinatown. You'll exit the subway onto the corner of Henry and Rutgers street. Don't cross the street, STAY on same block RUTGERS for one block = East Broadway! If you've gone to Madison, wrong direction. Walk up East Broadway (look for the blue MANHATTAN BRIDGE) till you get to number 88 building.
BTW, 88 is consider a double Lucky number in Chinese culture!