THE ORIGINAL LUCKY CHENG'S
Lucky Cheng’s, the Original Drag Queen Show and Dinner experience in New York City!
This New York institution opened October 1993 and was the first restaurant in the world to feature drag-queen servers, bartenders, and performers. When Prince Albert of Monaco dined “a-la-drag” in 1994, Lucky Cheng’s was catapulted into the international limelight.
Named after a quirky busboy who later became co-partner, Lucky Cheng's continues to delight, entertain, and shock making it a favorite destination for celebrities and celebrants.
Many of our talented Queens have gone on to star on television and films: Orange Is The New Black, Sense8, Fox's Rocky Horror Picture Show, RuPaul's Drag Race.
Executive Chef Gonzalo Colin
Lucky Cheng's offers a Modern Mexican menu with Asian inspirations from Executive Chef Gonzalo Colin whose experience includes positions at Frankie & Johnnies, City Bistro in Hoboken, Robert and Sequoia in NYC. Chef Colin hails from Mexico City and spent a year traveling to 30 cities in Mexico to bring the best flavors and dishes back to NYC.
Colin’s culinary inspiration stems from his childhood. “My cooking is part of the love and respect I have of my Mexican roots,” he said. “ I had the privilege of growing up with great cooks, my Abuela Goya and my Mother Sabina as well as my father. I learned from them and tried all types of Mexican cuisine. However, Colin’s incorporation of other cooking styles is what gives his Mexican-American fusion menu its edge. “At 16, I started learning the French and Mediterranean techniques working under Chef Scott Bryan.
We are curently operating only on Friday and Saturday nights within the mega entertainment complex Stage 48 located in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen. Nearby NYC's Nightlife, Theater District, and Times Square, you can find us entertaining and feeding the masses on Level 3 with a large stage, bar lounge, and kitchen all easily accessible by elevator.