MR CHOW - 57th
MR CHOW - 57th

MR CHOW - 57th

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mrchow.com/
  • Phone: 2127519030
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 11:30pm (Last order)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Michael Wu
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Room available up to 40 guests or full restaurant buy-out up to 120 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Kei Khaledi 2127519030
  • Entertainment: Pasta Chef demonstrates traditional Chinese hand-made noodle making nightly.
  • Special Events: Call the restaurant for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 1st and 2nd Avenues
  • Public Transit: 4, 5, 6, N, R & W trains to Lexington Ave/59th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from MR CHOW - 57th
Opened in 1979 by world famous restaurateur Michael Chow. MR CHOW started in London in 1968 and continues to enjoy generations of devoted clients from art, fashion, music, and entertainment. Recently awarded the 5 Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences for its excellence, service, and cuisine this restaurant described by Givenchy as a "Precious Jewel Box" is one of the most beautiful restaurants in New York City serving high Chinese Cuisine with impeccable service.
The menu at MR CHOW is a combination of old authentic Beijing, Original Recipes, and the signature dishes such as Chicken Satay, MR CHOW Noodles, and Ma Mignon. MR CHOW also serves one of the best Beijing Ducks in the world.
The famous nightly handmade noodle show is presented in every location since the opening of London in 1968.
"Elegant Midtown Chinese and its newer TriBeCa sibling offer “big-league” eats in “welcome-to-the-’80s” digs..." - ZAGAT

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerChinese
MR CHOW - 57th reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)fit for foodies (34)romantic (27)hot spot (26)good for groups (23)neighborhood gem (20)late-night find (12)notable wine list (11)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (5)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Dissapointing
    Rmoreno
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The service was weak. Food average at best and considering price was not worth it. The environment was tired. The food, service and environment is really completely on the brand. And as such adversely affects the brand by poor overall quality.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    nycfoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Took my wife for her birthday and the food was great. The staff was amazing and even surprised her with a slice of cake and candle. They sang Happy Birthday to her and the experience was wonderful. The champagne is a little pricey so ask questions about champagne prices to avoid going into shock. Overal...Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • complain
    Htp1
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I reserved the restaurant for an after theatre dinner and when I get there the restaurant was closed because of construction/ maintenance in the building. And it has been closed for a while. How do you confirm a reservation to a closed restaurant? It spoiled my evening
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • RESTAURANT WAS CLOSED
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Hi there, I was supposed to go to Mr. Chow's 57th street on Thursday 7.31, but when I got there the restaurant was closed... I got a confirmation email from Open Table and no email from the restaurant noting this. When I called the Tribeca location, they informed me there was a gas leak, but were not so accommodating on getting me into the restaurant. I was truly looking forward to this dinner, which was planned for months for my boyfriends birthday. It's unfortunate because I heard great things about the restaurant.
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  • Closed without Notice?
    ST1249
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I'm not sure whether to be frustrated with Open Table or Mr. Chow. We made a reservation for 6:30 on 7/31, and when we arrived at the restaurant, there was a sign on the door that the 57th Street location was closed for building maintenance. We doubled checked everything, we had, in fact booked that venue for that day and time. No one bothered to let us know we needed to make other plans if we hoped to eat. I cannot imagine we were alone in being displaced—several other times were booked when I made my reservation. In the past, we've enjoyed dinner at Mr. Chow, but this experience will make me think twice before attempting to go back.
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  • Such a beautiful place
    TheFoodie928
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A little packed for a Wednesday but it was great. Great service, great atmosphere and most of all great food
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Patti
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food here was really incredible, small portions, but so tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible
    kayC
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Service was absolutely horrible. We had a 7pm reservation and did not sit until 9:28pm. What is the point of having a reservation? Food was just ok. The restaurant is overrated and I will not be going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    For 30+ years the food and atmosphere have been outstanding. It is a tribute to a great restaurant to ask to be part of NYC Restaurant Week. There is none better in Manhattan !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr Chow
    sandeesl
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The service was elegant. Food was delicious and unique, not your typical Asian cuisine. Several choices for a glass of champagne, which is hard to find without purchasing the whole bottle. Excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Brunchy
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Great restaurant. The service, food, and ambience was impeccable. The fresh flowers were a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't have your guest waiting!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    After having to wait 30 min after our reservation to get seated. The Wonan at the front have me the "one moment" finger when I asked how much longer for our table. Our servers were extremely nice. They deserved our lovely tip we left on the table for them. However, there was a woman who picked up the final draft of our bill who questioned if we were going to leave a tip because she saw that I didn't add the tip to my card. We pointed out that we left the tip in cash. Where do they do that at? Are we still questioning patrons about leaving a tip? The food was excellent but the ambiance was not appealing. It was something strait out of an 80's movie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • CarlaR
    Portia
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is supposed to be an elegant place, and we were eager to try. But their approach to restaurant week was grudging verging on insolent. They rushed the food out. Some of the dishes were good, others indifferent. And for dessert, they slapped down a single plate with one scoop of bland ice cream and one of sorbet. There is no requirement to participate in Restaurant Week and if they resent it they should not play. Instead of turning us into excited new patrons, they turned us off.
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  • AlexBVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Always a great dining experience at Mr. Chow. Prices reasonable for what you get. With 3 or more people get the Beijing duck dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ORDINARY CHOW AT MR CHOW
    JeffreyGLVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Although portions are generous there's not much motivation to finish them as the food is not quite as good as my local takeout place. I was expecting innovative dishes with interesting combinations of spices and tastes. Not at all what we found. I'll never know what makes people think it's worth the gourmet prices for ordinary chow.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Buzzing
    Cellino
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Arrived for 8pm booking. Told to wait until partner arrived at the bar which was 10 minutes later. Didn't get seated till 9. Seems a bit of a lottery as the restaurant seemed overbooked so don't come if you are in a hurry. The food was good however and good value relative to normal, given the restaurant week menu. Service and ambiance also good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sentimental for the 80's
    dmkbVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I remember coming here when I was in college in the 80's and it was quite a scene back then. This place has endured and is now a classic! Love this place, the food is not heavy, portions are just right and is very elegant. Love it when the noodle maker comes out and puts on his show. The 80's music they play is also a lot of fun. The staff is very professional and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    amf25
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We really enjoyed dinner here it was pretty packed though maybe because it was restaurant week. I just wish there was more space between each table it was kind of tight.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This was my first time at this particular location. My experience was very nice, the staff was pleasant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely phenomenol!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My friends & I always wanted to go and saw it was listed for NY Restaurant week and thought "why not." Literally Mr. Chow's surpassed our expectations for dinner. Thank you to everyone that attended us that night!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was rushed
    JDDS25SPS
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We asked the waiter before we ordered to give us a few minutes between courses. They brought the entrees before we finished our appetizers.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, long wait
    hungrydinerVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Had dinner at Mr. Chow's for my boyfriend's birthday. Perhaps because it was restaurant week, or perhaps it's always this way....our reservation was for 8pm but we weren't seated till 8:45. Once we were seated the wait staff were attentive and the food was delicious. As it was my boyfriend's birthday I had asked the waitress to include a candle when she brought out desert- needless to say they bought the desert sans candle. They did ultimately bring us a piece of cake with a candle and didn't charge us, but it did spoil the surprise My other caveat, Be sure to tell the waiter about your food allergies before ordering as they don't ask and not all the dishes ingredients are listed on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • David
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Unique dining experience. Food is great and slightly different than any Chinese food you have ever tasted. It's a festive atmosphere with its only major drawback is the noise level- it's hard to have a conversation even with your self let alone a companion. It's fascinating that for a Chinese restaurant none of the serving staff is Asian.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELENT DUCK
    juanoncpm
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Its a nice place, the músic could be more quiet but in general I would repeit the experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not worth going there
    ZOZO
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    went to the NY Mr. Chow with my family as we had a good experience and enjoyed goo food and service with the one in South Beach, the NY was not up to the expectations, pricey, average food, average ambience and location, lousy service, and rude waiters. the waiters were trying to get you to order as much as possible and the goal was to make eat and leave ASAP in order to clear the table for other clients. that was my first and last time in Mr. Chow NY.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mr Chow Initial Experience
    Tmackin
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Took family members and a friend to celebrate my son's new job campaign and the success of the work that week. Our waiter was very helpful in guiding us to appetizer and entree selections that could be shared. My only surprise was a very limited selection of wines and the location was much further east than I expected. The overall experience was very good, maybe excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    disappointed
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I had dinner at Mr. Chow for my birthday, the food was okay, I expected bigger portions for the over priced Chinese food. I will never go back again!!!It's a once in a lifetime.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • robLVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    As always. great food and service - one of our favorites!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RichardVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    In my opinion, overpriced. Service was fair, not outstanding at this price. Many more and much better Chinese restaurants. Will not be returning to Mr. Chow's.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining!
    Greatdining
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    This is a great restaurant, not just in N.Y ( which is lot to say)but in the world. The staff and the food were outstanding. Decoration dated and entry door rusted, bad look. Will keep on returning!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maravilloso!
    Hurtado
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Is a very good restaurant, the food is fantástic and the service is fenomenal! Thanks for Mr. Chow staff, the Beijin Duck is delicius!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    MarcoA
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    If You are looking for great food and service come here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dungeoness Crab
    DungeonessCrab
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My family and I really enjoyed the food. The Dungeoness Crab was delicious. The service was amazing. I am gluten free and someone spoke to me about the choices that were available. We just thought the meals were very pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Non-serving waiter
    LiketoeatVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    If you want your food served at the table you better go elsewhere. Attitude is a problem. Food is great, especially the noodles.
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  • AlexBVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Always a great experience at Mr. Chow 57th. Not cheap but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mr chow is a sure thing
    KieferFam
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The best way to done here is to just give them a few of your likes and dislikes. They will then fill your table with just enough for your group and it will be the best, most flavorful food you've ever had! So easy. Champagne cart is a must right when you sit down. Mr chow is truly a treat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love...love...love this place!
    Barbie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had never been & honestly the best Asian food I've had, seriously worth the $ and small portions! Peking duck was delectable & what presentation! Must try the prawn dish & of course the Black Forest cake!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mistake to go
    Happy1000VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Food had no taste, staff rude, seating tight . Mr. Chow's has lost it's appeal & price way too high for portions given & quality of food( poor at best)
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  • Great food
    IreneNleo
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Great food but over priced. I don't mind paying when it's worth it but 42 dollars for a very small piece of fish is too much in my opinion. Other than that amazing food. The interior design needs a change.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service is always top notch
    steakloverVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Could be 1984, 2004 0r 2024. Exceptional service, great vibe and terrific food. And love it is next door...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.