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MR CHOW - 57th
MR CHOW - 57th

MR CHOW - 57th Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mrchow.com
  • Phone: (212) 751-9030
  • 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 (212) 751-9030
  • Entertainment: Pasta Chef demonstrates traditional Chinese hand-made noodle making nightly.
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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 !"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Its a nice place, the músic could be more quiet but in general I would repeit the experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "As always. great food and service - one of our favorites!!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Is a very good restaurant, the food is fantástic and the service is fenomenal! Thanks for Mr. Chow staff, the Beijin Duck is delicius!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "If You are looking for great food and service come here!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • " 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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "If you want your food served at the table you better go elsewhere. Attitude is a problem. Food is great, especially the noodles."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Always a great experience at Mr. Chow 57th. Not cheap but well worth it."
    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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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)"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Could be 1984, 2004 0r 2024. Exceptional service, great vibe and terrific food. And love it is next door..."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "If you don't like Mr. Chows then there is just something wrong with your palate! It was a great experience. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "This was our third visit this year, and all three were memorable. The setting is gloriously unexpected; you are transported to a 1930s movie set, and feel special immediately. The service is exceptional, as is the food. Don't miss the duck either whole or as an entree; it is just spectacular. The prices seem high until you learn that the servings are generous and most can be shared. If there is a weak point, it is the wine list, with very few fairly-priced bottles; you are better off ordering by the glass. We learned to request a table facing the entrance, to enjoy the "show" at about 8:30 when the chef spectacularly demonstrates his noodle-making expertise. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I live next door to this restaurant, My niece was visiting and I made a reservation hoping to eat well. first of all what was offered on Open Table site was not on the Menu. we ordered some dumplings, arrived dried out and cold,. the ribs recommended were also dry and reheated, the chicken and crispy beef were nothing special , we ordered brown rice and got fried rice which was fresh and tasted good, but not what we had ordered. we had Badoit in our glasses and the waiter added tap water to it . Let's not forget the blood orange with Grand Marnier which was non existent, we had blood orange(?) with some red jelly. On the whole not a great experience."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We went a few nights ago. While I like the sister restaurant, Philippe, I found the service here to be mediocre at best. The food is fine but it is over priced and not worth it. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "This was my second time at mr. Chows, the first was in Miami. 57 was a good experience but it doesnt beat Miami! The food was amazing and the drinks were awesome!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "If you've ever had dumplings than you must try The Box meat dumplings since they're not like anything I've ever had! Say farewell to the standard doughy dumplings and hello to a mini baked pie like appeitizer. Too die for! Also Mr. Chows sparetip ribs are tender and fall off the bone! Yummy! If that doesn't wet your palete the main course of fiery beef or chili pork are delicious! A great place for lunch or dinner with friends or couples! Plus the chef performs a mini show for the crowd by making fresh pasta right before your eyes! GREAT FOOD GREAT MEMORIES!!! "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Mr Chow was a very unique experiece, The ambient, the food, the vibe everything was just great."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "It was my first time in this restaurant in NYC. I've been in Mr Chow in Miami and in comparison with Miami the only thing that was under my expectation was the local. Too small, even with the reservation they took 30 minutes to seat us and the bar had no space to accommodate more people. Food was great though!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Mr. Chow was okay for my first visit. The food was not that great. It is an overpriced Chinese spot. The only good dish was the prawns with walnuts which is an appetizer and the lobster in three ways if you want to be messy and pick the meat out your lobster. The liquor is also overpriced. I paid $22 for a small glass of champagne. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Mr. Chow on 57th is always a great dining experience. If you have 3 or more get the duck dinner. You love it."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I can't emphasize how great the food was. We ordered the fillet migneon, lobster, shrimp and chicken. The appetizers are wonderful great portions to share if you have a party of 3 or more. The best shrimps I've ever tasted. Not your typical Asian cuisine they give you different options onto fine dining. I love Mr.Chow and the service was great very friendly. Space is kind of small but the great food and service takes your mind off of that"
    Dined on 5/11/2014