China Grill - New York
China Grill - New York

China Grill - New York

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chinagrillmgt.com/restaurants-and-bars/china-grill-ny
  • Phone: 2123337788x1
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45pm - 4:30pm Saturday 12:00pm-5:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm-10:00pm Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Asian, International
  • Executive Chef: Vidal Hernanadez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: 42" Plasma Screens at both bars
  • Special Events: On-site Sales & Events manager, Elizabeth Katusa at 212 554 6507 or elizabeth.katusa@chinagrillmgt.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue
  • Public Transit: E or V Train to 53rd Street& 5th Avenue B,E,D Trains to 7th Avenue N,R Train to 55th Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Now offering parking validation for discounted parking from 5pm-midnight at 1330 6th Ave—entrance located on 53rd directly across from China Grill.
A word from China Grill - New York
China Grill provides a globe-spanning culinary adventure in a spectacular setting. While Asian flavors and techniques are an influence, the menu is labeled as “world cuisine” with virtually every dish being prepared on either grills or in woks using ingredients gathered from pantries around the globe. Portions are generous, dramatically presented, and meant to be shared family style. Spectacular architectural settings, including an exhibition kitchen in the center of the restaurant are also part of the China Grill magic, creating a place to see and be seen.

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China Grill - New York reviews from OpenTable diners
214 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (89)fit for foodies (88)special occasion (75)great for lunch (67)great for outdoor dining (49)romantic (40)neighborhood gem (37)hot spot (37)vibrant bar scene (26)great for brunch (21)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (14)notable wine list (10)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Fantastic birthday dinner
    Jeniblee
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We visited China Grill (& New York) for my birthday - it had been a few years since we ate there. Food was absolutely fantastic - lobster pancakes to die for, and beautiful shrimp with fettuccine!! Service was super at the start - with Tom Dolan, a true professional - but it was a bit patchy after he finished his shift! Great ambience at the front of the restaurant while we were placed at a very quiet spot at the back (is this normal treatment for non locals?)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • China Grill Amazing
    Torontonian
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My husband and I had an amazing dining experience at the China Grill in New York. We had a fabulous table, perfect service, enjoyed the tasting menu and people watched! The tasting menu portions were very generous and were a good variety of flavours and China Grill favourites. Thanks China Grill, we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, unique choices!
    Cusefan
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Good service on top of food. Had plenty of time pre-theater. Steak and tuna were excellent. Would go back. Recommend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Recent guest, before Broadway show.
    Alex
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Menu is misleading, they do not have items they specified on the menu. The cheapest wine is starting from $50 price tag, but do not expect they are better wine cost $9.99. Do not go there unless do not have any other place to go.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 130 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1866 reviews are from the China Grill - New York reviews archive.
  • Hidden gem in midtown
    GreatEggspectations
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We stopped for Sunday brunch before a matinee. Scrambled eggs with lobster were delicious. Great service, nice atmosphere. Very convenient to the theater district.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a group
    Liz084
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I have been to China Grill several times. Their calamari salad keeps me coming back. Great service, accommodating, friendly. Order a bunch of plates and share with friends/family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding late lunch
    TomM
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The accolades for this restaurant are not hype. Innovative menu that includes things like Duck two ways and a special of tenderloin and pad thai. Excellently prepared and presented food. Our waiter was helpful without being intrusive. Great Experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food, so-so waitress
    Just2posh9
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    It may have just been the luck of the draw (not in our favor) the last time we dined here. The waitress was not attentive at all, we actually had to have bus person find her because she left us hanging for so long. As always though the food was excellent, very flavorful. The drinks were alsoto die for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    Zgao
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went for my fiancé's birthday because it was where I asked her to be my girlfriend. It was a pleasant surprise and brings back fond memories. The food, derive, and vibe was great as always. I don't really see it that great for kids or old folks though; it's dark, chic, and loud, more for people in their 20s or 30s.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was Mother's Day and we wanted to go to an "UP" restaurant. We were not disappointed. When we are in the neighborhood again we will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • audrey
    audrey
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    the lobster mashed potato. crab cakes were both delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    a lot worse then what it was in the 80s. will never come back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So accommodating and kid friendly!!
    ExclusivityVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I love this place. We came here for a late lunch. They were so accommodating and when they saw that we had brought our three month old child with us, they sat us by the window up front and at a table meant for 6 guests so we had more space! I was able to breastfeed and change a dirty diaper during the meal. Even more convenient is the parking garage across the street so you can leave the stroller in the car. Food was the same as always but the calamari salad has gotten a lot better.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A sharing experience
    Diner
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    This restaurant is a nice find in midtown Manhattan. The food is fresh, well prepared and not your typical fare. The portions are small so for a group of 4 or more you will need at least 6 dishes. The restaurant also subsidizes half of the parking if you use the garage directly across the street. Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    Genie86
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We went to China Grill as a group of 8 and had the tasting menu which I would really recommend. Service was great and the food was delicious. Large portions so you will not leave hungry. Another great thing was that drinks such as wine, prosecco and a number of beers and cocktails were only $7 all night at the bar. Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful find
    RachieC
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Such a wonderful dining experience, the taster menu & wine pairing is a must!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great appetizers
    tunkiemo
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Went to China Grill for a special occasion and loved the appetizers. Would go back for appetizers alone. And if you want to be wowed by dessert, try the great wall dessert, enough for 4-6 people.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Good, Service Rushed
    Mia418
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I took my mother day for early dinner b/c it has been always solid food. But, unfortunately, the service kept rushing us. The environment gets very bustling after work and later on, more bustlier. And being asked by servers in SUCCESSION, if we are finished when I still have my fork is beyond rude. It interrupts the conversation, we felt rushed and in an environment that is already bustling just adds to the negativeness. I was hoping to relax a bit, catch up and avoid the too late dinner and we felt rushed. My mom was feeling rushed. Servers should come by to see how the diners are doing, but they need to gauage the table.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Went there whilst on a short break to NYC. Really enjoyed the meal and the evening, bubbly atmosphere, very tasty food, and good service. Prices no more than you would expect for this type of Restaurant. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nostalgia at it's best
    nycdinerVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    we've come to this restaurant for the last 20 years. it's pretty much the same with some updated dishes. no one was disappointed. the portions are quite large so order accordingly. my favourite remains the calamari salad although the dumplings were also amazing.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delish
    ugot2eathere
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The service was amazing. Food was delish. Will recommend it to friends and family. First was seated next to a big party with lots of children. Was a bit noisy but was relocated after we requested the change. Our water was top notch. My seared tuna was out of this world. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent chinese
    BrikintVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    China Grill is a great dining experience. We dined with 3 kids including one Gluten allergic and they were amazing with us. Food and service are outstanding. Don't miss it.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The food was just alright. It was also very noisy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Food You Need
    Crystal4T
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Salmon was awesome and the vegetable fried rice was out if this world. Never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • classy, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Went on a recomnendation. Fairly quiet but was early evening. Service impeccable and food absolutely delicious, particularly the beef with goats cheese mash. Be warned the desserts are huge but fantastic. Not cheap by any means but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Delicious food, especially The Great Wall dessert - simply amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food, exciting
    Houston
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Outstanding food, exciting menue, Service was fair to poor. Has to call some one to get waiter back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Chinese!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Dinner at China Grill was not your typical Chinese food that you might get at restaurants offering "take out" in addition to dining in. This was a Chinese culinary experience. We ordered the price fixed option for our table. Each plate of food that came out was better than the first one, and the first one was very good! Two days later, I still have vivid memories of the explosion of delicate tastes of the courses. I especially liked the lobster pancake. Wow, did that taste good! Everyone at the table raved about the food the next day. You cannot go wrong with the China Grill!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent asian-fusion.
    MikeKVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Great Asian Fusion food with incredible and friendly service. Portions were very ample and we ended up taking food home. Cocktails were NY pricey, and neither of us would go out of our way to order them again. I had a pear sangria, he some lavender flavored drink. Stink with the decent wine and sake list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!!
    goodfood
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This is our second trip to NYC and we fell in love with China Grill the first time we came so it will always be on our list when we come to the city!! Wonderful food and great service!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • China Grill always works
    NJHeather
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    I've been to CG now several times over the last few years and have not yet had a bad experience. The food is phenomenal and they have a decent wine selection as well. My dining companion and I got the prix fixe menu the last time we were there - March 31, 2014, at the suggestion of the server and it was fantastic. Good portion sizes and choices as well. It's a bit on the pricey side but well worth it in my opinion.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Th34d3v1l5
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Went for a romantic date with my wife. The menu was small but we still couldn't decide what we wanted. We decided on the tasting menu (recommended). This proved to be a great idea. We got to have most everything we wanted to. There was so much food that we couldn't possibly finish. The waiter was extremely helpful and attentive. The bus staff was also extremely attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Brunch Menu
    CDS1975
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    There are some interesting brunch choices and the food was very good. It was not that busy but there service was a little slow and inattentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced and poor food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We decided to go to China Grill before theater based on the reviews on Open Table. Not sure if they were referring to the same restaurant as we had a horrible experience. We shared the spare ribs and dumplings for an appetizer. 2 of the 5 small ribs were all fatty and inedible, and, the dumplings tasted like they were just defrosted. We told the waiter, but, he didn't seem to be fazed. We shared the shrimp for the main course. 4 shrimp with a little pasta for $27.50 is absurd! On the way out of the restaurant, we tried to tell the manager, but he and the other front desk person were on their cell phones, and it seemed like they could care less. No wonder the place was empty on a Friday night.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    Mary
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    What a wonderful waiter we had and the food was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • China Grill not as good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Went to dine here for a client lunch recently. My experience this time around was not as good, and this was only my second time. The food portions were smaller and more oily than usual - the crispy spinach was extremely oily, we were disappointed. Our waiter did remove it from our bill. The dessert - we ordered the bananas in a box - was delicious as usual. Would think twice about coming to this restaurant again in the future.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the tasting menu
    chowfest14
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My friend & I got the tasting menu and it was great, but alot of food! We got to taste 3 different dishes EACH for apps, entrees & dessert. Yes, 3 apps, 3 entrees & 3 desserts for two people! Definitely good bang for our buck. Went on a Saturday eve and service was a little slow. The place was pretty tame for a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive Brunch
    upsidedown
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I came to China Grill for their "Dragon Brunch" for my birthday with 12 of my girlfriends. They offer a prix fixe menu with options such as pan seared spicy tuna, curry miso black cod and yuzu cream stuffed french toast. For an extra $10 they offer "free-flowing" bellinis, bloody marys or screwdrivers. All of my friends were impressed with their meals and the staff was extremely attentive toward all of our needs. At the end of the meal they came out with a dessert called "the great wall of china." Emerging from it were two massive sparklers. The expressions on all of my friends faces when they lit these things were priceless. Overall, I really felt that the staff went out of their way to make the day special and stress free for me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and the service was
    Erin
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food and the service was excellent. Got a free desert for my birthday, very thoughtful. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New York Trip
    Beefstake
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The service, the food and the experience has always been excellent at the New York restaurant. The food is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic