MR CHOW - TriBeca
MR CHOW - TriBeca

MR CHOW - TriBeca

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mrchow.com/
  • Phone: 2129659500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Kwok Hor
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Room is available in the restaurant for up to 40 guests, depending on date and time. Buyout of the restaurant is also available.
    Call the restaurant for details.
  • Entertainment: The famous nightly Chinese handmade noodle show is presented in every location since the opening of London in 1968.
  • Special Events: Call the restaurant for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Moore Street
  • Public Transit: 1 train to Franklin Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from MR CHOW - TriBeca
Opened in 2006 by world famous restaurateur Michael Chow, most recently awarded the 5 Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences for its excellence, service, and cuisine this is the second post to the original in NYC on 57th Street. Mr Chow's latest & hippest location is surrounded by a Patio & the attractive bar opens at 5:00PM daily.
NY Magazine wrote in 2006 "To eat at a Mr Chow restaurant is to participate in a roving party, one that has migrated through four decades, three continents, & an awful lot of soup dumplings."
TriBeCa's Executive Chef Kwok Hor, is a highly respected professional in the Chinese Cuisine Industry & has given many lectures at The Hong Kong Culinary Association.
MR CHOW's menu is a combination of old authentic Beijing, Original Recipes, Chicken Satay, MR CHOW Noodles & Ma Mignon all were created by our passionate & skillful chefs. Also, on the Menu is one of the best prepared Beijing Duck in the world.
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MR CHOW - TriBeca reviews from OpenTable diners
146 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (75)good for groups (66)hot spot (58)fit for foodies (57)great for outdoor dining (55)neighborhood gem (48)romantic (47)vibrant bar scene (22)late-night find (19)notable wine list (19)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (7)great for lunch (6)Show More
  • It was a alright experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    It was a alright experience in terms of food quality and service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant week rush
    leslorockstar
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Mr Chow was in a hurry Friday night! The food was on the table thirty seconds after ordering and kept coming at pace. So we were in at 7 and out by literally 8:30. I had fun with my group of 7 but would have liked to linger w my drink a bit to chat before food was served. I attribute this to restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing food and Conversation
    JeanVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We had high expectations & went there for restaurant week after reading the great reviews on open table & Zagat. Upon entering we thought that it must really be a French restaurant (or maybe Latin, judging by the many Spanish & Latin waiters). The food was unimpressive - I've had better shrimp toast at a take-out Chinese restaurant, and the noodles were ok, but nothing special.. Dessert was delivered as vanilla and green tea ice creams (no choice). The restaurant was SO LOUD that we had to yell across the table to have any kind of conversation . . not terribly romantic. The food was rushed. Our entrée was delivered before we finished our entrees. Next time, I'll go to the hole-in-the wall restaurant with reasonable prices and great food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best!
    Marie
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The food is without equal - delicious and very unusual but you could see that great pains were taken with its presentation. The staff is interested and helpful without being overbearing and hovering. One of our party used a walker and staff was extremely attentive to her. Have never seen staff in a restaurant so helpful. Very expensive but waiter took pains to combine our dishes to save us money. The expense is forgotten with the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal
    Geetee3
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Top notch food and impeccable service- should be on everyone's bucket list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worthy of it's reputation
    NativeNYer
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Yes, Mr Chow's food is off the charts great. Four of us were lucky enough to be there on Restaurant Week and it was amazing. Drinks waiter(black jacket) was the one real downer. Curt and inattentive, an uninspiring beginning to a much anticipated dinning experience. This guy was bad. He'd take one persons drink order and leave. Slip the drink on the table and not ask or wait to see if anyone else wanted a drink. Eventually we got 4 drinks. Our waiter (white jacket), on the other hand was as fine as the food. Just what a restaurant of this quality would have to complete the diner's experience; helpful, nice, made great suggestions, pleasant yet not overly solicitous, didn't hover yet was there exactly when we needed him then discreetly gone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OverRated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Although the restaurant is Very Chic and the service was up to par ... The Food was Over Rated!!! I was very disappointed with my dinner. Appetizers were okay ... But I tried to play it safe being that it was My first time here.. I got chicken breast.. It was rubbery and no real taste to it. My boyfriend had the fish that he only took one bite of. The only good thing I can take away is that if your into name dropping NeNe Leakes of the ( RHWOA) was dining there on this particular night . If your into that then this the restaurant for You as I'm sure many interesting people pass thru there. As for me don't think I'm going back .. If I'm gonna spend that kind of money I want to fall in love with what Im eating!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth the hype
    Meekie
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    3 of my friends and I went on a Friday during Resurant week to see what the resturant was all about. We ordered from the pre fixed menu. We tried everything on the pre fix menu except the tofu salad. The chicken satay was ok, the sweet and sour pork was ok...pretty much everything was just blah. I've had better food at a takeout Chinese food restaurant than at mr. chows. And drinks are expensive. My friend bought an amaretto sour for $15. I would recommend people to not go here during restaurant week. It's not worth it. Oh yeah it was crowded but that is to be expected during a Friday night. Finally note-don't get the beef with shepherds purse. The beef's texture is odd.
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  • Excellent service
    Aam813
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Went here for restaurant week. The food was great but what really impressed me was the attentiveness of the staff especially during dinner on a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I attended Mr. Chow' s during
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I attended Mr. Chow' s during restaurant week because I knew on a regular night I would not be able to afford dinner here. I arrived to my reservation late, but was immediately accommodated. I wasn't aware that the food served for restaurant week was family style but that was okay. The food was very different from what I am accustom to but it turned out great. So much so, I am afraid to eat from the neighborhood chinese restaurants. Desert was also great; we were given a mixed berry tart, sherbet and ice cream, and chocolate mousse cake. Our waiter, who's name escapes me, was also great. He never left our water glasses empty, was extremely helpful in explain the dishes, and provided us with another chocolate mousse free of charge!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Mr. Chow (Tribeca) is a good restaurant. I attended during restaurant week and the menu selection really met my expectations. The service however was difficult to deal with. My guest and I were sat at a table in a very tight spot (almost as if they created more and more tables to support the restaurant week crowds), there were no intermediate checkups on how my guest and I were doing on food and drinks, and after being offered an alternative for a seafood-based dish, the alternative dish was never brought to our table. I know the restaurant can and does do better, so I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. Maybe the Midtown East location is a bit more engaging with their customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Chinese
    NylonVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    This is my go-to chinese in New York City. Whilst prices are high, the food is consistently good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Guest - Not Welcome
    Victor
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I have been to Mr Chow before its a little expensive so we tried restaurant week. We had to request the restaurant week menu which we were made to feel bad about and it was suggested to us that for two people we should really order 3 meals as its mort enough for two. Very limited choice and food was not the usual Mr Chow, they could not have went any cheaper with the appetizer and the dessert. A bowl of ice cream to share..... not a nice experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week Diner Be Ware
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Though the wait staff was very attentive - we never saw a wine list nor a menu - and though we had reserved for Restaurant Week, when our waiter described the family style service and indicated that we would be served 4 appetizers and 4 main course and then offered to select the items for us, based on our food preferences / allergies he never mentioned that he was selecting items from the main menu not the restaurant week menu, nor the premium pricing for the Peking Duck he suggested. When the bill came at the end of the evening, we were outraged to see a food charge for more than $250 instead of the $38+ restaurant week promotion, and further outraged when our waiter was unable to make any accommodation in the charge.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Service too fast.....
    Rocky
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We took the staff recommendation to do a two course "tasting menu" with about 4 dishes in each course to share family style. Overall, the food was great. The chicken lettuce wraps and shrimp stood out. And desserts (sorbet and molten cake) were excellent. Our only issue was the fast service - like the goal was to turn the table as fast as possible. The first course - 4 dishes - all arrived within 5 minutes of sitting down and before the drinks even arrived. And 4 dishes were pretty filling. A promised break between the two courses was too short - and we had to keep holding off the 2nd wave of food to make sure the entire dinner wasn't over before it even really started. I would suggest ordering in waves so you can pace the dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    tinks
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    First of all we were seated at a corner table in spite of lot of open tables available. Secondly the server asked a few questions about our tastes and said that he would wow our palette with his choices. Since the atmosphere is so intimidating we went it but was clearly a mistake because in spite of 2 non-vegetarians at the table we were given no non-veg appetizers. We were looking forward to tasting the much spoken about Chicken Satay but alas! The main course was also not that great and we would have really preferred some lobster or better seafood options than shrimp in oily schezuan kind of sauce.Also the server never came back to ask if we liked our dishes.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was ok, but one can do
    Mark
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Food was ok, but one can do better in Chinatown at a lower costs. Ambience is nice, but there are no soft surfaces so the noise level is very high. The staff is over attentive. We were asked at least four times in five minutes if we wanted pre dinner drink. This seems note to be good service, but the restaurant wanting to sell us high margin drinks. Seems to be more for the bridge and tunnel crown and tourist than locals.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    Sonalim
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Loved the food and the impeccable customer service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First experience
    Fluffy
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Dining at Mr. Chows was beautiful experience. I loved the setting in TriBeCa. The service was very courteous. The food is a little pricey but you get what you pay for. Overall, my friends and I had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We have been going to Mr. Chow on 57th Street for over 30 years. Hear a lot about Mr. chow TriBeCa but never took the time to go there. 57th Street was too convenient. Given our experience at Mr. chow TriBeCa our whole party has agreed: Bye-bye 57th Street...!!! Mr. Chow TriBeCa here we go...... From now on we will drive a few miles more and 20 minutes down... It is worth. Same delicious food, more space, more comfortable, less noise. You can really have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • for one night a year, its fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    too noisy, over priced, and one of the worst overall ambiance's i have experienced on a Valentines Day dinner out. The conversations around me were overbearing, the food was way over priced for tiny portions, and it was immediately apparent how quickly they were trying to turn tables over. usually, this is all still the case, except without the noise. So for a special occasion, it is decent at best....for Valentines Day, never again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, poor service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was great. Service was average. Felt like we were being rushed to leave the entire time. Our plates were being cleared before we even had a chance to finish our meals. Overall. Not really worth the hype in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lack luster
    valentineletdown
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Cuisine is completely overrated ! I have better Chinese food at my neighborhood run of the mill Chinese food restaurant
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Except
    new2me
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service was wonderful, I wasnt crazy about the pre-fixed menu but it was understood due the event. The food was the best I ever tasted in this category
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very impressive
    SamT
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went for Valentine's dinner and was very impressed with the service and ambiance. The food was good. The highlight of the night for my girlfriend was when they gave her a rose on our way out. She gushed about it all weekend. This place definitely knows how to treat couples, and the service makes the high cost of food (which isn't THAT much better than a cheaper Chinese restaurant) well worth it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fancy Chow-down
    Datenight
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    What an experience! When we first walked in the waiter strolled over with a bucket of ice and various bottle of champagne, talk about an entrance! The main maitre-d' helped us select the best items on the menu for the prix-fixe menu and everything was amazing. The noodles and dumplings were especially good, and the chicken satay of course. Definitely try the coconut ice for dessert!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Always good time good and service at Mr Chow tribeca I absolutly raccomend it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Mr Chow
    gaartjuh
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    I've been to a lot of restaurants all over the world but Mr Chow is my favourite. I've been to the one in Miami, the one in Londen and twice to the one in Tribeca. The food is outstanding and the service is also very good. My favourite dish is the caramalized prawns with walnut. It's out of this world. The Bellini's are devine. All the food is superb here. Love it!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOURIST TRAP
    George
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    From $30-60 a GLASS for champagne that is pushed at you the moment you walk in, to the seriously overpriced basic chinese food, this place serves 2 purposes: 1. Tourist trap. 2. If you have money to burn and are looking to impress a date with a "name" place. Otherwise, you're much better off in Chinatown, Flushing, Sunset Park or anyplace that serves good chinese food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite place to go
    Nightlife4two
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    My family and I always enjoy ourselves whenever we go to Mr. Chow's restaurant. My daughter said it's her favorite place to be!!! Great food great service and great ambiance!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty space and great for groups
    Katiekat
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    If you are celebrating a birthday or need to take a table of 8-10 out to dinner, Mr. Chow's is the place. The Chef selection of dishes are a good representation of upscale authentic Chinese Food. However, Chinatown is the best place to find the real deal. The shrimp and walnuts dish was good but not as creamy and tasty as that found in Chinatown. The noodles, displayed in a hand-pulled show, did not have any depth of flavor or al dente "chewiness" as that found at Xian on St. Marks. Every dish that was served, I could compare to a tastier version found elsewhere at various locations. Because you cannot find all of these exceptional dishes at one place, you might want to settle for all of the good versions at Mr. Chow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All mr Chow
    Valery
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    I d always loved all Mr Chow restaurant specially because of the food. I am a frequent client, but this time was the first time we have a problem with a food that came really bad, just one dish, a spareribs, was to big, to Bonny, no meet, very hard to release the meat from it, any taste at all. The others dishes were amazing like always..they are really elegant and didn't charge for the spareribs ..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Service was great, food was great and good for groups with family style portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum...
    Ohsohungry
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Is all I have to stay. Green prawns were amazing, as was the squid ink pasta first course. Very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable service, as always.
    Sabzi
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Impeccable service, as always. Some of the food choices, such as the beef, were good, but not amazing.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    TeemVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Great service Great Food everything was excellent !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    SnoopooVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    I prefer the uptown restaurant. The food was outstanding and service attentive, but a little snooty! I don't like it when you are made to feel that your choices are so obviously not what the waiter thinks you should choose! Having been to the one in LA several times and the one uptown they usually avoid this by offering their selection! However, the recommendations were excellent and despite it all being a little speedy a great meal out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Just, really, not worth it. Food was cold. Came out too fast. The vibe wasn't hip. Old, boring, crowd. It's had its day.
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  • Went there for NYE. Service
    Maryjoe5VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Went there for NYE. Service was very rushed. Before we even had our drinks the appetizers were served. Everything came out in about a half hour. I thought the menu was okay, not worth $75 head. Tables are literally right on top of each other so if you're looking for a quiet place or relaxing atmosphere, this is not the place to dine.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Year's Eve
    KSalyi
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The overall experience at Mr. Chow's TriBeCa is always great. But for NYE, the pre-fixe menu included dumplings that were just terrible. The service was a little rushed, but of course we'll eat here again - it's one of the best in the city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate