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

Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerChinese
MR CHOW - 57th reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (53)fit for foodies (37)hot spot (29)good for groups (28)romantic (22)neighborhood gem (19)late-night find (9)notable wine list (7)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All time favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This place has never let me down - love dinning here any chance we can get. Service is always top noch, food is always perfected! The fried rice and the Mr. Chow noodles are a MUST!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 879 reviews are from the MR CHOW - 57th reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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)
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!
    Awesome123
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    If you don't like Mr. Chows then there is just something wrong with your palate! It was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like being with Fred and Ginger
    Alexjr
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pistoo
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth it
    DinerVIP
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • keia
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food for thoughts...
    mellieVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Mr Chow was a very unique experiece, The ambient, the food, the vibe everything was just great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like it
    Ellea
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit to mr. Chow
    Che22
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    AlexBVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Mr. Chow on 57th is always a great dining experience. If you have 3 or more get the duck dinner. You love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food!!
    Jasmin
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Star All Around
    Impressed
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We have been to Mr Chow's in Beverly Hills and always excellent. The one here in NY met the same standards, Five Stars in every category.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • candine
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Service was great. Food is comparable to pf changs. That's not a criticism- food is fine. But value is low.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chow noodles
    KiriVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Better than Mr. Chow in TriBeCa. Food was amazeing. Found a parking spot right by the door. Best part was a demonstration of how CHOW noodles are done.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price any more!
    oknyc
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Delicious food but very cramped space and average service. The high prices are just not worth it given the long wait even with confirmed reservations and uncomfortable seating. Used to be one of my favorites 25 years ago! Now I only visit when my overseas guests request it.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter forces orders
    AriesVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Food is pushed on to you in a way you never want to come back! You end up paying double.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Horrrible Service!
    dissapointed
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Even though we choose the Chef's special, two people specifically requested the noodles. We were assured it was not a problem. We NEVER got them. Our waiter never returned to our table after taking our order. The food was plopped on the table with no explanations of the food or sauces. No one offered us coffee or dessert. We had to asks for our tab and the maitre'd basically threw it down, turned around and walked away. I was the one who suggested this restaurant after RAVE reviews from my son-in -law of. Mr. Chow's in Florida. I had To apologize and. I was embarrassed for my recommendation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sophia
    stillhungry
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    It was a nice treat for my 17yrs olds bday..service was great.food was good....my daughter was impressed....but i was still hungry..pickuped Chinese when i got uptown..lol $62per person
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be surprise who you will see.
    Rogerg21
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Everything we order was great. The waiter give us some great suggestions and he did not go wrong on any. The Seabass was perfect and I love the crispy skin on the duck. My daughters where happy that Willie and and Korie Roberston from Duck Dynasty where there and able to take a picture with them.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect food
    JujuVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    That is my second time at Mr Chow and food is still amazing and worth price.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food...try the egg rolls!
    ReviewerHotelier110VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    They're pricey but worth every cent! I would come back here time permitting
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a celebration
    Jslc66
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Mr Chow is the place we go to when we have friends in town or something to celebrate. It's always got a great vibe, the food is good, the atmosphere buzzing. It's a bit on the pricey side - but then New York is, I guess.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mr Chow -- Excdelent!
    Jshaw
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Food was excellent. So was the wine. Service very good. A little noisy! Overall excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.