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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MR CHOW - 57th reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since June 22, 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 (36)hot spot (29)good for groups (27)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
  • Great Experience!
    Ari808
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Great experience overall. I've been to Mr. Chow on 57th 3 times within the past two weeks because it was really THAT GOOD! The service was excellent. They really make you feel like a VIP there, and the food is unbeatable. My favs; the dungeoness crab with egg whites, the lobster shumai, and the black forest cake. The wine list is fantastic too. A great place to "star watch" as well. . . Highly recommend this place!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible food!
    Hungrynyctourist
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I was disappointed in my experience at Mr Chow. The food was awful. I told the waitress we did not eat fried food yet she recommended a beef dish that was completely fried and soaked in oil. The satay was covered in a Campbell's soup type sauce. The meal was the worst Chinese food I've ever had and the $200 bill was a shock.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mr Chow Rebounds
    likestomunch
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    After recent not so good eating experiences at Mr. Chow downtown and in LA it was with some hesitation I booked for a family dinner - and was very pleasantly surprised at how good the experience was at 57th St. - Back to the old standards of ambiance and food of Mr Chow London and New York in the 70's and 80's!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • To noisy!!!
    Alberto
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Too crowded, very noisy The waiter insisted in ordering the most expensive plates
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food gets better and better
    AlexBVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Food gets better and better at this well known upscale Chinese. Order one of the dinners for the best bargain. For 3 or more the Beijing Duck dinner can't be beat. Great staff and manger make everything come together. Make sure you go to the uptown branch on 57th. The Tribecca version is not int he same league.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was delicious. Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Food was delicious. Staff was very pleasant and attentive. Great ambience. Don't fill up on appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • memorable and special
    michele
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    It was a magical night...great service, food and wine. I smiled for hours being there. it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous dining!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Such a beautiful dining room, with food and service to match. This is a perfect restaurant for a special evening out. Expensive dining, but worth it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good
    PFoodie
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Food was delicious, but definitely a special occasion place as it is quite pricey. Alcohol was not so good though, Bellini didn't taste like a Bellini, and for a small tiny glass, it was $20. Other than that, people was good, food was good and the place is quite loud, so not a "talking" atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful NYC experience
    Lisa74
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner @ Mr Chow. The food was delicious, the hostess & waiting staff were attentive and the noodle show was impressive. A fantastic night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rip off mr chow
    Fabfoodie223
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Food was not good in fact it was pretty awful. Tables very on top of each other. Service was extremely pushy. Constantly trying to push over priced drink on us. They insisted in a package dinner that was extremely expensive and horrid despite fact that it contained their speciality dishes. Inexcusably bad food. A very disappointing experience. A disgrace to the Chinese community in NYC Flowers were lovely
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  • Best Chinese I have ever had
    KappaVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Really is top notch food and service. Get the lychee martini - a couple of them. Had the Beijing Duck, best I have ever had. A lot of people have complained that the food is too pricey, I don't want to sound like a snob, but if you cannot afford it then don't go as it will cost a pretty penny, but it is quality food. If you don't mind spending the cash it is well worth it, I will be stopping by again soon for a few martini's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not live up to the reputation.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Did not live up to the reputation. It was very tight and noisy, could not enjoy the conversation with my girlfriend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • didn't meet expectations
    MrsLewis
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    This place receives too much hype.....food was just ok....Phillipe Chow is much better....for being made fresh, our food was not hot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Chinese Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The food here is outstanding! Love the Crispy Beef! They have lots of great choices from chicken, fish and beef. Love the green beans. My kids ordered extra!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great service was
    Foodie55
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Food was great service was wonderful tables were a little to close came for restaurant week was told it was over although still advertise that it was extended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love MR CHOW
    symon
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Fabulous Food , great service and great ambiance ! A classic New York Eatery ....
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    A Classic restaurant in NYC! The food was great as always, the staff rushing us to order was the only down point of the night. I will most likely return .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic establishment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    This restaurant has been around forever and it had been over 5 years since my last visit. Due to last minute dinner plans on a Sunday evening, I chose Mr. Chows because I knew it was solid last few times I had dined there. My friend was in from London and knew I needed to be around a sophisticated yet mixed cultural crowd. It was quiet at first but then the crowd slowly strolled in and by 8pm, the dining room was almost full. Who wants to eat in an empty restaurant even if it is a Sunday evening in NYC? The menu is diverse with few traditional Chinese dishes and creative fish entrees that were delicious; particularly the sea bass. Yes it is expensive for Chinese but you are not sitting in a cafeteria type establishment. ENJOY IT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chow From Mr. Chow's
    ChrisSledge
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    After hearing about Mr. Chow's from various outlets, I felt it was time for me to see what all the fuss was about. I must say that the service was great, and the food was just as amazing! I would definitely recommend it for the individual that is looking to get a nice meal in an energetic enviorment!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait
    foodie
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The only reason the service got a poor review is that we had made a reservation for 8:00 PM and our table was only ready at 8:40 PM. They asked us to wait at the bar, which was overflowing with people already and did not bother to make up for the long wait. While the food is excellent, I do not believe it is fair for someone to be asked to wait for 40 minutes without any courtesy when one is paying 500 dollars for a dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy Food
    MALinNYC
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Was hesitant about doing Restaurant Week here as a friend said this place was extremely overrated. I've been to the TriBeCa Mr. Chow's and enjoyed it twice. So thought I'd try Midtown East. Was super crowded when we arrived and looked like a major fire hazard. We waited for a while before getting seated (even with a reservation). But by that time, it cleared a bit so that made the noise level so much better. And once the food came, we were in heaven. We liked how the staff were nice to us for doing the Restaurant Week menu, unlike other places who treated us second class for doing the deal. The food came out quick and it was all delicious. I guess the dessert could have been better. But overall - great food experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Em2013
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Took my friend there for her birthday and she enjoyed evey minute of it. Excellent restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Notably Noisy
    ElsasolseatsVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Restaurant Week dinner was a crowded, noisy affair with good food, as usual, professionally decent but speedy service, yet too much ruckus and haste to be truly enjoyable. We were in and out in less than an hour. We may go back, but not on a weekend night. A certain degree of "class" is missing when diners are rushed through a meal and have to fight the crowd at the door to get in or out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Worse
    Notgood
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The food was not seasoned properly, the drinks were just OK, and service was the worse I have had in years in any restaurant...I hope I never have a reason to go back and I willnot recommned this place to my friends...
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  • Great food, great people
    Jerseyshorewithlove
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Service was amazing. Food was great. Would love to go back to sample other parts of the menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything good but the babies
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The restaurant was lovely so I was not expecting a crying baby. The restaurant cannot help it, but the patrons can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd chance
    Maylink
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    After attending the one in Tribeca my bestfriend decide to checkout the one on 57th. This one was much better. I don't know if it was because of the time we made reservation. Nonetheless, the food was hot, had taste and it smell better. The service was great and didn't feel rushed. Overall it is something we can write off saying we ate there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Rules - Annoying!
    Musk
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Overall we had a very good experience at Mr Chows. My only real complaint is that for the restaurant week menu, they would not let any of us order the same app or entree - all three of us were forced to each get something different. This is annoying! What ever happened to the customer always being right? Why force everyone to get something different. This is another reason to take my business to Philippe. The food is just as good and they do not have irrational rules like at Mr Chows. In the past, even when restaurant week is not in-place - Mr Chows has excellent and very unique dishes that I love and am willing to pay the high prices to get. Why talk me into getting something that I simply don't like as much? Please change these policies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    SuhaVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    I hugely impressed about Mr.Chow. Really staisfied of my recent experience !
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • too full of itself to shine anymore
    diner44VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    If you can endure the waiters pushing certain standard dishes they like to serve, and tolerate the so so so overly expensive fare at the end of a good meal, the meal itself will have been worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful setting , Good Food .
    Margie
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    We were there for restaurant week so I am not sure if what we had was usual T he menu was limited and the waiters were a bit rude. What we had was excellent and would have been double the price ala carte. For Chinese food the bill is agressive! Definitely a special occasion restaurant !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Scrollg
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Mr. Chow's was great. The food was delicious. The wine was superb. The tables were intimate with lighting from under the table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a great night!
    Meltrose
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This place was wonderful! The food was delicious, the customer service was outstanding, and well my friends and I enjoyed every single bit of our night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We were so excited to try this restaurant, and were so disappointed. The food was just not good, and really expensive!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great everything as usual
    NYCGal
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Love the food, ambiance, and the Chow team was attentive and engaging,as always! We went on a busy night, during restaurant week in NY. Would go more often if not for the busy NY schedule. Thanks again for a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr. Aweful
    sunnyday
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Worst dining in a long time. They were 30 minutes late in honoring our 8 pm reservation and not the least bit apologic about it. That said the food and service was horrible. After waiting 30 they threw the menus, food etc at us until I said DO NOT RUSH US. The Mr Chow noodles were cold and pretty tasteless...the sauce over it tasted like meatsauce out of a can..not that I would know...I'm not a meat sauce or can kind of person. What tastes I walked away from was "salt" They never remembered my friends birthday after I called, mentioned it in person and had said something on request form. The lycee martini's were good..but didn't need to spend 200.00 on bad food and service just to get a decent cocktail :( Will never eat there again.
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  • The food was terrible. I never
    Food100VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    The food was terrible. I never write reviews but this restaurant was noteworthy for having food that was so bad that I wanted the check so I could go home and eat something! It tasted like freeze dried fake food. Extremely disappointing. Pretty place
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Went for Restaurant Week and couldn't ask for a better experience. Everything was so yummy and the service was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious food, poor service
    Andrew
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    went with coworkers for restaurant week. understandably this is a busy time for restaurants, but the service and general ambience were quite lacking. they packed in extra tables in order to accommodate the crowds for restaurant week, and obviously to capitalize on the additional business. the result was an uncomfortably squished table which made it difficult to relax... it was borderline claustrophobic. the wait staff did nothing to improve the atmosphere... drink orders were mixed up or missed entirely, they attempted to clear our plates before we were done... they were clearly trying to hustle us out in order to get the next table seated. on the other hand the food was excellent. would maybe try again but not during restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic