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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerChinese
MR CHOW - 57th reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (51)fit for foodies (33)hot spot (25)romantic (24)good for groups (22)neighborhood gem (18)notable wine list (9)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (7)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (4)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Food
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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 !
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
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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
  • Bejing Duck a la Mr. Chow
    Lovetravelling0820VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    One of the best duck preparations, stateside! Velvet chicken is a great combination of textures, zing, crunch and filling. Ambience: reminds me of an old Hollywood set- actually more of an intimate club.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The food was great. Service was not that good, my table had to ask more than once for to get drinks for the tables. It was a little tight and im a petite person, i felt like everyone kept bumming into my chair and it wasn't very comfortable. Don't get me wrong the food was fantastic but i just felt very squished.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very fine dinning
    brihass
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The service was some of the best ever. The staff was very courteous and especially attentive I would definitely eat here again and again!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chic, Chinese on the eastside!
    Rick
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Food was excellent - not only is t good, but it's alot of food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    NYLux
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This restaurant is one of the few wonderful treasures of NY that has not changed, it remains a faithful environment to the 70's, great decor and atmosphere, wonderful food and excellent service, still the best Chinese in town, by a long shot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Great place for a night out and special occasion. It was my wife's birthday and she loved it. The Peking Duck and Chicken Satay. Skewers were awesome. Definitely can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Rated
    RonR
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    First let me start off by saying that when we walked into the restaurant, we weren't asked if we had a reservation or not. So Open table wasn't even aware that I honor my reservation. The place was smaller than what I thought. To sit down at a table, the waiter had to move the table for us to sit down and then place the table back in front of my guest. It wasn't comfortable having a conversation with my party because the tables were too close to each other. It was also very loud in there. Service was great. Food was good. Expected more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is place to be!!!!!!!
    Nicks
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    My two cousin and I went there for dinner. We absolutely loved it. We try RESTURANT whenever and wherever we can. This is one of our favorite and we can't wait to go back. After going to places around the world it's great to enjoy somewhere so close.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor management of open table
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We had an. 830 reservation and arrived promptly to be told that our table would be ready in 10minutes and after 20 minutes we were told we were third in line for a table. We left. If there is no actual reservation at. 830, opentable should not allow restaurants to make reservations. This was a very disappointing experience both re the restaurant and open table.
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  • Overly priced Chinese food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Overly priced Chinese food. Typical of Sutton Place.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Small Portions of Unhealthy Chinese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    We went here for restaurant week and we loved the energy and service at Mr. Chow's. The food tasted good but is not healthy or authentic- lots of sugar and frying and very small portions. I was surprised to see the small entree size given the high prices. Shun Lee Palace has the same genre of food as Mr. Chow, but is a bit more gourmet and authentic for the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Sweet & sour pork wonderful velvet chicken amazing !
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weak in every sense
    Newyorkeater
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I was actually floored by how bad this place was. Each course was more disappointing than the last. But before I get into the food, let it be known the restaurant smelled like a wet dog when I walked in. We were then led down into the "pit" and wedges tightly between two other couples. The drinks were average, and the dumpling appetizer tasted like steamed bald of Kleenex filled with mystery meat. Then out came the "mains" ...garlic shrimp and beef with oyster sauce. Ugh, it was terrible. Ultimately this place is exorbitantly overpriced. You can seriously get better food at Panda Express. People say never say never, but in the case of Mr. Chow...NEVER again!
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