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Permanently Closed - China Grill - New York

2674 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Asian, International, Pan-Asian
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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
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Phone number
(212) 333-7788 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Vidal Hernanadez
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Private party facilities
Soaring 30-foot ceilings, multi-level dining platforms, two fully stocked bars and a centralized open kitchen create an eye-popping visual counterpart to the restaurant’s mouth-watering cuisine.
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Private party contact
Events Department: (212) 333-7788
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Cross street
53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue
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Public transit
E or V Train to 53rd Street& 5th Avenue B,E,D Trains to 7th Avenue N,R Train to 55th Street
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42" Plasma Screens at both bars
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Special events & promotions
On-site Sales & Events manager, Sheena Goss or Merrie Neil Spence at 212.554.6507 or email
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2674 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.0  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDebra (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on March 2, 2017

ITS CLOSER. WHY WOULD YOU ASK HOW IT WAS?????? Sometimes technology really is lacking.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2017

Food is fantastic. Making a choice was very tough. Every time a dish went past us to another table we wanted to grab a taste! The room is big and impressive and the kitchen is an open one in middle of the space, which made it a bit smokey. Our server was distant and aloof and took a very long time to get our drink order.
Over all, we would go back because the good was so amazing!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

Been going here for more than 20 years and always try and fit in a visit when in NYC. Managed to squeeze in for 75 minutes between train and flight back to UK. Good as ever and the tuna and crab tacos were sublime. Calamari salad also great. My son considers the bananas in a box to die for. Still cool after all these years.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2017

CG looks inviting at night when passing by on foot, but once inside it looks a bit dated and dog-eared. High ceiling is a plus visually, but noise levels are too high with a full house. Restaurant Week menu offerings were quite tasty, except the house desert cake--it looked fine but tasted blah. Service was OK considering how busy the restaurant was (7-9pm).

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2017

The food and service at China Grill was excellent. I look forward to going back in the near future!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2017

10 years ago much better kitchen and better menu! The presentation was better, and the people in the reception more friendly!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 8, 2017

No good salad options. Best dish was shrimp on black rice. Food was greasy and salty and created indigestion. Drinks were good. Waiter was very good. Not a new york experience. More like a hotel restaurant. I expect more for 50 bucks each and from new york. More healthy fresh options would be an improvement.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2017

Food is definitely the highlight. Super tasty. Service ruins the experience. I had the worst service on my 10 years of dining in nyc. Waiter was completely unattentive. He forgot half our order and what food did make it to the table came at completely staggered times. Terrible!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2017

Our entree was cold The fried rice very bland. Service was hurried yet restaurant quit empty

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2017

Food was terrific, as I recalled from my encounters with this restaurant's Chicago and Las Vegas locations (now closed, alas!). I was told by our waiter, Chris, that NYC was the first restaurant and has operated since 1987. We opted for the 'Restaurant Week' prix fixe (with a couple of upgrades). Service was quick but not rushed, staff was attentive but respectful (no one interrupted our conversation to ask about the food).
The restaurant felt a bit tired. The full-height windows appeared dirty when looking out to the street after dark. There is no carpeting, no table cloths, and the walls appear to be covered in some kind of stone. However, the room was high enough to prevent the noise from becoming bothersome. Main lighting is provided from above, with large leaf-shaped shades covering lights that hang from the unfinished ceiling. The gap between the lights and shades allowed direct light to shine into the room, which we found to be somewhat unpleasant.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2017

A New York favorite. The calamari salad and crispy spinach are worth the visit.

EVKO (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2017

The food was perfectly prepared. Calamari was excellent.

vipSweetDee1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2017

Awesome food experience and very flavorful and tasty! Its a great restaurant to get together with friends and family. Beautiful ambiance and great service.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 1, 2017

For the price, the food was unimpressive.

vipKiki (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2017

Food was very good, service was great! I enjoyed it very much, can definitely see myself going back. It definitely got very packed quickly.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2017

It was my sisters birthday. We have been coming here for the past six years but tonight was the first time we didn't feel as helped by our waiter. He didn't seem to have the time for our table.

vipJasT (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

Disappointing. Decent food but nothing too special, and subpar service. Sadly not a repeat. Plenty of better options at this range and cuisine in NYC. La Chine, Tao, Spice Market, etc. blow China Grill out of the water any day.

vipShozgirl (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

Had not been in many years but grabbed the chance during restaurant week. Its hard to believe this restaurant is 30 years old! It doesnt look it yet not much has changed...huge high ceilings but one can still hold conversation. We had family style/shared apps and mains, all fantastic. Dumplings, burrata on eggplant, bbq salmon and the famous drunken chicken. Sides had to do the also famous crispy spinach...nothing like it, cotton candy in your mouth. Try it, you'll like it :)

vipsdb123 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2017

Everything was excellent but I took away one star for service because although there were plenty of tables, we we seated way in back behing serving stations. That was our view. Other than that, everything was great. We dined for restaurant week. There are a lot of additional surcharges for some items but they were worth it. We were prepared for smaller cheap portions but were pleasently surprised. The food was very good but, based on their prices and my new attempts to not spend in excess this year, I think I will only dine here for restaurant week

vipMezzaluna (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2017

I haven't been here in many years even though I work right around the corner. I found the ambiance it to be a little dated and worn. We visited during restaurant week so we had a pre-fixed menu selection. The cost for the 3 courses not including tax, tip or drinks was $42/pp.

We started with the SPICY BEEF DUMPLINGS with ginger soy, sriracha - they were ok, there were 3 I think and they were very spicy. We also had the CRISPY EGGPLANT & BURRATA with a miso glaze. There were 3 small fried pieces of eggplant lying on the burrata cheese - pretty tasty. For the entrees we had WILD MUSHROOM PASTA made with parmesan, butter, sake and the GRILLED SZECHUAN BEEF shallot, red chili, ginger, cilantro (additional $9 per order) as a side we picked VEGGIE FRIED RICE to go with the beef. It was good, not great, my friend liked it more than I did. The service was very attentive and our waiter was very nice in explaining the options. For dessert we had a chocolate layered cake with sorbet on the side - the cake looked decadent and I couldn't wait to dig in but was disappointed, it wasn't chocolaty enough for me. The bar seemed like it was happening, I know they have a happy hour with some nice choices for bar snacks at more reasonable prices. I might go back for that and give it another try.