MR CHOW - 57th

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Chinese
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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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience for my sons birthday. Everything was wonderful.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Poor value for money, and food didn’t taste as good as you would expect. Would not revisit

JP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stands the test of time - nothing like Mr. Chow - a work of Art all around

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious, excellent service and great ambiance.

K
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr Chow is the BEST!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible food...really terrible...it was almost inedible. Not worth it at any price, no less at their prices.

CH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went restaurant week and the meal was great for the price. Only problem, the noise level is high because tables are very close together. Service excellent.

T
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A virgin experience after awhile for me and my guest. We were both pleased with the cuisine. I expected a brighter decor, definitely not a white washed ceiling. The servers were attentive and through. It was an excellent experience and I intend to return.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food is decent, but is significantly overpriced, with small portions. It's Restaurant Week, and unless your entire party wants to participate, no one can. It's the first restaurant that I've ever seen this at, and really limits your options. By doing this, you are forced to pay more for your food than if you had been allowed to eat from the Prix Fixe menu (the cost of 1 plate of food on the regular menu was the same as an appetizer, entree, and dessert from the Prix Fixe Menu). Because of this, we won't be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We had a reservation for 8pm. We were seated close to 8:45pm. The food came fast as the manager helped in that process however when the main course was being served a fish dish was sent out first and sat at our table for 10 minutes until the remainder of the food came out. Finally when the bill was presented we needed to complain to the manager for any favor to be provided for our terribly subpar experience. In addition, the manager made it feel as if because we were asking for it he’ll take off some dishes off the bill even though they don’t do that usually. We appreciate they did that however the experience was awful. I can’t say I can return in the future after how we were treated vs. the rest of the clientele in the restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Heard about this place in the past and really wanted to try it. The restaurant is superb, the food is delicious, the maître’d is well spoken and the service they provided us was remarkable!

SA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food is just okay. For the price it is not worth it to me. I went during restaurant week and glad I saved the money. Not a favorite.

F
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for restaurant week!

N
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great restaurant week menu that enables you to try all of the options. Plenty of food in an upscale upbeat atmosphere.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant

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ES
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious and well done. Excellent service and presentation on everything.

AR
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing!!! Ambiance could have been a little better but the service was outstanding!!! I don’t think it gets any better. Everything was absolutely delicious!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As amazing as ever

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was ok, tasty but nothing special. You can get it in every local Chinese. Poor service- We didn’t have a dedicated waiter/waitress but rather at least 5 different people came around which was very confusing and everyone was in the rush for us to leave. We got the appetizers less than 1 minute after we ordered them, they took my first plate while was still finishing my last rib, which was a starter. They also brought us the check while we were having our dessert before we asked for it, realizing this half way through when putting it on the table and looking at my face the waiter asked a bit ashamed if we want to have something else and i said no since he was that nice to bring the check already... bartender was nice and did a good martini but didn’t even bothered to ask how i want it to be made and what type of vodka i want. I had call him again and explain what I want...overall nice atmosphere, but overrated and overpriced Chinese with poor service

AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was horrible and service was even worse. Do NOT go here, avoid at all costs. This is really overpriced for what it is and the food is atrocious

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Restaurant was overbooked so they began to seat people in a room downstairs/in the basement level. Dining room was dark and cold. Food arrived extraordinarily late and cold. Also, annoyingly they did not bring out everyone’s entrees or appetizers together so each person had to eat wait for others or let their food turn into ice. Orders were taken incorrectly and delivered to the wrong tables. The party of four next to our party of four started complaining as well. The manager was apologetic and kind and did what he could, but the level of service in particular was substantially lower than what you would expect from a local McDonalds and especially a Chik Fil a. I’m baffled by the terrible experience we had given that I had fond memories of this restaurant based on past visits (although, admittedly, I had not dined here in about 3 years).

I hope that no one has to endure a similar experience.

Finally, and unbeknownst to our party, we came during restaurant week. We did not intend to, nor did we avail ourselves to the discounted menu (we ordered off the main menu). Had we known it was restaurant week we would have ordered seamless. Perhaps that accounts for some of the above. However, If participating in restaurant week is an excuse to drop the quality and level of service to such a terrible low then you shouldn’t participate in it.

m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment, favorite restaurant in the world.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not worth it. Service was terrible.

j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious, we had the private room and made lemonade out of lemons. Should have been told we were gonna be in the basement prior to arrival. Had to wait 45 min for table. As much as food was delicious, i think portions could have been bigger for the amount of people we had and the price. Manager made good and we ended up having a great time!

B
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

After much anticipation of dining at Mr. Chow's it was such a disappointment. We were seated promptly because we had a reservation. The waiter never asked us if we would like a drink and proceeded to say he would just bring out some food choices of his favorites. I specifically requested and told him I wanted the ink squid noodles and they were not brought out. We were a group of 5 women and one man. The waiter completely ignored any request from the women and only spoke to the male at the table. As we were all still eating the bus boys came and tried to take our plates as they tried to rush us in and out. I was hoping for a great meal and amazing food but all we got was disrespected with mediocre food in a very noisy atmosphere.

DY
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Celebration 🎉

CG
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with friends.... fun night celebrating the Chinese New Year.

RR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our latest visit to the New York City outpost of this famed eatery confirms that they continue to maintain a high standard in every respect. One always approaches dinner at Mr. Chow with a sense of anticipation, and we were certainly not disappointed this time around. Service and attention from the maître d' to the captains was excellent, and dinner of the classics was absolutely a delight. High energy in the beautiful room adds to the experience, and we look forward to returning very soon.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Terrible place to go. The food is not worth at all.

MH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Great staff but the food is terrible, the restaurant cramped and price was expensive.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was amazing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Was not impressed either by food or ambience of the place. Absolutely nothing special about this place except overpriced beverages. Food is mediocre.

j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant. Staff very attentive and plenty of staff to service yet not intrusive. Food is always excellent. Highly recommended.

ST
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Portion size has decreased tremendously since last year but the food is still good & service on point

GB
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was wonderful.
The tables are very close to each other. We were able to hear about our neighbor’s upcoming trip to Hawaii.
The service was quick, no leisurely dining.

T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nothing special. The service was very unattentive. Not worth it.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a date at Mr. Chow as part of Restaurant Week. Great food, very nice staff, and incredible service. Pinot Grigio wine was also solid, but ok the pricey side. But you pay for quality. Will be back again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

The hostess was extremely rude !!!!

GS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very high prices...but high prices. The portions are also relatively small.

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