About 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

324 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Chinese

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 11:30pm (Last order)

Cross Street:
Between 1st and 2nd Avenues

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 751-9030

Website:
http://www.mrchow.com/

Entertainment:
Pasta Chef demonstrates traditional Chinese hand-made noodle making nightly.

Public Transit:
4, 5, 6, N, R & W trains to Lexington Ave/59th Street.

Executive Chef:
Sammy Shao Hua Deng

Private Party Facilities:
Private Room available up to 40 guests or full restaurant buy-out up to 120 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Marsida Guzia: (212) 751-9030

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Call the restaurant for details.

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MR CHOW - 57th Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Good for a Date (27)
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Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Authentic (16)
Fun (15)
Casual (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
People Watching (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Business Meals (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Cozy (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

The attention was exceptional!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

Everything was spectacular

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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

Mr Chow is consistent all over the world and never disappoints!

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 (Manchester)·Dined 3 days ago

Visiting NYC for the first time and booked in to Mr Chow for valentines, the ambiance was fabulous and the food was outstanding. Although it was a set menu for valentines it did not disappoint. The mood was happy and the waiters and service was impeccable.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great place very elegant and professional employees made us feel very comfortable

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

There was no mention of pre fix menu when we made reservations. So ended up having very limited vegetarian food.

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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was good (very authentic according to our Chinese friends), the service was attentive, but the pricing was very strange. We ordered four appetizers, four entrees and three side dishes (for four adults and two children). The price for the most expensive combination of appetizer and main course was less than the fixed price menu price - but when the bill came we had been charged for five fixed price meals. In all it probably cost us 30% more than we thought we would be paying ordering a la carte. No-one explained this upfront, so the bill was a bit of a shocker. Be warned.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was wonderful , food “super”delicious and a wonderful atmosphere...best ever

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great duck - great lobster dumplings.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

We enjoyed food service & whole experience. The best for me were the pork dumplings & my husband loved the duck. We have not experienced such good Chinese food in a long timr

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food is spectacular. Crispy beef and chicken satay are divine. Fish dumplings are yummy. Staff is lovely. Host is very good at his job. A little loud and crowded but worth it

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

this is a awesome restaurant. I enjoyed my visit and will definitely return.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Mr. Chow is the best!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I had a good experience the ambiance was nice. I had a 9pm reservation, but I had to wait a lil while. I don’t see the point of a reservation if you have to wait more than 10-15 mins. Besides the wait I had a great time!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food us oh so very good and I plan on returning. However we felt very rushed by the staff, though friendly, but rushed nevertheless.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week with some friends!!!Food and service were impeccable! Expected nothing less !!! Love Mr Chow!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I tried this famous Chinese restaurant with the restaurant week menu at a Friday evening. It’s not a typically Chinese restaurant. When I walked into the place, I felt it’s a steak house. The food is good not for me as a Chinese guest. Tasted like Panda Express. Very noisy and crowded. Very disappointed.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

I believe everything was great until the end if the night when the waiter drop sauce onto my pants and jacket while clearing the things from the table. Now, i have an unexpected cleaners in which could have been avoided had he been a little less clumsy.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Desapointing, the only nice thing is watching the udon pasta being made...
Sevice very rushed,all food served at once , no room to move anything on the table ... the duck we order was soo dry and looked like it was done few days ago....was much better few years ago ... like....1984....

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

I try to eat at Mr. Chow's at least once a year. The food is always delicious, the service is fast and the the staff was pleasant and attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I be been to Mr. Chow-57 th quite a few times. twice before for restaurant week. This is the first time I felt rushed. I was afraid to put down my fork for fear someone would snatch it off the table. It was so bad that at one point a man was standing at the table and watched me take a last sip of my drink with his hand out to take it from me. We were served our dessert with the check and were out the door in less than an hour. If I wanted fast food I would have went to Mc Donalds, and I don’t eat fast food.
As always the food was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

While the service was excellent, decor and food presentation nice, food quality decent, it's really over priced and overrated. Definitely not for the claustrophobic - the tables are squeezed in and packed tight. So tight that they have to move a table to let you in to sit and move it to get up.

They should find a larger location so we don't have to sit on top of strangers.

I wouldn't return.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Is a Must.
Everything is perfect. Food is true food, service is true service, price is rationale. I got in with high expectations and I went out anxious to have a new occasion to get back.
Particular congrats to crispy chicken and crispy duck. Shrimps were something else! Rice is very good and very convenient if you taste the spicy sauce.
Best thing you can do is go there and you tell me. I am sure you will love it!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The restaurant was closed by the law. Since 12/17/2017.
I went there with my family and what a surprise!!!!!!
Why is this restaurant still on OpenTable????? How can you do that??????

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was really tasty, we had a girls night out, a party of four and we went for the restaurant week tasting menu with great a selection of appetizers and entrees. Unfortunately my cosmopolitan was not good, but then the Aperol Spritz was better. The service could be more attentive for a restaurant defined "upscale".

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

DO not go during restaurant week! Rushed us all night long! Also, food was no better than any decent Chinese hole in the wall. Tables were on top of each other so zero privacy. If you drink wine ask to see a menu! They push their Mr. Chow wine which is totally nothing special and $22 a glass.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Mr. Chow never disappoints! The food is incredible and the service is amazing. Perfect place for a relaxing calm friends get together. Chicken satay is a must to get and Mr. Chow noodles were really delicious. For second course we ordered crispy beef and velvet chicken which was served with seasonal veggies on the side. Overall everything was extremely good and yummy. Love this place!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Waited 32 minutes to sit! Despite arriving early. Unacceptable

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Exciting and Vibrant
A little rushed service
Kevin the maitre d was outstanding
Bejing Duck excellent
Lobster excellent
Excellent Bar scene

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Despite having a reservation, had to wait over 20 minutes to be seated. The heavily tattooed hostess was less than classy but her looks were at least better than her attitude. The Mr. Chow Noodles were decent but nothing to write home about. The chicken was substandard. Mr. Chow has really fallen off from where it was 15 years ago.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food could have been better but the atmosphere was classic

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

my reservation was for 10pm, and i was sitting at my table at minutes to 10...the servers were really friendly and knowledgeable of all my menu selections, and quick to answer any questions. my meal was also served fresh, hot and in a timely manner. I'll definitely visit again.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and great experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We have been going to the Mr Chow restaurants since the 1980’s and enjoy the food, atmosphere and service. The London location is, by far, the best. We enjoy the high energy of the 57th Street location but we seem to always feel rushed once we finally get to the table (we waited at the bar for 20 minutes past our reservation time). This last visit was just over an hour from champagne toast to dessert with wait staff trying to remove my plate twice before I was finished. I have asked in the past that they slow the pace but it seldom works. Also, I had to ask for the wine list well into the meal and ordered a glass instead of a bottle since we were already into the main course. By the way, the Mr Chow Cabernet was quite good. While we will return to 57th Street, we will go to the Tribeca location when we want a more casual pace. Thanks.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Not worth the price. Waited 30 mins for our table even when we had a reservation. First time going and won’t return! Extremely loud and tables are squeezed in.

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 (México)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Cena con la familia

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food is excellent, and the staff superb! After many years, it's still one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

There is magic to this thirty-seven year old classic New York restaurant. From the décor, to the drinks, to the food it transports me to an era when dining out was a special occasion and Mr Chow's on 57th Street makes me feel that way every time.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I absolutely enjoyed my favorite. The staff was absolutely wonderful!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Not the friendliest hostess and we needed to wait 20 minutes for our reserved table, but after that all was good. We took the restaurant week menu, as it had some interesting dishes.

Appetizer shrimps were great. Dumplings good and the satay ok.

Main courses, to share, were excellent. Crispy Pork and beef dish outstanding, and the velvet chicken also good.
Sides of rice and string beans excellent.

We are little of the dessert, but good sorbet.

Service attentive and as we took the restaurant week menu prices were great. Only inflated by the champagne and Bellini we had before.

Clientele is eclectic. Hipsters mixed with older man younger gf crowd.

All in all a great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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