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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
New York, NY 10022
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 11:30pm (Last order)
Between 1st and 2nd Avenues
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Pasta Chef demonstrates traditional Chinese hand-made noodle making nightly.
4, 5, 6, N, R & W trains to Lexington Ave/59th Street.
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
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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MR CHOW - 57th Ratings and Reviews
I've never written a review for a restaurant, but my recent experience dining at Mr. Chow was so horrible, I feel compelled to say something. I had dined at this location over 10 years ago and the experience has entirely changed. At our recent meal, the service was completely erratic -- at least four different waiters in a flurry coming to our table at confusing times -- the food inedible (dumplings tasted as if they had been frozen, defrosted, then panfried), scallion pancakes tasted of undercooked donut pastry, and soup dumplings contained no soup, but instead a stiff miscellaneous filling attributed to pork (or at least we believe it was pork) -- and the surrounding environment was incredibly... strange. Loud music, furniture moving above our heads, food getting thrown down at our table in a messy rush on old faded plates and silver. All of this was so disappointing as what was once a posh environment for a sophisticated meal has turned into a frenzied night club of defrosted dumplings over loud music and expensive cocktails. Clearly this is a case of a once successful restaurant getting by on the coat-tails of what it once was. Do not go here.
we had Peking Duck for six people. Inexplicable it came with so many appetizers -none of them very good- it was hard to imagine how we would eat out duck.
The Duck was sliced as if my a hatchet- the fat was not rendered nor were there slices of crispy skin. What a total disappointment especially because of the rave reviews
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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!!
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".
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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