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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate Valentine's Day at MR CHOW. We will be offering a semi prix-fixe menu for you and your special someone. The regular dinner menu will not be offered this evening.

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MR CHOW - 57th Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

74% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (26)
Good for a Date (21)
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Romantic (19)
Fun (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Authentic (12)
People Watching (12)
Business Meals (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Cozy (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Spicy (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Quite simply, one of the best!!!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was great, absolutely no complaints. The staff were friendly and accommodating. It was my husbands birthday. We had a table of six. Mr chows allowed us to have a bday cake dropped off and after dinner they surprised my husband with it and even included candles. The entire room sang happy birthday to him. It was enjoyable, warm, friendly and inviting. The food was also fresh and delicious. The room was a little small but the atmosphere was comfortable.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Treated like VIP's upon arrival, Drinks were excellent, waiters were quick and attentive and the whole experience is a wonderful place to impress a date or fall a special occasion. ...... just great

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing service and amazing food. Obvious why it is a NY institution.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

A terrific New Year's Eve party. We chose the late seating - 9:30 and were treated to a delicious holiday meal including lobster and filet mignon and jade dumplings (for celebration) and Mr. Chow's Noodles (for longevity). This place still exudes 1980's energy and attitude and the DJ playing mashups of disco and electronic music kept us moving all night!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good time for New Years. Fun atmosphere with great food and fantastic service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Mr Chow downtown is way better. The food here was mediocre and the host/staff is not as friendly as the downtown location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My friend and I have a tradition of celebrating his bday in NY and we will dine at Mr Chow’s. The staff is always very professional and accommodating. Only thing that I didn’t appreciate was that the Maitre D allowed us in before 6 pm due to the severe cold and the blonde hostess seemed to have an issue with it. She reprimanded him for allowing us in less than 10 minutes before and it was extremely rude of her to do it where the guests were able to hear her.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Extremely Over priced for the tiny portions, you will leave hungry after spending a few hundred dollars. Wait staff not friendly at all and seemed bothered the whole time. This location of Mr Chows is no longer the great place that it used to be. Go to the downtown Mr Chows if you need to go to one.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everyone's in our family loves Mr Chows!!! We have our favorite dishes and the service is always the BEST!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Was disappointed in menu selection.Food was unexceptional.Price was ridiculously high.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Definitely overpriced
Food was good but we were rushed out.
Two hundred dollars plus - out in 35 minutes...

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Pushy waiters couldn't go any quicker to get you in and out. Cleared table while others still eating. So crambed in table had to be pulled in and out to go to the restroom. Over priced average food. Not worth your effort.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was excellent, waiters friendly, but there was a cold draft every once in a while (and because it’s rather narrow the waiters tend to inadvertently push you in your back when passing by)

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Mothers b day

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent service. Food was great.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Been there many times. Always fun if you don’t mind being crowded and loud. Food was great and lots of it. We love this place when we want to party.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service was not helpful may be The reservation time of 1030 is not a good idea
food was average to good but not the best and very pricey

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was terrible, server recommended a 'banquet" menu for 4 would do it and charged us for 5 (and 4 was way too much food). Quality of the food was way below average, the table rocks and the wind comes in the door. Ridiculous

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Waited 45 min to be seated

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Friends in from Santa Barbara.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Mediocre food at exorbitant prices. I could not believe the size of the dishes.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

in spite of reservation made when arrived we had to wait for more or less 30 minutes.
Many people ahead of us, and understand with no reservations made previously.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food & service. Beautifully decorated. Easy access parking. Just a terrific all around experience.
Over priced but taking the area into consideration it should be expected.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fun, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Thank you for a beautiful dining experience. Always great service .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, People Watching
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food at Mr. Chow was outstanding. However the wait for seating was way TOOO Long. Although I had a reservation we still waiting for almost an hour.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Anniversery

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Still my FAVORITE Restaurant in all of NYC. I love to take friends there to experience a wonderful meal and great time !

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, People Watching
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place to eat! Really good food. Dishes are a little different than your normal Chinese food do it's fun to try them. Their homemade noodles are fantastic!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food is reliably good. HOWEVER, there is a tall blonde male waitor that I have had the unfortunate experience of having on several occasions. Unlike the great waiters that I always have in the LA location, this waitor is a liar and manipulator with the intent of driving up the price of the check. In LA, I am used to telling the waitor exactly what ee want to order and then he figures out based on what we want if the pre fixe or a la carte is a better value. The New York blonde waitor constantly lies. For example, he convinced my husband that based on what he wanted the pre fixe would be a better value. However, at the end of the meal, we were charged extra because his particular chicken dish wasn’t included among the pre fixe choices. (Which the waitor failed to mention and isn’t indicated on the menu). Additionally if one person orders a side of vegetables then even if it’s only that one person eating them, everyone at the table will be charged $8.00 a person for the side wheather they took a bite or not (unless everyone at the table orders a pre fixe). The food at Mr Chow is delicious however if you don’t want to eat the huge quantity of food included in the pre fix then it is MUCH easier to order and know exactly what you are being charged for at Philippe which is equally as good food and near by on East 60th Street. Additionally, you don’t have to deal with the annoying chords located at each Mr Chow table used to illuminate a center light in the table. We eat at 5 star restaurants a minimum of twice a week and often more however I don’t want to be pressured to order more food then I want or conned about the price.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Lovely Resturant but very very expensive !!!! Wouldn’t go bk the service was very good but the set menu puts the price so high 800 dollars for six of us dinner and one bottle of wine and a few drinks

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good night

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The best of the best

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very good overall. But we had a reservation and still had to wait an extra 40 minutes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Best experience, food and service ever 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

they try to trick you all the time into buying more and more food. their menu is a ponzi scheem

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good food and drinks, hard to park, noisy and small but does not take away from the overall food experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Mr. Chow used to be one of my all-time favorite places. The food is not as good as it used to be, and the portions are minuscule. Especially considering the prices. Disappointing. Not going back. Try Shin Lee Palace instead.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a wonderful evening at Mr. Chow. The food is great and the service is even better. You must have a reservation. We were seated on time, but had arrived a bit early for our dinner. The bar area is small but very welcoming. The menu is great, and the waiters will help you decide if you are unsure of what to order. For sure, order the Mr. Chow noodles. We watched them being made in the dining room later in the evening, as a demonstration. We enjoyed our meal and did not feel rushed at all. It was busy but still cozy for us at our table for two. Lots of fun and a great evening.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service. Great food. Great people. Overall was very impressed

Tags: Hot Spot
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