MR CHOW - 57th

4.6
1963 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Chinese
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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

What 1963 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

EXTREMELY overpriced, Green shrimp were amazing, everything else was just okay. Pressured into ordering upcharges

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

This was our very first time having dinner here at Mr. chows. The food was ok. We did the classic

Report
Helpful
PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Head waiter tried to up sell us
Mad when we did not comply
25 dollars for white rice!

Report
Helpful
d
Miami
82 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

NO THANK YOU: I find the servers to be obnoxious. They are clear as to what they want you to eat and if you don't want to do it their way, well they'll show you.............that's what I wrote 5 years ago. Last night we went with friends and the men let the women order. They were pushed into twice as much as anyone needed to eat. Now, the food is good but service is much too fast............we slowed them down and they weren't happy about it. Dinner cost $250/couple and there was no reason for it. NEVER AGAIN

Report
Helpful
JB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Loved the iconic decor reminiscent of the old rainbow room. I wa nt to go back and have a cocktail at bar before dinner

Report
Helpful
d
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best food ever! We love the 57th street location! Everyone is so attentive to your needs. Great scenery!

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We’ve had better Chinese for a lot less $$$

Report
Helpful
m
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Too many tables, I had to be seat side by side with my guest.
Good food ,service not at the expected level.
Ambient very basic compared with same brand restaurants in different ww locations

Report
Helpful
C
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, wonderful service and amazing food!

Report
Helpful
SA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had, I would definitely go back.

Report
Helpful
OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

No fue lo que me esperaba .... estuve en el de Miami pero el de NYC me desilusionó. Es divertido el show del chef haciendo los fideos a la vista de todos, pero luego la comida no me pareció espectacular, es muy ruidoso y más caro de lo que suponía. No vuelvo

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Mr. Chow is wonderful! The service is impeccable, food is outstanding, and ambiance is comfortable and inviting.

We had reservations and couldn't get our table right away so the Maitre D' provided us with two glasses of champagne on the house. We finally found our table and ordered a bottle, which was poured for us immediately. A server approached us within minutes of sitting and recommended the Mr. Chow Prix Fixé based on our desired order.

Food:
- Lobster Shumai: FINALLY a restaurant in NYC that knows how to make shumai correctly. If it's made right it doesn't need a sauce. The dish speaks for itself and it's lovely. There are two tiers with 3 shumai on each.
- Chicken Satay: MUST ORDER. The butter sauce that tops the tender chicken is delicious. I'm used to eating a dry piece of chicken and usually avoid this dish but I heard we had to try. I'm so happy we did because we left and couldn't stop talking about that sauce.
- Mr. Chow Noodles (Vegetable): Absolutely perfect. I don't know how anyone could say something bad about this dish, unless they're used to American style greasy noodles. I will order this again without hesitation. The table next to us said they wished they had ordered it after seeing it. So good!
- Shrimp Fried Rice: Perfectly cooked fried rice with limited shrimp. I wish there had been more shrimp but again, the rice on its own was so delicious that I didn't realize the lack of shrimp until later.
- Bok Choy: Al dente and flavorful! I'm happy we went with this vegetable dish because it perfectly complimented our entrees.
- Green Shrimp: OMG!!! You have to order this dish! I can't express how much we loved this dish. Plenty for two people, delicious, addicting.

There are many reviews stating Mr. Chow is too expensive for what you get. I didn't have that experience and I'm a foodie. If you don't want to pay the rate then go to a lower end Chinese restaurant. We can't wait to visit again!

Report
Helpful
BR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Way overpriced. At least $100 per person is to expected , including tip. If this is what you anticipate paying for good food, small portions, excellent service, cramped space then you are informed.

Report
Helpful
OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful attentive staff and amazing food!

Report
Helpful
ZZ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed my visit to Mr. Chow! Would definitely visit again.

Report
Helpful
P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For me it one of my favorite Restaurant always is espectacular

Report
Helpful
KS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. Great place and great staff

Report
Helpful
SM
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Mr. Chow’s is advertised as a staple in fine NY Asian Cuisine. The food quality is poor and brutally expensive. You are highly encouraged by the wait to staff to do the “per person” menu. Don’t make that decision because disappointment will follow. The “signature” crispy beef is basically fried fat. Our party of four cut into the slices and shared with our server there was no beef. Highly disappointing experience for our group as we were first time visitors.

Report
Helpful
JG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a favorite. Service, food, and ambiance great as usual!

Report
Helpful
l
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfection

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent customer service and the food was amazing. Mr. Chow never disappoints.

Report
Helpful
AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I enjoy going to Mr. Chow. The food id good. The service is wonderful. My only complaint is the prices are insane and not in a good way. The food is yummy, the hand made noodle show is fun the lychee martini are good. We had the chicken satay, fried rice, broccoli, sea bass and a shrimp dish, our portions were small. The amount you pay for the food does not match the quantity. If you have disposable income or a expense account then by all means go to MR CHOW.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Mr. Chow is by far one of my favorite restaurants in New York for many reasons but one in particular that the service is outstanding even on the busiest of nights. Unfortunately, the service was extremely lacking on during my visit which was incredibly disappointing. Regardless, the food and drinks were outstanding as always. I look forward to returning with better service.

Report
Helpful
MS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding

Report
Helpful
RN
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a must when we visit NYC and never disappoints.

Report
Helpful
S
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service beautiful decor and excellent food
Shrimp and dumplings fantastic chicken satay appetizer terrific
Pricy so not a everyday restaurant but for special occasions a great place

Report
Helpful
OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

They say they are open till 11:30 pm so we made an after theater reservation We got there at 11:00, sat us down graciously and we asked for suggestions on spicy, flavorful dishes. The waiter suggested a couple of items, a beef dish and a chicken dish, we added dumplings.
The food was delivered in this order... chicken...flavorless., then dumplings and a few minutes later, the beef. An entry worth $35.00 is not served with even steamed rice. Ridiculous!!!!!
We then asked for steamed rice and I can’t remember maybe it was $15.00. It arrived 10 minutes later. The excuse wa that it was late and they deliver as available. For a full price meal, I expect full service.
The manager then took away the cold, flavorless chicken and obliged us with cold tofu salad as a favor.
I will never go back there.

Report
Helpful
M
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was excelent, service was impecable.

Report
Helpful
P
Sydney / NSW
47 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were 30 minutes late but restaurant held table after I called and explained. Service was good. Food was good. Everyone enjoyed.

Report
Helpful
M
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding.,We definitely would go back,?

Report
Helpful
K
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

My son and I ate here on Wednesday night. Our bill came to $218. We left a $40 cash tip on top of the $218 we paid with our debit card. This $40 tip was 20%. Upon checking my debit account - $53.22 had also been added. So a grand total of $93.55 for a tip on a $218 check???? NO!!! SO SHADY!!!! I have contacted the restaurant, but it has not responded!!!!!

Report
Helpful
JG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such delicious food. Special occasions or just a fabulous dinner. Right from the entrance you know it’s going to be good.

Report
Helpful
AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious and service excellent! Great way to start our stay in NY... Highly recommend the Chicken Satay, Potstickers, Duck Crepes and Filet Mignon!

Report
Helpful
J
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Everything was absolutely delicious. It was worth every penny. The ambiance was dim and romantic. The duck was crispy on the outside and so moist and tender on the inside. I wish I had a Mr. Chows in my area because I would go all the time.

Report
Helpful
RJ
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The absolute best! I love everything about the restaurant!

Report
Helpful
LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great time , very good food and service was great ! everyone was very friendly.

Report
Helpful
SE
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Impeccable service, great ambiance and a truly magnificent meal! Will absolutely come back many times.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

While the service was appreciated, it felt overwhelming to constantly have someone hovering over in such a tight place. The food is decent but honestly not worth the price tag. I know there’s a big reputation that comes along with the Mr. Chow name and brand, I cannot say that I was impressed with the experience or quality of dishes.

Report
Helpful
CA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful family style dining with my family! Even had great vegan options for a couple of our guests! A high recommend!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
50

Tweets by MR CHOW - 57th