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Mr. Chow

324 E. 57th St., New York, NY, 10022
nr. Second Ave.
212-751-9030

Avg. Rating

4
Food: 4
Food: 4
Service: 3
Service: 3
Décor: 4
Décor: 4
"Not Recommended"

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29% would go back.

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All show! PLEASE DON'T GO!!!!!!

By TRAVELMAVEN on 2/17/2013

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I'm a travel writer spending a few months in New York, and treated myself to MR CHOW the night my granddaughter was born. The food was sparse and dry, the price ridiculous...but after seeing my daughter through 36 hours of labor, I had to admit that it was a few notches above NYU Langone fare. And, I was in the elation zone. Anything would have tasted like joy. That was a month ago. So...when my husband suggested a festive Saturday night at MR CHOW last night, I said,"Sure!", but reluctantly. I should have trusted my instincts. They've kept me in the biz for 25 years! The hostess hadn't washed her hair in weeks, and kept us waiting for almost an hour. Once seated, the waiter clearly didn't understand English, as he brought us a dish that we hadn't ordered...and argued with my husband about it, rather than taking it away, and replacing it with the velvet chicken. We had 3 main courses, "OF COURSE", and I left starving, and annoyed. The prices were high, but nobody at MR CHOW minds that! Eating spa cuisine size portions is quite another thing. We knew that pizza was in our future when we paid the check...and that, after an hour wait, and a $260.00 tab for absolutely mediocre food and service was unconscionable. So...in a city with food as good as anywhere in the world...don't even think about MR CHOW! They didn't even carve duck correctly. Just pitiful...the whole scene.

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34 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

Sooo Disappointing

By glorytimedies on 12/25/2012

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

We got a $62 pp pre fixe menu and I left the restaurant hungry and confused. They give tiny portions under the guise of being family style - hense my confusion. I was not impressed by the quality or the flavor overall. I will not return to Mr Chow again - What a mistake!

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31 out of 59 people found this review helpful.

poor quality, i won't call it " upscale restaurant"

By cindy589 on 8/6/2012

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

here ia what we got for dinner last week: 1. "the box"---6 pcs deep fried pork dumplings, hard to chew, raw in the center, $13.50 2." mr chow noodles"--- about 6 oz noodles, top with grouded pork, season with red water( no taste), and cucumber $18 3. "velvet chicken"---about 6 oz shredded chicken, white sauce, couple pcs mushrooms, carrots guess how much $28 4. "gamblers duck"--- deep fried half duck, so dry, no taste wow $37 5. "fiery beef"-- 17 pcs " general tso chicken size( smaller)" not spicy at all $ 38 when we sat down , server take drink order( no drink menu), i ask for zinfandel, he said" we don't have it , we have rose"(laugh), from begining to end meal, server never stop by, and "captain" try to upsale " do you like side of vegetables?, the you got one purple cauliflower, one white cauliflower, three pcs bok choy, five pcs snap peas, couple other vegetables ( total amount no more than 8oz portion cup), cost me $6.50(per person)x3=18.50 6. only 2 to 3 inches between the tables, we are dine with strangers 7. decor dosn't impress me 8. we dine at all upscale restaurant, i am willing to pay top dollars, but give me the "quality", Mr. Chow failed to meet all categaries 9. "tao", "buddakan", much better, they have much better decor and quality 10. you judge it

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38 out of 80 people found this review helpful.

AMAZING

By Stellazinke on 10/28/2011

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been to mr chow in LA vegas london and ny and all 4 have not disappointed me. YOu have to try the pot stickers, and salt and pepper calamaries and as a main coarse the green prawns. Mr chow is with the best restaurant i have ever been to. If u love chinese food u must go here. The service in the NY one is okay but the food and decor is impeccable.

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56 out of 98 people found this review helpful.

HORRIBLE!

By danwelch99 on 8/22/2011

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

STAY AWAY AT ALL COSTS! Where to even start....uuuugh. Well I know people like quick reviews so I'll do the short version then the long one. Unless you like calling the police because people try to trick you, stay away. Short version: Food that honestly was poor quality and WAY overpriced. The service, was literally THE WORST service I've EVER had in ANY nyc restaurant...and I go out 3/4 days a week for business dinners. The long version. I was here for a business dinner. I explained to the waiter that we had a fixed budget since it was going on an expense account. The water said no problem and agreed to the pre fixed menu. 100 dollars per person. Fine, great, perfect. After sitting through very poor food, and incredibly rude service I got the bill. over 150 dollars per person. I explained, surely this must be a mistake. no mistake sir, we added a few items. Ummm but we agreed on the pre fixed menu.....their response "we don't like to discuss prices in front of guests, we think its tacky". My response "CALL THE POLICE, i'm not paying you". But honestly even without that kind or HORRIBLE experience, I still wouldn't go back. The food was WAY over priced, not even very good, and the service was literally THE WORST I've ever had, after doing tons of business dinners in NYC.....#1 place I will NEVER go back to? Mr. Chows.

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54 out of 101 people found this review helpful.

Horrible food, worse service

By danwelch99 on 5/25/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I was here for a business dinner. I explained to the waiter that we had a fixed budget since it was going on an expense account. The water said no problem and agreed to the pre fixed menu. 100 dollars per person. Fine, great, perfect. After sitting through very poor food, and incredibly rude service I got the bill. over 150 dollars per person. I explained, surely this must be a mistake. no mistake sir, we added a few items. Ummm but we agreed on the pre fixed menu.....their response "we don't like to discuss prices in front of guests, we think its tacky". My response "CALL THE POLICE, i'm not paying you". But honestly even without that kind or HORRIBLE experience, I still wouldn't go back. The food was WAY over priced, not even very good, and the service was literally THE WORST I've ever had, after doing tons of business dinners in NYC.....#1 place I will NEVER go back to? Mr. Chows.

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86 out of 171 people found this review helpful.

GREAT CHOW NOODLES!

By mm007 on 11/21/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I go here all the time on my business trips, it's amazing with a tangy fresh taste to the chines cousine. I love the crispy beef with the mr chow noodles. I highly recommnd. I am a huge fan of the mr chow dynasty. I can't wait to try miami!!

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82 out of 174 people found this review helpful.

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