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China Grill - New York

60 West 53rd Street, New York City, NY 10019
21233377881
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Ranked #1,512 of 11,595 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $75
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue
Transit: E or V Train to 53rd Street& 5th Avenue B,E,D Trains to 7th Avenue N,R Train to 55th Street
Description: See and be seen at one of Manhattan’s most celebrated dining spots, where you’ll enjoy a globe-spanning culinary adventure in a spectacular setting. Soaring 30-foot ceilings, multi-level dining platforms, two fully stocked bars and a centralized open kitchen create an eye-popping visual counterpart to the restaurant’s mouth-watering cuisine. During warm weather months, China Grill’s outdoor patio offers a calming oasis away from the bustling midtown streets.
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English first
San Jose, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Although the restaurant looks busy from the front window, you will find numerous tables empty in the cavernous back. We did the special menu for 4.The salads were great, the meat dishes were mediocre at best with heavy handed salt being the only standout flavor. The shrimp fried rice was horribly fishy tasting. The dessert was ridiculous and overdone. All... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Very good meal. Service was a little slow. I would recommend allowing for smaller portions for the person who is traveling alone for work. Would have liked to have tried different things, but the portion sizes where just too big. Allow for 1/4 portions. The bananas in the box were awesome.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Always a good time at the CG, this one was no exception. The fusion Chinese-inspired cuisine concept still works good: punctual reservation, comfortable seating, good cocktails, nice appetizers and generous sized, properly made entrées and side dishes. Unfortunately, this time we had no room for dessert. Not much of an hip place though (which doesn't necessarily means bad), but rather... More

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We went to China Grill last week and really enjoyed it. The service and the food was great. The portions are decent and next time I would order a few small plates to share. The pork belly with watermelon was my favourite. The only negative for me was the acoustics, when the restaurant is full it's hard to have a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

This was a bizarre night at China Grill. We made a reservation through Open Table and upon check in, we found out that our only option was sitting outside (sidewalk seating) or at the bar. What is the point on accepting reservations if you can't have a decent table? We sat by the bar, and were left there unattended for... More

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new york
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Went for lunch and asked to sit outside. Zombie-like hostess escorted me to very worst table (next to an empty outdoor bar they must use at night; in a pathway for walkers) when at least 10 tables were available. I said no, and requested a different table. Service after that was fine. They try to push too much food on... More

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Whenever I want to take people out in New York and be sure that they've had a great meal and a wonderful service, I take them to China Grill. This "fusion" between French and Chinese is absolutely a great invention and dishes are enormous, so: share. The idea of sharing the duck salad (a must) or the Kobe Beef (another... More

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St. George, Bermuda
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69 reviews 69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I've always loved the family style, sharing concept and China Grill does this perfectly. I went with a business associate on a Tuesday lunch time in May. I had never been but he knew his way around the menu. The Tempura tuna sashimi (hot mustard champagne sauce) was very good yet it was blown away by by the awesome Crackling... More

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I was worried when I walked in because I thought it was a PF Changs copy cat. I soon learned how wrong I was. My friend and I loved every dish we ordered and we were stuffed when we left. The lobster pancake was utterly delicious. You must order it. For dessert we ordered the chocolate sampler plate to share.... More

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Brentwood, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Enjoyed a meal of appetizers and multiple salads with friends. Finished off with 4 different desserts to share. Get the creme brûlée, you won't be disappointed! Nice, romantic dark atmosphere with lit candles everywhere.

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