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“80's Flashback” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mr. Chow - 57th

Mr. Chow - 57th
324 E 57TH St, New York City, NY 10022-2906 (Manhattan)
(212) 751-9030
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Ranked #3,346 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 1st and 2nd Avenues
Transit: 4, 5, 6, N, R & W trains to Lexington Ave/59th Street.
New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“80's Flashback”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Love Mr. Chow's on East 57th Street. It's always great to walk in the doors and see that nothing has changed, and that's a good thing. The entrance always makes you feel like you are on a stage and I get flashbacks to good memories of the 80's and being in college and coming here before hitting the clubs downtown. Not the scene/spectacle it used to be as far as the crowd, but has become a cozy restaurant that well heeled neighborhood regulars come to. Also looks like the dining room for families of hedge fund daddies. The service is still formal and impeccable, yet friendly. There are two two-course dinner specials that are very reasonable at $58 or $62. And when the noodle maker comes out to do his nightly performance, the room falls silent. It's great. The sea bass in a ginger scallion sauce is delicious as is the Ma Mignon. Sometimes they even have 80's music playing, so fun. An added bonus, I've had two DeNiro sightings here.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Classy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Mr chow has always been good and nice atmosphere. Service is good and mr chow noodles are the best.. Bit pricey but worth it every once and a while

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best chinese / asian fusion ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

best Peking duck and assortment of starters. It was fantastic...great experience. A bit expensive...but worth it

Visited September 2013
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Queens, New York
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Meh”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Went here last week during restaurant week. Tried the chicken satay, noodles, Hunan chicken (I think that's the name could be BeijingChicken), beef, shark fin soup and for desert sorbet and ice-cream.

Service was impeccable. Really best service I have ever had anywhere ever.

Food was really not that good. Chicken satay was just ok to me, the sauce tasted like condensed milk. The noodles were mushy. The soup was incredibly salty so much so that I couldn't finish the small $20 bowl. The chicken was decent and husband says beef was too. Desert was ok. Virgin mojitos were delish.

Place is really tiny. Honestly didnt see what the fuss was about and for the price on a regular day, definitely not worth it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Santo Domingo
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Famcy place, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

It was a fabulous dinner that e had in this place, attentions were first class, we took the fix menu but we did not try seafood because we are allergic. Everything was espectacular, but really called my attention the chicken satai, i highly recommend.

Visited August 2013
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