Since it was the last week of restaurant week, I made an impromptu visit to Mr. Chow, in Midtown. Mr. Chow is an upscale Chinese restaurant in New York City. The menu at Mr. Chow features a combination of old authentic Beijing and Original Recipes. While I’ve visited its TriBeCa location, (opened in 2005) this was my first time trying the original midtown locations, which has been open since 1979.
Easily, the TriBeCa location has a younger, trendier feel, which far surpasses the somewhat “stuffy” atmosphere of the midtown location. In other words, take your parents to the Midtown location and host your “girls’ night out” at the TriBeCa location.
Putting aside the distinctive difference in the ambiance, the service and food is unquestionably top notch at both locations.
This year’s restaurant week included a sampler of some of Mr. Chow’s signature dishes, which for $42 per person, made this visit to Mr. Chow a bargain and well worth it.
Overall, if you’re in the mood to treat yourself to a “upper crust dining experience”, then Mr. Chow should be at the top of your list! You will not be disappointed.
Scroll through the Gallery to see what my dining partners and I tried.
Address: 455 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
Neighborhood: Midtown East
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Cost: $$$$ (approximately $250 for two people)
Must Try: walnut shrimp, drunken fish
Overall Rating: A