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121 Hudson St., nr. N. Moore St. (Tribeca)
New York, NY
(1) 212-965-9500 | www.mrchow.com
PRICE (APPETIZER; ENTRÉE)USD 5.50-19; USD 25-45
FAMOUS PLATESDumplings; squab with lettuce; Beijing duck dinner
DRINKS AND WINEInternational wine list; sake; soju; beer; cocktails
# OF SEATS130
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes - can seat up to 40
SUBWAYFranklin St. (1); Canal St. (A, C, E)
Mr. Chow, restaurateur, chef, and actor (you’ll spot him in Rush Hour 2), first made a name for himself in London before crossing the pond to spread his sceney empire in major cities around the country. The lacquered surrounds may be monochrome, but they are undoubtedly lavish, with accents like fresh white roses and original artworks by celebrated artists like Andy Warhol. While this location is chic and stylish, we find the ambiance refreshingly relaxed compared to the elbow-to-elbow London original. The food has been described as “innovative”, but classic Chinese standards like scallion pancakes and Beijing duck are available (for a massive premium, of course, compared to the prices you would find in nearby Chinatown, or any almost any other Chinese restaurant in the city, for that matter).
Tribeca locals, finance industry heavyweights, and celebrities and their admirers
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Dress to impress with a fitted dress or other sexy number, fancy heels, designer jewels, and your best handbag.
GO HERE WITH
Groups; clients or colleagues; significant other; a date
WHY WE LIKE IT
On a good night, it’s glitzy and buzzing. It’s fun to be part of that scene.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
It’s pricey to the point of ridiculousness. And waiters here just love to make recommendations and order for you: be sure to insist on reading a menu to be sure that you get what you want…we do. Sometimes, it can be quiet (it was last time we were there on a Friday night), which is disappointing since the big draw is the atmosphere.
GOOD TO KNOW
Lunch here is only available for private events. In the warmer months, the outdoor terrace opens up with seats for 40. There is a minimum food order of USD 40 required per person.
Midtown East (New York); Beverly Hills; Miami; Las Vegas; London
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