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  • Chinese, Asian Fusion
  • 60 W 53rd St, New York NY10019 40.761254 -73.978765
  • (Btwn 5th & 6th Ave)
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  • (212) 333-7788
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User Ratings (Based on 81 reviews)

3.625
Food 3.9 Value 3.0
Service 3.9 Atmosphere 3.7

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 333-7788
Fax:
fax
(212) 956-7062
Website:
www.chinagrillmgt.com
Notes:
Private Parties Visa, MC, Amex, DC
Hours:
Lunch Mon-Fri: 11:45am-5pm Sat: 11:45am-3pm Dinner Sun 3pm-10pm Mon: 5pm-10pm Tue-Thu: 5pm-10:30pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11:30pm Bar Mon-Fri: 11:45am-close Sat-Sun: 5:30pm-close
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Business Dining, Group Dining, Outdoor Dining, Prix Fixe, Tasting Menu, Pre/Post Theater, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Items, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • China Grill

    Posted by Geoffrey on 04/24/2006

    Go Hungry! Leave Full!

    I LOVED this restaurant. You get so much food for your money. I highly recommend the lamb spareribs. I suggest you go 2 hours before your show starts, food comes slowly. The spicy dumplings were superb too.

  • China Grill

    Posted by Coolhand62 on 02/03/2006

    Just a great place all around

    I've been to China Grill many times in the past including throwing my parents their 47th anniversary party there a couple of years ago, which went extremely well. Everyone in the party of 25 was quite delighted with dinner and the location. I was just back for a first date and we sat at one of the tables by the bar. We ordered big delicious martini's and had a couple of appetizers, which can be a meal in themselves...They have the absolute best Kobe Beef appetizer in the city...it's just delicious ($33). We also had the Sashimi Tuna ($20), which is also one of my favorites. In the past I've ordered practically everything on the menu at least once and never really have had a complaint. All the salads, confucious chicken, cracklin' calamari, Peking duck or Caesar are huge and I challenge any party under 4 to finish one off. I find the atmosphere to be second to none in the city...just a really fun place with lots to see. The desserts are ok, the ice cream with banana dessert should be the choice if you're looking for something to share. I've been there a few times with like parties of 8 and with drinks the bill is usually around $400...so I'm thinking at $50 a head this place is actually not too bad on the wallet. Still my favorite place to dine and enjoy life.

  • China Grill

    Posted by Me so sowwy on 01/28/2006

    High prices, great atmosphere

    Our party of 8 braved the cold last night to eat at the China Grill for its "restaurant week" fixed-price menu. We enjoyed the atmosphere a great deal; especially pleasing were the aesthetics created by the giant neomodern backlit columns -- where can I find some for my apartment? The whole joint had a hip "buzz" about it; high-powered types mingled with the young and beautiful along CG's generously oblong wooden bar. The food was good. Top selections were the calamari salad and the "drunken" chicken, which one does not have to be drunk to appreciate. The vegetable dumplings got poor reviews all around for their bland taste and ketchup-like sauce. The mango sorbet drew raves at dessert; your reviewer himself focused his efforts on the cheesecake moose, which was delightfully fluffy for a 2000-calorie-plus offering. Service was average. Our red-headed waitress was eager but often awkward. My water glass was continually refilled: always a big plus. My biggest gripe about this place is value. At $50+ per person even with the fixed price menu, I could not see eating here on full prices. You're better off with a pint of General Tso's and some pork fried rice for your dollar.

  • China Grill

    Posted by Tony on 12/31/2005

    New York State of Mind

    I'm a New Yorker, and this is one of my favorite restaurants. I stumbled on it during restaurant week, and have been faithful since. Excellent Food! Very New York vibe in clientele and decor. Service is typical NYC attitude, but I've always had helpful servers. (I love Paris, but it too has that reputation of attitude, and isn't that how the rest of the world views New Yorkers?) Expect a wait, even with reservations, and don't plan on enjoying bar area before dinner, it's always packed, and nowhere to stand or sit as more people awaiting tables pack in. This is a slight inconvenience, but I love it here.

  • China Grill

    Posted by killerjamz on 12/07/2005

    Attitude....

    My inlaws had a gift certificate to this place and frequent the one in miami. I've eaten here before and know the whole deal as far as the crowds, bad attitudes etc. Sorry to say it was a typical experience: we had a reservation but were made to wait 1 hour/15 minutes for our table complete with attitude from the maitre d. Food was decent, but hardly worth the wait and wayyyy too much garlic.

  • China Grill

    Posted by tamara on 09/20/2005

    Loyal Customer

    I have been going to china grill for the past almost a year and walk out the most satisfied person in the world. I actually work up the block and it is the most accessible place for me after work for drinks, or just to hang out with some friends. I even took my mom there for her 46th birthday. From the drinks, to the appetizers, and the ambiance i keep going there religiously. It's always great to be there on friday nights my co-workers and i go there to unwind after a long work week . My time spent there is always great.

  • China Grill

    Posted by Emily and Jason on 06/30/2005

    Two ducks on the pond

    We came to China Grill with a party of nine...this probably wasn't the best restaurant to pick for such a large group since everything is meant to be shared. However, it gave us the chance to sample many different dishes. First of all, it was VERY noisy. We're in our 20s and we couldn't even hear across the table! Definitely not a good place for a first date! The waiter was helpful in helping us to decide how many appetizers, entrees, and desserts to get for our table. For appetizers, the caeser salad was delicious. It was absolutely huge! But watch out! All of the portions aren't as big...a shrimp appetizer only had four shrimp! We were suprised when our order of crab cakes came 20 minutes after the other appetizers...not too impressive. For entrees, we recommend the tuna, wok veggies, and especially the crispy spinach. All of the dishes had a kick to them. It didn't please our picky dinner companion. And the waiters definitely made sure to fill those water glasses back up...keeping the attendents in the bathroom rolling in the dollars. Dessert was probably the most exciting part of the meal. The banana boat was exquisite, made of ice cream, cookies, bananas, and chocolate sauce. It was more than enough for the nine of us. A unique selection of teas, including a very good pear tea, was available. Jeff Chodorow, the owner of China Grill, has done better with restaurants like Pure Food and Wine, but he has certainly done worse (see Rocco's). We recommend giving it a try. As to whether we are going to come back,..we're going to give a few other fusion restaurants a chance first.

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