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Posted by Anonymous on 09/27/2008
I recently went here with my wife and although the food was excellent, we left still hungry with a huge price tag attached to it. The host was unpleasant when he heard we didn't have a reservation. Yet- the restaurant was empty. When we were seated, the decor was extravagant. Too much pink! The food was delicious, but $28 for an average Chinese Food dish with a small portion was insane. If you like Chinese Food and don't mind paying for it then it's worth checking out once, but you can find just as good food at your local restaurant for 1/4 of the price.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/24/2008
I want to love this place but the service is so unreliable. My colleagues and I have gone here a number of times and there is no consistency. If you go at lunch and there are big party tables near your table - forget it. You and your table becomes a second class citizen to the huge parties. You will sit there a wait to get your food, wait to get the table cleared, wait to get the check, etc. etc. It's beyond annoying. The food isnt THAT great. You can't beat the atmosphere though. Nice luxurious surroundings.
Posted by sm on 06/06/2008
This was definitely one of the tastiest meals I've had in NYC. The ingredients in the dishes were so fresh and shined through in everything. For example, the asparagus in the chicken with asparagus was able to add flavor to every bite without being overpowering. The crispy beef was phenomenal, but not too greasy or typical of a take out Chinese place. The grand marnier shrimp were perfectly fried and the fresh shrimp still tasted through in the dish. I can't speak highly enough of the food. The decor, on the other hand, could use work. The pink was a bit much, but definitely gave a luxurious, but stuffy feel. The staff was great.
Posted by ying on 04/05/2008
The food is everything else than authentic and mediocre. What's behind the creatively named dishes is simple and pale. The service is quite good and the atmosphere is particular (the style is a matter of taste though) but if you want decent Chinese food be it authentic and fusion this is definitely not the place to go.
Posted by The Bethel Family on 10/17/2007
Each time we visit NYC a visit to Mr K's is mandatory, to luxuriate in absolute comfort and refresh our weary 'see as much in the city as we can' bodies. That the food and service here is very good is an added bonus. We shall return.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/14/2007
I am Chinese, and the food here was very mediocre. The spicing, excessive saltiness and boring ingredients were all very Americanized. However I did appreciate the attentive service and the plush ambience. Oh, and the sorbets were delicious. But Chinese people at heart care only about the food, not the decor. It is basically a place geared for non-Asians--not that non-Asians couldn't be sophisticated and tasteful! They just need to look beyond the upscale decor and the predictable dishes and go forth with an open mind when exploring new spices and ingredients.
Posted by HottFuss on 08/05/2007
I'm Chinese, and pretty picky about Chinese food. For midtown, this place is great! I've been here about 3 times over the last few years and each time that I've gone, the service and food has been excellent. I've only gone for the Prix Fix lunch menu. The last time I went was about 2 weeks ago. The dumplings were so juicy and the beef formosa entree was delicious. My friend's chicken was also flavorful and I love how they give you lemon sorbet to clean your palate btwn appetizer and entree. Service has never been an issue, but the place is a bit upscale--make sure you dress at least business casual. I would say for lunch its worth it, not sure about dinner, as it is pricey for Chinese food but if you're stuck in midtown, this place is a nice alternative.