570 Lexington Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002240.756969 -73.972252
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown Center
Below-average Chinese wrapped in over-the-top decor that charges ridiculous price – I understand most Chinese restaurants lack friendly service and decent decor, a fact that sometimes troubles and embarrasses a native Chinese like me. But no matter what, the food comes first. I was treated to the "Banquet prix fixe"--85 bucks, an appetizer platter, a small bowl of seafood soup, a bit-size lemon sorbet, main course with three samples of dishes, and dessert. Let me start backward: the dessert was just a scoop of sorbet decorated with some fresh berries, the only decent thing in the main course is the half tail of lobster, the rest is just plain veggie and meat stuff, the lemon sorbet is just a trick, the seafood soup IS good with lots of fresh crab meat, and, finally, the apperizer platter is decent but nothing special. For 85$, you can feed 3 or 4 people at a place like Wu Liang Ye (not considered a cheap Chinese, not nearly nice the decor, but much, much better food), or enjoy a nice dinner at Babbo, Aquavit, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Gotham...you get the idea. I know most people won't go for the "banquet prix fixe"--you have to ask the server for a special menu, but I saw that most a la carte dishes are at least 20 $, which is still too much for the quality of food. If you want to pay for the service and decor and sit comfortable at a Chinese restaurant, go ahead. But please don't say this is the "best Chinese" or "one of the best" restaurants in NYC. That's just embarrassing.
best restaurant ever – this is the best restaurant ive been to. the food is great, atmosphere is awesome and the service rocks. take it from someone who would eat there any day!
The Unexpected – The decor was Art Deco and the service impecable. The hot and sour sup was scrumptious and the sesame prawns were perfect! And for a restaurant in Manhattan the prices were quite reasonable. If you want to be treated like a king or queen I reccomend this establishment.
Worst Chinese food – I went for lunch in this Chinese restaurant in hope of experiencing the finest Chinese in New York. What I actually got were entrees sweet enough to paralyze my tongue. The appetizer was sweet, lemon sorbet was sweet, the main dish was sweet, and the dessert was sweet (passion fruit sorbet). The only thing worth eating were the rice and vegetables which are insignificant in making any differences to the rating.
Elegant Chinese – This is hands down my favorite Chinese restaurant in Manhattan. The food can best be described as fine Chinese (ex: the dumplings definitely are not the frozen ones that you get at so many of the restaurants in the Village, they have to be handmade by the chefs to taste as great as they do). The menu encompases dishes from all regions of China including some harder-to-find specialties such as Peking Duck (which is fantastic). The service is impeccable and is what really sets the restaurant apart. I highly doubt that you would be given a hot washcloth before beginning and sorbet between courses at any other restaurant in this one's price range. Dining at Mr. K's at least once is a must.
This restaurant stinks – This restaurant is bad for kids! I should know. I have 4 of them. My kids hated the food, even though it was ok for me. Plus, you should see the way the restaurant looks. No cool decorations. Also, the waiters were busy watching baseball when I tried to call them over. A serious no-no. And look at the price! Oh my god!
A MUST GO! – Hands down the best chinese food I have ever tasted in my life! Ordering tips- Crispy beef appetizer, grand marnier prawns, and the most incredible duck. Very pricey but do yourself the favor...
THE BEST OF THE BEST – ONE RAINY SUNDAY AFTERNOON,CASUALLY DRESSED,I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO TAKE REFUGE IN THE ENTRANCE WAY OF MR.K's TO KEEP FROM GETTING WET.I PEEKED INSIDE AND WAS TAKEN BACK BY WHAT I SAW-A BEAUTIFUL RESTAURANT.I DECIDED TO EAT THERE,BUT UPON COMPLETING MY DINNER,I REALIZED I HAD DINED,NOT EATEN.THE WAIT STAFF WAS MOST PROFESSIONAL AND NOT OVERWHELMING.I WAS SO IMPRESSED THAT AFTER MANY MORE SIMILAR EXPERIENCES,I HAD MY WEDDING THERE TAKING OVER THE PLACE FOR 120 GUESTS,MANY OF WHOM BECAME REGULARS.I ,IN ADDITION MADE A SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY THERE FOR MY SPOUSE IN ONE OF THEIR ELEGANT PRIVATE ROOMS. NEED I SAY MORE?YES,THANKS TO THE RAIN,I DISCOVERED THE BEST,NOT ONLY IN NY,BUT IN THE US.
highly recommended – the food and services was so good. feel relaxing and enjoy having dinner there.
excellent dinner – great food, great athmosphere, great time. what more do you want?
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