Mr. K’s NYC Is The Emperor Of Manhattan’s Chinese Restaurants

Mr. K’s NYC

Mr. K's exterior

570 Lexington Ave, New York 10022

(At 51st St)

(212) 583-1668

 
Website:
www.mrksny.com
Notes:
DeliveryTake-OutVisa, MC, AmEx, DC, Carte Blanche
Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:30am-11pmSat-Sun: 12pm-11pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Prix Fixe, Romantic, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out

Johnny Kao: Owner

Edward Cheung: General Managing Partner

John Fong: General Managing Partner

Cheng-Hua Yang: Executive Chef

Greg Olving: Concept Architect

 

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Mr. K's Interior

Mr. K’s is situated in the landmark old GE building. The restaurant’s architecture is art deco in keeping with the entire building’s design. The dining room has high ceilings and plush carpeting and is adorned with museum-quality art pieces. The wood work, fabrics, and etched glass are magnificent. Mr. K’s is easily the most elegant and spectacular Chinese restaurant in New York City.

The Art Deco decor with its dusty-rose color-theme, huge scalloped banquettes, cherry wood covered columns and etched glass has the aura of opulence. The well trained wait-staff spoil you with personal and benevolent service and owner, Johnny T. Kao, is as charming and elegant as he is a perfectionist, as are General Managing Partners Edward Cheung and John Fong.

With such drama, food is not a subordinate player. After one bite of any appetizer such as the delightfully crispy and light Shanghai-style spring rolls or marvelous Vegetarian’s Purses, a medley of mushrooms and vegetables wrapped in tofu sheets, fried and then softened in a soy-sherry sauce with a touch of garlic, you know this is a serious kitchen. Best of all, try the scrumptious Sesame Shrimp Toast with ground shrimp on bread triangles and sesame seeds, fried to golden brown, and an elegant Seafood Imperial, consisting of minced lobster meat, shrimp, fish and scallops sautéed and served in a refreshing lettuce cup.

Entrees are no less admirable. Peking Duck is superlative here and the incredibly accessible $48 prix fixe dinner ($28 at lunch)  includes some of the best dishes. Miniature thimbles of sorbets are offered as palate cleansers and scented towels are served after courses that require them.

Other memorable dishes include a special of Chilean Sea Bass, quickly seared and snowy fleshed within, Lobster in or out of the shell with a choice of preparations and “Firecracker” filet of fish simmered in a tangy Szechwan sauce with onions and a touch of tomato.

Desserts,are a welcomed concession to western taste, since that is one area of Chinese food least appreciated by Americans. We loved the Green Tea and Pistachio Ice Cream and chocolate lovers should try the Tri Chocolate Mousse Dome. There is a short and well priced wine list starting at $28 with plenty of bottles under $40, glorious private rooms and an air of "money’s no object" at Mr. K’s, with its mix of upscale Asians, downtown Wall Street types and lovers out for a night on the town. Perhaps that explains the lovely gesture of giving the fairer sex a corsage when they are seated. Mr. K’s is not the most expensive luxury Chinese restaurant in Manhattan, just one of the  most civilized and gracious and thus retains its A Major rating.

Mr. K's Interior 2

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About Mr. K’s

In China, cooking is an ancient art rather than simply a nourishing necessity. 
Those dishes, which have stood the test of time, provide us with what is known as “the classic Chinese cuisine”.  A well-planned meal will vary in texture and color as well as flavor and temperature to achieve overall harmony in the tradition of Ying and Yang.

Each of the four main regions of the country has developed its own distinctive
culinary style.  Peking (North) provides a tender, delicate taste while Shanghai (East)
uses light and savory flavors. In contrast  are the crispy, unusual blends of Canton
(South) and the fiery, spicy seasonings of Hunan and Szechwan (Central and West).
To provide New York city, “Capital of the World”, with the best China has to
offer, Mr. K’s has meticulously searched for dishes representing the essence of each of these regions.  The most gourmet recipes with the best ingredients and subtlest of
seasonings have been prepared under the masterful direction of our head chef.  Their beautiful presentation on imperial flatware, served in grand style, is an exotic prelude to your delight.

 
Some dishes are seasonal to ensure the finest quality and freshest ingredients. 
Requests for special dishes not on our menu will be accommodated whenever possible. Always available is the traditional Chinese tea or our ceremonial coffee brewed fresh at the table.  Both are offered only at Mr. K’s and have been blended according to our secret recipe.

 
It is our pleasure to provide you with the highest standards of dining excellence
never offered before — a total experience that is unique and memorable.  Thus, at Mr.
K’s, the graceful and contemporary Art Deco setting . . . complementing this historic
Midtown landmark building. . . adorned by fine art of jade and silver. . . surpassed only by its exquisite cuisine, provides an ambiance for New York’s elite with discriminating taste.

 
Magnificent meals, elegant surroundings, pleasurable hospitality, satisfying
service. . . all are yours at Mr. K’s.  Pursuit of perfection is our ultimate goal. We hope
you agree. . . and enjoy. . . 

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Sample Menus (Prices Subject To Change)

Lunch A La Carte

Special 3 Course Prix Fixe $28

Per Person

The Prix Fixe Dinner Comes With Your Choice Of Steamed Rice, Fried Rice, Or Lo Mein. * Hot & Spicy

Appetizer Or Soup

Choice Of:

Shanghai Spring Roll

Lover’s Dumplings

Crispy Beef

Seafood Wonton Soup

Fisherman’s Delight

Vegetable Spring Roll

Honey Walnuts

Steamed Vegetable Dumplings

Vegetable Hot & Sour *

Tofu & Vegetable Soup

Entrée

Choice Of:

Chicken with shiitake & vegetables

Chicken Supreme

Chicken Macadamia

Hot & Sour Chicken *

Lemon Chicken

Seared Pork Tenderloin

Mongolian Lamb

Shrimp with cashews

Firecracker Fish *

Beef Mimosa with orange peel

Beef Formosa

Triple Delight

Vegetarian’s Purse

Asparagus with mushrooms

Buddha’s Delight

Bok Choi with shiitake

Eggplant In Garlic Sauce *

Ma-Por Tofu *

Bean Curd Shanghai

Fresh Fruit Or Ice Cream

Coffee Or Tea

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Dinner

Appetizers

Shanghai Spring Roll freshly made with shrimp and chicken, fried to crispy golden brown.
(2) 9.95

Vegetable Spring Roll freshly made with vegetables, fried to crispy golden brown.
(2) 9.95

Vegetable Dumplings steamed dumplings filled with tofu, cabbage and shiitake mushrooms.
(4) 12.95

Lover’s Dumplings steamed dumplings filled with pork, ginger and scallions.
(4) 12.95

Pan-Seared Pork Dumplings dumplings with pork, ginger and scallions, steamed and pan-seared to perfection, served with our special house blend dipping sauce.
(4) 12.95

Pan-Seared Beef Dumplings dumplings with beef, ginger and scallions, steamed and pan-seared to perfection, served with our special house blend dipping sauce.
(4) 12.95

Sweet & Sour Jumbo Prawn two jumbo prawns, flash fried, served with a sweet & sour sauce on side.
(2) 16.95

Crispy Beef crispy shredded beef with a soy-scallion glaze and a touch of vinegar.
16.95

Chicken Skewer breast of chicken on bamboo sticks with satay
(4) 12.95

Chicken Curl minced chicken with fresh shiitake, water chestnuts, and pine nuts in a fresh lettuce cup.
12.95

Seafood Imperial minced lobster meat, shrimp, fish and scallops sautéed and served in a lettuce cup.
16.95

Duck Roll* roast duck with sautéed green peppers and onions in a crêpe wrapper.
15.95

Sesame Shrimp Toast ground shrimp on bread triangles with sesame seeds, fried to golden brown.
(4) 16.95

Tangy Shrimp Wonton * shrimp-stuffed thin skin wontons in a spicy red chili sauce.
12.95

Shitake Tofu Roll layers of marinated tofu sheets stuffed with sautéed shiitake mushrooms, then braised.
12.95

Sesame Chicken Noodles* sesame chicken noodles with bean sprouts, scallions, sesame-peanut paste, and a touch of chili.
12.95

Honey Walnuts selected walnuts glazed and roasted to crispy brown, with a touch of honey.
9.95

Sweet & Sour Cold Cabbage * Chinese napa cabbage in sweet and sour marinate with a touch of chili peppers.
9.95

Soup

Vegetable Hot & Sour Soup* tofu, tree ear mushrooms and many more composed this hearty vegetarian potage.
8.95

Seafood Wonton Soup shrimp filled wontons in seafood broth with egg julienne and scallions.
8.95

Fisherman’s Delight fresh filets of fish, julienne of ginger, and watercress in a clear fish broth.
8.95

Tofu & Vegetable Soup fresh tofu and watercress in a clear broth.
8.95

Chicken & Corn Chowder chicken and creamy golden corn in a velvety soup base.
8.95

Dragon & Phoenix Soup a velvety soup with minced lobster meat, shrimp, chicken, asparagus, and egg white
16.95

Poultry

Chicken With Shiitake & Vegetables slices of tender chicken stir-fried with shiitake mushrooms and vegetables in a delicate wine sauce.
25.95

Lemon Chicken breast of chicken, breaded and fried to golden brown, sliced and served with a lemon infused sauce.
25.95

Chicken Macadamia slices of tender chicken breast sautéed with roasted macadamia nuts in a soy-sherry and garlic sauce.
25.95

Chicken Marengo * slices of tender chicken breast sautéed with scallions and peanuts in a tangy Szechwan sauce.
25.95

Rainbow Chicken julienne of chicken sautéed with shiitake, bell peppers, and silvery bean sprouts.
25.95

Hot & Sour Chicken * strips of tender chicken breast, marinated, flash-fried, and then wok-tossed with peppers in a tangy spicy sauce with vinegar.
25.95

Curry Chicken * slices of tender chicken breast, wok-tossed with onions, taro roots, and bell peppers, in a mild curry sauce with a touch of ginger and scallion.
25.95

Chicken With Asparagus slices of chicken white meat sautéed with fresh asparagus in a light, delicate sauce.
25.95

Empress Chicken slices of tender chicken sautéed with broccoli in a soy-garlic sauce.
25.95

Basil Ginger Chicken tender chicken strips infused with basil and ginger, sautéed and finished in a wine, soy and chicken reduction.
25.95

Chicken Supreme chunks of chicken breast lightly battered, fried to a golden brown, glazed with a soy- vinegar sauce, and finished with a touch of osmanthus petal
25.95

Crispy Duck half a duck, marinated with peppercorn seasoning, steamed to tender, fried to crispy, served with hoisin.
28.95

Peking Duck young duckling roasted to crispy golden perfection, carved and served with crepes, scallions or cucumbers, and hoisin sauce.
(half order) 25.95
42.95

Pork, Beef, And Lamb

Seared Pork Tenderloin marinated pork tenderloin, pan-seared to perfection, sliced and served with a soy-sherry sauce.
28.95

Honey Braised Pork Ribs slow braised short ribs in a savory soy reduction, served with silvery bean sprouts.
28.95

Sweet & Sour Pork strips of marinated pork tenderloin, fried to perfection and tossed in a sweet & sour sauce.
28.95

Hunan Tofu With Pork * fresh bean curd, fried and then sautéed with slices of pork and vegetables in a spicy black bean Szechwan sauce.
27.95

Seared Beef Medallion seared medallions of black angus beef filet mignon with scallion oyster sauce.
34.95

Black Pepper Steak well-trimmed black angus beef filet mignon, aged, tenderized, seared and topped with black pepper sauce, presented on a sizzling skillet.
34.95

Sesame Beef strips of beef with light coating, fried to a golden brown, with a soy-based reduction and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
30.95

Mongolian Beef slices of beef sautéed with onions and scallions in soy-sherry sauce.
28.95

Beef Mimosa With Orange Peel chunks of beef, seasoned and marinated in cointreau, lightly battered and fried, finished in an orange-infused sauce with a touch of orange peel.
30.95

Rainbow Beef Fillet cubes of beef filet mignon, wok-tossed with bell peppers, onions and mushrooms, finished in a soy-sherry reduction.
34.95

Empress Beef slices of tender beef sautéed with broccoli in a soy-garlic sauce.
28.95

Beef Snap Peas slices of tender beef sautéed with fresh snap peas in a ginger-soy and sherry sauce.
28.95

Beef Szechwan* slices of tender beef sautéed with Chinese napa, shiitake mushrooms, and leeks, in a fiery spicy Szechwan sauce. 28.95slices of tender beef sautéed with Chinese napa, shiitake mushrooms, and leeks, in a fiery spicy Szechwan sauce.
28.95

Beef Formosa slices of tender beef sautéed with bell peppers in a shacha sauce, served on a bed of spinach.
28.95

Mongolian Lamb slices of lamb sautéed with onions and scallions in soy-sherry sauce.
28.95

Lamb Szechwan * slices of tender beef sautéed with Chinese napa, shiitake mushrooms, and leeks, in a fiery spicy Szechwan sauce.
28.95

Seafood

Whole Fish Any Style a fresh whole fish in season prepared to your liking

Crispy Fish Fillet * filet of a fresh whole fish, lightly breaded and flash fried to golden brown, served in a tangy Szechwan sauce

Firecracker Fish * filet of fish simmered in a tangy Szechwan sauce with onions and a touch of tomato.
29.95

Steamed Filet Of Fish filet of fish, steamed in its own juice with julienne of fresh ginger and scallions.
28.95

Simmered Fish Filet Shanghai filets of fresh fish, lightly pan-fried and simmered in a soy-sherry and ginger sauce.
28.95

Baked Chilean Sea Bass filets of fresh chilean sea bass, marinated with soy-miso, and baked to perfection.
28.95

Basil Ginger Prawns prawns infused with basil and ginger, sautéed and finished in a soy reduction.
31.95

Sesame Prawns With Shiitake wok-tossed prawns in sesame oil with shiitake, enoki, scallions, and a sprinkle of white sesame seeds.
31.95

Garlic Prawns prawns rubbed with finely chopped garlic and a touch of bacon bits, broiled and finished in a light sauce.
31.95

Hunan Prawns * prawns sautéed with peppers, mushrooms and leeks, in a tangy Szechwan sauce.
31.95

Prawns In Garlic Sauce * sautéed prawns with mushrooms and water chestnuts, in a soy-garlic sauce with a touch of rice vinegar.
31.95

Firecracker Prawns * prawns sautéed in a tangy Szechwan sauce with onions and a touch of tomato.
31.95

Prawns Citronelle jumbo prawns quick-fried to perfection, finished in a refreshing creamy sauce with a hint of citrus.
31.95

Prawns With Vegetables prawns sautéed with seasonal vegetables in a light, delicate garlic-wine sauce.
31.95

Prawns With Asparagus prawns sautéed with asparagus, served with a light, velvety sake sauce
31.95

Peppered Prawns jumbo prawns flash fried and tossed with peppercorns, ginger and scallions.
31.95

Sea Scallops In Garlic Sauce * sautéed sea scallops in a soy-garlic sauce with a touch of dark rice vinegar.
31.95

Sea Scallops In Pepper Sauce * sautéed sea scallops in a soy-sherry sauce with red chili peppers and peanuts.
31.95

Firecracker Scallops sea scallops sautéed in a tangy Szechwan sauce with onions and a touch of tomato.
31.95

Prawns & Scallops In Garlic Sauce * prawns and sea scallops wok-tossed in a soy-garlic sauce with a touch of dark rice vinegar.
34.95

Triple Delight chicken, beef, and shrimp, sautéed with broccoli in a soy-sherry sauce.
29.95

Lobster Meat Any Style lobster meat out of shell, sautéed with sauce of your preference: ginger & scallion, black bean, Szechwan pepper, or garlic.
48.95

Seafood Rendezvous prawns, sea scallops, and lobster meat sautéed with garden vegetables in a light, delicate sauce.
34.95

Lobster Any Style Maine lobster in shell prepared with sauce of your preference: ginger and scallion, black bean, Szechwan pepper, or garlic

Braised Abalone slices of abalone braised in a special broth, and then finished in a delicate soy-sherry reduction. served with seasonal greens. (price per person, minimum 4 person)
45.00

Vegetables And Tofu

Vegetarian’s Purse a medley of mushrooms and vegetables wrapped in tofu sheets, fried and then softened in a soy-sherry sauce with a touch of garlic.
19.95

Buddha’s Delight sautéed crisp fresh vegetables in a light, delicate sauce with a hint of garlic.
19.95

Asparagus With Mushrooms fresh asparagus sautéed with white and shiitake mushrooms in a light, delicate sauce.
19.95

Eggplant In Garlic Sauce * fresh Chinese eggplant sautéed with ginger and scallion, finished in a classic garlic sauce.
19.95

Bok Choi With Shiitake sautéed crisp fresh vegetables in a light, delicate sauce with a hint of garlic.
19.95

Ma-Por Tofu * soft bean curd sautéed with ginger and scallions, in a spicy Szechwan sauce with a touch of peppercorn.
19.95

Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables fresh vegetable in season, sautéed plain or with garlic

Rice & Noodles $18.95

Fried Rice stir-fried fluffy rice with your choice of shrimp, chicken, beef, pork, vegetables or combo.

Lo Mein Noodles stir-fried soft noodles with your choice of shrimp, chicken, beef, pork, vegetables or combo

Dinner Prix Fixe $48

Per Person (Two Person Minimum)

The Prix Fixe Dinner Comes With Your Choice Of Steamed Rice, Fried Rice, Or Lo Mein. * Hot & Spicy.

Appetizer

Choice Of:

Shanghai Spring Roll

Lover’s Dumplings

Crispy Beef

Vegetable Spring Roll

Honey Walnuts

Steamed Vegetable Dumplings

Soup

Choice Of:

Seafood Wonton Soup

Fisherman’s Delight

Vegetable Hot & Sour *

Tofu & Vegetable Soup

Peking Duck

Add
10.00

Entrée

Choice Of:

Chicken with shiitake & vegetables

Chicken Supreme

Chicken Macadamia

Hot & Sour Chicken *

Lemon Chicken

Seared Pork Tenderloin

Mongolian Lamb

Shrimp With Cashews

Firecracker Fish*

Beef Mimosa with orange peel

Beef Formosa

Triple Delight

Vegetarian’s Purse

Asparagus with mushrooms

Buddha’s Delight

Bok Choi with shiitake

Eggplant In Garlic Sauce *

Ma-Por Tofu *

Bean Curd Shanghai

Fresh Fruit Or Ice Cream

Coffee Or Tea

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