How is Mr. Chow at the W South Beach Doing So Far?
We’re heading to South Beach this weekend, with plans to sample the menu at the W South Beach’s Mr. Chow, which opened a couple of weeks ago. To prepare ourselves, we surfed the interwebs for some of the restaurant’s first reviews.
Here’s what we found:
So far, there are 4 reviews on Yelp. One declared Mr. Chow “a first class dining experience,” noting that the mushroom side dish contained “the largest mushrooms I’ve seen in SOBE.” The next reviewer called the meal “fine” and “respectable, but I wasn’t wowed.” The most recent review, however, raved: “Outstanding! Outstanding! Outstanding!!!” Overall, the Yelpers lead us to believe we should order the crispy beef (three out of four loved it), and maybe the green prawns and ginger lobster.
Over at Miami.com, the fancy décor and well-orchestrated staff get a nod. Their reviewer says, “Dinner here takes on the clattering chaos of a classic Chinese feast.” She recommends the three-course Beijing Duck dinner, or if ordering a la carte, water dumplings and the string beans in XO sauce.
The dudes at UrbanDaddy seem most in love with the moguls-and-models scene but when it comes to the menu they name-drop the Gambler's Duck, Emperor's Crab and Beef Tongue.
Finally, one of the foodies over at Chowhound likens Mr. Chow to Hakkasan (at the Fontainebleau) and Phillipe Chow (at the Gansevoort South): “fancy Chinese food with outrageous prices.” Let down by the lack of spiciness, the Chowhounder dropped $292 for two people but left hungry.
Have you eaten at Mr. Chow? Share your reviews below, and stay tuned for HotelChatter’s verdict next week.