We all enjoyed our meal immensely. I would say the only potential negative is a limited menu if you do not want to participate in the tasting menu.
The 4 course menu is excellent as a pairing. I had White Asparagus, sea scallops, lamb and a soffles. Excellent
Absolutely outstanding !!
This was one of the best dining experience I have ever had. I brought my girlfriend here to celebrate my birthday aka Valentine’s Day. We had a phenomenal time. The menu was set for the Valentines special so it took the guess work out of choosing what to eat. It was certainly expensive, but well worth it.
We had to wait a bit for our reservation but the dinner was exquisite. All our luggage didn’t make the trip but they kindly overlooked our deviation from the dress expectations
Always spectacular for special occasions. Chef creations are unique while maintaining high quality French traditions for cuisine. Ambiance unparalleled in Memphis and the cuisine quality does not disappoint. Service is timely.
Supurb service and presentation - definitely worthy of a special occasion. Several dishes are truly creative, we were impressed. The scallops and the pomme de caramel were both noteworthy.
Wonderful restaurant. Beautiful décor. Fabulous staff. Our meal was truly unique and inspired. A truly memorable experience.
Arrived on time for our pre-theater 6:30pm reservations. The host was standing with his back to us and when turning in surprise to see guests, we greeted him and gave our name to be seated immediately. He informed us that “Jon” would be our server. Alex appeared shortly after to explain the menu coursing options. We chose 4-course dinners and gave our selections. He asked if we were going to the Orpheum, which we were, and informed us that as our show started at 8pm, he would watch the time for us so we could enjoy our meal.
The courses began with elegant delicacies, delighting our senses with beets and mushrooms. Those dishes were whisked away and second course brought out with poached halibut, absolutely delicious! But, this is where they began to fail. We sat for 20 minutes waiting for our third course: lamb and filet mignon. When it arrived to our table, we voiced our concern to Alex, who asked if we wanted the desserts prepared now due to the time. It was 7:50. I asked if we would be able to take it to go as we would be late for the show and he offered to get the maitre d. We literally wolfed our entree in 2 minutes and waited yet again. When no one returned to our table, we stepped to the host to find out how to pay. The maitre d arrived then to offer us a chauffeured ride to the Orpheum. It was 7:59. There was no apology, no explanation for the 20-minute delay, and no offer to compensate for lack of dessert. We paid full price with gratuity to Alex (never met Jon) and missed the first 12 minutes of the Phantom thanks to no word that we should expect them to take at least 2 hours for our dining experience.
Highly disappointed for this kind of fine dining.
Phantastique food, creative and first class service...will come back for more
The food was a great experience - eclectic and interesting, the ambiance quiet and elegant. I opted into the wine pairing with the 4 course dinner and was very disappointed in the experience. The server had no intentions of describing the wine pairings, which is a significant reason why I opted in - to experience and learn about different wines. When I requested more information than the obvious "a red wine from _", the server communicated my request to the sommelier, and he poured the remaining wine pairings; unfortunately, little information or value was added to the experience. My expectations for a restaurant of this caliber would be that the servers would have the knowledge and expertise (and preparation) for those that opt in to the wine pairings, and the sommelier would be the ultimate expert. Either the servers and sommelier were not interested in making the extra effort, or they did not have the knowledge and expertise to do so. For a couple who has a great interest (and somewhat decent knowledge) in wine, this piece missed the mark, especially considering the cost and caliber of the restaurant. The food was enjoyable and interesting, but/and the service "style" was more traditional than engaging. Overall, it was a good experience, but our preferences/expectations for fine dining were not fully met at Chez Philippe.
Great food. Great service!
Absolutely phenomenal! Great food that was totally worth the money, in a gorgeous setting.
We did the seven course tasting menu, my husband was kind of intimidated by the first course of apple jelly and pate, but after that we enjoyed all of the other dishes from amazing burrata to chicken cordon blue. We thought the two steaks were the best steaks in our lives.
The servers were friendly, kind, attentive. The host: a lovable gentleman. It's fancy schmancy setting but the staff were not snotty or rude. We loved our dining experience and would recommend it 100%.
They treated us like we were the only ones in the restaurant. I have never had service of such high caliber. The attention to detail was impressive. They even made a special dessert for us!
This was a special event, 40th wedding anniversary and they were wonderful. Made it a night to remember!!
An absolutely amazing dining experience. Can't wait to visit again!
The staff was very attentive to the guest. The staff answered all question and were knowledgable about the food . The staff was very friendly and carring. As we left the maitre d gave us a card signed with a personnel note by him and the staff congratulating my wife and I on our anniversary. I would definitely come back again when in Memphis. This was a great experience!!!
Old world elegance meets high end French cuisine. Truly a wonderful experience from start to finish.
Great service by Jon!
A restaurant worthy of a Michelin Star.... as a European dinner may be some the food was over seasoned. But that's a very small question mark in a lexicon of favour .
Food was good - just not enough for the price. This was my second time dining here and the biggest complaint is there is not enough food for the main course.
Always disappointing when you order your steak medium and it comes out blood rare. Why did they ask me?
Exceptional service and attention to detail. Food was uniquely prepared and extremely tasty.
Chez Philippe remains a consistently memorable place for a special evening with those you care about. The wine pairing is worth the expense to compliment and expand the meal.
Always feels like a special occasion. Top of my list is always the smoked steak tartar. I can't get that at McDonalds.
the food was good and the atmosphere was very quiet and romantic. However, for the price the service was fair. i would have expected my water glass to never be empty for $95 a meal
Outstanding atmosphere. Incredible food. Wonderful memories of very very special evening. Couldn't be better. Pricy but for very special occasion perfect
Superb as I knew it would be. We come here ay least once or twice a year and it never disapppints.
Go for the tasting menu with wine pairings. This is the place for good company and exceptional food and wine.
If you are looking for fine dining this is your place. We had the 7 course tasting menu which was beautiful, interesting and delicious! Well spaced tables made it possible to have private conversations. Wonderful place for date night or special occasion.
Excellent early Valentine's Day dinner with an exceptional set menu and wine pairing option. Service remains consistent, approachable and informative.
Great meal and service. Nice!!'
We loved the restaurant, the food was fantastic and creative.
It was a very relaxed ambiance, the service was excellent and the restaurant itself beautiful.
We recommend Chez Philippe highly.
Great food. Quite. Tableside ceasar salad so good. Great romantic evening
We frequent this restaurant for our most special occasions. My wife and I highly recommend it!
We had the four course meal and also enjoyed several amuse bouche and palate cleansing chef bonuses. I have been to a few outstanding restaurants all over the world, and this restaurant is right up there among the best of them all! The food was wonderful, the portions were just right and the service was impeccable.
This fine dining experience has so many pluses. The food quality is very high and the over -all experience whispers elegance. Repeatedly addressing the "head" of the party as Mr. or Ms. (Surname) during table service works very well and does not seem forced in any way.
My suggestion is a simple one. There were only two of us in my party and while I was very pleased that the first course came out quickly, subsequent courses could stand to be slowed down so the meal is more evenly paced. Food portions are ample and given the rich quality of the various courses, the pace of the courses needs more time between the finish of one course and the beginning of the next.
Between the third and fourth course I reeqeuested that service be delayed until I signaled for resumption. My request was met with appropriateness and dispatch. In truth, the best service would have been for the waiter to notice food being left on plates and to take it upon himself to ask if the head of the table would line the pacing slowed.
At one point during the third course, while I was still consuming my food the waiter or bus-person (can't really remember which) noticed that my companion has stoped eating and then asked me if we were finished with the course.
I responded with a simple, "No".
These fine points of service are essential at this dining level, and consistent execution in this area will heighten and already fine food experience.
This is the premiere place to eat in Memphis. The chef prepares outstanding cuisine that truly matches the ambience, which is unparalleled in the South. We chose the four course dinner, including the table-side prepared Caesar salad, ocean, land, and dessert courses. The service is highly professional, well-timed, and balances attention to your table while allowing privacy.
Food was really good, but the atmosphere was awkwardly quiet. My husband was disappointed that they didn't offer any rare bourbons - mostly mainstream drinks which seemed a bit out of place in such a nice restaurant.