Philippe Chow - Downtown

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$31 to $50
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Chinese
Philippe puts his own spin on traditional Beijing-style cuisine with results that are modern, flavorful and theatrical. All specialty dishes are served family-style, giving all guests the opportunity to experience a taste in every dish ordered. Our philosophy focuses on bringing people together for an experience that they can share with one another – starting with our signature dishes. Enter from 355 W 16th Street or The Lobby Elevator Inside The Dream Downtown.

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Complimentary specials

Sunset Dream Hour

Enjoy $12 Speciality Cocktails - $10 House-Selected Wines - $6 Beer - $10 Small Bites at the Bar.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an awesome restaurant !!! The food and drinks were both outstanding!!! The appearance of the restaurant is so nice..from the time you walk up to the door!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience great people will always go back

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serge
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and i had a wonderful experience. Our waiter was very attentive to our needs and the manager frequently checked on us. I definitely will recommend your restaurant to family and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, good music, good food.

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FASHIONDEITY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor . Wonderfully plated food . And Great Service
Top notch service and really good Lychee martinis ! The music is always really good . I’ve been here twice so far ! I would definitely recommend for date night !
I had the satay shrimp and the satay chicken - I liked the satay shrimp best ! I also had the Jumbo Prawns & the fortune cookie red velvet cake which was both AHMAZING !!!
Tip ! They have a bar only sunset happy hour which would be cute if you want to drop in between the hours of 6-8 on a Thursday or Friday as a pre game kickoff .
This place gets packed always RSVP and remember the elevator is inside the Dream Hotel !
ILL DEFINITELY BE BACK SOON !

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Giov
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Wait staff was not attentive, moving tables around while we were eating. Waiter never really asked if things were okay and the food was average. Should’ve went to buddakan.

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MariaQ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service ( thank you James : our server is amazing), delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Me trataron malísimo casi me votan del lugar y el manager que por cierto es hispano es un racista horrible no vuelvo a ese lugar

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait an hour for a table. The hosts at the check-in desk weren’t very responsive when asked about the wait time. Overall, the food was very tasty and great portions.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 25, 2020

Rachel, thank you for your review and feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the food and are very sorry that you experienced a long wait time. We will definitely look into it!

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NessaNessa30
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a great time! The staff was very nice, the food was great, D.J was great! This was my Birthday so I figured let me try Philippe Chow, and they did not disappoint. I would recommend this restaurant to everybody, it’s worth it! Definitely going back soon

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thanks for your review, Nessa. We're thrilled to hear that you had a great birthday celebration with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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PortiaA
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience3

I usually go to Philippe for great ambience and crowd. The food is a plus but the last time I was at the downtown location on 2/21/20 the food was rushed and undercooked( rice was hard to chew, and steak had a funny taste). I was highly disappointed that the manager and waiter didn’t ethically handle it well.

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DeborahC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a new member of open table I found this wonderful restaurant. I don’t eat out so I need help when those special occasion come around to help me find the best places to dine and Philippe did not disappoint not at all. The music was so, so awesome, the atmosphere was just perfect, the staff was amazing and so nice Christopher was our server he was the best. Last but not least the food, (I am a foodie), was excellent the duck was the best I ever tasted, the lobster fried rice was to die for and the appetizer was good. I would recommend this place to dine and Yes I would go back, money was well spent for my husband Birthdayyyyy. Wendy Williams also mentioned this restaurant on her show she gave out reservations to this wonderful place and that was how I knew I wanted to take my husband here for his birthday.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thanks for your review, Deborah. We're so glad that you enjoyed everything, especially our famous Peking Duck. Wendy is a fan and the feeling is mutual! Hope to see you again!

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The restaurant is located in the basement, its very small no waiting area. The music was reminiscent of being in a gap store very annoying not versatile. They placed us by the exit and it was very cold outside we had to keep on our jackets and people waiting to be seated stood by our table while we were eating.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thanks for your review and feedback, Donna.

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vipCasimirC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Made a reservation a few weeks in advance for 4. Got
There waited for 30 minutes for a table, then got cast to a table in the back corner because they had clearly messed up and refused acknowledge it.

Horrible service throughout

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was OK I thought it was gonna be a little more fancier than that but the music is way too loud he kept on switching waiters the tables are so close together it just wasn’t worth the money I spent

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thanks for your review and feedback. We hope that you will give us another chance to impress you in the future!

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NadiyahB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you, we're so glad you enjoyed it!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the waiter was very attentive. The tables were too close.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for your review and feedback!

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MayannaV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was beautiful. By far one of my favorite dinning experiences in the city. I was treated with such grace and ease. Everything just flowed. The staff was amazing and the food is the best. Thank you.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thanks for your kind review, Mayanna. We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience and we look forward to seeing you again!

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Burke
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Let me start off by saying: I really wanted to like this restaurant. “She thinking Philippe...I’m thinking Wingstop” is a classic Rick Ross line that always made me want to try Philippe, but I just never had to chance, until I realized it was located in the Dream Downtown, where we were staying. Booking a reservation here was a no brainer. We showed up about ten minutes before the restaurant opened and walked in, but were ushered outside to wait on the bench. I asked if we could have a drink while we waited and the answer was no. Once the restaurant opened nobody came out to check on us or invite us in. The attitude in the air from the staff was very odd, almost judgmental in a way that made you feel uncomfortable. Lots of blank stares, whispers and looks as they scanned the room, and questions were reluctantly answered with a slight attitude. I couldn’t put my finger on why the staff acted as if we didn’t matter. We were dressed very well and I was wearing my Rolex watch, so I guess you could say there was no reason that we wouldn’t belong in a restaurant like this. We didn’t show up in athletic gear or anything that could be off putting. When I asked about the difference between a prawn and a shrimp we were laughed at, which surprised me. We asked for recommendations and it was like pulling teeth, “What are your most popular entrees & apps?” was answered with a shrug. Service was slow with most of the staff congregating near the bar/kitchen doorway to chat. We had to look over numerous times for water refills, drink orders etc. As a frequent high end diner at places such as Nobu or Morimoto, this is unacceptable in my opinion. We expect to be treated like royalty when we walk in as other comparable restaurants treat their guests. Again - the staff could not be bothered and acted as if they were just going through the motions. In some ways it felt as if were were dealing with doormen from an underground club that look you up and down before letting you in. AVOID!

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

We're sorry to hear about your experience as we want all of our customers to receive the same 5-star service regardless of appearance. We really appreciate your feedback and will definitely look into this further!

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AdemK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by waiters had a great time the same waiter 3 times in a row

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thanks for your review, we're glad you had a good experience!

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rihc
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The service was exceptional everyone was always checking on us to make sure we were enjoying our experience. I must admit the food was disgusting it was bland and unseasoned and a complete waste of money.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

We're very sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the food as it's not reflective of the feedback we hear from the majority of our customers.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Philippe Chow is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. It has great vibes, great food and a great staff.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Michael, thank you so much for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon!

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yeseniam
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really had a pleasant night. My father enjoy the food

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you, so glad to hear you both enjoyed the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and they were so accommodating to us. The atmosphere was great. We all enjoyed our time.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for your review. We're delighted to hear that you had a great time celebrating your birthday with us!

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YasmineD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance, food, experience, and service. The reception staff could be more accommodating.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Yasmine, thank you for your review and feedback. Hope to see you again!

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SharonA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 3rd visit to Philippe and so far it hasn't dissapoint. The food is amazing the music was lively and on point, and I had no issues with the service, I was treated with respect and professionalism... will be back soon

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Sharon, thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Bain
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday here and we loved every bit of it!

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you, Bain. We're thrilled to hear that everyone enjoyed the celebration!

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vipNatalieN
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was the best. It’s always a great time at Philippe Chow. Great ambiance and amazing food.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you, Natalie. So happy to hear that!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not my favorite wouldn’t go back.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thanks for your review, we're sorry to hear that!

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foodluv
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice decor. Great food (pork butt, bejing chicken, filet mignon, shrimp satay, and dark chocolate dessert). Good service. The passion Philipe cocktail is great too.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thanks for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed everything!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed it!

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pamelag
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, staff was cordial and attentive, will come back for sure!

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you, Pamela. We look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The atmosphere was very crowded and very loud, however we didn’t notice it was restaurant week. Our server did not give us his name until we asked “Marcos”. Also, I ordered the filet mignon & he didn’t ask me the temperature that I wanted it cooked at. When my husband (a chef) asked him if he could do medium well because I didnt want any red he said there’s a lot of sauce so you usually don’t notice. Overall not great experience I have always wanted to dine here this is my first and last time unfortunately

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

We're very sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience and we really appreciate your detailed feedback. Hopefully you will give us another chance to impress you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect ending with an AMAZING two for one setting meaning delicious eats and great music in a mild club/lounge setting

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you, we're so glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience. Hope to see you again!

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mike44
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was great, night was awsome

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for your review and feedback, Mike. We want all of our customers to receive 5-star service and we will definitely work on that. Glad to enjoy that you enjoyed the food and overall experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

9pm reservation

Food-delicious

Atmosphere -Initially the music select was not great and VERY loud. Not until 11 pm the music improved and was visibly favored amongst the patrons.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thanks for your review and feedback. So glad you enjoyed it!

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vipemilijalin
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very interesting experience. It is well below street level, in a buzzy set of subterranean rooms. Upscale Chinese. We had the restaurant week menu, starting with the dumpling sampler and the shrimp satay. Both were great with a variety of tastes. My shrimp satay won, but just barely. Then we had the pork butt and the filet mignon. The filet was the least good of the dishes we had, but was still not bad. The pork was very good. We both had the chocolate cake with miso ice cream and that was the absolute standout--just delicious! All the servers were charming and efficient. We would return to try the peking duck, which we saw at a neighboring table and looked very good.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thanks for your review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and look forward to hosting you again soon. Our Peking Duck is legendary so we do hope you will try it next time, you will not be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish the experience was amazing. The food was delicious, the drinks were amazing and the service was spectacular. The Beijing Chicken is highly recommended.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 24, 2020

We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you again soon!

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vipsethylaw
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food is mediocre at best. Waiter was hard to find. Fool me once! I don’t mind the price if the food and service are top top. Not happening here!
Going back to Chow’s

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on February 3, 2020

We're sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience.

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Philippe Chow - Downtown is rated 4.5 stars by 346 OpenTable diners.

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