Philippe Chow - Downtown

4.5
402 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 402 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.2
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDavidF
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First, they didn’t offer a restaurant week menu even though they were advertised on the nyc.go site as having one. Brief “I’m sorry,” but no more.
Not terrible, but not great.
The decor is kind of flashy, hip, “subterranean.” Nice, if that’s your thing.
And the food was… good. As good as a good Chinese restaurant, but no better. There are lots of places in New York that have food as good as or better for half the price. Maybe not the fancy decor, but you can find the same (or better) food lots of places.
Won’t return.

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vipRenataK
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Food is the best so the service! Excellent restaurant!

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vipDiamondSparkle
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, however we were disappointed that our entrees were not hot. They were warm like they had cooled down from sitting. But I have to say they were very good.

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MariaA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an Incredible Experience! Marco was Our Waiter and literally exceeded expectations from beginning to end.

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ShelbyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOTS of food for your money! Did restaurant week and it’s superb

SB
SicoyaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you 😊 I enjoyed my birthday appreciate everything

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JasonS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Trash won’t be returning disappointed in restaurant !

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DFL392
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

This is a really good first date spot or somewhere to go if you're into a scene or with a group. The food was not great. Pretty average I wasn't impressed. I've been to other Mr. Chow locations and thought they were better then this one food wise, but the ambiance of this downtown location was the best. The value is certainly not there if you're looking for something chill. $10 for water and $15 for a cocktail doesn't really compute for me.

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vipCarlyS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week menu is one of best! Have enjoyed meals here before as well & you can’t go wrong. Always delicious

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kitty4u
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I really love the ambiance and the staff. Our favorite dish is the famous Chicken Satay. That sauce was PERFECT and I wish it sold in stores. Lychee martini was strong but flavorful. I will return soon.

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Yanill
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was phenomenal

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Flossy
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The Food and Drinks were great, however the restaurant is extremely hot, the tables are too close together and the music was way too loud. Don’t go on a date expecting to have a conversation, you’ll have to scream across the table.

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NataliaB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We absolutely enjoyed our dinner and the atmosphere.
Twe had the vegetable fried rice , vegetable low mein, Beijing hockey, sweet and sour chicken and spicy velvet chicken.
It was so delicious and fulling.
The tables were very tight I had a party of 8 and we were not very comfortable.
Also there was a fly just hanging around and flying around our table from time to tome and my nephew said for an expensive and upscale restaurant at least they should ensure there is no bugs flying around.
The atmosphere very energetic and lovely. The staff so friendly, the girls at the door are welcoming and sweet. The waiter and the butler were so amazingly sweet and friendly always coming to the table to see if we were ok.
Over all 4/5 stars would have been 5 if the seating and fly did not disappoint.

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PickyEater
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

a big disappointment. Chinese in name only. Food is so Americanized that it is almost unrecognizable. Not an elegant atmosphere - more of a nightclub atmosphere. it is ok if you want that type of thing - but it is not an image that their website pictures portray. waiters were very pleasant and helpful. that was the only good part. we ate and ran as quickly as we could. never going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

So this is the first time dining at the downtown location. I had a reservation for 9pm didn’t get seated till after 10. Once we were seated, it took forever for a waiter to ask us anything. The music was obnoxiously loud to the point where I couldn’t hold a conversation over the music. Once the waiter came, he took our order and never returned to check on us until I had to stop him to get us our check and to box up our food. Overall this location is overhyped.

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DanielB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Extremely loud with explicit music playing, couldn’t hear the rest of my party sitting 1 foot apart

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Philippe is my fav

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. The chicken Satays were amazing. We ordered the duck. I wish I would have called earlier for the duck since it takes a hour to prepare but it was sensational. The music was extremely loud but other than that. Cool vibes. Will come back

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JordanW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and the vibe was amazing! I’ve been to the uptown location several times but downtown is my new favorite!

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Bella
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was good. Great service.

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MarieS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Overall experience was nice, just wished my waiter explained the menu better. It’s buffet style so order a lot

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my Mom there for the first time and she was so impressed! The food is always delicious. Looking forward to returning.

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NatashaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time and everything was amazing. Service, food, drinks… great!

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EllisC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, Our waiter was excelente and very attentive and the vibe was on point great music.

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Marra
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A delicious meal and excellent service but not the place for an upscale classy celebration. First, the young man at the front door was more interested in his friends hanging out on the sidewalk than in greeting or guiding patrons into the restaurant. Then, there were three female hostesses dressed in slinky attire who inform you that while your table is ready you cannot be seated until your full party arrives which delayed and prolonged our stay for dinner; their communication and presentation were unrefined. The music is loud and was profane so I could not post our birthday dessert (with sparkling candles) video because there were repeated F-bombs at the entire beginning of a song playing and thus not appropriate for work friends or clients to view. The chicken satay and green prawns were delicious as mentioned in reviews I read and as I mentioned at the start, the service was wonderful - attentive, polite, knowledgeable about the food and portions needed for a group of seven people.

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AH29
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The hostess needs to be more friendly & watch what they say to people. I actually wanted to walk out after interacting with them.

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Aaron
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great first experience. Had the crispy duck and lobster fried rice.

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AshleyW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Amazing decor, great music, food was good, waiter was attentive

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

they were out of almost everything which was shocking for a friday night. no tofu in the entire house. and we got a duck dumpling that was filled with bones and almost broke my daughters tooth. as nice as our server was the service was terrible. wanted so much to have a great evening but it turned out to be a huge disappointment

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vipJason
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Very courteous and accommodating staff and service. Thank you.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food!!

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Happy
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The restaurant is advertised as upscale, however, its a regular Chinese restaurant with blasting club music and scantily clothed (street clothes) clientele located in a dark basement of a building with unclean carpet that needs serious washing and vacuuming leading you down the stairs to the restaurant.

I would not recommend this as an upscale restaurant. Just a high priced Chinese restaurant with average type of food.

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AnthonyA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall food was great! The service was outstanding and overall just a really good time. Everything from the appetizers to the desert was excellent. Will be back for sure

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vipJenn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I have never been to the downtown location, was always went to the one on 60th. the food as always was excellent, but the service was not the same as the 60th street one.

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krystalB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a great time. The music was great, the vibe and energy was everything I needed. I’ll be back soon.

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vipPAJARESE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Service was just ok. Music was too loud, almost impossible to have a conversation.

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vipCrazyFoodLover
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun experience with a dj for a Saturday night. Food was great, service was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time here within a month and every went well. Food and ambience was excellent.

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vipscottykeats
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food in meatpacking. Joy is a great bartender. Because of her we are at the bar.

FAQs

Philippe Chow - Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 885-9400.

Philippe Chow - Downtown is rated 4.5 stars by 402 OpenTable diners.

Philippe Chow - Downtown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://merchantshospitality.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.