Philippe Chow - Downtown

4.4
507 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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  • Large Party Dining at Philippe Chow - Downtown

    $125.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Philippe Chow requires groups of 9-20 guarantee a minimum spend of $125 per person plus 5% admin. fees, tax & gratuity. Prepayment is required to secure your reservation and will be applied toward your final bill. This minimum can be met with food and beverage from our daily menu enjoyed family-style. The number of guests you have secured with prepayment determines your minimum spend and your table. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate additional guests—if we can, a charge will be added to your final bill. If fewer guests arrive, you will still be responsible for the full prepaid amount. For parties of 21+, visit https://www.philippechow.com/private-events-downtown/
  • Chef's Tasting Menu 4-Courses

    $95.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Family Style (6 person minimum) - $95 per person + tax, gratuity and service fees. Guests receive a variety of signature appetizers, entrees, 1 Peking duck per 6 guests, sides, fruit and sorbet.

Safety precautions

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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 507 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
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vipVinny
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience5

The place is very vibey, but the food and service are not good so don't go expecting a great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The food was horrible and I’ve been here three times

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DerrickD
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot food was excellent. Will return there to eat again soonm

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was an amazing waiter/server!

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vipDrew
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was disappointed to realize that they automatically add a 20% gratuity for a party of 2.
Now I am wondering if I double tipped the last few times I went.

BJ
vipBJChelsea
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The service was fine. The food was more or less tasteless. The ambiance was suspect as in a basement. No value. Don’t bother.

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vipmegH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was nothing special and loud and rather expensive for the quality

PT
PaigeT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. I felt like i was in a club. Music was amazing.

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Elliek
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of the best venue experience for my birthday celebration!

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Cherylegirl
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved how accommodating the staff were as we had to move our reservation time, and the service all around was impeccable! And we really really loved the energy. Only downside was that we were told the machine was broken when we ordered the Baked Alaska, as that is the only reason we wanted to try the establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe with music. Food was good

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Duck was superb and the service was impeccable. Great atmosphere and the watermelon margarita was 10/10.

LA
LAURAS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was okay. Nice atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time! The service was incredible and the crispy beef was A+ ! The pandas are so cute!

JM
JanineM
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Loved the food and the staff are super friendly. Loved this restaurant

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Workers would not wait for customers to walk through narrow walkways, so they felt pushy even though I understand they have work to do. Elevator from hotel lobby required hotel staff assistance - once the elevator doors opened downstairs, you are behind a curtain surrounded by stacked chairs and kitchen supplies swamped in the smell of bathrooms which didn’t really whet my appetite. Mentioned in the reservation we were celebrating a birthday and despite at least three other tables around us getting a dessert with a sparkler, we received nothing. Food was good, but overpriced. Same with cocktails. Wouldn’t return as there are better places.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. The Lobster Fried Rice is excellent, great portion size large enough for two. The Kung Pao Chicken is to die for. The Shrimp Spring Rolls and the Shrimp Dumplings are really good too. You pretty much can’t go wrong with anything you choose here at Philippe’s, now I see why it’s given a shoutout in a lot of different songs from the NYC artists.

J.C.

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vipCheunger
New York Area
222 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good hip spot for elevated chinese.

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Jessica
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A fun place to go to on weekends! Good music (there was a DJ), lively crowd and good food that you can share.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful amazing food and stellar service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asian Fusion at it’s best. The service was outstanding, Jonathan our waiter made us feel like royalty. Good atmosphere & great music. Cheers

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vipspxyxx
New York Area
190 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service by Johnathan and food was wonderful. Great orange beef. Lobster satay was among the best I ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Way too crowded , music was too loud

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megutsan
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Philippe Chow’s was a great experience. The food was tremendous. Each dish was a gift to my tastebuds. My only criticism was that the noise level was too high for me. Overall, I would most definitely return to this restaurant.

Ciao

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had to wait 1 hour to get seated even tho I made an reservation

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Adri
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Would’ve given a 5 star review but that’s only because I was seated after an hour of having reservations. Overall food was good, drinks were amazing, great vibes and music. Would definitely come back.

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Beth
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long mirrored staircase down to restaurant sets the tone for high energy dining with fantastic food and plenty of beautiful people watching.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tried to order 5 bottles of wine and they were all out…finally their most expensive bottle was in stock. Server was embarrassed but was a great attitude and gave us a discount. He saved the experience.

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

The atmosphere was phenomenal, great customer service!

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Steph8
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was bland and not even close to the quality served at the original Mr. Chow. Big disappointment!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time with a very large group and the hosts were very accommodating!

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vipSarah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Very disappointed given all the rave reviews of this place. Restaurant was so dirty… there were trash in the entry way and mystery stains on the upholstery. Food was subpar. The most ridiculous and unprofessional experience ever: the waiter asked us to move to another table after we had appetizers because they needed to make space for a large party of 10. I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone.

MP
MichaelP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor and exquisite dining experience.. might be a good idea to leave the young children at home though. More of an adult/datenight vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were celebrating our daughter’s birthday. The food and service was excellent. Atmosphere was very energetic… also more spacious than the midtown location

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Elena
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

i really was excited to go for my birthday and long story short i had reservation for 10 waited over an hour just to be seated to be told whatever you order now is all your getting kitchen is closing after they made me wait over an hour because there were 3 parties in front of me. Im lucky i had good friends but I couldn't believe how wack the foood was no flavor and cold maybe because it was the end of the night anyways never again & they dont check for vaxx card so anyone can get in . Also it was my birthday and i thought the waiter was bringing us a cake because he came straight our way and put the cake on top of our table for it to end up being for the table next to us !! I'll tell you man you cannot make this up but yeah i had my hopes up too high for this place :( my birthday was over by the time i got to eat.

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VineetaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The place really looks so good. A bit disappointed with soup dumplings.. it’s a bit dry, it’s lesser soup inside. Food felt like just ordinary Chinese food to take out..it doesn’t compliment with the ambiance of the place.

MS
MarissaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Too loud. Crappy service. Weird crowd. Food was way too expensive for what it was.
Need a better floor manager.

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Warren
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food. We had an early meal – it was quiet but then the action picked up bit loud. The waiter was attentive. The better shrimp were absolutely wonderful

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience5

My reservations was at 9:30, we got there at 9:24 wasn’t seated until 10:10. Three things we ordered we never received. The food is amazing and I’ve been here several times but this experience was terrible.

It was my BF’s first time and he wasn’t impressed due to everything going on

FAQs

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

Philippe Chow - Downtown is rated 4.4 stars by 507 OpenTable diners.

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.