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Philippe Chow - Downtown, New York, NY

Philippe Chow - Downtown

4.4
4.4
644 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 885-9400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Philippe Chow

  • Catering

    For nearly 15 years, Philippe has provided exquisite cuisine to some of the most noteworthy events, fundraisers and private affairs throughout Manhattan and beyond. Our catering options are vast and unique. Should you give us the pleasure of serving your next event, we assure you that your food is fresh and delicious, your experience is exemplary, and your event is the talk of the town.

  • Private party facilities

    Philippe Downtown offers the brand’s signature dishes family-style that guests know and love. Options range from light fare all the way to Chef Chow himself carving his signature Peking Duck at your table.

  • Private party contact

    Philippe: (212) 459-0270

  • Neighborhood

    Meatpacking District

  • Cross street

    16th Street Between 8th and 9th Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Enter from 355 W 16th Street or The Lobby Elevator Inside The Dream Downtown.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Large Party Dining at Philippe Chow - Downtown

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    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 person

    Prepaid

    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.

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What 644 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing
  2. MS

    MarinaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It is a very nice place with a delicious food. For the last 6 month I was 3 times
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One word. Amazing.
  4. AW

    AteyaW

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Music was too loud Wait service was non existent at times and very slow Curry shrimp was salty
  5. S

    Steve

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food very good. Noise level way too loud. 3 person table literally had to shout at each other to hear.
  6. J

    Jamie

    New York Area

    182 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    182 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I love the food. WE NEEDED A BIT MORE TIME FOR PEKING DUCK AS WE HAVE AN 8PM CURTAIN TO MAKE CRISPY DUCK NOT AS GOOD BUT ALL FOOD IS DELICIOUS!
  7. a

    alina

    New York Area

    147 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roberto has provided us with an amazing service. great atmosphere and delicious food.
  8. PY

    PhilipY

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    An excellent restaurant with superb service, more than decent Chinese dishes and interesting cocktails. Coming from Asia, I always found it difficult to find a high-end Chinese restaurant where the ambience, service, and food quality are all equally good. Philippe Downtown is the first restaurant that gave me that total satisfaction. The shrimp dumpling can rival that of top restaurants in Asia. I love the way they fixed the red king crab - plain steamed with ginger and scallion.
  9. B

    Blaris

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Atmosphere was great, food was great and drinks! my boyfriend had a great time celebrating his birthday here.
  10. MB

    MauriceB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice decor and food & drinks are good. Always a good experience when I eat here.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, cocktails and ambiance!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place with great food and service. Music playing transports you back to the 70’s and 80’s.
  13. KM

    KarenM

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Insanely good food and service. Crispy duck is a must have
  14. L

    Librarian72

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We have gone to Philippe for many years, starting with the Uptown location although we have been at the Downtown location several times.The pandemic kept us away for over two years until this past Saturday. We ordered our favorite dishes and while very good, there was just something missing. The peanut sauce for the chicken Satay was not as strong as remembered, the pancakes for the crispy duck were smaller and not as substantial, for example. Philippe is still our favorite Chinese restaurant and worth the trip from Long Island.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great service
  16. DB

    DerekB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Some of the best Chinese cuisine I've had in a long long time.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Nothing like the Midtown restaurant. The people are much nicer there and food quality is also better.
  18. P

    Paul

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Very much like theme park food-expensive large shrimp fried and covered with breading I didn't find it tasty unless unless you drown it with the super sweet sugar sauce. Filet Mignon ditto swimming in sauce but no real flavor other than the sauce. This is a personal thing, many people like this kind of food. Go for the cocktails and maybe appetizers. Much cheaper. Staff is friendly.
  19. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter ( a Colombian gentleman) was amazing, great guy. Real knowledgeable of the menu and exceptional customer service. Made the experience all the more special
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday was great
  21. SR

    SeanR

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The food was good and serves was excellent
  22. T

    Trying

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Food was kind of dry and it came out too fast, felt rushed and fast food like
  23. LY

    LianaY

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a delicious pre-mother's day celebration. Food was delicious, nice ambiance, great service. Very happy!
  24. AV

    AlexVera

    Mexico City

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Comida deliciosa, el lugar decadente y descuidado. Servicio ok pero nada espectacular. Música muy alta (probablemente ese sea el concepto del lugar) en un sótano lo que hace difícil platicar. Comimos bien pero no regresaría
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this place! I’ve been dining at this place for a few years now, absolutely love it there! Everything is amazing food, drinks & service is constantly phenomenal . Thank you guys for the awesome experience every time.
  26. R

    Robert74

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waited like 30mins to sit but the mgr was kind enough to send over a round of drinks once we sat down. Everything else was great from the food to the music.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice please to celebrate special occasions very loud energetic good service nice place to try
  28. KB

    KeithB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting 'experience' was great value and delicious
  29. RK

    RenataK

    Richmond

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Horrible experience with one of the manager. Not the manager who works uptown for years, he is the best always. But another one was at downtown location yesterday… We asked to adjust the bill from 4 glass of wines to 3…mistakes happens I totally get it. But he brought back the bill that he added gratuity for us…we were 2 of us plus a toddler. Very unprofessional behavior as a manager treating regulars, just bc he can make decisions he is definitely not the right fit to be a manager in such a fancy place. Never happened before and we always give 20 percent gratuity as a standard but he doesn’t need to show us his power…ugh.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was very average / bland. . Service was great.
  31. JC

    JuliaC

    Glasgow

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Possibly the best Asian food we have ever had! The beef was so tender and chicken fried rice was delicious. Highly recommend this place
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Highly don’t recommend. They can’t even dish your food out for you
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    The peking duck was a disappointment. The hoisin sauce tasted like high fructose corn syrup…
  35. C

    Cheunger

    New York Area

    229 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    229 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Solid spot for peking duck. Good ambiance.
  36. PT

    PhyfeniaT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    There was hair in my shrimp fried rice that tables were set up entirely too close to the other party’s..
  37. AP

    AprilP

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious definitely going back
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great food and great drinks
  39. MH

    MahimaH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Music, vibe, food was great; as were the drinks and the service.
  40. N

    Nandp

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Philippe used to be our go to location when we had friends from other places visiting NYC. Not to mention the number of times we recommended to others. However, the last few visits has been awful and this one last was it and I can no longer recommend or take anyone there. At this last visit the manager and were more worried about doing tequila shots with a table near us then actually managing the restaurant. He turned up the music so loud that it became a night club vs a restaurant. Don’t get me wrong. I like the energetic vibe. However, when you cannot have a conversation at your table because the music is so loud, then it missed the energetic vibe and it became a night club. The drinks were awful, not well made or balance as it used to be. The food was lukewarm. The grand Walnut prawns were terrible. The creamy sauce on them was basically mayo. Our waiter was also more preoccupied with the table in which the manager was doing shots with. Once he took our order we only saw him again with a dessert menu. We tried ordering the Cotton Candy and he told us that they had already cleaned the machine for the night. Well, 30 minutes later they brought the Cotton Candy for the table where tequila shots and the party was at. Not to mention that they already included the tip on our check which I get it if we were a big party, but there were only 3 of us. It’s so sad to see such a great restaurant be so badly managed and the standards dropped.

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
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

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 644 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Philippe Chow - Downtown

355 West 16 Street New York, NY 10011

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    16th Street Between 8th and 9th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Meatpacking District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Enter from 355 W 16th Street or The Lobby Elevator Inside The Dream Downtown.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Philippe Chow

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 885-9400

  • Catering

    For nearly 15 years, Philippe has provided exquisite cuisine to some of the most noteworthy events, fundraisers and private affairs throughout Manhattan and beyond. Our catering options are vast and unique. Should you give us the pleasure of serving your next event, we assure you that your food is fresh and delicious, your experience is exemplary, and your event is the talk of the town.

  • Private party facilities

    Philippe Downtown offers the brand’s signature dishes family-style that guests know and love. Options range from light fare all the way to Chef Chow himself carving his signature Peking Duck at your table.

  • Private party contact

    Philippe: (212) 459-0270

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