Philippe Chow - Downtown

4.4
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290 Reviews
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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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Specials

Sunset Dream Hour

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

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 24, 2019

Ends: September 25, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 6:00PM-8:00PM

What 290 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.3
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4.0
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great Experience

AB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My spot , Good Asian food . Drinks hit all the time

CL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I'm a fan of the uptown location, and happened to be near the downtown location with friends and we decided to try it out for the first time. The noise level is insane - you have to shout - and the lighting is just too dark; it's not sexy, you just actually can't see anything. (And forget being able the read the menu.) I ordered the same dishes I get uptown (chicken satay, chicken lettuce wraps) as well as some new things to try, and my regular dishes disappointed - they're just not quite as well made as they are uptown.

In all, I would just say it's... fine.

LM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and Service was amazing. A little over priced

AT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and ambiance was incredible. The one minimal issue I had was that we felt rushed. I couldn't really sit and take it all in before I had to order and eat. My boyfriend was still eating and the waiter took my plate and tried to take his.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As a frequent dinner at Philippe’s, last nights visit was less then favorable. We had the last reservation of the night which was 12 midnight and we where rushed beyond belief, given less than an hour to order and eat.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

great waiter

SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

no complaints except for maybe the fact that the music was just a tad too loud. Everything else was exceptional! highly recommend! Will definitely come again.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Thank You!!!!

N
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Eating here is always a pleasure. The only downside this visit was our waitress was very unattentive. The only time we were acknowledged was to place order and request check. If there is a gratuity to be included the service of excellent gratuity should also be granted.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Arben Mati provided us with one of the most delightful services at a restaurant that we’ve ever had. He made sure we enjoyed our drinks and food and had no problem of re-heating a plate we completely forgot about on the table. He was very pleasant and welcoming, approaching us each time with a genuine smile to check up on us. My martini was also great, and that’s very important to me! Made what’s usually a regular city date night into one of the best that we’ve had. Thank you!! Will be returning.

SR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

I was extremely underwhelmed by my experience at Philippe downtown. The waiters look annoyed and not interested in serving anyone, there white uniform jackets were ill fitting. There is minimal interaction with their guest.

We ordered the Peking duck spring rolls - Amazing
Chicken dumplings - less than desirable too thick
Salt & Pepper sea bass, I ate x2 pieces and called it a day!
Chicken Kon ga li- Tasted like something from a local Chinese cuisine :-(
Chicken Fried rice - Amazing
Warm Apple tart - Really nice

Cocktails are not great or worth the price - This May have been the bar tender on duty but I was not impressed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Philippe Chow was amazing the food was everything I thought it would be. However, the music was very loud I could barely have a conversation with my guest without screaming.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our server seem less than happy to be working that might . Very inattentive 𝕪𝕠𝕦 us . I was on a date night and it was clearly not a good choice to go there . I ordered the lobster fried rice which for 30 $ cane with 2 small pieces of lobster . Disappointed

JB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a 22nd birthday !

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my wife’s birthday. 1st time for both of us. Food was great drinks were ok had a passion fruit drink wasn’t that sweet overall great dinner

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

New Years ever. Terrible service took 30 minutes just to get menus. terrible food. Everything was so salty. Took 2 hours to get three cocktails. Got the cocktails they were awful we had to send them back. No garnishes to tell who’s is who just had to guess.

RK
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!!!! Amazing restaurant!!!

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my Birthday dinner here and I loved it! The food was delicious and the service from the staff was great!

J
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great, music was ridiculously loud. I’m a 22 year old girl and legit could not even hear myself think. Besides that I would recommend going, if they lowered their music it would be the best place ever!

R
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Chicken was amazing as usual. Lobster and duck for the first time... I was blown away! Thanks for an unbelievable evening

R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience between the food & music

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you, Robert. Hope to see you again!

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RW
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dined for Christmas

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thanks for your review, so glad you enjoyed it!

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TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I was told to tip server early to ensure proper service (20.00). that did not work here. we had to call our server over every time we needed to reorder drinks or anything else. our first two drinks where very watery like a new bartender would make. after I address this with my server the drinks improved, but why in a place like this did I have to ask that? I ordered a whole duck but I am still very puzzled on the small amount that came to the table.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on December 30, 2019

Hi Tammy, thank you for your review and feedback. We're not sure who told you to "tip server early" as we do not encourage or endorse this. We want all of our guests treated with the utmost care, as service is extremely important to us. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our famous Peking Duck and hope you'll give us another chance to impress you.

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L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food as always! Lychee Martini like drinking silk. Wonderful service from our Waiter Ben

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you for your kind review. We're thrilled to hear that Ben treated you so well. Happy New Year!

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HS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Staff was very accommodating , explained the dishes clearly and precise .
Wonton soup was warm , not hot .
Salt and pepper eggplant and salt and pepper shrimp needed seasoning .
Pulled noodles with duck ragu was good but portion was minute .

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you for your review, Helen. We appreciate your feedback. Happy New Year!

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CN
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Been here before but never to this location and I loved it! I’m happy they finally opened another location and in downtown. Great food and drinks.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you, Clarissa. We're so glad you joined us at our new Downtown location. Cheers!

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OT
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was great, the prawns were amazing however the chicken satay, and fried rice were a little bland. Overall had a good experience but expected more

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thanks for your review and feedback. Happy Holidays!

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EH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food and drinks were absolutely amazing. The menu offered a wide variety of choices.
Our dining host Chris was excellent and provided impeccable service throughout our dining experience. Our last visit on December 21st was our second experience with Chris as our dining host and his service was consistently excellent. We will definitely continue to patronize this amazing restaurant and highly recommend it to anyone.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thanks for your kind review, Erika. So glad to heat that you had a great experience and Chris treated you so well. We look forward to seeing you again!

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AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Music was way too loud for a restaurant. Server was less than attentive. Food was tasty but I can’t say it’s worth all the hype.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thanks for your review, Amani. Happy New Year.

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A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I was so excited to visit here, had talked about it for a while but was soooo disappointed! First, the entree I really wanted wasnt served at this location but the tag on instagram was from this location. Food wasnt very tasty and the recommendation from the server didnt taste like what I was expecting. It was def overpriced but the ambiance drinks and service was on point. Dont think id recommend this place unfortunately. I spent $180 and walked away unhappy, I know nyc is expensive and I am
Ok with that but to leave wanting more from my experience wasnt what I was expecting.

CE
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Loud and dark with good cocktails but food lacked flavor and I find it sad when the best course is dessert (at a Chinese restaurant).

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on December 26, 2019

Cori, we're sorry that you were disappointed and we appreciate your feedback. Happy Holidays.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was all delicious and we enjoyed our night very much!

r
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the girl who sat us to the waiter every thing was amazing

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on December 26, 2019

Robert, thank you for your review. Happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting Menu was amazing

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you, Steven. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed it!

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RV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service but, for the second time , we could not talk to each other due to the noise level.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on December 26, 2019

Rafael, we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. This location is a bit more lively than our uptown location. Have a Happy Holiday and Happy New Year.

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BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

I sadly am not a fan of the downtown location the music was BLASTING, it was not enjoyable, I was out for a birthday celebration and had to text with my friend in order to communicate because we could not hear each other. If there was a dance floor in the middle maybe I would understand and appreciate the noise level. The ambience was nice I just couldn’t enjoy my time there, the food came out within 5 mins from me ordering, normally thats something to be happy about, but not when your rice is dry, leaves me skeptical to believe I was given the last scraps of the night. My server was horrible, not attentive, and the staff wasn’t welcoming. Ive been uptown several times and received better service. I’d probably only return to sit at the bar and not really expect to communicate with whoever Im with.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on December 16, 2019

Breeyah, thank you for your review and feedback. We're sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience and we will definitely look into it. Have a very Happy Holiday season.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I sat in the restaurant for over three hours - I could have taken a flight to Florida in less time. Waited an hour for a table, then two hours to eat. Beef came out looking and tasting like an old shoe. Terrible for the amount of money they charge for mediocre food. Go to Joe’s Shanghai instead.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on December 16, 2019

We're sorry that you were disappointed in your experience as we want all of our guests to have a 5-star experience. We appreciate your feedback and apologize for the slow service.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was amazing the food was great.We had the calamari and chicken dumplings for appetizer and had the spicy beef and velvet chicken with vegetable fried rice.The only downside of the experience the drink choices we made wasn’t anything special and the hostess and the door was rather rude when we asked to me moved to another table that wasn’t right at the entrance.I figured if it was anniversary and I requested another seat which wasn’t occupied the appropriate thing to do would be to accommodate my request.

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you for your review and we sincerely apologize for the behavior of our hostess. Your feedback is great appreciated and I will send you a DM to learn more.

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RD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friends birthday and we came from DC! Everything we expected and more!

Philippe Chow - Downtown
Responded on December 11, 2019

Roxanne, we're so glad to hear that. Hope to see you all again soon!

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