Philippe By Philippe Chow

★★★☆☆
"Best in Chinese 2010"" by Zagat & ""Best of the Best"" Adam Platt NY Mag"
  • 33 East 60th Street

    New York, NY 10022

    Cross street: Between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue

    Map & Directions
  • 212-644-8885

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Amazing food, ambiance service.
Sea bass is simply amazing - moist and flavorful, with garlic Phillipe made the rounds and greeted the guests

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★★★★★

Amazing food, ambiance service.
Sea bass is simply amazing - moist and flavorful, with garlic Phillipe made the rounds and greeted the guests

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The food here is great. It's not the best of any single dish, but every dish is 2nd best.

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★★★★★

The food here is great. It's not the best of any single dish, but every dish is 2nd best.

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good not great. thats my headline because as far my experiecne with asian dining has went in the past, this place is almost 5 stars! on the other hand, the meat was a bit stale, atmosphere could have been a little bit more lively, and the

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★★★★★

good not great. thats my headline because as far my experiecne with asian dining has went in the past, this place is almost 5 stars! on the other hand, the meat was a bit stale, atmosphere could have been a little bit more lively, and the

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If we wanted to watch TV and eat Chinese, we would have ordered in! We're flexible, and fine, we had our own "VIP" table in the Wine Cellar room but who wants to watch TV when in great company? We asked to have it turned off, but that only lasted until someone else came to sit in the area. Requested to have it turned off the second time, and after a
needless debate, it went off. Good call! During dessert, the peripheral vision of a basketball game came into effect, again, very annoyingly. It's a good thing we were waiting for the bill, otherwise, the remote would have been part of the creamy dulce de leche sauce on the Chicken Satay. Food was good but not what we consider stellar service. Isn't the
customer always right?

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★★☆☆☆

If we wanted to watch TV and eat Chinese, we would have ordered in! We're flexible, and fine, we had our own "VIP" table in the Wine Cellar room but who wants to watch TV when in great company? We asked to have it turned off, but that only lasted until someone else came to sit in the area. Requested to have it turned off the second time, and after a
needless debate, it went off. Good call! During dessert, the peripheral vision of a basketball game came into effect, again, very annoyingly. It's a good thing we were waiting for the bill, otherwise, the remote would have been part of the creamy dulce de leche sauce on the Chicken Satay. Food was good but not what we consider stellar service. Isn't the
customer always right?

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amazing food, ambiance service..these guys got sme bad reviews when they opened but they got it all together..the peking duck carved tableside is amazing..they lowered their prices and the owner is everywhere making sure all is well.outstanding and i dont please easily.

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★★★★★

amazing food, ambiance service..these guys got sme bad reviews when they opened but they got it all together..the peking duck carved tableside is amazing..they lowered their prices and the owner is everywhere making sure all is well.outstanding and i dont please easily.

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I love Phillippe. The food is always amazing. Excellent service. The satay is perfection.

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★★★★★

I love Phillippe. The food is always amazing. Excellent service. The satay is perfection.

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The food was missing some thing..... i think they call it ..um taste yes! taste. i would've been easily satisfied with eating wet cardboard and thats just how dumbling tasted, like that wet cardboard and the satay were way too skimpy for its price which i tried to push it down with some wine and thank heavens they didn't make that. It all took way too long to arrive at my table for it to be the simpliest of foods i just couldn't believe it. If you do decide to venture there ,well I'd say you need to be commited - commited to a mental institution

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★☆☆☆☆

The food was missing some thing..... i think they call it ..um taste yes! taste. i would've been easily satisfied with eating wet cardboard and thats just how dumbling tasted, like that wet cardboard and the satay were way too skimpy for its price which i tried to push it down with some wine and thank heavens they didn't make that. It all took way too long to arrive at my table for it to be the simpliest of foods i just couldn't believe it. If you do decide to venture there ,well I'd say you need to be commited - commited to a mental institution

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I don't think I've ever had sea bass like the one at Philippe. It is simply amazing - moist and flavorful, with garlic and black bean sause. Please order this if you ever decide to dine there. The vibe was great, everyone was smiling and by the end of the night, so was I.

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★★★★★

I don't think I've ever had sea bass like the one at Philippe. It is simply amazing - moist and flavorful, with garlic and black bean sause. Please order this if you ever decide to dine there. The vibe was great, everyone was smiling and by the end of the night, so was I.

Pros: Food and atmosphere

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I had the crispy beef, prawns, lettuce wraps, veggie dumplings, sea bass (best I have ever had, period), red velvet cake, sorbets (no sugar added) -- drank two Phillipini's (delicious)! Prices are not cheap, but for the extra few bucks it is worth it - in fact, for the scene alone it is worth it - get ready for some serious people-watching - most of all though, the staff was very genuine and welcoming (didn't expect that) . I will be thinking about last night's dinner for a long time - very memorable - we even got to meet Chef Phillipe Chow himself - he made the rounds and greeted the guests...

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★★★★★

I had the crispy beef, prawns, lettuce wraps, veggie dumplings, sea bass (best I have ever had, period), red velvet cake, sorbets (no sugar added) -- drank two Phillipini's (delicious)! Prices are not cheap, but for the extra few bucks it is worth it - in fact, for the scene alone it is worth it - get ready for some serious people-watching - most of all though, the staff was very genuine and welcoming (didn't expect that) . I will be thinking about last night's dinner for a long time - very memorable - we even got to meet Chef Phillipe Chow himself - he made the rounds and greeted the guests...

Pros: food, scene, staff

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Best food, best service, best atmosphere. Decorated to perfection. All locations amazing: NYC x2, Miami, MX, and now W.Hollywood! Incredible!

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★★★★★

Best food, best service, best atmosphere. Decorated to perfection. All locations amazing: NYC x2, Miami, MX, and now W.Hollywood! Incredible!

Pros: Literally best restaurant in US

Cons: NONE

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By far the best CHINESE food ever created. Forget the dog food take out places. Sorry, no pun intended. They truly bring real chinese food to the menu. The squab wraps, filet mignon, velvet chicken, OMG. The food is insanely delicious,. Please do not listen to any bad reviews. Try this place for yourself, you will be happy you did. They have thee best shrimp dishes in the world and the lobster is so fresh it melts in your mouth. thanks Phillipe for making my food the best i ever eaten in my entire 43 years living
BY FAR THE BEST FOOD I HAVE EVER TASTED. I've been to France, Italy, Carribean, California, Greece, and many more. Please take the op to try it you'll love it. The neighborhood, is so cool, with clubs nearby, shopping its on 58th between park and madison.

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★★★★★

By far the best CHINESE food ever created. Forget the dog food take out places. Sorry, no pun intended. They truly bring real chinese food to the menu. The squab wraps, filet mignon, velvet chicken, OMG. The food is insanely delicious,. Please do not listen to any bad reviews. Try this place for yourself, you will be happy you did. They have thee best shrimp dishes in the world and the lobster is so fresh it melts in your mouth. thanks Phillipe for making my food the best i ever eaten in my entire 43 years living
BY FAR THE BEST FOOD I HAVE EVER TASTED. I've been to France, Italy, Carribean, California, Greece, and many more. Please take the op to try it you'll love it. The neighborhood, is so cool, with clubs nearby, shopping its on 58th between park and madison.

Pros: everything, drinks to food to atmosphere

Cons: clumsy service, once in a while a few extrra loud forks or silverware fall. but busy store busy people

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This is a great spot, and the food was amazing. A few friends and I ate dinner here a few nights ago, and were highly impressed. The signature drinks were very good. We started with the house salad, which was super fresh and had an amazing vinagrette dressing. I also tried the wonton soup, and was plesantly surprised at how such a simple dish could be so delicious! I have never had a better soup anywhere! They serve the main dishes family style, so my friends and I were able to taste a number of things. My personal favorites where the sea bass, chicken jo lau, and the filet... amazing. Our waiter was so sweet and very attentive to everything... explaining the menu and the dishes perfectly. Overall, we were all very happy, and will definitely be returning soon.

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★★★★★

This is a great spot, and the food was amazing. A few friends and I ate dinner here a few nights ago, and were highly impressed. The signature drinks were very good. We started with the house salad, which was super fresh and had an amazing vinagrette dressing. I also tried the wonton soup, and was plesantly surprised at how such a simple dish could be so delicious! I have never had a better soup anywhere! They serve the main dishes family style, so my friends and I were able to taste a number of things. My personal favorites where the sea bass, chicken jo lau, and the filet... amazing. Our waiter was so sweet and very attentive to everything... explaining the menu and the dishes perfectly. Overall, we were all very happy, and will definitely be returning soon.

Pros: specialty cocktails, family style dishes to share, filet and sea bass!

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Since I've always had a great time at the bar I thought it would be a good idea to have a full dinner. BAD mistake. The lobster sushi was a joke. It was tiny bits of dry rubbery lobster wrapped in thick donut like dough. Gross. And whatever else we ordered was sub par and uneventful. Stay away from the dinning room and stick to the bar scene.

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★★☆☆☆

Since I've always had a great time at the bar I thought it would be a good idea to have a full dinner. BAD mistake. The lobster sushi was a joke. It was tiny bits of dry rubbery lobster wrapped in thick donut like dough. Gross. And whatever else we ordered was sub par and uneventful. Stay away from the dinning room and stick to the bar scene.

Pros: bar scene

Cons: food and service

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I love this restaurant so much! The service service was great and the atmosphere is so hot!! The food is great and I love the shark fin soup!

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★★★★★

I love this restaurant so much! The service service was great and the atmosphere is so hot!! The food is great and I love the shark fin soup!

Pros: Great service and food

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Had a very disappointing meal at Philippe last night. Food was not fresh and service was poor. They didn't clean the table before we sat and there were stains on the table cloth and on the plates and utensils. Service was worse than ever. I won't be going back to this place and would not recommend it to my friends.

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★☆☆☆☆

Had a very disappointing meal at Philippe last night. Food was not fresh and service was poor. They didn't clean the table before we sat and there were stains on the table cloth and on the plates and utensils. Service was worse than ever. I won't be going back to this place and would not recommend it to my friends.

Pros: location

Cons: Food not fresh, dirty place, horrible service etc

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This place was unbelievable ! The service was impeccable, the Lychee Martini's are insatiable and the food is just..... perfect. We had the lettuce wraps, green shrimp, green noodles and lobster rolls..... all in all a wonderful meal!!

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★★★★★

This place was unbelievable ! The service was impeccable, the Lychee Martini's are insatiable and the food is just..... perfect. We had the lettuce wraps, green shrimp, green noodles and lobster rolls..... all in all a wonderful meal!!

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this place is gorgeous and the food is pretty good too over all i was impressed when my date took me here. i really enjoyed the wines and the dishes that were on the menu. good job!

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★★★★★

this place is gorgeous and the food is pretty good too over all i was impressed when my date took me here. i really enjoyed the wines and the dishes that were on the menu. good job!

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By the time you sit at table, you must be frustrated with this notorious manager because of his poor hosting and communication skill. Then you probably get mad since you don't get food any time soon. Besides, food is insanely overpriced. Lastly you should be infuriated when this rude waiter drops off your bill and tries to kick you out of the restaurant. Until you are all set, he is waiting right behind you to snatch your check. It is just amazing. If you don't wanna be treated like that, just stay away from the place !

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★☆☆☆☆

By the time you sit at table, you must be frustrated with this notorious manager because of his poor hosting and communication skill. Then you probably get mad since you don't get food any time soon. Besides, food is insanely overpriced. Lastly you should be infuriated when this rude waiter drops off your bill and tries to kick you out of the restaurant. Until you are all set, he is waiting right behind you to snatch your check. It is just amazing. If you don't wanna be treated like that, just stay away from the place !

Pros: none

Cons: everything

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Philippe is simply appalling. The food was subpar: the crispy salmon wasn't crispy. It was, however, overcooked and covered in a sickly-sweet sauce. The velvet chicken, which our server assured us was very spicy, was so bland that we asked for hot sauce on the side to give it some flavor. The only good thing we ate was the chicken satay.

The service matched the food. Our waiter was pretentious and snooty but also inept. He (and the servers) put each and every dish in front of the wrong diner, both for appetizers and for the entree. One appetizer (the soup) didn't arrive at all until we asked where it was. It wasn't on the stove in the meantime, apparently, since it arrived cold. At the end of the meal we were presented with "warm" towels which were in fact quite cold.

Still, none of that was the worst aspect of the meal. This is: we had iced tea. The staff regularly took the glasses when they were halfway gone and refilled them without asking if we wanted refills. Then at the end of the meal we found that we had been charged for 7 iced teas. If a restaurant intends to charge for refills, it needs to ask before refilling the glasses. Simply appalling. Especially at $5 per glass. Needless to say, we won't be back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Philippe is simply appalling. The food was subpar: the crispy salmon wasn't crispy. It was, however, overcooked and covered in a sickly-sweet sauce. The velvet chicken, which our server assured us was very spicy, was so bland that we asked for hot sauce on the side to give it some flavor. The only good thing we ate was the chicken satay.

The service matched the food. Our waiter was pretentious and snooty but also inept. He (and the servers) put each and every dish in front of the wrong diner, both for appetizers and for the entree. One appetizer (the soup) didn't arrive at all until we asked where it was. It wasn't on the stove in the meantime, apparently, since it arrived cold. At the end of the meal we were presented with "warm" towels which were in fact quite cold.

Still, none of that was the worst aspect of the meal. This is: we had iced tea. The staff regularly took the glasses when they were halfway gone and refilled them without asking if we wanted refills. Then at the end of the meal we found that we had been charged for 7 iced teas. If a restaurant intends to charge for refills, it needs to ask before refilling the glasses. Simply appalling. Especially at $5 per glass. Needless to say, we won't be back.

Pros: Nice bathrooms

Cons: Bad food, bad service, high prices

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Place isnt good, overrated. They have an express downtown that is just as bad for 1/4 of the price. management thinks they are nice but they are a bunch of losers. Dont go, thank me after

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★☆☆☆☆

Place isnt good, overrated. They have an express downtown that is just as bad for 1/4 of the price. management thinks they are nice but they are a bunch of losers. Dont go, thank me after

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i loved the food, decor and service! my girlfriends and I had a great time! I highly recommend this establishment!

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★★★★★

i loved the food, decor and service! my girlfriends and I had a great time! I highly recommend this establishment!

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This was well worth the money. The Chicken Satays are a must order and the half portions of the entrees are enough for 2. Everything was great, especially the service. I hope they open one in Atlanta! Oh, desserts and drinks are a must!

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★★★★★

This was well worth the money. The Chicken Satays are a must order and the half portions of the entrees are enough for 2. Everything was great, especially the service. I hope they open one in Atlanta! Oh, desserts and drinks are a must!

Pros: servers and busboys were excellent, informative, and friendly

Cons: hostess was not so welcoming

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i happend to this resturant. as others said----------bad exprience, food is not good, staff sttitude is not good. only one dish is of average. man, i wish them a big change if next time.

1
★★☆☆☆

i happend to this resturant. as others said----------bad exprience, food is not good, staff sttitude is not good. only one dish is of average. man, i wish them a big change if next time.

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This place overcharges and the food is overcooked ,places sugar in sauces which shouldn't have sugar in them,and misrepresents its spicy dishes as spicy when they were not.My guest and I complained about the portions which were shockingly small and our waiter gave us a condescending response which is unnecessary to repeat. Despite the interior design which is nice the dinner was an expensive EMBARRASSMENT !

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★☆☆☆☆

This place overcharges and the food is overcooked ,places sugar in sauces which shouldn't have sugar in them,and misrepresents its spicy dishes as spicy when they were not.My guest and I complained about the portions which were shockingly small and our waiter gave us a condescending response which is unnecessary to repeat. Despite the interior design which is nice the dinner was an expensive EMBARRASSMENT !

Pros: -

Cons: EVERYTHING

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My friend -a "wannabe" foodie- recommended I go to Philippe after she had such a good experience there at her recent company corporate dinner. Honestly, I was a little hesitant to visit Philippe, considering the questionable reviews on this site. I decided to trust my friends opinion, because she does indeed have good taste, and I figured it was worth a try. I was amazed at how on point my friend was! We went on a Saturday night, and had a fantastic time. Our waiter was very polite, and was helpful with describing the delicious list of specialty cocktails. We had the salt and pepper calamari, as well as their famous chicken satay, to start. Both were uniquely delicious, and were nothing close to the bland copy-cats I had eaten at other restaurants. Our main course was the filet (melt in your mouth!), chicken jo lau (garlic sauce to die for), and the green prawns (amazingly fresh veggies and prawns). We all enjoyed everything, and tried desperately to finish it all, but of course we had to try dessert too. Once again, we were amazed at how delicious the items were. All I can say is that the entire experience was fantastic, and I too will be recommending Philippe to friends!

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★★★★★

My friend -a "wannabe" foodie- recommended I go to Philippe after she had such a good experience there at her recent company corporate dinner. Honestly, I was a little hesitant to visit Philippe, considering the questionable reviews on this site. I decided to trust my friends opinion, because she does indeed have good taste, and I figured it was worth a try. I was amazed at how on point my friend was! We went on a Saturday night, and had a fantastic time. Our waiter was very polite, and was helpful with describing the delicious list of specialty cocktails. We had the salt and pepper calamari, as well as their famous chicken satay, to start. Both were uniquely delicious, and were nothing close to the bland copy-cats I had eaten at other restaurants. Our main course was the filet (melt in your mouth!), chicken jo lau (garlic sauce to die for), and the green prawns (amazingly fresh veggies and prawns). We all enjoyed everything, and tried desperately to finish it all, but of course we had to try dessert too. Once again, we were amazed at how delicious the items were. All I can say is that the entire experience was fantastic, and I too will be recommending Philippe to friends!

Pros: delicious cocktails and entrees- polite staff and management

Cons: music was a bit loud at times

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Seriously, i was surprised by all the great reviews, Actually, i had super high hopes in this restaurant and was more surprised by how disappointed i was! our waiter was really sweet but i felt really bad for the stupid uniforms he and the other servers were forced to wear! Our appetizers were ok at first until they brought the rest ... all of the textures in the dishes were identical... and gross. then for entree we had duck which was SUPER disappointing. Seriously, it's been like 20 years since I've had such a disgusting food.... . We were so unhappy with the food we got that we didn't even want any desserts. Furthermore, it was amazing to see how unhappy and sullen the kitchen staff appeared... and also how confused they all looked! I'd come back here only for squab ... but with all the other restaurants in nyc i haven't tried yet, that won't be anytime soon.

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★☆☆☆☆

Seriously, i was surprised by all the great reviews, Actually, i had super high hopes in this restaurant and was more surprised by how disappointed i was! our waiter was really sweet but i felt really bad for the stupid uniforms he and the other servers were forced to wear! Our appetizers were ok at first until they brought the rest ... all of the textures in the dishes were identical... and gross. then for entree we had duck which was SUPER disappointing. Seriously, it's been like 20 years since I've had such a disgusting food.... . We were so unhappy with the food we got that we didn't even want any desserts. Furthermore, it was amazing to see how unhappy and sullen the kitchen staff appeared... and also how confused they all looked! I'd come back here only for squab ... but with all the other restaurants in nyc i haven't tried yet, that won't be anytime soon.

Pros: Squab

Cons: everything else

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My experience at Philippe was horrible . I went there on a Saturday with a party of four and we swore never to set foot in that restaurant again. To begin with the service was slow and ungraceful. We asked for extra lettuce for our squab and the waiter rolled his eyes and looked like he wanted us out of there. We ordered the steak and it was raw in the middle. Shrimp was just ok but not worth the price. When we complained to the manager ... he was rude and unfriendly and could hardly be understood in his broken english. Fortunately the city offers many good Chinese restaurants so forget about this one. What a disaster!

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★☆☆☆☆

My experience at Philippe was horrible . I went there on a Saturday with a party of four and we swore never to set foot in that restaurant again. To begin with the service was slow and ungraceful. We asked for extra lettuce for our squab and the waiter rolled his eyes and looked like he wanted us out of there. We ordered the steak and it was raw in the middle. Shrimp was just ok but not worth the price. When we complained to the manager ... he was rude and unfriendly and could hardly be understood in his broken english. Fortunately the city offers many good Chinese restaurants so forget about this one. What a disaster!

Pros: location

Cons: Food, Decor, Ambiance.............. Staff including management -- Rude Rude Rude .... Attitude !!!!

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My boyfriend and I dined there last saturday night with much regret. The service was HORRIBLE!!! We waited for sometime for our waiter to even greet us at our table, not to mention never once checked on how we were doing throughout our meal. Our main course plate seemed as if it had come off of someone else's table, and the green shrimp was translucent as if it had not been cooked. The waiter also watched me pour my own wine, then later came back and picked up the empty bottle and attempted to pour the empty bottle of wine that he had just seen me pour out. We had better service from the busboy, who actually asked us how we were doing. The fastest thing that our pompous waiter did was bring us the check, peer over our shoulder to see his tip, and pick it up. I've had better service from a hotdog vendor.

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★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I dined there last saturday night with much regret. The service was HORRIBLE!!! We waited for sometime for our waiter to even greet us at our table, not to mention never once checked on how we were doing throughout our meal. Our main course plate seemed as if it had come off of someone else's table, and the green shrimp was translucent as if it had not been cooked. The waiter also watched me pour my own wine, then later came back and picked up the empty bottle and attempted to pour the empty bottle of wine that he had just seen me pour out. We had better service from the busboy, who actually asked us how we were doing. The fastest thing that our pompous waiter did was bring us the check, peer over our shoulder to see his tip, and pick it up. I've had better service from a hotdog vendor.

Pros: NONE

Cons: FOOD SERVICE .....................

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This "restaurant" is run SO poorly I can not fathom how it is still open. I tried to give it another shot as my first visit was deplorable, And now I marvel at who they pay off to stay open. This place is a joke .... the food and service was horrible !

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★☆☆☆☆

This "restaurant" is run SO poorly I can not fathom how it is still open. I tried to give it another shot as my first visit was deplorable, And now I marvel at who they pay off to stay open. This place is a joke .... the food and service was horrible !

Pros: none

Cons: service, ambience, food, management ................................

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What an AWFUL place !!!! Rude and annoying staff, knock off food and horrible clientele ! If that's what you are interested in, this is the place for you ! I will never step my foot in this horrendous place ever again !!! I rather throw my $ in the toilet then spend it at this restaurant !

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★☆☆☆☆

What an AWFUL place !!!! Rude and annoying staff, knock off food and horrible clientele ! If that's what you are interested in, this is the place for you ! I will never step my foot in this horrendous place ever again !!! I rather throw my $ in the toilet then spend it at this restaurant !

Pros: location

Cons: too many to list !!!

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This was my second venture to Phillipe and I have to say it met my expectations once again. If you're looking for the full experience, I would recommend going later rather than earlier. Phillipe is very see and be seen and you will find that the crowd here is attractive, and well dressed. Don't be surprised when you're rubbing elbows with New York's elite. The food is great, I would personally recommend the Chicken Satay to start and either the Duck (although it takes 45 minutes to prepare) or the Sweet & Sour Chicken as the main course. The wine list is up to par with what you'd expect from a trendy UES eatery, the Riesling we had went great with the food. The service here is very attentive and there is usually a waiter & busboy tending to your table and a manager keeping a watchful eye. Overall it's a great place but not somewhere I could frequent too often as it is a bit pricey and a little too much of a "scene" place to go on a regular basis, but for a special occasion or a night out on the town it's a great restaurant.

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★★★★☆

This was my second venture to Phillipe and I have to say it met my expectations once again. If you're looking for the full experience, I would recommend going later rather than earlier. Phillipe is very see and be seen and you will find that the crowd here is attractive, and well dressed. Don't be surprised when you're rubbing elbows with New York's elite. The food is great, I would personally recommend the Chicken Satay to start and either the Duck (although it takes 45 minutes to prepare) or the Sweet & Sour Chicken as the main course. The wine list is up to par with what you'd expect from a trendy UES eatery, the Riesling we had went great with the food. The service here is very attentive and there is usually a waiter & busboy tending to your table and a manager keeping a watchful eye. Overall it's a great place but not somewhere I could frequent too often as it is a bit pricey and a little too much of a "scene" place to go on a regular basis, but for a special occasion or a night out on the town it's a great restaurant.

Pros: Ambience, Service, Food, Atmosphere

Cons: No parking, sometimes hard to get a table where you want it, some dishes are subpar

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I went to Phillipe with high hopes as I was referred there by the Four Seasons Hotel. I asked for the best Chinese food in NY (as I never had any good Chinese in this city) and they sent me to Phillipe. I must say I was hugely disappointed.

First, the menu. The soup and starters section made me think I was in a cheap Chinatown restaurant catered for tourists on a tight budget. I had corn and crabmeat soup -- it was reasonable, just as one would expect for Campbell soup. We also had scallion pancake. The pancake turned out to be more like tortilla chip! I had better scallion pancakes in Chinese fast food restaurants. The pork lettuce wrap did not look good, but the taste was acceptable! I saw the girls next table ordering chicken satay and they were orange in colour!! The main course was more decent. We had chilean sea bass (half with black bean sauce and half with garlic), which turned out to be quite decent. The bok choy was also good. But the fried rice was a 2 out of 10.

The setting was meant to be upmarket, but the music was just so loud. It was neither here nor there.

I would definitely not go again!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Phillipe with high hopes as I was referred there by the Four Seasons Hotel. I asked for the best Chinese food in NY (as I never had any good Chinese in this city) and they sent me to Phillipe. I must say I was hugely disappointed.

First, the menu. The soup and starters section made me think I was in a cheap Chinatown restaurant catered for tourists on a tight budget. I had corn and crabmeat soup -- it was reasonable, just as one would expect for Campbell soup. We also had scallion pancake. The pancake turned out to be more like tortilla chip! I had better scallion pancakes in Chinese fast food restaurants. The pork lettuce wrap did not look good, but the taste was acceptable! I saw the girls next table ordering chicken satay and they were orange in colour!! The main course was more decent. We had chilean sea bass (half with black bean sauce and half with garlic), which turned out to be quite decent. The bok choy was also good. But the fried rice was a 2 out of 10.

The setting was meant to be upmarket, but the music was just so loud. It was neither here nor there.

I would definitely not go again!!

Pros: We had a very good waiter

Cons: bad food. loud music

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WOW WOW WOW I loved the music the ambiance..Loved everything about it the food the service ''I loved the Best shrimp satay, maine lobster..(my favorite) Husband loves the Duck ... I have never eaten at a place where wine and Martinis were the best. We all had the best time no one rushed you and we enjoyed our whole night... I would HIGHLY recommend and can't wait to go back again..
P.S. I am leaving on vacation and can't wait to see and try New one in South Beach..When does it open anyone know...Thanksss

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★★★★★

WOW WOW WOW I loved the music the ambiance..Loved everything about it the food the service ''I loved the Best shrimp satay, maine lobster..(my favorite) Husband loves the Duck ... I have never eaten at a place where wine and Martinis were the best. We all had the best time no one rushed you and we enjoyed our whole night... I would HIGHLY recommend and can't wait to go back again..
P.S. I am leaving on vacation and can't wait to see and try New one in South Beach..When does it open anyone know...Thanksss

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I have been a huge fan of chinese and asian food for a great while.... and now I have a new found love for it thanks to Philippe!!!! From the start, every staff member we encountered was a delight. We were seated almost immediately, and were greeted by our waiter quickly. He was extremely familiar with the menu items and was able to suggest a fantastic bottle of wine as well. I was amazed by the shrimp satay and crabmeat soup dumplings... a great start to a great dinner! My main course of Steamed Maine Lobster was absolutely decadent! The entire meal was a pleasure. My husband and I have already made reservations for next week!

2
★★★★★

I have been a huge fan of chinese and asian food for a great while.... and now I have a new found love for it thanks to Philippe!!!! From the start, every staff member we encountered was a delight. We were seated almost immediately, and were greeted by our waiter quickly. He was extremely familiar with the menu items and was able to suggest a fantastic bottle of wine as well. I was amazed by the shrimp satay and crabmeat soup dumplings... a great start to a great dinner! My main course of Steamed Maine Lobster was absolutely decadent! The entire meal was a pleasure. My husband and I have already made reservations for next week!

Pros: Shrimp Satay and Maine Lobster

Cons: addictive :)

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I had the pleasure of dining at Philippe the other evening.Satay is amazing. All the other stuff is amazing too. I want to eat here constantly.The peking duck is great as well, but make sure you are really hungry because it is a huge dish.The place is an obvious winner. This place rocks.

2
★★★★★

I had the pleasure of dining at Philippe the other evening.Satay is amazing. All the other stuff is amazing too. I want to eat here constantly.The peking duck is great as well, but make sure you are really hungry because it is a huge dish.The place is an obvious winner. This place rocks.

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Love everything about this restaurant!Between the food, the music, the ambiance, the specialty drinks and the beautiful people I have yet to find a restaurant that satisfies all the senses as much as Philippe does.The food was great loved the lobster spring rolls and the chicken satay.All in all, it was a very pleasant experience.

2
★★★★★

Love everything about this restaurant!Between the food, the music, the ambiance, the specialty drinks and the beautiful people I have yet to find a restaurant that satisfies all the senses as much as Philippe does.The food was great loved the lobster spring rolls and the chicken satay.All in all, it was a very pleasant experience.

Pros: Very friendly staff

Cons: none

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Not sure why anyone would give Philippe's a bad review. Athough I do not know Mr. Chow personally and he seems to be low key he is hands on, he does make his presense known at his resturants making sure customers are happy and his phenominal staff is consistant.

I have had the pleasure to eat lunch and dinner 6 times at this establishment and always very satisfied with serivce, and food. You must try the leeche martinis out of this world.

Thank you Mr. Chow and your professional staff at the NYC location, I drive all the way from CT to eat at your resturant.

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★★☆☆☆

Not sure why anyone would give Philippe's a bad review. Athough I do not know Mr. Chow personally and he seems to be low key he is hands on, he does make his presense known at his resturants making sure customers are happy and his phenominal staff is consistant.

I have had the pleasure to eat lunch and dinner 6 times at this establishment and always very satisfied with serivce, and food. You must try the leeche martinis out of this world.

Thank you Mr. Chow and your professional staff at the NYC location, I drive all the way from CT to eat at your resturant.

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If your looking for a great chinese restaurant , Philippe is the place !. The food is greatly delicious.
The service is superb, with waiters who are very quick and friendly . Ive eaten there a dozen times...Highly recommend it if your into Excellent service, food, drinks & atmosphere...

2
★★★★★

If your looking for a great chinese restaurant , Philippe is the place !. The food is greatly delicious.
The service is superb, with waiters who are very quick and friendly . Ive eaten there a dozen times...Highly recommend it if your into Excellent service, food, drinks & atmosphere...

Pros: good food

Cons: none

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Fantastic! I recently dined at philippe on 60th street. The G.M. greeted me as soon as i walked in.. WHAT A GENTELMAN!!!!! we were sat in the VIP room in the basement where we were treated like superstars! The food was great, drinks were perfect, can't wait to go back and can't wait to visit them in Miami!! The night ended w/ Philippe the chef coming to our table to see how are experience was! Everyone must check this out!

2
★★★★★

Fantastic! I recently dined at philippe on 60th street. The G.M. greeted me as soon as i walked in.. WHAT A GENTELMAN!!!!! we were sat in the VIP room in the basement where we were treated like superstars! The food was great, drinks were perfect, can't wait to go back and can't wait to visit them in Miami!! The night ended w/ Philippe the chef coming to our table to see how are experience was! Everyone must check this out!

Pros: Staff / Service

Cons: perfection!

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I was genuinely impressed and pleased with my dining experience at Philippe. Not only was the service superb, the food was amazing as well. My filet was absolutely tender and delicious... by far the best I have had in a long time. The waiter also suggested a fantastic red wine to accompany my meal. I can not wait to return for another great night!

2
★★★★★

I was genuinely impressed and pleased with my dining experience at Philippe. Not only was the service superb, the food was amazing as well. My filet was absolutely tender and delicious... by far the best I have had in a long time. The waiter also suggested a fantastic red wine to accompany my meal. I can not wait to return for another great night!

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I recently went to Phillipe for the first time on a recommendation from a friend. The food was FANTASTIC! You have to have the chicken satays, and the duck is awesome!. Waitstaff was attentive and extremely friendly. I can't wait to go back!

2
★★★★★

I recently went to Phillipe for the first time on a recommendation from a friend. The food was FANTASTIC! You have to have the chicken satays, and the duck is awesome!. Waitstaff was attentive and extremely friendly. I can't wait to go back!

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Love everything about this restaurant! great selection of wines in the cellar they have away from the main dining room. If your looking for great service from the moment you walk in till the moment you walk out, Philippe is the go place!

2
★★★★★

Love everything about this restaurant! great selection of wines in the cellar they have away from the main dining room. If your looking for great service from the moment you walk in till the moment you walk out, Philippe is the go place!

Pros: Food and service!

Cons: kitchen closes at 12 :(

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I recently dined for the first time at Philippe last Sunday with my family. Came back again on Wednesday, then again on Saturday. Im hooked on it! The food is unlike Mr.Chow's, so much more better as far as crowd and ambiance. I'm a huge bilini drinker, and the speciality cocktail the Shanghai Philippe is to die for! Real strawberry puree and vueve, so good! The lobster Satay and Peking Chicken, two of the new dishes that the waiter suggested as great! Thats why I came back twice! Def. a place to be checked out!

2
★★★★★

I recently dined for the first time at Philippe last Sunday with my family. Came back again on Wednesday, then again on Saturday. Im hooked on it! The food is unlike Mr.Chow's, so much more better as far as crowd and ambiance. I'm a huge bilini drinker, and the speciality cocktail the Shanghai Philippe is to die for! Real strawberry puree and vueve, so good! The lobster Satay and Peking Chicken, two of the new dishes that the waiter suggested as great! Thats why I came back twice! Def. a place to be checked out!

Pros: Lobster Satay!!

Cons: Too far of a drive for me! Open downtown!!

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A wondrous experience from the food to the service. I also had the best cosmo ever. The minimalistic decor is simple and chic. Loved the fun music while dining at such a classy establishment. A must get is the pecking duck and dont forget the string beans as a side!!

2
★★★★★

A wondrous experience from the food to the service. I also had the best cosmo ever. The minimalistic decor is simple and chic. Loved the fun music while dining at such a classy establishment. A must get is the pecking duck and dont forget the string beans as a side!!

Pros: Fun Music

Cons: Not a single thing!

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A friend recommended the rest and now I love her even more! This is the best food I have ever eaten! I plan on making a weekly trip there! Recommended - THE DUCK FOR 2!, filet mignon, chicken satay, shrimp dumplings. I could go on and on...... everything is fantastic!

2
★★★★★

A friend recommended the rest and now I love her even more! This is the best food I have ever eaten! I plan on making a weekly trip there! Recommended - THE DUCK FOR 2!, filet mignon, chicken satay, shrimp dumplings. I could go on and on...... everything is fantastic!

Pros: food is like none other

Cons: nothing

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I have been dining at Philippe since it opened about 3 years ago. I am in NYC on business 3 or 4 times a year and I visit Philippe every time. My other NY favorites are Babbo, A Voce, Union Square, Cookshop, The Modern, Red Cat, Daniel and Nobu. The food and service have been 1st class every single time. Only in NY can you eat incredible Chinese food in such a modern yet relaxed atmosphere. The tableside duck and the housemade noodles are 2 of my all time favorite dishes. On my last visit to NY, my guests mentioned to me that I should read the Citysearch reviews before making a reservation. I read all of the reviews and found them to be very entertaining. My first thought was that someone is taking personal shots at Philippe's ownership which I find to be sophomoric. I would also recommend to Citysearch before they allow a rude and distasteful review to be printed they should ask for a receipt, Zagat should do the same. I will continue to dine at Philippe every chance I get because not only have I been pleased everytime, my guests have been as well.

2
★★★★★

I have been dining at Philippe since it opened about 3 years ago. I am in NYC on business 3 or 4 times a year and I visit Philippe every time. My other NY favorites are Babbo, A Voce, Union Square, Cookshop, The Modern, Red Cat, Daniel and Nobu. The food and service have been 1st class every single time. Only in NY can you eat incredible Chinese food in such a modern yet relaxed atmosphere. The tableside duck and the housemade noodles are 2 of my all time favorite dishes. On my last visit to NY, my guests mentioned to me that I should read the Citysearch reviews before making a reservation. I read all of the reviews and found them to be very entertaining. My first thought was that someone is taking personal shots at Philippe's ownership which I find to be sophomoric. I would also recommend to Citysearch before they allow a rude and distasteful review to be printed they should ask for a receipt, Zagat should do the same. I will continue to dine at Philippe every chance I get because not only have I been pleased everytime, my guests have been as well.

Pros: peking duck

Cons: none

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Between the food, the music, the ambiance, the specialty drinks and the beautiful people I have yet to find a restaurant that satisfies all the senses as much as Philippe does. I highly recommend the Spicy Prawns (my absolute favorite dish) the filet mignon, the chilean sea bass and crab cakes when in season. You can't miss... the noodles (flat noodles) in the bean sauce are also delicious. Desserts are a must! I have been seated in the main dining room and upstairs (facing 60th Street) ... each room has its' unique feeling ~ I would highly recommend returning and asking for a different area ~ just for a different dining experience. Can't wait to return.

2
★★★★★

Between the food, the music, the ambiance, the specialty drinks and the beautiful people I have yet to find a restaurant that satisfies all the senses as much as Philippe does. I highly recommend the Spicy Prawns (my absolute favorite dish) the filet mignon, the chilean sea bass and crab cakes when in season. You can't miss... the noodles (flat noodles) in the bean sauce are also delicious. Desserts are a must! I have been seated in the main dining room and upstairs (facing 60th Street) ... each room has its' unique feeling ~ I would highly recommend returning and asking for a different area ~ just for a different dining experience. Can't wait to return.

Pros: Noodle Show/Peking Duck

Cons: Waiting for the Peking Duck

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For all those foodies, we know the importance of consistency in the restaurant industry... My second time at philippe and i must say it was even better than the first! The waiter was extremely courteous and introduced us to an amazing dish.. Peking Chicken!! what a delight.. Ive been a fan of peking duck but, its a whole new world .. had the best lychee martini ever... and was very impressed with the staff''s hospitality and the maitre' d personal attention... Bravo to philippe chow, a true definition of dining out!!!

2
★★★★★

For all those foodies, we know the importance of consistency in the restaurant industry... My second time at philippe and i must say it was even better than the first! The waiter was extremely courteous and introduced us to an amazing dish.. Peking Chicken!! what a delight.. Ive been a fan of peking duck but, its a whole new world .. had the best lychee martini ever... and was very impressed with the staff''s hospitality and the maitre' d personal attention... Bravo to philippe chow, a true definition of dining out!!!

Pros: great cocktail list, parking in front

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I was a 2 time per week regular at Mr. Chow for almost 18 years. After trying Phillipe, I was hooked. The service is top rate, the waiters are exceptionally friendly, the restaurant is spacious, the scene is fantastic and the food is amazing! My only mistake is introducing all my friends to Phillipe...Now, whenever I am there to enjoy a meal with my wife and children, we tend to know more than half the restaurant's patrons.
All the negative reviews are either by Mr. Chow friends or critics who want free handouts!
It is no wonder why the restaurant is always packed and has many repeat customers...like myself!

2
★★★★★

I was a 2 time per week regular at Mr. Chow for almost 18 years. After trying Phillipe, I was hooked. The service is top rate, the waiters are exceptionally friendly, the restaurant is spacious, the scene is fantastic and the food is amazing! My only mistake is introducing all my friends to Phillipe...Now, whenever I am there to enjoy a meal with my wife and children, we tend to know more than half the restaurant's patrons.
All the negative reviews are either by Mr. Chow friends or critics who want free handouts!
It is no wonder why the restaurant is always packed and has many repeat customers...like myself!

Pros: Spacious, Great Service and Amazing Food!

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If you are looking for flavors that you have not tasted, then go to Philippe. Phenomenal food with great decor. Gets very busy on the weekends if you are looking for a party.

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★★★★★

If you are looking for flavors that you have not tasted, then go to Philippe. Phenomenal food with great decor. Gets very busy on the weekends if you are looking for a party.

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