Philippe Chow - Downtown

4.5
455 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Wed - Thu 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 7:30PM

What 455 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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vipShaan
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Just an awful experience and waste of money

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Jerh
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday night was excellent

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Fabi
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The atmosphere was phenomenal and the DJ was excellent. The server wasn’t so friendly but the food made up for it.

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vipNakitaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food is not good. Sad because it used to be.

JB
JustinB
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bussers touch food without asking if we are done with our food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was our server. He was very pleasant and attentive, also super knowledgeable about the menu which I loved. He checked on us throughout our dining experience. He was awesome. I will be back and hopefully I’ll get Kevin as my server again.

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mcdubble
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

bussin fasho dem hunny walnutt prawns elite ... hehe

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AmyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, my favorite place so far and server was very good.

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StephanyQ
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter was amazing I forgot his name but he was Colombian it was my first time and I will definitely be coming back thank you for such a great experience

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vipFilet
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The hostess desk staff downstairs is probably the most insulting and rude clueless employees that I have ever experienced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was bland and had to use the sauces to add flavor

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SeanS
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not ask for a better experience. Food and ambience was great.

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LaurenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good but the music was REALLY loud, customers were 100% bridge and tunnel. everyone looking around to see who else was there. I didn't realize I was going clubbing. I thought I was just going to dinner. But this place definitely appeals to a certain crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Way too loud, good music but wayyyy too loud.

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Jenn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved the ambiance. I went for my bday for the 1st time. They didn't do anything special on the house. I had to buy a dessert. The Surf and Turf wasn't enjoyable. The drinks were good. The glazed spare ribs, bok chop, prawns and broccoli were amazing!!! The staff were very nice, polite, knowledgeable and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place . Usually I go to the upper East side location but this week just as beautiful. Throughly enjoyed the ambiance and the food was super good. Highly recommend the chicken satay ❤️

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vipOhhmyfoody
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a great place with an amazing ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as per usual! We had such a great dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had the Peking duck which was phenomenal and will be the reason for our return here next time (the beef stay was also amazing). However, we’ll be avoiding dumplings next time because we can get dumplings just as good in Chinatown for a fraction of the price.

Overall solid food, fun music, and good experience.

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Eri21
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was exceptional. Friendly and professional

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service in a place with energy and class! Enjoyed our meal so much.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Music was way too loud for a 7:30pm dinner

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CyJB
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food!! And great staff!! They sat me on time and had great recommendations

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Alison
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostesses were super accommodating when we had to add an extra person to our reservation. Our server (whose name I didn’t catch) was attentive, friendly, and prompt. The midnight mojito cocktail was very good and the Peking Duck was one of the most incredible meals any of us had ever had. Can’t have asked for a better location for our friend’s birthday. A pricey bill but worth it for the quality of the food and the service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Not sure what’s the hype about this place, food isn’t very good, I could get the same chino food from a good chino restaurant for more then half of what I spent last night, service was excellent I will say, very friendly and attentive, food came out fast and drinks were strong and good, music was loud but this is ok... other then that the hype for the food isn’t all that..

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Brianna
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The food was average and reminded me of regular Chinese food but in a fancier setting. Probably will not return.

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vippsal
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went there for Restaurant Week. Overall it was a good experience. Very attentive staff. However we were disappointed that we could not enjoy the chocolate and red velvet cake desserts as they were not available.

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NeilG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good fare and value, but excessively noisy and crowded.

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FoodieForLife
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I usually go to the location on 60th St. This time I chose 16th St and my group was not disappointed. From beginning to end, the service was top notch. One guest uses a walker for assistance and the hostess made sure to give us an area in a smaller room to accommodate the walker with no issue. Our server Jonathan was a sweetheart! He was very pleasant, patient and attentive. The vegetable lo meain, shrimp skewers, crispy beef, special prawns, green beans in black beans sauce were all very good. One issue was that some of the food arrived not very hot and needed to be replaced which they were is a very timely manner. The other issue is that they ran out of both of the restaurant week dessert offerings which put a bit of a damper on the mood. But only for about 2 minutes 😊. The sorbets offered as substitutes were quite delicious. VERY special mention is the Midnight Mojito!! It was absolutely AMAZING!!!

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vipIlonaT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, EXCEPT - our reservation was at 5:30 and the restaurant doesn't open until 5:30. So we had to wait until 5:30 on the dot to come in. They could have let us in 5:15 and have us get drinks at the bar. It was a 90 degree + day, we're all wearing masks. By 5:30 there was a line of about 10 people waiting to get in. The waiting area was the non-air conditioned stairs.

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LakeshaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Philippe Chow was absolutely amazing, from the staff to the customer service and the food OMG was so good and their drinks are on point. My fiancé and I went there to celebrate our 1yr anniversary and the staff was amazing. They made sure we was taken care of the whole night. Of course my fiancé did extra for me because that’s what he does to put a smile on my face. And, the staff helped him. I would highly recommend this place to anyone…

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Glazed spare ribs are too salty ate one bite and told the waiter didn't like them but I was charged for them anyway

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vipRobert
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Exceptionally loud. DJ playing in a low-ceilinged space...not exactly what I was expecting for a dinner with a business colleague.

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had an amazing time at this new location the food was amazing and the servers.

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BrTh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is phenomenal. The service is outstanding. The drinks are delicious. If you’re looking for a fun place to go with friends, definitely stop here. The atmosphere is great with music and mood lighting. I truly cannot say enough about how great the food is. Get the chicken satay!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I was really looking forward to trying this restaurant and it was extremely disappointing. I have never experienced such horrible service it took a half hour to get drinks once we sat down. We literally had to ask the waiter for the check multiple times after we told him we did not want dessert since it was taking too long.

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Cyndi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful. We enjoyed the music

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Place and vibes were great, food could be better! overall great experience

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vipdorif
London
15 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Crispy beef was 80% crisp and 20% beef, Beijing chicken was tastier. Both veggie lo mean and fried rice were ordinary and not hot enough even when reheated. Our server was friendly and helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Philippe is one of my favorite restaurants, but the Restaurant Week experience was awful. The food was sub par (dry noodles, crispy beef was lumps of fried clumps) and the service lacking (had to ask to order, ask to pay our bill, server didn’t ask if we wanted a second drink). Also noticed that for a table of two the gratuity was pre added, so the poor service is understood.

FAQs

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

Philippe Chow - Downtown is rated 4.5 stars by 455 OpenTable diners.

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

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