Restaurant Review: Philippe Chow NYC @PhilippeChowNYC


Philippe Chow is a contemporary, chic high end Chinese restaurant specializing in authentic and upscale Beijing style cuisine.

Executive Chef Philippe Chow who has had over 25 years working for the iconic NYC eatery Mr. Chow’s brings in a contemporary version of traditional Chinese cuisine in a sleek and trendy setting located on an exclusive block on the Upper East Side.
Owned by Merchants Hospitality Group, a hospitality company that owns upscale hotels, restaurants and residential properties around the world.

Philippe Chow is presided over by John Villa, who brings in his 10 years of experience running the Uber successful TAO group and contributing to making it what it is today. It is John’s vision to lead Philippe Chow to the next level, and we discussed his plans for the future, including an expanded and dedicated lounge area ,and how he is working towards gearing Philippe Chow towards a younger demographic while still catering to his loyal customer base.

Philippe Chow has been awarded many accolades since opening in 2005. The New York Observer deemed Philippe as having the “Best Peking Duck ” and was voted “Best in Chinese” by Zagat.

Our tasting began with an array of signature appetizers including the dumpling trio, chicken and beef satay and shrimp spring rolls. The chicken satay  is “World Famous” and it did not disappoint. The Red King Crab Platter for 2 is a seafood lover’s dream and the American Black Bass, half in black bean sauce and half ginger-garlic sauce is expertly prepared. Other signature dishes include The Beijing Chicken, 5 pound Whole Lobster, Green Prawns and of course the 7 pound Peking Duck.

Dessert is usually not a specialty in Chinese restaurants ,but Philippe Chow is known for his Baked Alaska and Red Velvet Cake.

An inspired cocktail menu with specialty cocktails like “The Lychee Martini” and an extensive wine list complete the dining experience. Philippe Chow is pricey, but you get what you pay for, and the experience is unforgettable, as is the clientele that ranges from celebrities, socialites, sports stars, and politicians.

Three Course Lunch Specials are offered Monday through Saturday 12:00-3:30 for $23.95 per person or the $32.95 Power Lunch which includes a Lychee Martini.

33 East 60th Street, NY, NY 10065 212.644.8885 •

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