A Meal to Remember
Philippe Chow Downtown
According to restaurant gurus at eater.com, New York is currently enjoying a Chinese food renaissance and no doubt leading the way is the new opening in Chelsea from stalwart Philippe Chow. The second outpost from the chef (the first, Philippe, is on the Upper East Side), Philippe Chow Downtown offers Beijing-style dishes in a glitzy setting. The subterranean space has accents of scarlet, black lacquer and a gold-leafed ceiling, making for the perfect after-hours dining spot. Signature dishes – beloved by the chef’s celebrity following such as Justin Bieber and Jay-Z – include Peking Duck, which is carved at your table, Salt & Pepper Lobster and Mr Cheng’s Noodles. If you have room, order the Baked Alaska, which is covered in cotton candy and set on fire in a dramatic table-side performance. So glam.