Cardi B, Justin Bieber and Jay-Z will have a new place to hang now that Philippe Chow, the chi-chi Chinese midtown eatery, is opening its downtown outpost this week at the Dream hotel in the Meatpacking District.
The 6,500-square-foot subterranean space, which formerly housed Megu, will seat 154 people. Designed by Corbin Plays in signature Chinese “good fortune” red, the eatery will join Tao, Bodega Negra, PHD Rooftop Lounge and the Electric Room, which are also at the hotel.
Philippe Downtown is a partnership between Merchants Hospitality founder and CEO Abraham Merchant and Philippe partners Philippe Chow, Edis Julevic and Kostas Paterakis, who launched Philippe Chow in 2005.
The popular family-style dishes include chicken satay, salt and pepper lobster, lettuce wraps and Peking duck—as rotating DJs contribute to the celebratory atmosphere.
Desserts feature the eatery’s signature Baked Alaska covered in cotton candy, while cocktails include Asian-inspired lychee martinis and Red Dragon Rose Sangrias.