PHILIPPE CHOW DOWNTOWN
After becoming an Upper East Side staple – attracting Manhattan’s elite and celebrities from Justin Bieber to Jay-Z – Philippe Chow is ready to conquer a different crowd at downtown’s Dream Hotel.
Chef Philippe Chow promises to bring the same menu of elevated Beijing dishes downtown, but unlike the quiet Upper East Side original, this outpost is likely to become a pre- or post-party hotspot. Matching Meatpacking’s nightlife scene, the large dining space is outfitted with a grand, in gold-encompassed DJ Booth, bringing you a rotating line-up of DJs to set the tone, while a private room is perfect for those in need of a more exclusive experience.
Expect Philippe Chow’s crowd-pleasing favorites, including Peking duck (carved table side and served with pancakes), salt and pepper lobster, and Mr. Cheng’s hand-pulled noodles (topped with the chef’s signature ground pork sauce). Dim Sum runs on the menu too, including options such as steamed crystal dumplings and crispy Peking Duck spring rolls.
Chef Terri Dreisbach is in charge of desserts, serving over-the-top creations like a cotton candy-covered Baked Alaska, lit on fire for good measure, or a dark chocolate pound cake dressed up with gelatin balloons and a show-stopping sparkler.
Besides a wide range of red and white wines, Philippe Chow offers Asian-inspired cocktails such as a lychee Martini and “Red Dragon Rose” Sangria.
In a Nutshell:
Serving its signature, family-style menu of Chinese cuisine since 2005, Philippe Chow has gained quite the following over the years, but the new Downtown location brings a more buzzing atmosphere to guests – both old and new.