Philippe is Philippe Chow’s restaurant offering his modern take on Beijing style cuisine. Frequented by many A-listers I was curious to find out what all the buzz was about. Being seated at lunch, the dining room was bustling with businessmen, weary shoppers and ladies who lunch, yes all the “Housewives” are included in their A-list list.
The assorted dumplings appetizer served in a bamboo steamer was cute and a great way to go to taste very different types of dumpling varieties.
I loved the mayonnaise prawns. They were fresh, huge and perfectly lightly sauced and balanced by the crunch and sweetness of the walnuts.
If I had the 45 minutes minimum to spare for lunch I would order the Peking Duck, and as an alternative ordered the Crispy Duck with house made pancakes. The waiter presented the duck to us and broke it apart for making the pancakes. This classic Chinese dish is great for sharing. You can assemble the ingredients any way you choose. Hoisin sauce brings extra flavor and the onions and cucumbers add moisture and crunch.
Salt & Pepper Sea Bass was well seasoned highlighting the freshness and flavor of the fish and went well with white rice.
Rich indulgent moist chocolate cake for dessert is a mouth watering way to finish a splendid meal. It’s highly addictive!
The presentation is spectacular!
Don’t forget Dad! Father’s Day is coming up June 19th and Philippe Chow has a dinner special to celebrate served from 2pm-10pm, which includes Bàba Lobster, Papa Mignon, King Crab & The Drake. That sounds like an incredible menu! Make your reservations at OpenTable. Going out to eat is a great gift for the man who has everything, and spending time together creates wonderful memories.
Tip: For a great deal, try the weekday lunch special which includes appetizer, entree, and dessert for $23.95 or make it a power lunch with a martini for $32.95. The drink menu is extensive and I would choose a lychee martini, so refreshing in the summer heat.