Must try: Don’t eat here
What’s with the hype about Philippe?
This might be possibly one of the most over-priced, worst Chinese meals I have had in recent times, with a hostess who had an attitude to match.
The space was so drab and lifeless and the noise level was through the roof. Our request to be moved to a quieter space was met with pouts and mild annoyance.
This might have been okay if the food compensated for our already terrible two minutes. Every dish I tried was horrific.
Whether it was vegetables or meat, the sauce had the same thick sugary sweet gooey touch. The tofu had this sickening texture that tasted like solidified slime and the scallion pancakes could have been used as weapons. The entire meal was an abomination of Chinese food.
Come on people – we live in New York City…. the hub of fantastic food and educated palates…… or perhaps this spot is just for that segment of the beautiful and wealthy who really don’t eat!
Here is some of what we suffered through:
That stinks to have a bad experience but good you can warn those who may pop in it may not be a good idea. Many other great places in the city for Chinese food.
Yes Rosemary – it was really terrible and in a city like NYC charging those kind of prices – theres a dime a dozen better options. Try Hakkkasan for a really great experience.