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Philippe Miami@ Gansevoort Hotel

Sobe Aug 21, 2007 06:08 AM

Has anyone been to Philippe in NYC? Looks like he was the chef at Mr. Chow before opening Philippe.

- CHINESE-food fanatics will have a new eatery in Las Vegas in 2009 when Philippe Las Vegas opens in the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino. It's the third in the chain for Stratis Morfogen, who opened the first Philippe on East 60th Street. He opens Philippe Miami at the Gansevoort Hotel in South Beach in December with such athletic partners as Jerome "The Bus" Bettis and Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess of the Detroit Pistons.


  1. Alyson777 Apr 16, 2009 11:53 AM

    Phillipe Chow is probably one of the best Asian Style restaurants I have ever been to in Miami. I give it two thumbs up and think it is far superior to CHINA GRILL or Asia de cuba.

    I highly reccomend the following :
    Soup: Corn and Crab
    Spareribs : the spareribs are to die for and not fatty
    Jade Dumplings ( never before have I tried green dumplings) this was different and really yummy
    The Chili and sea bass with black bean sauce.... AMAZING!

    NOTE: portions are not small and fish for two can really be for 4 people

    1. saltnseltzer4me Apr 2, 2009 11:32 PM

      Just went this weekend (3/28/09) and had a good time. Order the chicken Satay skewers-they're heavenly!!! We also ordered the Beijing Chicken-really good, the SeaBass-Good, and the Crab and Pork dumplings-my friend is an expert on them said they were ok/not worth having again. Liked our table and service. Sercan O. (our waiter) rocks!

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        HabaneroJane Apr 3, 2009 04:59 AM

        I'd rather eat at PF Chang than Philippe any day. The food at Philippe when I was last there was bland, to say the least. Those overrated pink chicken satay skewers had absolutely no taste. breaded blandness. I don't even remember what else I had because it was so unmemorable and tasteless, not to mention exorbitantly priced! PF Chang is much tastier and affordable, and yes, I've been to the Philippe in NYC and the unrelated, soon to open in Miami, Mr. Chow--both which have proven far superior to Miami Philippe thus far.

        1. re: HabaneroJane
          saltnseltzer4me Apr 4, 2009 12:15 AM

          True. It was more the atmosphere that was fun than the food. :)

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        lync0091 Dec 16, 2008 06:25 PM

        I have reservations for later this week. Does anyone have any recommendations of what to try?

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          ellebo Aug 15, 2008 03:03 PM

          What a great addition to SoBe! still a little inconsistent in the kitchen...our main course came out at same time as appetizers...but food was delicious, restaurant is beautiful. Our waiter, Richard, was a pleasure.
          Make sure you check out the upstairs area and private "wine room"...
          Peking duck, calamari were hits.

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            sethny Aug 17, 2008 03:54 PM

            Four of us tried Philippe about two weeks ago...was a terrible experience. "Scallion pancakes" were some odd concotion, but certainly not scallion pancakes. Green prawns were bland, except when bursts of unpleasantly fishy taste popped up. Crispy orange beef was cloyingly sweet - and was mostly batter with little beef in evidence. Certainly doesn't even come close to the NYC establishment and was so unpleasant wouldn't return.

            1. re: sethny
              dlgc Aug 31, 2008 10:26 AM

              We have reservations for next week and are looking for the don't miss apps and mains.....Thanks

          2. Blind Mind Jun 16, 2008 06:54 AM

            Menu looks huge and very pricey but this IS South Beach after all, you know, where you get taxed as soon as you cross over the causeway.

            I found it hilarious that they felt the need to put "does not contain endangered shark" under their Shark Fin Soup. I guess it only has the more popular sharks and Im more partial to small batch sharks haha. Also equally hilarious is the "House Me Mignon". I bet I would house that thing.

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              Debbie Jun 24, 2008 03:18 PM

              I hope you will report back to us Sobe4u... I am anxious to read your review. We ate at Philppe in NYC last weekend and found the food to fairly ordinary and overly expensive. Perhaps the FL location will be different...

              1. re: Debbie
                Frodnesor Jun 24, 2008 04:49 PM

                It would be quite a feat if a satellite location turned out to be better than the original. I took a look recently and it doesn't seem Philippe gets much love on the NY board.

                1. re: Debbie
                  The Chowfather AKA sobe Jun 24, 2008 07:59 PM

                  Debbie, I have a feeling that the SoBe version will also be "fairly ordinary and overly expensive." That being said, I'm almost certain that Philippe, STK and the Ganesvoort will be very successful next season. I'm holding out for Tao.

                  1. re: The Chowfather AKA sobe
                    jmdhsmiami Jul 14, 2008 10:44 AM

                    I hear they are looking for a new sushi chef ; )

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                      jessierandall Jul 14, 2008 07:43 PM

                      Several of my friends have eaten there and all rave about the food. I stepped in a few days ago and was revolted by the crush of bodies at the bar and the number of men whose shirts were unbuttoned to their navels. I think I had a Night at the Roxbury meets moo goo gai pan meets Studio 54 moment...

                      1. re: jessierandall
                        The Chowfather AKA sobe Jul 14, 2008 08:38 PM

                        So you're not a big fan of Haddaway...

                        1. re: The Chowfather AKA sobe
                          jessierandall Jul 15, 2008 06:49 AM

                          You are correct, sir...

              2. Frodnesor Aug 21, 2007 07:30 AM

                Menu looks boring and pricey. Query - has there ever been a good restaurant that had "athletic partners"?

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                1. re: Frodnesor
                  Sobe Nov 13, 2007 11:21 PM

                  No additional opening info but there is a rendering of the restaurant here

                  STK a popular place in the meatpacking district is also opening at Gansevoort in January.

                  1. re: Sobe
                    lax2mia Nov 14, 2007 06:08 AM

                    When do we officially get the 6th borough designation?

                    1. re: lax2mia
                      tpigeon Nov 14, 2007 06:55 AM

                      When we get a decent deli down here.

                      1. re: tpigeon
                        advisor_Girl Jun 16, 2008 05:07 AM



                        400 seats.

                        Philippe Chow exec chef.

                        Chef Wai Ming Cheng "Noodle Master" (there's an open kitchen noodle theater Fro's kids are gonna love!)

                        Gentlemen, Start Your Engines...


                        1. re: advisor_Girl
                          Sobe4u Jun 23, 2008 01:36 PM

                          Anyone been yet? I've got reservations for this Friday, looking forward to trying it... I hope STK turns out to be better then the one in NYC, the few times I went there it was highly disappointing.

                          1. re: Sobe4u
                            ldogg Jul 14, 2008 09:00 AM

                            Phillippe is a monster disappointment. They were out of 30% of their 'specialty drinks', were also out of tonic (aren't their convenience stores in SoBe?), brought the meals at different times, and brought the second meal out cold. Also received attitude when I asked that the Peking Chicken (their alleged specialty) be served warm when I realized the chicken was room temperature. First negative review I have ever written for a restaurant...

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