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Jan 20, 2010 03:03 PM

CUT, Philippe Restaurant, or Providence?

I'm planning a 40th birthday dinner for a group of 4 on Saturday night. Which place would you recommend?

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  1. Are you talking Philippe Restaurant in NYC or Philippe's downtown LA? Quite a difference between the two.

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    1. re: mc michael

      It is likely that he is referring to the Philippe Chow restaurant on Melrose.

      If you want steak, do Cut. Seafood, Providence.

    2. Providence hands down. AND be sure to order a birthday dessert! It's all so good.

      1. Definitely NOT Philippe Chow or CUT.

        What's left? Providence.

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        1. re: J.L.

          With money, Cut.
          Otherwise, offer a new list!

        2. I would recommend you figure out what you want to eat, then your choice will be obvious.

          Do you want steak (Cut), or mainly seafood (Providence), or just bad food (Philippe Chow)?

          1. we ate at Phillipe Chow's Sun with a party of 5 and fyi $410.00 bought us 3 orders of spare ribs, 1 order chicken satay(which I did not care for) 1 order pan fried pork dumplings(average), 1 seven lb. peking duck(wonderful) 1 rder beef with peapods in oystersauce($52.00)and good at best,1 order sweet and sour chicken in "red sauce" also good not great, loved the flash fried sea weed- 2 beers, 2 cocktails and 2 soft drinks- pretty expensive overall but enjoyable- we always love dining at Cut but also very expensive for steak and delicious- more of a lively atmosphere and great people watching- never been to Providence- I actually recommend BLT steak for a fun atmosphere and better choices

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            1. re: njtransfer

              That place is still in business?

              1. re: J.L.

                Yes, I was referring to the Philippe Chow restaurant on Melrose. Is it really that bad?

                1. re: potcake

                  When I reviewed it a few months back, other Chowhounds thanked me for "taking one for the team".


                  Expensive beyond belief, for very mediocre fare.