When we spoke to Philippe by Philippe Chow's CEO Stratis Morfogen last week, he was waiting for the final Certificate of Occupancy on his South Beach location.
"The restaurant is ready. We're ready to put tablecloths on the tables", Morfogen told Short Order on the phone. The inspectors finally came through and Philippe by Philippe Chow wait staff are placing the tablecloths on the tables. The restaurant will have its official grand opening on Friday -- just in the nick of time for Art Basel.
Philippe's menu items are meant to be shared, though half orders are available on most items.Offerings include classic dishes like a seven pound Peking duck ($70) or a four pound Peking chicken ($45), Kung Pao Chicken ($16 for one, $32 for two or three), as well as a large selection of noodle dishes by master noodle maker Wei Ming Cheng.
We especially like that the SoFi location will feature a slew of specials and deals:
A three-course lunch special will be offered daily (weekends included)
from noon to 3 p.m. for parties of eight or less. For $20.12, guests will
receive a meal consisting of an appetizer, main course,
and dessert. Choices include chicken and broccoli, Beijing chicken,
steamed sea bass with black bean and garlic sauce, crispy beef, and a
vegetarian tofu plate. Add a Martini to make it a power lunch and the
meal will cost $29.
Philippe is also offering an after-beach
special Sunday - Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For $29 guests will receive
a three course meal. Choices are the same as lunch.
addition, Philippe's happy hour at the bar daily from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
will feature complimentary appetizers and half priced drinks. We're
looking forward to a Philipptini, a blend of lychee, fresh squeezed
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pineapple juice, Ciroc vodka, triple sec, and Chambord (regularly $16).
Philippe by Philippe Chow will serve dinner starting Friday, December 2nd, with lunch service starting December 12th. In addition, the restaurant is donating 10 percent of opening night's sales to partner Alonzo Mourning's Overtown Youth Center and Honey Shine Mentoring Program.