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“Great Wine Bar and Outstanding Restaurant”
Review of Philippe Restaurant and Lounge - CLOSED

Philippe Restaurant and Lounge
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Great Uptown
Cross street: San Felipe
Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Wine Bar and Outstanding Restaurant”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The wine bar downstairs is so much fun and they have a very good menu of wines by the glass. Go upstairs to the French restaurant with a Texas twist. Try the short ribs with the mac and cheese. It's one of my favorites.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Sherry H
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Authentic French Taste - Fresh Ingredients”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

I went for lunch during Restaurant Weeks this year with a few coworkers. The food was awsome - we all ordered the seafood risotta - creamy, rich, and delicious. We did all order different appetizers - I had a vegetable terrine that was delicate and light. I also had the Ile Flottante for desert and it was to die for. The waitress was even sweet enough to bring an extra apple tarte to the table because we had such a hard time choosing the desert. Service was attentive but not annoying.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank kate2004rock
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Much better than RDG!!!”
Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

This place has been opened for several months, but up until last night my husband and I tried it.
Pros:
- complementary valet service
- great food. Very well presented and tasty.
- great selection of wines by the glass.
- super nice, modern, stylish atmosphere.
Cons:
NONE

I am so glad we found this place as I spend a lot of time in that area. I used to go to RDG but their food can not even compare to Phillipe's. RDG is just about the atmosphere and that is it.

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Thank Negroycanche
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“One of the Best Restaurants in Houston”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

We sampled Philippe as part of HRW, and were blown away. The ambiance is comfortably modern, soft tones and materials, but nice accents. Melony provided excellent, delightful service , which was efficient without being intrusive. We each had separate choices on the 3 course menu, and all were superb with ample portions, no reduced size HRW portions. This definitely is one of the best dining places in Houston. We will be returning for dinner.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank ConradHastler
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is a great addition to Houston dining. I started with crab and avacado salad -- hard to screw up admittedly, but done well with a nice presentation. My monkfish was excellent and I tried some scallops too, and they were great.

  • Visited July 2012
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Helpful?
Thank GoesToo
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