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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Philippe Restaurant + Lounge

1800 Post Oak Blvd. (McCue Rd.) Send to Phone
713-439-1000
French meets Texas chic at Philippe Restaurant + Lounge.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Lounge serves until 1 a.m. nightly
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Philippe Restaurant + Lounge Restaurant Review

: This sleek Galleria-area restaurant and bar, designed by architect Shafik Rifaat (who created Tony’s), is a study in retro French meets Texas in both taste and flair. Downstairs, Phil’s Wine Lounge features leather banquettes with cowhide footstools and plays black-and-white classic French films while offering thin-crust pizzas and charcuterie and cheese plates. Upstairs, the restaurant elegantly mixes leather with an antique map of Paris, a giant black chandelier and a few goat hide chairs. During the fall, the balcony is the place to see and be seen for power lunches, such as the $20 three-course meal that might include a goat cheese cake, coq au vin and a crunchy little apple pie parfait. At dinner, go for the seared foie gras or the Prime steak tartare with a Texas quail egg yolk to start, before moving on to the duck confit with sautéed potatoes or blackened Gulf Coast flounder. Sorbets and ice creams make a fine finish. There’s an extensive wine list heavy on French and California labels, and the bar turns out traditional cocktails with clever twists, like a Mandarin sidecar with house-infused Cognac.

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Philippe Restaurant + Lounge
by AlainHarvey on Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:10 am
 
Houston evokes many things, but Paris? Nestled in the Galleria area on Post Oak’s main strip is Philippe Restaurant + Lounge, a welcoming French restaurant adamantly doing its part to bring a little of France to this side of Houston.

Whether it's said with Continental flare or a New York accent Philippe’s is synonymous with delicious French fine dining fare. The very popular restaurant is a bright spot you can't help but turn toward for its delicious lunch and dinner specials.

If you're lucky, the gracious proprietor, Philippe Schmit may visit your table and toast to your meal with a signature cocktail or a wine from the restaurant’s extensive list. Bon Appetit!
 
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