Philippe Chow VS PF Chang’s, Tips and How to Tip

Tipping at 5-Star RestaurantsIn the world of high-end Chinese cuisine, the competition is fierce and the food is fantastic.  Take two of our personal local favorites, Philippe Chow and PF Changs.  It can often be a challenge to decide between these two culinary masterminds, and after reading this luxury dining advice you may be equally torn.

Philippe Chow of New York has opened Philippe Miami, located at the prestigious 2305 Collins Avenue, within the esteemed Gansevoort Hotel.  Philippe is the former renowned chef of Mr. Chow, and after 27 years has begun anew.  Philippe’s culinary expertise stems from his beginnings in Hong Kong, and he is considered among the top Asian culinary masterminds of our time.

Ok, so that is indeed much to live up to for Philippe, so let’s get down to business.  Philippe Chow is casual elegant, Chinese Asian cuisine.  The flavors are intense, and the service is impeccable.  Ambiance and entertainment combine, and nightly at 9:00pm, worldwide renowned Dim Sum Master-Chef Mr. Cheng performs the famous “Hand-Made Noodle Show”, a crowd-pleaser. 

Amenities include banquet/private rooms, bar dining, bar/lounge, Chef’s Table, cigar room, delivery, entertainment, late-night, and

PF Chang’s China Bistro offers an equally decadent variety of traditional Chinese and Asian-inspired cuisine.  The overall goal of PF Chang’s is to attain a synchronization of texture, taste, aroma and color by balancing fan and t’sai-traditional Chinese principles.  Fan items include rice, noodles, grains and dumplings, while T’sai items include vegetables, meat, poultry and seafood. 

The ideal blending of fan and t’sai, and the stunningly modern yet traditional bistro look of slate, wood, metal and dyed concrete all fuse to create a memorable dining experience that does not disappoint. 

We will leave it up to you to decide which is your favorite, and leave you with these dining tips for tipping, gauging 5-star tipping, and things to evaluate as your meal progresses:

•    Was the table nicely laid out when you were seated?
•    Did you promptly receive water, bread and butter? (or the like, depending on what is offered) 2%
•    How quickly were you offered a cocktail? 2%
•    How quickly was the cocktail served? 2%
•    How helpful was the server? 4%
•    How punctually was your entrée served? 2%
•    Were all ordered items present and correctly prepared, and if not were corrected quickly? 4%
•    Dessert was offered, and you were not rushed out the door, 4%

*It is important to note that in 5 star restaurants there are many crews working together to ensure the experience of each customer, and it is not just the waiter/waitress you are evaluating.

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