About Chez Philippe - Peabody Hotel Memphis
Memphis, TN 38103
The Peabody Memphis' signature dining room is the epitome of exquisite dining; featuring a menu of classical French cuisine from Chef Andreas Kisler. With impeccable service, distinguished wines and an atmosphere beyond compare, Chez Philippe remains the pinnacle of Memphis dining. Chez Philippe is the only Forbes 4-Star, AAA 4-Diamond restaurant in the Mid-South.
A Southern take on an elegant English tea service, The Peabody's Afternoon Tea is served in high style in Chez Philippe.
Hours of Operation:
Afternoon Tea: Wednesday - Saturday: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet parking. Hotel self-parking validated.
Private Party Facilities:
One semi-private room that holds 16 people. Reservations for groups of 10 people or more can only be made through our Restaurant Sales Manager, Rachel Lackey
Private Party Contact:
Rachel Lackey: (901) 529-3675
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Master Tasters Wine Club meets first Wednesday of every month in The Corner Bar except January & July. Four wine tastings along with food pairings. Conducted by Peabody Sommelier. $25 for each event. Please call Priyaank Gupta for details at 901-529-4188.
Chez Philippe - Peabody Hotel Memphis Ratings and Reviews
We had the four course meal and also enj ...
We had the four course meal and also enjoyed several amuse bouche and palate cleansing chef bonuses. I have been to a few outstanding restaurants all over the world, and this restaurant is right up there among the best of them all! The food was wonderful, the portions were just right and the service was impeccable.
This fine dining experience has so many ...
This fine dining experience has so many pluses. The food quality is very high and the over -all experience whispers elegance. Repeatedly addressing the "head" of the party as Mr. or Ms. (Surname) during table service works very well and does not seem forced in any way.
My suggestion is a simple one. There were only two of us in my party and while I was very pleased that the first course came out quickly, subsequent courses could stand to be slowed down so the meal is more evenly paced. Food portions are ample and given the rich quality of the various courses, the pace of the courses needs more time between the finish of one course and the beginning of the next.
Between the third and fourth course I reeqeuested that service be delayed until I signaled for resumption. My request was met with appropriateness and dispatch. In truth, the best service would have been for the waiter to notice food being left on plates and to take it upon himself to ask if the head of the table would line the pacing slowed.
At one point during the third course, while I was still consuming my food the waiter or bus-person (can't really remember which) noticed that my companion has stoped eating and then asked me if we were finished with the course.
I responded with a simple, "No".
These fine points of service are essential at this dining level, and consistent execution in this area will heighten and already fine food experience.
This is the premiere place to eat in Mem ...
This is the premiere place to eat in Memphis. The chef prepares outstanding cuisine that truly matches the ambience, which is unparalleled in the South. We chose the four course dinner, including the table-side prepared Caesar salad, ocean, land, and dessert courses. The service is highly professional, well-timed, and balances attention to your table while allowing privacy.
I've dined at Chez Philippe a number of ...
I've dined at Chez Philippe a number of times, always enjoyed the service, ambiance and cuisine. While a four diamond, the ambiance, cuisine and service is five diamond. I had the four tasting menu, with wine. I'm rather fond of the old formal style of dining, which is rare nowadays. I would recommend the venue for foodies, as a romantic interlude and for small groups.
Birthday dinner for my friend's wife. W ...
Birthday dinner for my friend's wife. We did the 4 course option and everything was delicious, timed perfectly, beautifully presented. Ryan was our server and was attentive, professional and always timely.
Great experience and meal.
We've been to Chez Philippe a few times ...
We've been to Chez Philippe a few times this year, this was the first time since they changed the menu however. As usual they never disappoint. Wine .. Awesome. Service ... Excellent. Meal ... Overall Splendid however, the Entrée steaks were just slightly overcooked. Still an A+ experience.
I'd read good things about Adrian in the ...
I'd read good things about Adrian in the reviews, and was pleased to find that he really is an outstanding server. The other gentlemen who helped him were all very well trained, too. They were thorough and in tune with guests.
The food was interesting. I really like the surprise amuse bouche sent with compliments from the chef - a very tasty shrimp tartlet with unexpected and delightful layers of yum. Tuna steak and crab cake were some of the best I've had anywhere. Delicious!
My opinion on their opportunities for growth include menu and décor. I came hungry and left hungry because some of the food was quite weird (a couple of gelatinous items left me wondering about the chef's goals) and what was good came in itsy bitsy tiny portions. No wine and still a $300 tab for two? I expected to be wowed.
The decor is completely outdated with 1980's hunter green on the walls and dingle balls on tafetta drapes dredging up memories of "Different Strokes" or "Silver Spoons" episodes. As well, the cream tablecloth was tattered and the love seats that were obviously very nice once should be re-upholstered asap. Tomorrow maybe?
Still, we both tasted some things that we loved and because of that will Ning effort from the kitchen and the service, I would definitely go back and try it again. Only next time, no hot wing sticking up out of the bread pudding, please.
We choose to dine there for our 50th ann ...
We choose to dine there for our 50th anniversary. Perfect choice! It was lovely and the food
was divine. When they found out it was our anniversary and the dessert came out the chef
had written Happy Anniversary in chocolate on our dessert plate. Now that's going the
extra mile! We will always remember our meal there.
A formula dining experience. Not a true ...
A formula dining experience. Not a true /authentic interaction with the chef and the menu. Disappointing dishes for self described foodies.
Poor wine suggestions for self directed pairings. Poor serving timing with the courses/ wine.
Nice and quiet surroundings for a intimate celebration.
A book with a beautiful cover but nothing inside
Outstanding Decor. But that was it. Service was very poor. We were ignored most of the night both by server and Matre D. We noticed our server was more attentive to all tables on the top level rather thanus on the 2nd level.
Had to pour my own champagne (after asking server)
Had to order dessert at same time as the entree.
Bread was not served until after the appetizer. (Usually we like to have bread while sipping on Champagne)
Time between appetizer and main entree came much too fast
Never asked if we wanted coffee and just presented the bill.
Ordered a dish called "Halibut and Lobster". halibut was ok but lobster was just a garnish. You thought the dish would have contained a portion of Lobster.
Many dishes contained mushrooms or truffle oil which one of us was allergic to. They could not substitute any of the steak dishes with out those ingredients. Hard to imagine a restaurant of that caliber that could not prepare a special order.
We were so disgusted that I did not take the time to ask for a manager to complain about what happened but that was my fault. Incidentally when we left the restaurant we were never even asked how everything was. I think they knew we were disgusted.
We had a meal here over the Music Festival. The whole experience was superb. We'd been to a Michelin 1* earlier in the week and Chez Philippe was at least as good.
I think the waiters name was Adrian. He was superb. Attentive without being intrusive. Polite but casual too.
Also, there was no rush between courses which we Europeans like.
Fine Hotel Dining
As a couple we ordered the Chef's Table and another 3 course dinner. The presentations were excellent although we needed to send back a couple of the courses as they were not as hot as they should have been. We were permitted to make some substitutions on the fixed menus which was quite nice. We had the wine pairing with the Chef's Table and that was outstanding. The service was top notch. There were ample portions given for each of the courses.
Had high hope for a good Fancy French dinner on Valentines Day but was sorely disappointed. It was a prix fix menu at $95 and $125 with wine pairing. The foods were mediocre at best. The service was good. The restaurant was quite empty given it was Valentines Day. Overal it was very underwhelming. Would not eat here again.
Valentine's Day dinner
I cannot say enough about this place. We ate at this restaurant the night we were to be engaged, and came back for Valentine's day a year later. We were not disappointed. The service was great, the food was amazing, the atmosphere was out of this world. Thank you all!! Can't wait to come back!!!
The seating area we were in was right next to an area that was extremely noisy from the serving staff, the coat rack and storage area for extra chairs. The service was very good until the final stages of the evening when the server seemed to "disappear" and we had to wait for a while for our check. The restaurant was not busy at this time (6:45PM). Disappointing Valentine's Day experience!
We went on Valentine's weekend. We were surprised to find that there was a fixed menu as the website had not been updated in some time and still carried the fall menu. When we arrived the winter menu options were posted in the lobby yet when getting to our table we found that menu was not available and only a set Valentine's meal was offered. While this seemed poorly set up the menu itself was quite delicious. The staff was friendly and accommodating, but some of the nuance you would expect from a restaurant at this price point (wine pairings arriving before the food it was paired with etc.) was not present. We loved the butter shaped as a duck to play on the Peabody tradition. Overall it was an excellent meal in a lovely restaurant but for the cost there are better locations.
Go for the experience, not the food.
The service and the ambiance are exactly what one would expect - absolutely outstanding! Great attention is paid to every aspect of your experience. Likewise, a great deal of attention is paid to the presentation of your dishes. The food itself, I'm afraid to say, was unremarkable. Fresh and delicious, but not anything mind blowing. Without getting into specifics, I had a fish dish and my date had a steak dish. Both were excellent, but not in any way better than we could get in several other finer establishments in town. Bottom line - If you're looking for service and atmosphere - this is a winner and worth every cent. If you're looking for food that's like no other in Memphis - this isn't the place for it.
They made a fuss about my reservation for my husband's60th birthday as if they would have to squeeze us in.! I even had to give my credit card to secure the reservation.
It was a morgue! Dead, no customers ! No atmosphere!
I asked for a glass of wine, my husband a cocktail, we were basically your only customer and yet you got the cocktail wrong!
One waiter, I had the wine pairing prix fix, and the somalier turned out to be a piece of paper with a list of three choices !!! Pathetic.
Horribly limited, and very ordinary high end meal.
Not worth the trip.
We also had High Tea the next day with friends. Once again we were the only customers and yet I managed to get Luke warm tea in a cracked cup. Very sad! Had to ask for fresh tea and a fresh cup.
Cranberry scones, really? We had to beg for extra creme , the sandwiches were typical average stuffed croissants and toasts.
We will not be back!
Dinner for two Thursday 28 Jan 2016
We were greeted at the front by an older gentleman, who told us our table was ready and the waiter would show us to our table.
We were shown to our table, in a very quiet restaurant, with only 4 other diners there.
Our waiter (I believe his name was Adrian?) was very courteous and relatively quick to serve us, being the only staff member on that night, apart from the gentleman out front.
We decided to go for the 3 course option with the matching wines. Very good value for money.
Menu itself was quite big, and I had the crab cake, which was delicious, and my friend had the French onion soup which was yummy too.
For mains we had the pheasant and the beef and sweet potato. Both were delicious, and beautifully presented.
Dessert was the soufflé and the trio of gelato. Great presentation of the gelato, the soufflé was a little over done, but that is the only fault which could be said about the food.
Service was perhaps a little impersonal, but our staff member was lovely and courteous, and pretty on the ball for water top ups and getting wine for the next course.
The meals were well spaced out, and we didn't feel rushed.
Would have been nice to have a little more atmosphere in the restaurant though, the music was a little quiet and there wasn't a lot of ambience in there. All in all an enjoyable experience.
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