Economic reality has caught up with Philippe in Jericho. The Long Island branch of Philippe Chow’s upmarket Chinese restaurant group has not only extended its $24.95 restaurant week meal through the end of the year, it has also cut a la carte prices. Manager Reno Christou said that the Jericho dining spot is following the lead of the new Philippe in Boca Raton, Fla., which has had success with a more “casual, approachable” price structure.
Still, this isn't your neighborhood lo mein house. Dishes are offered in individual portions or family style, serving two to three people. So kung pao chicken, which used to cost $42 family style, is now $36; drunken sea bass, once $54 family style, is now $48. Individual portions are half price of the larger servings.
The three course, $24.95, “Restaurant Year” menu might begin with an appetizer of Peking duck spring rolls followed by an entree of Beijing chicken and, for dessert, sorbet or ice cream. A three-course lunch special, featured Monday to Saturday from noon to 3:30 p.m., goes for $20.11
Philippe is at 399 Jericho Tpke., Jericho 516-605-2555.
Photo: Patrons dine at Philippe, a Chinese restaurant in Jericho. (Jan. 8, 2011)