Yesterday afternoon, my wife and I went to Philippe's for the first time in a couple of year.
We were horrified at the condition of the restaurant. About 1/3 of the seats were taken by patrons, but almost all of the other 2/3 of the seating positions were occupied by dirty dishes. There wasn't a single spot where we could sit without being next to dirty dishes.
On the upside, my lamb dip was outstanding. My wife's turkey dip, not so much.