after seeing the dying gaul, went to fillip's at 21st+7th for dinner.
first, a great movie, though the dying gaul is not an accurate title, since the gaul was likely a barbarian and the film's protagonist is anything but one.
second, fillip's service was impeccable. the food was standard nyc french bistro fare, with a few unique accents. some like moussed foie gras had a pleasant texture but left me wanting more foie. others like grilled lamb paired with a cassoulet, and pickled raisins with microgreens were superb.
overall: definite return if in the neighborhood, undeserving of a trip otherwise.