Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Chops opens on Comcast Center's plaza

Chops is starting outside with a weekday bar-restaurant serving from 11:30 a.m. till 7 p.m. or so.

Chops opens on Comcast Center's plaza

Chops on the plaza outside of the Comcast Center, setting up for Day 2.
Chops on the plaza outside of the Comcast Center, setting up for Day 2. MICHAEL KLEIN / Philly.com

Sign of spring: The restaurant on the plaza outside of the Comcast Center at 17th Street and JFK Boulevard is open.

This year, there's a difference: It's not Table 31, which closed last September after five-plus years.

The new occupant is Chops, which is starting outside with a weekday bar-restaurant serving from 11:30 a.m. till 7 p.m. or so.

Chops' restaurant on the ground floor of the Comcast Center is being renovated with a target opening in July.

Chops owner Alex Plotkin previously had two Chops-es, in Bala Cynwyd and on Walnut Street in Washington Square. Both of those closed last year.

The outdoor menu at the Comcast Center is fairly simple: sandwiches, salads, and a few entrees (everything is sub-$20 except for a strip steak at $28), plus four beers on draft, five in bottles, wines by the glass and cocktails.

Here's the menu.

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