Inside Fitler Dining Room

With only 32 seats, Fitler Dining Room will try to offer a comfortable, intimate setting for diners to come and enjoy the American Bistro menu. Created by Robert Marzinsky, the restaurant plans to offer tasteful American dishes to their customers. (PATRICK MCPEAK/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

Thursday, Feb. 21 marks the debut of Fitler Dining Room, a dinner-only bistro from Dan Clark and Ed Hackett (the Pub and Kitchen, Avalon's The Diving Horse) at 22d and Spruce Streets, where Meme was (and Melograno before it relocated).

The 32-seater's look evokes post-industrial '20s and '30s. Two beer taps are set in the dining room - small-batch crafts - plus 12 to 20 bottles. Artisan wines (about 40 bottles and 10 by the glass) will include an enviable champagne selection as well as after-dinner ports, sherries and the like.

Exec chef Robert Marzinsky has worked as chef de cuisine at Pub & Kitchen and The Diving Horse, and more recently assisted with the opening of Stateside on East Passyunk.




Butter Lettuce

breakfast radish, mulled wine poached pear, fines herbs, dijon vinaigrette, $8

Roasted + Pickled Beets

maitake + button mushrooms, fried onion rings, black truffle, buttermilk dressing, $10

Potato Gnocchi

burgundy snails, butternut squash, hazelnuts, chartreuse butter, $14

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

chestnut, lobster, carrot, $11

Butter-Poached Caraquette Oysters

brioche crouton, parsley puree, chowder of fennel + celery, $12

Tartare of Lancaster Beef Filet

walnut, piave vecchio , sunchoke-chips, chanterelle mushroom conserva, $14



Mushroom + Eggplant Ragu

wide egg noodles, mint + walnut pesto, 18

Truffle + Leek Stuffed Skate Wing

glazed marble potatoes + pearl onion, vermouth nâge, $22 

Rhode Island Fluke

broccolini + cauliflower, winter citrus, chive emulsion, salsa tonnato, $25

Roasted Chicken Breast

swiss chard + parmesan bread pudding, glazed turnip, $21

Ozark Mountain Berkshire Pork

-tenderloin, belly + boudin blanc- braised coco beans en cocotte, mustard jus, $24

Bone-In Short Rib

cipollini onion, carrot + mushroom, fondant potato, spiced jus, $26