There's a reason wine lovers clamor for reservations at this cozy South Philly BYOB: Pierre and Charlotte Calmels have created an intimate destination for personal service and soulful French bistro cooking from a master chef with haute-cuisine cred. Adventure eaters thrill to the game birds, stuffed marrow bones and bountiful foie gras, while more reserved diners will remember the braised meats and perfect fish.
(Menu changes often) Escargots; sweetbread terrine; crab salad with avocado remoulade; arctic char gravlax; stuffed marrow bone; foie gras-stuffed pig's foot; pig's ear terrine; black bass roulade sauce Joinville; skate wing; poached dorade with rosemary emulsion; seared foie gras with foie gras crème brulée; braised veal cheeks over turmeric spaetzle; lamb chop with lamb Pithiviers; roasted partridge; floating island pyramid with almond praline and goat's milk crème anglaise.
BYOB. Think French, and bring the best your cellar has to offer.
Wednesday through Saturday; seatings begin at 5:30 p.m.
Cash only and fixed price for 7 courses: $100 per person, plus tax, tip, and wines.