New Wave CafeAddress:
784 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia , PA 19147
Neighborhood: Italian Market
Related reviews: Neighborhood bar develops a taste for haute cuisine
Cuisine type: American; International
Meals Served: Brunch Lunch Dinner
Style: The best seating? A sturdy picnic table. The appropriate serving plate? A red-and-white paper basket. To its credit, the New Wave's three-course offering ($35, with a glass of house chardonnay) isn't billed as strictly authentic or traditional or genuine. It is billed rather as the fruit of the "research and experience" of chef Jason Seraydarian.
Specialties: Arkansas wings, risotto crabcakes, escargot, gnocchi, Key lime tart
Alcohol: Numerous beers on tap, a tiny list of excellent and interesting wines
Smoking: Dining room is meant to be nonsmoking, but smoke filters over from bar area.
Hours: Mon-Sat (dinner only) Sun (lunch and dinner)