741 N. 23d St.
Philadelphia , PA 19130
Art Museum - Fairmount
Street parking only.
Cuisine type: American; Italian
Open nearly two decades, this Fairmount tavern/restaurant continues to mature with an expansion that has added a large kitchen, a banquet room, and a smoke-free bar/cafe. A new wood-burning oven brings fabulous thin-crust pizzas to an Italian-inflected menu that is surprisingly ambitious at less than $20 an entree, but could be more consistent.
Wood-fired pizzas; spicy clam chowder; crabcake; cornmeal-crusted calamari; burger; spinach crepes; Parmesan-crusted pork chop; cedar-planked salmon; rack of lamb; bouillabaisse; porcini-dusted striped bass; ricotta cheesecake.
WINE LIST There is a small but smart selection of good wines, most under $50, including Ojai chardonnay ($48) and Seghesio zinfandel ($42). But the beer selection is weak, with good local brews conspicuously absent.
Smoking allowed at the bar
Hours: Mon-Sat (lunch) 7 days (dinner) Sun (brunch)