4443 Spruce St.
Philadelphia , PA 19104
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
Parking: Street parking only.
Cuisine type: American; Asian; Latin American; Mediterranean
Meals Served: Breakfast Brunch Lunch
Style: The city's BYO boom has landed deep in West Philly, where the crowds lining up for a seat in this casual, appealingly refurbished former apothecary are a sure sign of neighborhood gentrification. The friendly service still needs work, and the constantly evolving menu isn't perfect. But former Bleu chef Ross Essner's bistro comfort fare delivers quality cooking with local ingredients at very fair prices.
Specialties: Escargots; Thai curried mussels; duck spring rolls; turkey meatloaf; scallop tempura; grilled hanger steak; salmon with cauliflower puree; crispy skate with blood-orange brown butter; pineapple upside-down cake; chocolate pot de creme.
Hours: Tue.-Sat. 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Monday