2025 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia , PA 19130
Art Museum - Fairmount
On street, nearby lot.
Cuisine type: American
Brunch - Sat., Sun.
Lunch - Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Dinner - Mon. thru Sun.
Former Rouge chef Matt Zagorski has brought his refined American fare north to this handsomely spare corner space across from Eastern State Penitentiary. The prices may be a shade high to lure a larger neighborhood crowd, and the plates aren’t especially innovative. But high-quality ingredients and solid cooking make this open-kitchen bistro a worthy spot for those seeking some classics — a good steak, burger, or top-line piece of fish — properly done with a light, modern touch.
Cornmeal-fried oysters; tuna tartare; scallop appetizer; chef’s salad; steamed mussels with fennel; Hickory burger; NY strip steak-frites; roasted chicken with truffled mashed potatoes; king salmon with polenta; tuna with bacon-braised cabbage and beets; pork tenderloin; bread pudding. Dinner entrées, $12-$29.
BYOB, but full liquor license expected by midsummer, after which a “reasonable” corkage fee will be in place.
Sound generally hovers in the talkable low 80s, though one especially raucous table can push the noise into the less comfortable high 80s. (Ideal is 75 decibels or less.)
Hours: Lunch Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner nightly, 4:30-10 p.m. Brunch Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m