This charming corner bruncherie gives Fishtown an eater's destination any neighborhood would covet, with a laid-back ambience and thoughtful cooking inspired by fresh local ingredients. It's clear from both the hearty Irish-themed brunches and the sophisticated New American menu at night that Ida's has pushed the gastro-border deeper into North Philly.
Brunch: Creamed chipped beef; full Irish breakfast; huevos rancheros; pancakes; black Russian; eggplant parmesan. Dinner: tuna tartare; crabcakes; mussels; hearts of romaine; pork chop; rib-eye; turkey meat loaf; tempura tofu; blueberry brown butter tart.
Brunch Tuesday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner Wednesday through Sunday, 5 to 10 p.m.