At a.kitchen, Chef Kulp and his team work with a simple, yet striking
approach: flavor-forward cooking over lump hardwood charcoal using the
freshest seasonal ingredients they can find. The technique is old–school
in a way—just a red-hot smoldering fire—with Kulp bringing his modern
approach and attention to detail to each dish. Add on a.kitchen’s
award–winning selection of food–friendly natural wines for a
one-of-a-kind Philadelphia dining experience.
small–plates restaurant and bar located in the trendy Midtown Village section
of Center City. With a wood-burning oven for pizzas & roasting, the food is
bold and flavorful. Skip desert—instead go across the street to Capogiro—for
some smooth and luscious gelato.
A delicious option in
the immediate area, that is also a BYOB and as you’ll see from their website,
they have an ever changing, weekly, eclectic tasting menu. They use local, fresh ingredients whenever
possible, transitioning the taste to the plate seamlessly.
from uber–restauranteur Stephen Starr. Perhaps the best steaks in the city, in
a pleasingly un–steakhouse atmosphere. And they have Kobe beef, of course. Keep in mind that Barclay Prime only serves
dinner, when making your plans.
A classic American
bar with over 80 whiskeys and serving what is arguably, though hotly debated,
the best burger in town. Great for late night eating and drinking. Due to this mouth watering burger they do not
accept reservations, as they are walk-ins only.
The city’s finest
Italian restaurant, often touted as one of the country’s best, though with only
34 seats, a very tough reservation to get, indeed. Marc Vetri is without equal
in the kitchen. Also, a stellar wine list, ably overseen by co–owner Jeff
Lee How Fook
The dining room is
nothing to write home about with its bright lighting and uncomfortable chairs.
So, go for the food, certainly the tastiest in Chinatown. We’re fans of the
salt–baked squid and scallops—salty, tender, and crunchy, all at once.
with a modern twist from ex–Morimoto protege Zama Tanaka. In addition to
perfectly sourced and sliced fish, Zama has created compelling maki rolls named
after local celebs—with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.