High Street on Market
High Street on Market

High Street on Market

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.highstreetonmarket.com/
  • Phone: 2156250988x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Eli Kulp
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available
  • Special Events: Friends and Family Dinners on Tuesday evenings from 9 PM on feature $25 prix fixe menus. See our website for more information!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd
  • Public Transit: 5th or 2nd Street, Blue Line; Septa Market Street Line
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated parking is available at the Ritz at the Bourse Movie Theater, Bourse Parking Garage, 400 Ranstead Street on 4th between Market and Chestnut, for $6.50.
A word from High Street on Market
High Street on Market serves Chef Eli Kulp"s contemporary American, hand-crafted, locally-inspired foods. Located on Market Street (formerly High Street during colonial times), High Street's dining room features local artisan work, milk-painted wood walls and factory windows. Counter seating in front of the completely open kitchen makes you feel at home. Eli's food is accompanied by a select wine list featuring winemakers whose work reflects the place and people from which the wine comes. Inventive cocktails include bottled and hand-crafted classics as well as new creations. High Street also serves from morning to afternoon house-baked breads from the local mill, sweet and savory pastries, sandwiches, salads and roman-stye pizza. Eli Kulp is also chef of Fork and was recently named a Food & Wine Magazine 2014 Best New Chef. Craig LaBan, Phiadelphia Inquirer, describes "[his] food [as] hauntingly good'. We hold seats for walk-ins.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
High Street on Market reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (120)neighborhood gem (70)hot spot (48)special occasion (48)romantic (28)great for lunch (26)great for brunch (22)notable wine list (19)good for groups (11)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Sparse service, decor, and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I've never been so disappointed in a meal in Philadelphia. It was terrible. I'm a vegetarian and I had been wanting to try the mushrooms for months. They were on the restaurant week menu on the restaurant week web site, but when we got there, they were not offered. They would not let me order them for part of restaurant week when I asked. Service was unsmiling and the waitress interrupted our dessert to ask if we were ready for bill. The portions of food were tiny and expensive. There are many delicious places to eat and we will never return here to this cold, overrated, underwhelming restaurant.
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  • Fantastic meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was fantastic and the bread was phenomenal!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Customer Service is Key
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Expecting a great meal after the article from Bon Appetit Magazine, High Street on Market certainly did not disappoint. The atmosphere was great, as it felt as though you were eating in your own home's upscale kitchen which was fantastic. From the minute we got there, the service was amazing! Our server, Emily, immediately came over to us after we were seated and knew everything about both the drink and food menu. We chose one of the hand crafted cocktails, the vodka, cucumber and cilantro cocktail and it was so refreshing and beautifully made. The bread board is a must try as the cherry bread was just delicious! The Squash & Basil Tortelloni was the perfect end of summer, coming into fall entree. We would go back just for that!
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Expected More
    richVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great service. Very welcoming and knowledgeable. We were seated on backless stools which resulted in bad backs at the end of the dinner. Our table for four turned out to be a counter for six. Hard talking because of the noise. Background music added to the discomfort. Perhaps I would go back in a non restaurant week. The food had high spots. The Arctic Char was amazing. The beets were wonderful. Country ham was worthwhile. Desserts disappointed.
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  • patioVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The breads and spreads are a must. Avoid the lamb; it is the fattiest $45 piece of meat ever. It was nice to try something different, but I don't think I would go for dinner again. I would like to try breakfast or lunch here someday.
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  • Exciting, Inventive Food
    ZweenEugene
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My sister and I decided to visit this restaurant for dinner upon my visit to Philadelphia. We chose the "Let us Choose" option, which was rather pricey, but *well* worth it. Our taste buds were constantly dazzled as we were served shrimp toast, zucchini flash-fried with rice flour and sparkling water, squid and sweet corn salad with squid ink, duck pasta, octopus pasta, and the list goes on. The procession of food was seemingly endless, and we were both waiting breathlessly for each new dish, delighted as can be at each new revelation. Servers were very informative and friendly. The wine recommendations were spot-on. My sister had a cocktail that was marvelous. Please try this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    TmorVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    After reading the stellar press, we tried the High Street during Rest week . Spring Greens and Sweet Corn Caramelle were very good. The rest was average food except for the desserts which were by far the low point. In addition our water ran out during the entrée and was not refreshed. My wife's drink was knocked over, was replaced only after request and was double charged on our bill.
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  • Great experience
    Acm5255VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had such a great experience here and tried a ton of different small plates and pastas. I would definitely recommend it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't disappoint
    FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Restaurant Week menu would definitely inspire us to return. Tried all four appetizers which was a perfect start to the meal. Especially loved the potted shrimp and beets. My husband's wagyu beef and my sweet corn pasta were both delicious, all accompanied by the surprisingly good wine from Macedonia. Who knew they made wine there? The trifle was a fine sweet ending but the peach crumb cake was a little dry, needed more of the accompanying cream on the side. And let's not forget our charming, ever so accommodating waitperson who went to Michigan State.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Outstanding diamond in the rough I highly recommend this hot spot Bon appetit. Got it right We can't wait to return. The artic char the bread sampler was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth its Rating
    Ddjj
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    All of the food was fantastic, the restaurant had a great feel and look to it, and our waitress was friendly and energetic
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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  • Fantastic
    MTag
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    When a salad can blow your mind, you know the restaurant is exceptional. Flavors and textures were amazing. Cannot say enough good things about this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food was phenomenal. Awesome to have the kitchen in the dining room so you can see whats going on. Multiple dishes i wouldnt normally eat but tried and was blown away. If i had to make one critique, the steak was oversalted IMO. But when mixed with other components, worked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our dinner was fantastic however the desserts were very disappointing. We do intend to return.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Fantastic tapas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went for dinner with three other adults and a 7 yr old. We had 8 of their small plates, three pastas, and two entrees. Every. Single. Dish was fantastic. Can't compliment the food enough. The alcohol list isn't extensive, but what they lack in quantity they make up for in quality (we partook in beer, wine, and booze, and it was all very good; the mixed drinks are quite strong). The wait staff was very attentive and friendly, and it was cool to see the open kitchen. The food comes out fast, presumably because they are booked solid all night long and don't want you to dally... I would definitely come back, and I would definitely recommend it to others.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Early dinner before concert Camden
    Sinjinseth
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Let us pick (8 samples off the menu for $50.00) was our choice. Great way to experience an overview of menu for the first time visit. Amazing dinner. Will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie Fabulous
    Kmil321VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Two words: Bread Plate, it's a must must must, no wonder it was rated #2 best new restaurant in the U.S. Every dish was phenomenal, great beer selection. This is the ultimate foodie hot spot. The shrimp dish and the mushrooms are a must, they were fantastic. Our waitress was incredible as well, best spot I've found in all of old city.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • overrated
    Lola
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    one of Bon Appetit's top 10 new restaurants? Really? tiny portions, high prices, pay for bread, undercooked fish, blah deserts, weak coffee. won't be back.
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  • Fabulous new favorite!
    NewbieVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My foodiest friends and I had tickets at the Arden, I'd heard great things about this place and really wanted to give it a try. (Fork is one of my best picks in town, so trying their new offshoot was really appealing.) Service was prompt, attentive, helpful, and personable. One friend doesn't drink alcohol, so our server modified one of the cocktails to be alcohol free and it was delicious. Three of us shared burrata and an octopus appetizer plus the AMAZING bread/spreads. All were wonderful. Entrees were the perfect size (i.e., not huge) and beautifully cooked/presented. My arctic char with trumpet mushrooms was excellent; the basil tortelloni and peekytoe crab pasta were hits with my friends. Strongly recommend this place!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Good food, but overhyped
    CadeInPA
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I found High Street on Market from Bon Appetit - listed as the "#2 Best New Restaurant in America" (http://www.bonappetit.com/hot10). I was surprised to easily find a 7:45PM Friday reservation, and was excited to give it a shot. Now, the food was great. The portions were small, even for tapas, but delicious. The waitstaff seemed pleasant and knowledgeable, but overbearing and trying to rush courses/tables. They have a very limited liquor selection at the bar, but are quick to offer alternatives to suit your tastes. In all, it's a decent restaurant. Quality and presentation of the food was excellent, but the rushed service & overpriced menu ($170 for two - medium # plates, one drink apiece) left me feeling a bit irked about High Street.
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  • LOVE THIS PLACE
    cathdavVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This restaurant is a true gem and not to be missed. From the service to the various types of tastes and foods it is fantastic. The small plates are such a great idea so you can have a little of lots. We loved it here and will be back the next time we are in Phili.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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  • Ellin + Eli + Alex = Heaven
    Triflin
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    A word to the wise...leave it to them! For $45pp, let the kitchen choose for you. It is an incredible deal, and a culinary dream! We sampled eight dishes, and from the Potted Shrimps to the Trifle, it was unforgettable. The service was impeccable, and the wine pairing was absolutely perfect. I can't wait to go back!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great concept!
    pseudandryVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Where else can you get a chef's choice tasting menu consisting of 8 dishes over 4 courses for only $45.00? Everything was well-prepared and tasty. They are known for their breads, and while we had to wait until our pasta course to be served the bread, it was worth the wait. Three different breads, and three wonderful experiences eating them. The menu changes daily to reflect the seasonal availability of ingredients, so describing each plate might be futile. Suffice it to say, though all 8 plates might not be your favorite, you won't walk away disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Good small pates
    mgree
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The small plates are the best in this small offshoot of Fork. The "they choose 8 plates" is a good deal, but maximizing flavor means forgoing the pastas and entrees and sticking to the shareable small plates. The former feel like versions of the latter that have been scaled up but not out, i.e., the mains were kind of one-note-y. Nice booze list, with good local stuff. It was extremely loud.
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    fit for foodies
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  • great culinary experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    What a great experience . The food was innovative and palate pleasing! Each flavor and layer of food was an excitement to taste! The servers know their food ! The service was superb and the ambiance was fun & lively!!! Well done!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal I've ever eaten out.
    DiscerningMe
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Obviously, they're being recognized given their recent accolades, but this is truly the best meal I've ever eaten out. The breads and spreads were phenomenal, the mushrooms amazing and the corn caramelle was perfect. Pair that with excellent service and you have a winner, Eli. We will be back often!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it is cracked up to be!
    elfwilsVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Limited bar menu. Lots of butter and salt. Disappointing Salad of greens was the best.
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  • Bmarie28
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent food, wine list and service. The basil pasta melted in my mouth. My favorite dish.
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    neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd best new restaurant in country?
    Docyellowbird
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I'll start by saying the service was unparalleled the quality and presentation of the food was outstanding. The only issues I had were the portions were described as not family style but not small portions...to be honest, these were small portions at best. The wine list although very reasonably price was very limited. I think it would be ideal to allow for a byob option. Overall we will certainly be back
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    romantic, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    RespilosaVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We've eaten here several times before, for both lunch and dinner, and are always pleased. The menu is extremely appealing and the food lives up to both the media hype and the menu itself. The setting is city comfortable and relaxed. Plenty to eat no matter what your restrictions.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Let down...
    mds622
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I'm disappointed by my experience at High Street. I had been wanting to check out the restaurant for quite some time now and decided to take a foodie- friend for his Birthday dinner. To start, the service was lacking. Our server messed up both of our drink orders and once we ordered, we never saw him again. The best part of the meal was the bread (which you have to actually order?!) Being known for artisan bread, I thought maybe bread would be served for the table. The angry crab spaghetti was underwhelming and incredibly salty. The mushrooms were the one good dish of the meal. And to top it all off, I had called and asked for them to bring out a dessert with a candle in it, and they forgot. Overall, it was just an expensive disappointment
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  • got2go
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My friends and I had a wonderful evening there and really enjoyed the dining experience. The food was well prepared and quite unusual.
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    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JeffTrexlerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a delicious meal at High Street. Our children enjoyed the menu very much and we appreciated being able to share our plates with each other.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Gourmet food and attentive service
    PretheatredinerVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Don't be afraid to go with the chef's choice - we did, and had no regrets. The kitchen sends out its choices; we wouldn't necessarily have selected them, but it would have been our loss. Potted shrimps, Mushrooms, Green Tea Garganelli, the lamb and one of the desserts (a type of cream that included goat's milk, the name of which I can't remember) were all standouts. Go easy on the bread so you can finish everything else.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A few stand-out dishes
    RichVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The space is lovely, and the service is good. We had the tasting menu. The potted shrimp appetizer and striped bass collar entree were amazing; I mean really, really great. A multi-layer sorbet crumble dessert with raspberry creme was also excellent. The other dishes.... The octopus pasta dish looked great, but all we could taste was the massive dose of saffron. The duck over green tea pasta tasted weird and had disgusting presentation; it looked like cat food. Their wine program needs work. I asked for something light, dry, and most of all, not sweet. I was forced to try a rich Gewürztraminer. Uhhh. Then I was served one wine that tasted like brie, followed by a wine with so much apple flavor, I thought it might be cider. Choose carefully.
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  • Wonderful evening
    Bigsprout
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Imaginative, fresh,surprising. The pastas house made, the Arctic char was perfectly cooked with a crisp skin and melt-in-your mouth flesh, and the selection of house baked breads was fantastic. We ordered the 8 course let-the-chef-select-the-dishes and were not disappointed. Portions were generous. Staff super knowledgeable and friendly
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and inventive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Beets with a beef broth? Onefof the many fabulous dishes we tasted. The lamb ceviche was stellar.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wednesday visit
    LarInPhilly
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I stopped the restaurant earlier because considering a party of four reservation. Noisy due to reflection off the hard walls. The maitre d' turned away from me when I asked some questions about the menu. Nonetheless, I was asked to make a reservation for two. We gave it a try on a Wednesday night, just the two of us. The arctic char was extremely oily, being generally oily, it was too oily as prepared. The mushroom small plate was quite good. Surprised by a pasta only entree menu, possibly lack of menu research. The server, unlike my maitre d' experience, was initially cool but when I liked his wine recommendation turned quite cordial. Two small plates, a salad and the mushrooms + wine/cocktails = $96 before tip; reasonable.
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  • Every bite delicious
    Eatandtell
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Each course was perfectly presented, balanced tastes, and wonderful. Food was interesting, even amusing as the plate of different textured beets. Portions were restrained. I would recommend the tasting menu for a full dinner meal. I plan to return to sample breakfast and lunch.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best food in Philly
    PhlFoodie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Loved everything we got. So delish!! The mushroom and beets were so good. The pastrami pasta was the best thing to ever hit my mouth.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.