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    November 16, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 9, 2015
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Heritage is a seasonal New American Restaurant featuring live jazz daily.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great new spot!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/07/2015
 2007
Dined on 4/07/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Heritage was great. IT was quiet on a rainy Tuesday, but the bar was so inviting, with ample seating and greenery above. More beer-focused. The wine list is a little lacking. We had interesting food tastes. They do creative delicious things with vegetables. The bartender recommended the vegetable board and it was the right call; a nice sampling. The razor clam appetizer was tasty and we split the large plate of chicken. The nightly live music is a great novel touch. It is not intrusive and just the right volume to enhance the mood, but you can still talk. Cant wait to go back when the weather improves and they get their rooftop garden going."
Dined on 4/07/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Fork, acclaimed for its contemporary American cuisine for over 15 years, features 2014 Food & Wine Best New Chef Eli Kulp’s inventive-but approachable menu inspired by the region’s finest produce, seafood and meat as well as the area's deep history. Part of Fork's allure is its hip, stylish, sophisticated interior, where the dining experience is anything but stuffy and uncomfortable. Fork's hand-painted chandelier shades catch your eye as you look above the cast-concrete bar. Modern contemporary murals painted by Anthony DeMelas accentuate the height of the ceilings. Since opening, Fork has received the praise of many local and national publications, including the New York Times, USA Today, Town and Country, Food and Wine, Wine Spectator, Zagat's and Gourmet. Fork has received 15 Best of Philly awards from Philadelphia Magazine.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Perfect in every way
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/05/2015
 2007
Dined on 4/05/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"An exceptional Easter brunch, with just the right amount of food with the 3-course price fixed menu. The cured char with egg scramble was a creative and delicious interpretation of lox and bagels. The mini English muffin was out of this world. The steak and egg was also divine; the dry-aged beef flawlessly cooked. Every taste was extraordinary. I didn't even realize Fork was open for brunch normally, but I will certainly be back, knowing that it is!"
Dined on 4/05/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, fit for foodies
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a. kitchen, located in the AKA Rittenhouse Square, is a contemporary American restaurant focused around Chef Eli Kulp's bold flavor-forward cooking on natural hardwood charcoal and accompanied by one of the most compelling wine lists in the country featuring many of the most in-demand Old World style artisan grower-producers in the world, as well as a large selection from leading natural winemakers.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/03/2015
 2007
Dined on 4/03/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Personally, I find the varied- size -plate concept can be confusing and even stressful, trying to figure out what to share and what not, how many dishes to order. We ordered our own entrees and shared cauliflower appetizer and two vegetables which were easy to share and tasty. Loved the charred broccoli. My arctic char which was considered a smallish dish to share, was perfect sized entree for one, as was the salad. On the other hand the wonderfully prepared and presented half chicken was quite large and could be shared. Plate sides can vary. Love what Eli Kulp has done with the menu. Bottom line: everything was delicious."
Dined on 4/03/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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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.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Home run
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2007
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great dinner! High Street deserves its recent praise and accolades. Everything was delicious , with fresh creative twists, from the amazing breads and spreads to the beets and mushrooms. Thr Fork "team" just keeps doing amazing things with the eating scene in Philly."
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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modern American wood-fired cuisine with a unique, well-selected beverage program
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Love Petruce.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/24/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/24/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Hamachi was exceptional and all the dishes were creative and flavorful. It is nice to have various sized courses to choose from."
Dined on 2/24/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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A rustic eleven table dining room located in Center City Philadelphia, Vetri specializes in authentic Northern Italian dining featuring homemade pasta. Vetri serves each guest a multi-course tasting menu as the sole dining offering.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Vetri wows
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/10/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/10/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Vetri's flagship restaurant is still a gem. The price-fixed menu is not for everyday dining, nor is the bill, but I can't think of a better special occasion spot. Sadly, I feel that is what it has become. The food, sublime. The service, impeccable and the ambiance cozy and romantic. Even with only 3 tables filled on a Tuesday night, we didn't mind. We had an incredible birthday celebration."
Dined on 2/10/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Experience the bold flavors of superb Latin cuisine from Spain, Mexico and South America in a romantic setting in the village of Montecito. Sunflower colored walls, original artwork, cozy fireplace, relaxed outdoor terraza and a beautiful bar and Tapas lounge to sip Sangria with friends while listening to live Spanish guitars.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great local spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I haven't been to Cava in years, but decided to try it while in town staying in Montecito. Nice to see Four Seasons Hotel still recommends Cava and it is still reliable Latin/Mexican food. Blood orange margarita was delicious. I loved my ahi special..very fresh, from local market with interesting carrot puree and swiss chard/beets. The lamb shank was also a hit; dining partner said it was "the best dinner she ever had". The live guitar music was a nice ambiance-enhancer."
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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FARMiCiA is the conception of Kevin Klause, James Barrett & Wendy Smith Born (owners of Metropolitan Bakery), who share a vision of a restaurant that captures the pleasures of simply crafted food & excellent beverages served in a relaxed yet lively environment. The emphasis is on great tasting food & beverages crafted from local, organic & artisanal producers. Located in Philadelphia’s historic Old City, FARMiCiA is a 122-seat restaurant & bar serving breakfast, lunch, an afternoon meal, a relaxed dinner & even brunch on the weekends. While FARMiCiA boasts a full bar, guests are also allowed to BYO Wine to pair with our farm fresh fare.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/21/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/21/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We had a great brunch in festive atmosphere (decorated for Christmas). It is a diverse menu, with something for everyone, vegetarians or carnivores alike. The crab omelette was delicious as was the eggs benedict with smoked salmon. The interesting South American dish with chorizo and corn tortillas was the overall favorite of the table. Cool that they have 1/2 priced cocktails, with an interesting list, for brunch, but our Bloody Marys (called Barn Burners at Farmicia) were weak and not enough spice. We ordered an extra shot of Stoli."
Dined on 12/21/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for brunch, kid-friendly
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The Farm and Fisherman is a 30-seat white tablecloth BYOB featuring regional produce, meat and fish prepared by owner and Executive Chef Joshua Lawler, a former chef de cuisine at the quintessential farm-to-table restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns. At The Farm and Fisherman, Chef Lawler serves what he calls "snapshots of the seasons here in the Delaware Valley," incorporating interesting and unusual ingredients produced by area farmers.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"After having to wait a bit too long for our table to be ready, everything was wonderfull. Josh happily put together a vegetarian entree for my friend and we both devoured bloody beets and the delicious fall cauliflower salad. Venison sirloin was great, if not a touch rare. I got my meat fix for the month. Staff are warm and friendly. Love this restaurant."
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Located at 2031 Walnut Street in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia, Vernick Food & Drink is an inviting neighborhood bistro. Chef-owner Gregory Vernick, a Cherry Hill, NJ native, focuses on using extraordinary regional products to create a menu of approachable, globally-inspired dishes. The "Drink" side of Vernick Food & Drink features homemade sodas, as well as a carefully crafted selection of domestic and imported wines and beers and perfectly poured cocktails.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Love Vernick
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Always great…The whole fish is killer. So aromatic and tasty, stuffed with herbs and fennel. Perfect. Side veggies are delicious as is the whole romaine salad with figs: Delightfully different. For the first time we didn't get any toasts, which are kind of a signature dish, because everyone was carbed out after Thanksgiving. Service was off though…a little unpolished for this restaurant and slow. Still this is one of my favorite restaurants in Philly."
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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