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2. Marigold Kitchen
In the past three years, this onetime West Philly boardinghouse has become the best restaurant nobody talks about. Chef Robert Halpern’s four (or six)-course prix-fixe meals regularly swell to 16 with additions of clever canapés, multiple amuse-bouches, and modernist trifles like chocolate-salt-dusted chestnut ravioli or beet-salad-flavored dipping dots. And all for $65!
Insider Tip: Go with the four-course fixed-price menu—you’ll get the same fun amuse-bouches as your six-course-ordering neighbors.
Fun Fact: If you encounter popcorn sauced with liquid nitrogen, dig in quickly to experience the fire-breathing-dragon effect.
Speculation: If this were a liquor-licensed New York restaurant, prices would start at $150 a head, easy.
Visit one of the 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia:
Marigold Kitchen, 501 South 45th Street, 215-222-3699.