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49. Talula’s Garden
The union of Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr had a rocky start. There were three head chefs before the vintage metal chairs in the charming yard had begun to oxidize. But since those early shake-ups, the restaurant has quietly produced tight meals and, much to the disappointment of local food blogs, minimal drama. The army of Olexy-ites whirls about, playing a game of geography, whispering Kennett Square, Lancaster, Jasper Hill and Hudson Valley as they deposit mushroom soups, torchons of foie gras and loins of pork on eager diners’ tables. All that’s missing is the commotion, but that’s okay.
Pro Tip: When the weather’s good, a glass of wine, a board of cheese, the setting sun and a constant breeze make this the quickest and most beautiful escape in Philadelphia.
Visit one of the 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia:
Talula’s Garden, 210 West Washington Square, 215-592-7787.