Best American Restaurant

Marigold Kitchen

Robert Halperns cooking is as American as the Cabot-clothbound-cheddar cracker he likes to send out before appetizers, and as New as the liquefaction process that makes that cheese spill over your tongue like a stream of not-quite-molten lava. The amuse-bouches are the coolest things going in this timeworn rowhouse popcorn sauced with liquid nitrogen, ice-cream-droplet tricolore salad, chocolate-dusted corn ravioli which is good, since dinner comes with about a dozen of them.

501 South 45th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-222-3699 | Website


2012 WINNER, New American Restaurant

Ela

627 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Forget the melting pot. Jason Cichonski’s hyperactive mishmash of global ingredients and innovative technique is as American as a Ritalin kid watching Chopped on a caffeine high-only delicious. Read more »