2014 BEST New American Restaurant
Petruce et al.
Whether it’s lamb ribs, an exquisitely grilled porgy or a master class on carrots, Jonathan and Justin Petruce’s wood-fired cookery represents American food at its best: rustic, finely wrought and familiar but never predictable. Sommelier Tim Kweeder has also made this one of Philly’s best places to discover new wine especially by the glass.
1121 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-225-8232 | Website
2013 BEST New American Restaurant
501 South 45th Street, Philadelphia, PA
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… Read more »
2012 BEST New American Restaurant
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 »