Best of Philly

Best Counter Dining

2015 BEST Counter Dining


The last couple of menus offered at Serpico have been the best in the restaurant’s run. And to sit there and watch one of the greatest craftsmen in the industry direct a talented crew at the top of their game is thrilling in a way that few other restaurant experiences are — like getting dinner, a show and a peek behind the curtain all at the same time. It speaks to the Instagramming, Vining, YouTubing voyeur in all of us.

604 South Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-925-3001 | Website

2013 BEST Counter Dining

Cheu Noodle Bar

255 South 10th Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Cheu is an ongoing experiment in pushing the boundaries of Asian-inflected transnational cuisines. And the best way to find yourself right in the middle of the noodle-and-dumpling-and-scrapple whirlwind is to slide into one of the counter seats at this small, graffiti-tagged space, order broadly, and watch chef Ben Puchowitz work like a mad scientist in… Read more »