Best of Philly

Best Restaurant Revival

2015 BEST Revival

The Olde Bar at Bookbinder’s

Turtle soup is back at Philly’s most iconic restaurant address — but this time with a quail egg and a sidecar of sherry foam, some of the many contemporary flourishes with which Jose Garces has rejuvenated this historic bar space.

125 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-253-3777 | Website


2011 BEST Revival

Khyber Pass Pub

56 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

The redone menu and dining room have given the legendary Khyber a new lease on life. Marvel at the transformation as you snack on bacon-grease popcorn from a paper bag and suck down beers from the newly expanded tap list. Read more »

2010 BEST Revival

Oyster House

1516 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA

When Sansom Street Oyster House closed its doors two years ago, we sighed with sadness … and relief. The eatery, run by the Mink family since 1976, had sunk into mediocrity after it was sold in 2000. Fast-forward to 2009 Sam Mink, grandson of the original Mink, took back the biz, reworked the menu, and… Read more »