Best Restaurant Service

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Wine not hitting you quite right? Want the full story on how chef Eli Kulp makes his alt-Peking duck? Lose an earring on the way to the restroom? All these things happened to us this year at Ellen Yins revitalized Old City institution and out came a fresh glass, a masterful description, and our recovered jewelry to boot. Yin sets the gold standard for engaged ownership, and her servers go above and beyond to make everything right.

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2011 WINNER, Service

Lacroix at the Rittenhouse

210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

There are no servers here. There are only seventh-degree black belts in telepathy, arcane cooking knowledge and unflappable grace. Why do you think they keep winning this award? Read more »

2010 WINNER, Service

Lacroix at the Rittenhouse

210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

You might have four servers at your table during any given meal, and somehow they all seem to be communicating wordlessly to perform exactly as necessary. They’re knowledgeable but not intimidating, fluent in the intricacies of the menu, and friendly in a way that’s never overreaching. If there’s a future for formal dining, this seamless… Read more »