Best of Philly

Best Restaurant to Take Your New York Friends To

2015 BEST Restaurant to Show Off to Your NYC Friends

Abe Fisher

Anyone who thinks America’s best Ashkenazi and Sephardic foods are locked up in some Lower East Side deli simply hasn’t tasted the matzo brei and pastrami-style short ribs at this Rittenhouse newbie. And how a restaurant with a checkerboard-tile floor ends up with a cocktail bar this sexy is a Talmudic mystery.

1623 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-867-0088 | Website

2011 BEST Restaurant to Take Your New York Friends To


237 St. James Place, Philadelphia, PA

What do you get a food snob who’s tried everything? Grilled duck hearts, obviously. Or how about warm Turkish hummus, fried cauliflower and egg-topped lamb kebabs? Wash it all down with a bourbon-and-mint Lemonnana with hints of verbena in the easy dining room of this Israeli hot spot, and your snooty Brooklyn buddy will be… Read more »