Best Suburban Restaurant

Zeppoli

Chef Joey Baldinos love letter to jumped-up classic Italian is a wonder on many levels. The food is brilliant (particularly the antipasti, with flavors so vivid it should come with a passport stamp). The service is smooth; the Sicilian focus is smart. But whats most amazing is that in a city so dedicated to Italian food, you occasionally have to go across the bridge to find it done this well.

618 Collings Avenue, Collingswood, NJ | 856-854-2670 | Website


2012 WINNER, Restaurant (Suburbs)

Birchrunville Store Cafe

1403 Hollow Road, Birchrunville, PA

There’s something about going to a place so off the beaten path (in this case, northern Chester County) that your GPS won’t recognize its existence, and so darling and rustic that you actually have to exit the restaurant and stroll across the wooden porch and into the adjacent (functioning) post office in order to use… Read more »

2011 WINNER, Suburban Restaurant (Part 1)

Blackfish

119 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA

Chef Chip Roman has done more than just open a couple of restaurants Blackfish is extraordinary, and Mica shows great promise. What’s more: he and Mica partner Jason Cichonski have brought culinary hope to the many diners living in areas overlooked by Starr, Garces, Vetri and Billy Penn. Read more »

2011 WINNER, Suburban Restaurant (Part 2)

Mica

8609 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Chef Chip Roman has done more than just open a couple of restaurants Blackfish is extraordinary, and Mica shows great promise. What’s more: he and Mica partner Jason Cichonski have brought culinary hope to the many diners living in areas overlooked by Starr, Garces, Vetri and Billy Penn. Read more »