Best of Philly

2010 Best New Restaurant

Sycamore

At this quaint Lansdowne BYOB, Chef Sam Jacobson is doing a lovely job with market-fresh fare, and doing justice to the dream of original chef/owner Meg Votta, who passed away shortly after opening the place. Her protg’s thoughtful touches (creative cocktail mixers served in silver shakers), skillful execution of complicated dishes (tender, cumin-scented lamb “steak” with artichoke-pistachio pesto), and smooth service (even especially? for the ‘burbs) make the place stand out.

14 South Lansdowne Avenue Lansdowne 484-461-2867 sycamorebyo.com/