A Quiet Opening… and a Quiet Closing


Lynda’s Mediterranean, the Middle Eastern spot on Passyunk Avenue opened so quickly, we barely got wind of it. Thanks to our eagle-eyed commenters, we found out it closed shortly after we posted the menu.

We hear Lynda’s was not long for this world due to a lack of restaurant personality and food not exciting enough to overcome it.  The short-lived restaurant only lasted 30 days – perhaps a new record?

We also hear that other restaurant parties – parties with experience – are interested in the space. If you’re interested in the space, you can call the number in the photo. In the meantime, let’s play Restaurant Yenta and decide what we think should go in that location. Fire away in the comments below.

One note: the current incarnation is just one storefront, but it can be expanded into the next door space, doubling the size. Just something to consider while you Yenta.

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  • http://whatiweightoday.com/ Joy Manning

    I have LONG imagined that place as Tiffin South Philly.

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  • adam

    Tiffin, yes. Or maybe Ekta…

    Check this wierd rent discrepancy: The EPBID says $900-$1100 negotiable, but the owner says $2000.

  • Ben

    Damn, I really wanted to try this spot. A good tagine would have been nice. But 30 days… not enough time for any reviews to even trickle out!

    An Indian place would be great. I don’t think there are any Indian spots south of South St.

  • http://www.spiltwine.amberhorizon.com yoko

    Wow– we seem to be of the same minds here. I was going to say some kind of Indian restaurant is what East Passyunk needs!

  • Mike

    I think and Indian restarant would be great.

  • JA

    If they could get a license to sell beer, that would be a perfect location for the Foodery.

  • Jay Carlson

    BBQ seems to be popular these days, how bout a Sweet Lucy’s S. Phila?

  • Rebecca

    yes this is sad…couscous is like a food group for me. wish i knew about it i definitely would have went.

    sore subject for us south philadelphians: not being able to get indian delivered! Tiffin would rule.

  • phillydave

    Indian would be great…so would Greek….reasonably priced…byo…outside seating. Whatever concept decides to go in there will definitely need to spend a little money renovating the front (i.e. windows that open….Adobe could have spent a few more dollars with a better reno.) and expanding next door would definitely help. It is easy to overlook this spot because of its narrow storefront. More avenue exposure, a decent decor and reasonably-priced Indian or Greek would probably do very well.

  • buckethead

    Ekta delivers to the north edge of south Philly east of Broad:


  • daytime drinker

    r u people on medication??
    thats the best idea u have indian / BBQ????
    im gonna fall asleep with suggestions like that

  • JA

    Tiffin would be cool, but I just read on another blog that the owner thinks that the streets of South Philly are too congested for fast delivery. C’mon! They deliver to Center City and the Art Museum area and what about the car accident nightmare, Lincoln Drive, near the Mt. Airy location. Those locations don’t have traffic?! Obviously, he has something against South Philadelphia. His reasoning makes absolutely no sense.

  • dhm

    Lovash on South Street will deliver at least to Dickinson. http://www.lovashindiancuisine.com/index.html

  • betty

    I think Artisan Boulanger should move there and open up a real cafe that serves French style breakfasts and Vietnamese sandwiches on their killer bread.

  • JA

    Maybe Plan-Eat-Thai in Point Breeze can move there so I don’t have to get their food delivered all the time.