Tryst which did not win our contest for worst name (congrats Swallow) is opening Monday in the basement of Georges Perrier’s Le Bec-Fin. Tryst replaces Bar Lyonnais with a bigger space that promises to be a “nocturnal hideaway” offering signature dishes and refined cocktails all night long. The space will have its own menu of modern French fare along with Le Bec-Fin classics. Unique to the Tryst menu will be truffle and foie gras arancini and jumbo lump crab cocktail with mustard and malt vinegar alongside Le Bec’s signature caviar.
Signature cocktails will include the Bustier (Gin, Cocchi Americano, St. Germain, Rhubarb Bitters) and Peach Smash (Whiskey, Lemon Juice, Fresh Muddled Peaches, Mint). The extensive Le Bec-Fin wine list and a rotating by-the-glass program will also be available.
The downstairs interior has be redesigned by Philadelphia-based DAS Architects. Director Susan Davidson says “the dangerous beauty of the design combined with the warmth of the lighting will make Tryst one of the best kept secrets in Philadelphia.” We assume Perrier and co-owner Nicholas Elmi don’t want it to be too much of a secret.
Tryst will be open Monday through Saturday starting at 5 p.m.
Tryst [Official Site]