Fun With Funions at Revolution House

Brian Freedman finds that sometimes fried onions are just what you need and sometimes one story above the bustle of Old City at Revolution House is the place to enjoy them.

The focus here seems to be on the approachability of the food. It’s a more-than-pleasant breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night spot that the neighborhood needs.

How else to explain the presence of “funions” on this menu? As expected, of course, the charm of this deep-fried frizzle is irresistible. This is one of the great truths of the world, an 11th Commandment of sorts: Thou shalt be won over by deep-fried onion, be it Awesome Blossom or French’s French Fried Onions in that old cardboard jar. The funions here arrive like a pile of tangled dreadlocks, the Sriracha aioli cutting the oil and sweetness just enough.

Revolution House Proves Old City Can be for Grown-ups, Too [Philadelphia Weekly]

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  • lilpit

    Blech. They are disgustingly soggy. The food here in general is mediocre at best and the service is worse. Nice roofdeck, though (when it’s not full of douchebags).

  • Pat

    Seconded. I got a plate of the “Funions” during opening week and, although the first bite or two was pretty tasty, by the halfway mark I couldn’t stomach the idea of another forkful. My biggest complaint was the saltiness – way overdone. I hate to add to the epidemic of trash talk that seems to be popping up here lately, but PW’s restaurant reviews are a joke.

    Back to Revolution House: the space is really quite attractive, and given that Panorama’s food is pretty solid, this is one of the more disappointing new openings in Old City. (Lulu’s Pizza Bar, while hardly groundbreaking, is pretty damn good IMO)

  • Michael G

    That picture looks like intestines. Just plain nasty looking.

  • barryg

    Agree, Freedman is a hack.