Fond’s New Menu Has Us Salivating

We’re not sure anyone does a better risotto in Philadelphia than Lee Styer at Fond. And now he’s added luxurious lobster, hazelnuts and truffle to the dish. That’s when we started drooling, the rest of the menu is just as appetizing.

New Fond Menu


Hamachi Crudo
Greek yogurt, pomegranate, candy striped beets 13

Lobster Risotto
hazelnuts, truffle 14

Roasted Tomato Soup
gorgonzola, rye toast 11

Veal Breast Terrine
broccoli rabe, sharp provolone, charred tomato sauce 13

Seared Foie Gras
spiced cream cheese, caramelized Asian pear 16

Main Course

Grilled Spanish Octopus
paella rice, chorizo, mussels 29

Skate Wing
royal trumpet mushrooms, garlic pesto pea leaves 26

garlic cauliflower puree, cipollini onions, soy brown butter 27

Pork Belly
sweet potatoes, escarole, Dijon jus 27

Beef Short Rib
caramelized onion spaetzle, Brussels sprouts, sauce bordelaise 28


Malted Milk Chocolate Ice Cream
peanut brittle, chocolate crumble, peanut butter ganache

Lemon “Cannolis”
verbena anglaise, green apple sorbet, raspberry

Maple Roasted Pear
warm financier, pecan streusel, bourbon vanilla semifreddo

Dark Chocolate and Cheesecake Torte
cinnamon ganache, crisp meringue

Sorbet Sampler
trio of house-made sorbets, waffle cookie

~ desserts are eight dollars each~

Fond [Official Site]


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  • One of the top-tier jewels in Philly. The pork belly is my favorite rendition in the city.

  • Anonymous

    When did basic inexpensive items like skate-shortrib-octopus-pork belly become 26 to 29 dollar dishes?

  • Little Timmy

    Octopus cheap? 5-10$ a pound with shitty yield? Skate? Sure it’s 2$ a pound whole but it needs to be fileted. Ever cleaned 25 pounds of whole skate? . Fileted is 8$ a pound plus waste. And price goes up with popularity of things like pork belly and short rib. Especially the high quality stuff.

    Soooooo….. I hope you aren’t running a kitchen anywhere because your food cost would be fucked. These prices look pretty accurate.

    I heard chili’s does 3 courses for 15$ if you are looking for a deal

  • Anon.

    @ Little Timmy
    Even with Octopus yield, a paella (which is mostly rice) with bits of octopus and and mussels (which cost nothing) at $29 is an absolute ripoff unless it feeds 2 people.

    29 freaking dollars. Are you insane.
    Cleaned Skate is $5/lb at Samuels and Sons.

    Pork belly is $1.89/ lb on the average to max $3

  • Little Timmy

    Shush. You don’t know anything

  • barryg

    It’s a tiny BYO so they can’t do a lot of covers and they don’t have the margins of alcohol to pad the bottom line. Obviously the preparation of food by a skilled chef, service, atmosphere, etc have a cost but the main driver is that the place is fully booked so if cheapskates like you don’t want to go, they aren’t losing a sale. Supply and demand.

  • sailing

    @anon can you please tell me where you are getting your pricing on food? Unfortunately, I don’t have a flux capacitor and have no other means of traveling to 1950 to get the prices you speak of. Pork belly $3 max per lb?? misinformed try $15 boneless and rind off. Whats your AOL screen name?

  • sailing

    $15 per lb is of course 2025 pricing