Chris Lee To Open Sophia On East Passyunk Avenue

The Michelin decorated, James Beard acclaimed, four-bell adorned Chris Lee has returned to Philadelphia and he’s now working to turn Salt & Pepper into Sophia, a collaboration between himself and Salt & Pepper’s Joe Massara. According to Michael Klein, the goal is to open before New Years and then close again for a larger renovation that will include new fling-out windows and a new bar.

And come spring there will be a rooftop chef’s table and rear patio.

As for Chris Lee’s menu, expect a neighborhood friendly menu at the bar and more ambitious American fare in the dining room.

What’s Shakin at Salt & Pepper [The Insider]

  • Alimentarian

    Finally, somewhere for people in this neighborhood to eat!

  • We Got Noise

    The way Klein explained it, Lee will only occasionally be at Sophia. Not as exciting, but good spot to tune up.

  • Bollocks

    Lee, While a great chef, is a deplorable human being. He doesn’t deserve to be on the avenue. He should stay in NYC.

  • don

    i believe michelin stars, james beard awards, and 4 bells from Craig laban (striped bass) justify opening a restaurant anywhere in philly. Personal vendettas have nothing to do with anything.

  • http://Foodbooz Roger L

    Agree with Bollocks.
    Hopefully his role will keep him in the kitchen and not talking to the guests.