Rembrandt’s Comeback

Rembrandt’s in Fairmount is hoping to keep up with Fairmount’s recent restaurant renaissance. Long a neighborhood institution, the restaurant has brought in some new guns to overhaul the menu.

A few months ago, Chef Nick Cassidy of Buddakan came to Rembrandt’s to help with the revitalization process. Gradually, over the past few months, he’s put together a comfortable menu with good portions and fair value. Rembrandt’s is closed today in preparation for the full menu to go live tomorrow, Friday, January 4th.

Rembrandt’s [Official Site]

 

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  • Victor Zazz

    I guess the brunch burger options are no more?

  • Bart

    Well if the coarse ground sausage-like “hot dog” is any indication, steer clear!

  • Bob

    I live nearby and eat here every couple of months. I really love the space and the beer menu. I really did like a few dishes from the old menu, and the gf really liked the smoked chicken sandwich. I ate here this past weekend, the burger was a bit underseasoned for my taste, though a friend eating with me agreed about the lack of seasoning. That said, I heard the old executive chef was a PITA to work with, and I think this will help them move forward overall. I’m hoping they refine their work over the next few months and this encourages more people to visit the Fairmount area, and maybe even open a few more choices for places to eat.

  • Bob

    As a side note about the Fairmount area, does anyone know what they put in where Mugshots used to be at 21st&Fairmount? I saw they recently took the boards down, but I haven’t walked by the spot yet. I thought I saw people in there over the weekend.

  • tsarstruck

    @Bob: Another OCF Coffee.

  • Alimentarian

    2007 called. It wants this menu back.

  • TiredNoodles

    I thought the old chef who left to go to City Tap made great food. Hands down the best lamb burger in the city. After he left quality went down and beer prices went up. Hopefully the re-opening will be for the best.

  • Suburbanite

    This is like a hodge-podge of current menu’s in the city: Garces Trading, Monks, Stateside, Kennett, etc, etc…

  • Cleo415

    I ate there a few weeks ago for the first time and the food was really good. I’m excited to see what the new menu brings. If you have never been there or haven’t eaten there in a while, I would definitely give it another shot! It is a perfect neighborhood spot with great eats and reasonable prices. And they sell pickles!

  • Pecoske

    Bacon wrapped dates?? Sounds like what Alma de Cuba was doing 8 years ago!!!

  • Pecoske Jr.

    Hamburgers?? Sounds like what McDonald’s was doing in the 1950′s!!!

  • Pecoske Jr.

    Wings?? Sounds like what Anchor Bar was doing in the 1960?s!!!

  • Pecoske Jr.

    Flat Breads?? Sounds like what American Flatbread was doing in the 1990′s!!!

  • Snake

    Duck Terrine? Sounds like what they were doing in La France Profonde since the 1600s!

    Jokes aside, their pizzas have always been good through the years, as have their burgers. Their French Onion soup has always been one of the best in the city IMO. Restaurants in Fairmount are being forced to pick up their games because of Calaca, Lemon Hill, McAndrews and Hickory Lane.

    This looks good and prices look fair. I wish that Rembrandts would get busy enough that they’d be forced to open the upstairs, that room is very nice.

  • Bob

    Regarding the OCF: Really? There are numerous coffee places within a few blocks. Mugshots, Rybread, Cafe L’Anube, even a Wawa not too far away. Plus all the restaurants that serve weekend brunch and other types, Flying Saucer Cafe, Flying Carpet, the diner in the high rise. Admittedly, I don’t drink coffee, but that seems like overkill to me.

  • Leonardo Leonardo

    While you’re here, shop at our best seller department complete with its own coffee bar. Or drop by our music shop also with its own coffee bar. Or perhaps you’d rather visit our international coffee bar complete with its own little book department which has its own super teeny tiny coffee bar inside. And a selection of tiny adult magazines.

  • Daniel Norman Richwine

    Color me unimpressed with most of these observations.

  • C-nell

    a lot of pessimistic comments. Why are people doubting whether we can keep this pace. It is possible if other teams ran more plays than us, anyways. The NFL is afraid of the potential this team has… Fear always produce negativity.

    • atlvickfan

      Pundits hate nothing more than being proven wrong. They will ride with their preseason predictions as long as they can. And most of them picked the Eagles to suck this year.

    • BlindChow

      Or, maybe they watched the team last year. Remember, we were 3-1 at one point.

      • anon

        Yeah but those were questionable wins. This was straight domination when we were actually playing.

  • Eoin Cunningham

    I love all the idiots talking about this offense being too dangerous for ‘injury prone’ Mike Vick. He’s never looked safer back there. Couple of rookie mistakes by Lane Johnson resulted in some hits but no more than what Brady gets on an average night.

    • cliff henny

      it’s crazy. the guy is playing football, he has pads on, he’s going to get hit. rg3 got rocked way more than vick. Vick’s only tweek came from running too far too fast.

    • ICDogg

      He does take a few extra shots he has no need to take. But you know, he avoided one last night by running out of bounds and lost four yards and everyone was calling it a bonehead mistake, he should have thrown the ball away. But in doing so he would have taken another hit.

      • Run Eagles Run

        or thrown a pick. seriously, the guy cant win. he looked crazy good 3 or 4 years ago, wins 9 of 10 or something crazy, and then its his fault when teams adjust and andy doesnt. I dont think vick is flawless, its obvious he isnt, but jesus christ chip kelly may have resurrected this dudes career… AGAIN… and if Mike is lucky, he did it right this time.

    • Mike

      Vick barely survived week 1.

      • Dutch

        What game were you watching?

        Maybe a110 QB Rating with a 65% completion percentage qualifies as barely surviving in the land of make believe?

      • FMWarner

        So true. I enjoyed the way Vick played for the most part, but dude isn’t going to last taking hits like that.

    • EaglePete

      difference is bigger pocket guys like Brady can handle some damage in a given game. Vick, not just based on his history but his build just appears to be more brittle. That being said, I hate to ever predict injury for any player, its a waste of quality commenting. It could happen to any player, any given time in this league.

      • Dutch

        Brittle is kind of bizarre. In 2012 he was hit 180 times in the Eagles pocket. You think Brady could withstand that kind of punishment in the pocket?

        New England would never put last year’s line around Brady. However, maybe you missed Vick getting dirty and lead blocking last night. ROFL…… how often does Brady get hit or attempt to deliver a hit like Vick pulling off down field and point of attack blocking to help his ball carriers?

        Vick’s only problem in Philly has been his front line protection.

        • http://theadulttoysstore.com/ The Toy Goddess

          I really wish he’d stop with the blocking though. As awesome as it is, I cringe every time I see him do it. But you know it makes his guys love him even more.

          lol

  • Token

    Concussion for Fletcher. So Hughes or Boykin will be on the outside this week.

    • ICDogg

      Hughes, if ready.

  • Will

    McCoy keys offense….“No,” Kelly replied. “it’s what I hoped it would feel like, and that’s what makes it so special.”http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/eagles/2013/09/10/philadelphia-eagles-lesean-mccoy/2791249/

  • Adam

    I love the national media narritives. First it’s “Will Chip Kelly’s offense work in the NFL?”

    Yes.

    Now it’s “but for how long?!”

    Haters gonna hate.

    • EaglePete

      the skepticism is warranted. You have to prove your worth in this league far more than one game. There have always been flashes and narratives that are easily quashed at some point. I have no problem with it, its not hating. Now if they were still calling it a gimmick than Id take issue. Fans are generally knee jerk, wait til after a loss and the griping starts. The highs and lows of a season. Amazing how a win can really make me happy for the next day, week even. Totally effects my mood.

    • JofreyRice

      so true. For once I agree with Peter King. Someone has to prove they can “solve” it, without opening up other things for Kelly to exploit.

      • Adam

        MID. GAME. ADJUSTMENTS.

        Such a foreign concept to Eagles fans I forget they’re even legal.

        • BlindChow

          Seems like they adjusted in the wrong direction last night…

    • Will

      Chipadelphia in Chip “Chess” Kelly we trust, what a turn around from a 4-12 squad 9 months ago! Let’em hate and doubt, they just all look stupid…..

      • Mike

        Weren’t the eagles 3-1 last year?

        • Run Eagles Run

          yep. with their line mostly healthy… and you could still tell they were in trouble. the line fell apart, the team fell apart…. yet it still took til the end of the season for them to be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. vicks fault.

        • BIGJES

          yup and even beat super bowl champs

        • dude

          none of those wins looked or felt like they belonged to a confident, organized team, and no fans were comfortable going forward, and they were proven right. Then again, I don’t think this fanbase has exactly been predominantly comprised of homer optimists for the last few years

    • Eoin Cunningham

      Haters gonna hate. Potatoes gonna potate

    • Run Eagles Run

      exactly, “stanford did this” oh, I’m sure kelly doesnt have an idea for how to counter it. Im sure he just gave up and hopes teams dont look at that tape right? morons. they’re just cowards who would rather be wrong downplaying it than going out on a limb and saying its going to have staying power.

    • William

      Exactly , and Cris Carter was on Mike and Mike saying the Eagles can really be good but if Vick, gets hurt it is a what because Foles is basically grabage(now)….And so is Barkley( but earlier he was a steal) Wasnt RG3 supposed to be the next great QB but now they are making excuses for him ( he was rusty, etc) The last preseason Vick played the media was starting to say ” same ole Vick, now we can live without him . Whatever man ….I have a sneaking suspicion the Eagle are going to win the division. The giants and the Cowboys don’t look great and we saw Washington, so why can’t they win it.

  • cheapmeat

    @ Elliot Harrison of NFL.com

    Avant has been consistently the hardest worker of this team since he was drafted in 06.

    It must be so easy to write for a mass audience where readers know nothing unless the player is on their fantasy team

  • Beavis

    Remember over the summer when commentors on this site were fuming about Gus Bradley going to Jacksonville. Hahahahahahahahahahaha.

  • Mike

    Huge overreaction to this game.

    Vick was average at best. He held onto the ball, he danced around, he missed several wide open receivers.

    Once pressure was applied the offense ground to a halt and once RGIII stopped sucking, the defense was pretty bad.

    • Will

      What was the final score Beavis you forgot Butthead….LOL…

      • Will

        9 months removed from one of the most horrendous seasons in recent history Jubilation justified!

      • mike

        They were a 2nd Jason Avant bobble away from losing after Washington tried to spot them 35-0 in the 1st quarter

  • Soybot

    The Chris Ryan piece is a fun read. He’s an Eagles fan.

  • TDR

    Media overreacts to every single week of football – so this is no different. However – a few points. First and foremost – it is awesome to have the team be relevant again for something other than being horrible or the “dream team” comment. Second – d co’s wlll definitely figure this out, but is it unrealistic to think that chipper can adjust his offense? I don’t think so. Ultimately, it’s one game on what will be a pretty long journey, but it was a ton of fun!

  • Will

    Ya think everyone would be happy with a Division road win, people gonna hate on Vick and Chip. Sad if your a Eagle’s fan be happy for the team win that’s all that matter’s and look forward to next Sunday Home Opener!

  • NickS1

    Wow, man, you’d think we just won the Super Bowl judging by the reactions to some of the “haters”. Being reasonable and practical in reserving judgment for a bigger sample size, or being aware of the possible risks, such as injuries, that consistently playing at such a pace may have, does not make one a hater. Every Eagles fan is excited about what they saw. Some of us, however, are just not so blindly optimistic to think that just because we won the game that there are not corrections to be made and/or caution to be exercised. Pump the brakes, folks. It’s a 16 game season we have to get through. We conquered the first week, and for that, we should be happy, not overzealous.

  • Dawks Dawg

    Gotta love the special teams – didn’t give up any big returns & even though Chip iced Henery on the 48 yd FG w/ the challenge – he made the second try too! Clutch.

  • Warhound

    Grantland’s Charles P. Pierce = PC Douche

  • Byter

    Obviously, no one can predict the future but I get a sense with some of the media that it’s a backlash against the hype. Before the game it was “this can’t work in the NFL”, now after it worked its “they can’t do this all season because of injuries” or “d-coord’s will adjust”, etc. I guess it’s up to the Eagles to prove them all wrong. As far as stopping the run up the middle, that’s why Shurmur and Lazor are here, to bring pro-style passing game to Kelly’s offense. The offense has been running pro-style passing (west coast) for years under Reid. The Skins D did get a little more effective by blitzing and covering the gaps. Watch for the Birds to combat that with 3 TE sets and quick slants.

    • Dutch

      The Eagles is going to need another reserve deep threat who can stretch the defense. I don’t see why this is not a plug and play system. There was nothing extraordinary by any skill position player other than Shady McCoy. But the effectiveness of this system depends on speed. I think Johnson could be used in DJax’s place if needed, The Eagles have a nice stable of running backs, and reserve Tight End.

  • djack10

    Charles Pierce (Grantland) seems like an ahole. Beginning to sour on that site completely.

  • Bert Lo

    “Washington Ethnic Degradations”…. C’mon, Chuck,that was lame.

  • FMWarner

    Did the moderator take a day off? It’s hard to talk football with reasonably intelligent people when children are allowed to spray graffiti all over the place.

    • NickS1

      The clown you’re talking about clearly has delusions of grandeur. He thinks he’s the anti-hero of 24/7!

  • Will

    I just saw one of the most exciting half of a football game in 41 years of watching the sport. Can’t wait till Sunday….Amazing…

  • Jay Matt

    Tomate..duh!

  • Chippah

    gonna ketchup

  • NickS1

    Hedging? No, just realistic and a fan long enough to not get overly excited about beating a team who’s QB was coming off of ACL surgery and didn’t play all preseason, whose receiving corp is average, whose D ranked in the bottom third of the league last year, and because of these factors was almost destined to regress some. Usually teams going from last to first regress a little the next year. And while people may only be saying that they’re excited, they’re responding to anyone who speaks ill or makes a statement like mine as if they’re “haters”, which is asinine. Everyone should be happy about the win. I sure am. But I’m not on here calling everyone else “haters” like we did anything more than win week one. And yes, the division is winnable. Never said it wasn’t.

  • EaglePete

    “they’re responding to anyone who speaks ill or makes a statement like mine as if they’re “haters”, which is asinine.” yup, I agree for the most part. Msg boards are ripe with wannabe I told you so’s. On a live chat it happens after every play.

  • anon

    To be fair it was a road win against the division champs, a game that most didn’t think we would win. Our O looked dominant, our D looked better than anything we’ve seen in 2 years. Yes we weren’t playing the 49ers, but we went into the Skin’s house and won. Starting 1-0 and 1-0 in the division. Obviously there are areas for us to improve, but it feels great to see our team play great and our players look like they are enjoying themselves.

  • NickS1

    How butt-hurt are you that you’re best come back is reverting to name-calling because you can’t appreciate a different perspective than that of your own?

  • Run Eagles Run

    shame on you for being happy! SHAME!

  • Run Eagles Run

    Why so sensitive? I’m giving him shit for being a tool. I’m annoyed he’s a wet blanket. I enjoyed busting his balls. If you dont like it, turn off your internet.

  • NickS1

    So you’re an asshole and you have no balls, is what you just said.

  • Richard Colton

    I appreciate his Nick’s reserve and his analysis. You’ve managed to work the word “fart” and “douche” into the conversation. way to go.

    try http://www.philly.com – you might be happier there.

  • Run Eagles Run

    “How butt-hurt are you that you’re best come back is reverting to
    name-calling because you can’t appreciate a different perspective than
    that of your own?”

    - Some Douchey Clown Named Nick

  • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

    HAHAHA glad i came back for this

  • EaglePete

    Ill vote you the winner in the douche off, no matter how many times you attempt to call someone dumb in a different way and still not be witty is impressive.

  • Run Eagles Run

    Cause Im real concerned with your shitty opinion, and really have something to prove to you. You hypocritical moron. Here you are calling someone a douche for calling someone a douche. Go stare at your fat wife and think about all the regret in your life.

  • cliff henny

    thinking schedule over off top of my head, what defenses are we going to face that are dramatically better than Washington’s? they have some secondary issues but nice front 7. all in all, it’s a middle of the pack defense. and eagles toyed with it. offense has so much confidence, that bs lateral 14 point swing didnt even bother them.

  • Dutch

    Even in the loss, the Skins looked a lot better than Dallas and the Giants, this was a quality win over an exceptional coach and good quarterback even at half measure. Griffin was good enough to put on quite a show in rallying the Skins in the 3rd and 4th Quarter.

    It’s not the Skins aren’t a good team with a world class coach, it’s just that the Eagles offensive line was exceptional last night and the Eagles executed a fascinating offensive scheme almost to perfection. it’s a quality win over the division champion.

    That was not a diluted victory under any circumstances especially for a time coming off a 4-12 season.

  • Richard Colton

    took you one game to start blaming Kelly for something Vick did. at some point you’ll stop defending him for the sake of defending him. how about this? he played well enough to win the game, and executed the offense – which is what what everyone wants him to do. he didn’t do a great job of protecting himself or adjusting to a slower 4th q tempo, but…whatever…he’s Mike Vick…he’s not going to start sliding because his legion of fans say he will.

  • EaglePete

    still reaching I see. All that bitterness youre holding onto sounds like a life of regret, good luck with that

  • NickS1

    I think we’re all excited about what we saw, but some people on here are acting like it’s game over and we’re bringing home the Lombardi and everyone who doesn’t agree is just a hater. There’s some things to be cleaned up but it looks really scary, the amount of points we can put up. The D looked good for most of the game, but can they keep that up? I don’t know. I want to see it, because I know we can put up points, but we still gotta get stops/turnovers to win the game. I’m just being restrained, that’s all.

  • NickS1

    Solid, dude. Solid.

  • NickS1

    Note, talking football with someone would actually require discussing football, not going out of one’s way to try to insult someone.

  • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

    “You have nothing to say worth hearing. You’re just a douche and I wanted to let you know.”

    Ballsy move, ace. No irony in that statement

  • Run Eagles Run

    Lol. Sounds like you’re projecting. Otherwise, why would you keep replying? If I’m just some douche, making no sense, why do you keep it going Pete?

  • EaglePete

    why do I keep it going? ha, I think were equally guilty there

  • Dutch

    Good win, however the challenge will be going against teams with superior athletes at the skill positions outside who are capable of playing DJax close and who has brawlers inside to clog the middle rushing lanes. That’s pretty much how Alabama, Stanford and other powerhouse teams combat rushing and option teams. However, as long as the Eagles offensive line plays together and executes in a dominating fashion like last night they are going to be a tough team to beat. I don’t think this offensive line is near as good as they will be once their chemistry matures.

    Those guys played awesome last night, sure there were a few break downs but for the most part they were absolute bullies and opened holes in the Washington defense when spread out that we could have driven a convoy through. Lane Johnson outright owned Kerrigan and Kerrigan is a Pro Bowl Linebacker.

    So far so good, but Lane Johnson is turning out to be something special on that right side.

  • Dutch

    That’s not surprising, the Redskins have a legitimate QB and an equally explosive offensive attack. I caution you not to take Shanahan for granted. The Skins didn’t go out not fighting, Skins implemented their up tempo attack and did to the Eagles defense in the latter stages of the 3rd and 4th quarter what the Eagles did to their defense in the first half. Griffin was picking the Eagles apart when he found his rhythm that was not luck.

  • defroe81

    we didnt lose we basically won the game in the first half. guess your a glass half empty person.

  • http://theadulttoysstore.com/ The Toy Goddess

    WTH are you b*tching about?

    Kelly himself said he took the pedal off the gas. I’m not blaming Kelly for anything. The choice to run the ball, slow down the tempo and milk the clock was Kelly’s – NOT Vick’s. He was executing as required.

    They put up 33 points…not garbage time points either…33 points will win you most NFL games..and that’s with them leaving points on the field.

    And yet…you STILL feel need to bash Vick, for not winning the game the way you thought he should. Ridiculous.

  • NickS1

    Pot calls kettle black…

  • NickS1

    Beyond comprehension? The Patriots ran 89 plays on Sunday and we ran 77.

  • Dutch

    More stable people not seeing this through rose colored glasses aren’t focused on the win but the execution of that offense. I doubt nobody expected the defense to play inspired ball and what Cary Williams did was totally out of the wilds. That being the case it was not possible to foresee a potential blowout.

    It’s not the victory, nor the condition of RGIII that is the story line of this game but the unveiling of Chip Kelly’s offense and 53 first half plays. Given it’s the first game of the season those 53 plays in the first half represented flawless football which is totally unbelievable after 90 days of preparation.

    Nobody could have imagined what we saw last night before hand. That is the wow factor, not the victory.

    People have a legitimate right, especially Eagles fans to be excited today. The Eagles last night were incredible.

  • NickS1

    This clown says “toodles”. Enough said.

  • NickS1

    Jesus, Dutch, do you read nothing? Be excited, I am, but keep it in check is all I’m saying. It’s one game and people are talking like we’re the best team in the NFL because of what happened last night. A lot of freak things happened in last night’s game. Let’s see the success sustained, that’s all. What is so hard to comprehend?

  • Dutch

    At some point the Eagles had to slow down. it just was not possible to continue ramming the Skins into the dirty all night, the Eagles needed a break themselves.

  • Run Eagles Run

    another classic

  • Dutch

    The Patriots didn’t run 53 in a half, and I know that I distinguished that point in all my post. I am aware of the Patriots and what they do and did this week, but nothing the Patriots did was impressive as what the Eagles did in running 53 plays in a half.

    That’s beyond comprehension

  • livingonapear

    The Redskins also got 7 points directly off of a poor call, their own gift fumble (from a usually sure handed player), and a defense that began to give away the underneath routes. Add in Patrick Chung misplaying a duck, and you have a lot of evening out when it comes to gimmies.

    You are right that there are no pushover games, and that adjustments will have to be made, but then again Chip Kelly’s tenure at Oregon was a long series of adjustments to get where he is. I think that after one game, it’s safe to say that we look like we have more of a focus and plan than any team in our division.

  • Run Eagles Run

    Do you want to know the truth? The people who read the comments and don’t say anything love me. Cause I say what they are thinking. They read the comment section, and they see a sector of morons that need to be told they are morons. I am more than happy to do it. Do you see Matt Jacobs anywhere? No. Because I bit off his sack and ritualistically ate his balls. If he is here, he is neutered, like some sad, fat cat who lays around all day high off cat nip. Am I an asshole? Yes, sometimes. Do I go too far? Yes, sometimes. But I say what is needed to be said. Mean things, that most people quietly just think to themselves. I’m not the hero Eagles 24/7 wants, I’m the hero it needs!

  • phillyeagle77

    It will be a while before shady has 31 carries.. Shady opened up the play action so Chip continued to run the ball.. Our offense ran the ball over 50 times.. We were up 19 points in the first half and ran the ball more the second half because we were still up in the third quarter.. i highly doubt that situation will happen again..

  • G_WallyHunter

    lol je sais, surprised he left it out!

  • NickS1

    I think you missed what I was getting at. Before this comment board was littered with garbage comments from mostly one commentor in particular, some of the first posts on here were, what I perceived to be, way over the top with ridicule for anyone who thought we weren’t the greatest thing since sliced bread. I loved what I saw, too. All I was trying to drive home was let’s see the corrections made and the sustainability of what we’re doing before we go calling out all the “haters”, because it was only one game against a below average D and a QB coming off of ACL surgery. We took advantage of our situation, which I think is awesome, but we almost blew it, too. I think the approach I’m taking is looking at the big picture, as you noted. I love all of the changes made that seem to be based in logic and have a reason that doesn’t need to be kept secret (a la Andy). I just want to see it sustained for a little before I go in head first. That’s all. Again, my post was mainly geared at some of the comments who really came off, to me at least, as over the top.

  • NickS1

    I hope, and tend to think, you’re right about the 31 carries. That’s my #1 concern. Dude’s breathing from an oxygen tank by halftime and it’s in DC. We play in Denver week 4. Our team can’t all be sucking wind after the first quarter.

  • BlindChow

    The OP asked why people were skeptical, so I explained that barely surviving yet another 4th quarter defensive meltdown doesn’t inspire overwhelming confidence in some people.

    Especially after enduring 2012, which begun with 3 barely-survived 4th quarter defensive meltdowns.

  • Chippah

    I’m glad someone took that