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.