Marigold Kitchen Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Menus

2_MARIGOLD_Samuel Markey

Marigold Kitchen is doing away with menus. Now the only choice to make when you sit down to dinner at chef/owner Robert Halpern’s West Philadelphia BYOB is seafood, meat or vegetarian for the main entree. Beyond that, you’re in the chef’s hands.

The $85 prix fixe dinner includes up to fifteen courses consisting of bite-sized amuse bouches, small plates and an entree. Vegetarian options are available and other dietary considerations can be accommodated with notice.

Halpern says “this was always the plan” but he was still nervous about how customers would react. But three weeks in and customers tell Halpern, “that decision-free dining is more fun and that’s what Marigold is all about.”

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Photo by Samuel Markey

  • Robert Blake

    I think it is an excellent move. This is by far one of the best places I’ve ever eaten at.

  • Natalie S.

    $85 is a lot for regular eating out. It would be nice if they had a $40 option (concept is great though). I can’t imagine there are enough regulars at this price point to keep the place open….definitely not a place you just wander into.