Amada works so well because every aspect fits together seamlessly. And the well-thought-out drink list is a shining example of the understatedly cool Jose Garces touch. The three varieties of sangrias are a hallmark, and the cocktails are infused with flavors you find on the menu: ginger in the bourbon smash, apricot rye in the manhattan, lemon and rosemary in the martini, and thyme and elderflower in the mojito. It’s why drinking here is as much a culinary delight as eating.
Amada | 217 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-625-2450 | http://amadarestaurant.com