- Neighborhood: Market East, Midtown Village
- 412 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-732-2647
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- Cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Lo Spiedo was always a solid enough concept for the Navy Yard. It was a back-to-the-basics approach by the Vetri Family culinary team, where a casual American menu centered itself around the kitchen’s custom-built spit and wood-fired grill. According to co-owner Jeff Benjamin, lunchtime was great for the restaurant — so was happy hour — which makes sense if you consider the 12,000-or-so employees working at the Navy Yard complex.
But when the Vetri higher-ups sat around the boardroom to brainstorm ways to grow its dinner crowd, Brad Spence (the chef-partner behind Amis) proposed a name/concept-change: Bar Amis.
Brigantessa has some fun stuff going on in the next week: A craft spirits night with Manatawny Still Works tomorrow and their monthly industry night, featuring Amis chef Brad Spence and Dock Street Brewery, on May 30th.
Vetri Family restaurants are spotlighting organic wineries, teaching classes, and hosting their chef friends for special events and pop-ups all month long.