- Neighborhood: Northern Liberties
- 447 Poplar Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 267-639-4772
- Website | Facebook | Twitter
- Cuisine: Bar
- Alcohol: Full Bar
- Meals Served: Dinner, Lunch
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
- Hours: Mon - Sun: 11am - 2 am
Craig LaBan heads to Northern Liberties to take in the cooking of Rhett Vellner atBardot, the French bar/restaurant from the Pub on Passyunk East’s Dennis Hewlett.
Vellner shows real delicacy in his take on the common beet, salt-roasted in coriander-fennel spice and paired with creamy onion soubise, goat cheese, and the crumbles of a walnut-rye bread streusel (de rigueur these days, as faux “soil”). A crisp fillet of arctic char was also spot-on, with an earthy duo of parsnips (pureed and creamy with ginger; crisped into ribbons) and the surprising fusion spark of funky kimchi.
Two Bells – Very Good
Bardot Cafe: Sophisticated, if a bit faux, French fare in Northern Liberties [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Chef Rhett Vellner is serving an updated fall menu and cocktail selection at Bardot.
The new fall plates include dishes such as House Ricotta with persimmons, dates, radicchio and house-baked semolina; Pastrami Tartine with sauerkraut and 1,000 island dressing on rye; Rabbit Crepe with oyster mushrooms, caramelized grape and frisée; Eggplant Panzanella with lentils, cipollini onions, salsify and romesco; and Spaghettini Noir with squid, chorizo and kabocha squash.
The prices for these autumn-inspired dishes will range from $5 to for Pommes Frites with roasted red pepper aioli to $21 for Arctic Char with Napa cabbage, parsnips, crème fraîche and xo.
There are a million and one food photos out there on Instagram, but here are thirteen of Philadelphia’s restaurants that do Instagram best.
Russet posts a lot of vegetable pics, but makes ‘em look very appetizing thanks to such bright hues.
Another specimen of the chioggia squash.