- Neighborhood: Northern Liberties
- 129 Laurel Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 267-273-1632
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- Cuisine: American
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Michael Klein has reported that Marshall Green is out at Jerry’s Bar in Northern Liberties. The reason isn’t clear but replacement Matt Moon is already tweaking the menu. Moon, who was promoted from chef de cuisine was once the chef at Talula’s Table, before a very short stint at Talula’s Garden and was the opening chef at Saint James Place in Ardmore.
Pictured at left is Moon’s new filet. The six-ounce steak is served with roasted garlic, veal jus, asparagus and cheddar onion potatoes.
Trey Popp finds that Jerry’s Bar is a great and reasonable place to drink, the food’s not bad either.
And come back on Sunday morning. My favorite dish at Jerry’s was a special that paired cured smoked scallops with springy polenta—an enthralling alternative to the now-ubiquitous shrimp and grits.
Two Stars – Good
“Brunch is punishment,” Anthony Bourdain famously wrote. “Nothing makes an aspiring Escoffier feel more like an army commissary cook, or Mel from Mel’s Diner, than having to slop out eggs over easy with bacon and eggs Benedict for the Sunday brunch crowd.”
That’s never how Marshall Green made it feel at Café Estelle, which must have been responsible for 85 percent of the weekend traffic on North 4th Street for the five years he slung the best shirred eggs in town, among other favorites, at that widely adored spot. But there’s nothing like 1,500 early mornings to drive a man to drink—or at least to a place fitted out with a well-stocked bar.
Jerry’s Bar, where Green landed last May, has two of them. A long slab of marble salvaged from Independence Mall is the center of gravity downstairs, and a dark wooden barroom evokes an unbuttoned Ivy League clubroom on the mezzanine.