- Neighborhood: Center City East
- 1121 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-225-8232
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- Cuisine: American
- Alcohol: Full Bar
- Meals Served: Dinner
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
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Petruce et al is the ninth three bell review for Craig LaBan this year, a number it usually takes a year to achieve. In La Ban’s review states that this effort by Justin and Jonathan Petruce is one of the best.
Petruce may well become best known for interpretations of some true basics – such as lasagna, roast chicken, and steak that are instantly among the city’s best. The hearty eight-layer lasagna, its fresh pasta ribboned with nutmeg-scented béchamel, is oven-finished to a crunch in cast iron. The simply roasted chicken brings parchment-crisp skin and juicy flesh, with creamy grits ringed by an electric-yellow sauce of slow-cooked yolk thinned by white soy and lemon.
Three Bells – Excellent
My review of the fantastic Petruce et al came out last week, and it kicked off a small but welcome debate. The question: Is the restaurant’s wine “pricey”—and what, exactly, does “pricey” mean?