Best of Philly

2016 New Restaurant

Double Knot

When you open in a former Midtown Village porn theater and have a mysterious basement dining room and a menu that reads like the scattered, Adderall-fueled scrawlings of a culinary obsessive, you have to be pretty goddamn amazing to snag the Best New Restaurant slot. And Double Knot is exactly that amazing. A cool and casual coffee shop/lunch spot with a great happy hour up top and a candlelit warren downstairs offering sushi, robatayaki, scrapple bao and Japanese fried chicken nuggets, this is one of those restaurants that Philadelphia has been waiting for years to call its own.

120 South 13th Street, Midtown Village, Philadelphia, PA 19107; 215-631-3868;