2010 New Restaurant (City)
Meat pops up in dishes here and there chorizo nestled among steamed clams, bits of chicken skin (!) scattered in a salad but it’s a seafood-lover’s paradise at chef/owner Mike Stollenwerk’s Rittenhouse spot. Fans of Stollenwerk’s previous restaurant, Little Fish, which closed earlier this year, might recognize a few dishes (and the attentive servers), but there are plenty of new and utterly delicious ones to make this larger, liquor-licensed location a star on its own. You haven’t had skate until you’ve had Fish’s version over truffled spaetzle with parmesan broth and melted leeks, although you really can’t go wrong with any of the inventive fish fare.
1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107; 215-545-9600; fishphilly.com/