Respect for Ladder 15


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Adam Erace reviews Ladder 15 and really likes what David Ansill’s menu overhaul has done for the place.

Mostly, the menu features well-executed mainstream bar food—aromatic mussels with orange and singed rosemary, perfect polenta fries positioned like Lincoln logs stacked o’er moats of marinara and pesto—with glimmers of vintage Ansill here and there. There’s lobster roe in the mayo; bone marrow with that photogenic burger (the most expensive item at $18); and smoky linguisa in the Sloppy Jose, the sausage cloaked in jalapeño-enflamed barbecue sauce and spooned open-faced over a slab of Metropolitan brioche.

Ladder 15 [Philadelphia Weekly]
Ladder 15 [Official Site]