Tale of the Tape: Tweed


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Tweed opens today on south 12th Street in the location that was most recently Les Bons Temps. Edward Bianchini’s first Philadelphia restaurant is heavily influenced by fresh and local ingredients. Bianchini, a Philadelphia native has spend the past two decades overseeing a boutique hotel on the French Riviera. He also opened the Lenox Room on New York’s Upper East Side.

Space

  • Designed by URBANSPACEDEVELOPMENT the design firm behind:
    • APO Bar + Lounge
    • Noble American Cookery
    • Sampan
    • Capogiro
  • Glass and wood rotunda
  • Tweed clad coat closet
  • Tweed banquets and accents throughout by Paul Smith and Ralph Lauren
  • The space’s trademark staircase has been replaced with a modern interpretation
  • Modern versions of the balconies overlook the first floor bar space
  • Zinc topped bar

Food

  • Billing itself as a “modern locavore’s dining room”
  • Chef David Cunningham
    • Executive Chef at Petrossian Paris
    • Executive Chef at The Lenox Room
  • Contemporary American food emphasizing farm to table
  • Entrees range from $19 to $29
  • Highlights
    • Lollipop chicken wings
    • Sauteed magret duck breast
    • Roasted and braised spring lamb
    • Root beer floats, pairing Boylan’s sodas with unusualy ice cream flavors
  • Food Menu

Drink

  • 13 beers by the bottle ($4 to $7)
  • Wine by glass and bottle ($8 to $15 for glass, $28 to $175 for bottles)
  • Contemporary and classic cocktails
    • Basil Pear Capiroska – muddled basil and citrus with pear vodka
    • Perfect Rye Manhattan – Infused rye wiskey with sweet and dry vermouth with cherry bitters
  • Drink Menu

Tweed
114 S 12th St
215-923-3300

More on Tweed

Tweed in pictures [Meal Ticket]
First Look at Tweed [Philadelphia Magazine]
Upscale Digs in Midtown Village [Thrillist]