The Revisit: Friday Saturday Sunday

In Philly Mag’s online-only review series, The Revisit, Trey Popp checks out Rittenhouse stalwart Friday Saturday Sunday and finds a lot to like:

Friday Saturday Sunday does show its age in its service and menu, and in the worn carpeting and chalkboard specials written in Day-Glo hues. That’s not a bad thing. The easygoing waiters are eager to please — Would we like to move away from a group of high-energy ladies at the next table? No, but it’s nice to be offered the chance! — but not so eager as to interrupt table talk, least of all to wax poetic about the kitchen’s environmental credo or how the chef’s commitment to “nose-to-tail” cooking might just save Christendom.

The kitchen is three steps behind those trends anyway. Running from Caesar salad and a pork chop with whipped potatoes to seared ahi tuna and crabcakes with jicama slaw, the menu puts one in mind of a country club that just caught wind of the 1980s. The perfunctory identical piles of sautéed zucchini that graced our two entrées reinforced that impression, but the rest of the food had more soul. The longstanding cream of mushroom soup was as classic as something out of a Junior League cookbook: heavy cream, white mushrooms and cognac — and there’s a reason I list the heavy cream first.

The Revisit: Friday Saturday Sunday []

*Photo by Stuart Goldenberg