Le Chéri Opens on Rittenhouse Square

Val Stryjewski | Photo by Yoni Nimrod, Cook

Val Stryjewski | Photo by Yoni Nimrod, Cook

Le Chéri is now open in the Art Alliance building at 18th and Rittenhouse Square. The successor to Rittenhouse Tavern is owned by Pierre and Charlotte Calmels of Bella Vista’s much-praised Bibou. The chef de cuisine is Waldemar “Val” Stryjewski who comes from a.kitchen. The price point is less than that at Bibou with entrees ranging from $17 to $30.

For now the restaurant is BYOB but a liquor license is in the works. Reservations are already tough to land but a tipster informs us the bar is first-come-first-served.

Pour Commencer …

Petite French Onion Soup
Traditional onion gratine $8

Salade Lyonnaise
Poached egg, crispy potatoes and lardons over beet salad $9

Pate en Croute
Pork terrine in crust, cornichons $8

Snail and chicken oyster fricassee, green cauliflower, parsley chicken jus $10

Foie Gras
Chilled poached foie gras in red wine, Szechuan peppercorn, quince $14

Spanish mackeral gravalax flavored with red beets, fennel salad, Mayer lemon $8

Raviole de Royan
Homemade cheese ravioli, butter sauce $7

Bizarre (Appetizer Size)

Boudin Noir
Pork blood sausage, honey crisp apple compote, sherry vinegar sauce $9

Lamb Pot-au-Feu
Braised lamb tongue, sweetbreads and shank $11

Les Plats

Steak Frites
Wagyu beef culotte, Darphin potatoes, sauce Marchand de Vin $30

“Label Rouge” chicken breast, hazelnut oil mashed potatoes, haricots verts $25

Seared scallop, cauliflower puree & purple mustard, brussels sprouts, Zante curant, Verjus sauce $27

Roasted branzino fillet, salsify duo, sauce Beaumaniere $26

Red Kuri squash ravioli, root vegetables $17

A Partager
Tableside fish or meat of the day to share $M/P

Pike quenelle, red rice, lobster tomato sauce $26

Aile de Raie
Skate Wing “Grenobloise”, rosemary panisse, baby spinach $24

Braised short ribs “Bourguignon A L’Ancienne”, homemade pappardelle pasta $24

Duck confit and duck sausage baked Tarbais beans $27

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