Revamped Southwark Is Now Open
Chris D’Ambro and Marina De Oliveira quietly reopened Southwark over the weekend but today they shout it out to the mountains that the Queen Village restaurant is open for business.
For fans of the old Southwark, rest assured that the bar is the same as it was when Kip Wade commanded the bar. The rest of the space has been lightened up and the linens removed from the table.
D’Ambro has been in the restaurant business since he was a 19-year old at Vetri. Since then he’s his Savona in Gulph Mills, Sovana Bistro in Kennett Square and both Talula’s Table and Talula’s Garden. It was at Talula’s Garden that he met De Oliveira.
The menu is broken down into snacks, apps, entrees and larders. The larders are good bites like bread, cheese, charcuterie, olives and pâte. Prices top out at $27 for the braised short rib.
Cocktails are $11 each, $13 for the bartender’s choice. The “shift drink,” a shot of Fernet and a pony of Miller High Life is $7. The beer list features eight American craft beers on tap and an additional four by bottle or can.
Southwark is open every night but Tuesday and offers a late night menu till 1 a.m. Wednesdays have the added benefit of being no corkage nights in the dining room.