International Restaurants: The 2009 Philly Mag 50

Alison Two
Fort Washington | International | Entrées: $13-$20
Ranking: 28 • Last Year’s Ranking: New to the List
Good things are happening at Alison Barshak’s second eatery (the first being Alison at Blue Bell)—in particular, good things in seafood. Mussels arrive in a white wine broth, with bits of mint, chorizo and spiced red pepper; fat, fleshy scallops are served with dense little puffs of gnocchi; pho noodles and tender hunks of braised oxtail complete the grilled tuna. If we didn’t already know Barshak’s food from her years at Blue Bell, and Striped Bass before that, we’d have counted this place planted on a tree-lined stretch of Fort Washington merely a pleasant surprise—but given her track record, Alison Two is proof that Barshak is, inarguably, a major player in our food scene. Order: Fish dishes shine; a juicy roast chicken is flawless. 424 South Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, 215-591-0200. See User Reviews, Hours, & Other DetailsSee MenuMake a Reservation

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