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Restaurants in Philadelphia

Paris (Philadelphia) - Restaurant Review

Paris (Philadelphia) - Restaurant Review

Paris is a perfect study in the everlasting conflict between marketing and reality. The place is marketed, and brilliantly so, if I might add, as Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia’s version of a genuine Parisian bistro. However, as well and good as that all is, this is a business, run by someone in the United States, and(…)

Published On: Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
Vernick Food & Drink, Philadelphia - Restaurant Review

Vernick Food & Drink, Philadelphia - Restaurant Review

Vernick is wonderful. This is a place where they really know their food, and where everything they prepare is of the highest possible quality. This is food that’s creative, beautiful, complex and interesting. This is an expensive, serious restaurant tucked into a lovely little rowhouse in Western Philadelphia. It honestly doesn’t get much better than(…)

Published On: Monday, July 28th, 2014
Rouge (Philadelphia) - Restaurant Review

Rouge (Philadelphia) - Restaurant Review

The meal was excellent. However, a great deal else about the restaurant was either neutral, or actually unpleasant. This, plus the hefty price tag ($118, before tip) leads me to give this place only three stars. Maybe, as an author I love once put it, I’m turning into a cantankerous old dog rather than remaining(…)

Published On: Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Tommy DiNic’s at the Reading Terminal, Philadelphia- Review

Tommy DiNic’s at the Reading Terminal, Philadelphia- Review

This is going to be an unusual review. Usually, I talk about a lot of different dishes, and provide a lot of information. This time, I’m going to be discussing exactly one thing. It’s all I’ve ever eaten at DiNic’s. It’s all I will ever eat. It’s all anyone should ever eat. But I’m getting(…)

Published On: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014