Airy is known for their interesting ice cream flavors and ice cream sandwiches featuring generous scoops between freshly baked cookies. If you are a current print subscriber, you can set up a free website account by clicking here. I had delicious wood grilled salmon in a beurre blanc sauce. Went for lunch and got the sushi and sashimi special.
Jansen's eponymous restaurant calls the white tablecloth establishment an upscale American contemporary restaurant with world influences.. B & B is a massive walnut and copper brasserie with 220 seats, subdued lighting, wood floors, leather chairs and a huge bar, usually peopled by lots of conventioneers, although we were told that about half of their customers are now Delaware Valley residents.
At the same time Allmans late mother, Mary Fretz, owned and operated 21 West, which was by far the most upscale Chestnut Hill restaurant of that era.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with cookies, pies, pastries, and ice cream from Brendenbecks Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, which has been serving treats in the same building since 1889, or with locally-made chocolates from Zipfs Candies. At Brunos, which is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, theres the added bonus of true Pennsylvania classics on the menu, like scrapple, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwiches, cheesesteaks with sauteed mushrooms, and roast pork on a roll. He cooked in three Italian restaurants in the Delaware Valley before opening Trattoria Moma, and he is a human burning bush, afire with passion for cooking. Bank & Bourbon opened in April of 2014, replacing SoleFood, which had been there for about a decade. For many people, Jansen would be considered a special occasion restaurant (I'm sure Jansen would disagree with that appellation) with its sophisticated dishes and center city prices, but there is definitely nothing like it in Northwest Philadelphia except for Mica. Find more coffee nearby at the Germantown location of Philadelphia-based roaster, Ultimo Coffee. Airy, and Chestnut Hill, Sign up for the Our waiter was Fernando and he was SUPER!!!! The Northwest technically covers a large section of the city with several distinct neighborhoods (which themselves contain micro-neighborhoods) Germantown, Mount Airy, Chestnut Hill, Roxborough, Wissahickon, East Falls, and Manayunk but in this guide, Eater has collected the essential places to eat along the winding cobblestoned strip of Germantown Avenue that sits east of Wissahickon Valley Park. Those of us who love fine food and wine are very fortunate that we live in a city with so many great restaurants encompassing cuisines from all over the world. BANK & BOURBON: This upscale restaurant in the Loews Hotel in the old PSFS building at 12th and Market Streets in center city is a tasty culinary investment.
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Adelinas Restaurant & Bar, Hokka Hokka Japanese Restaurant, and Campbell's Place are the highest-rated restaurants for a pick-up meal in Chestnut Hill.
In Germantown, grab a coffee and pastry including vegan options from Crust Vegan Bakery at Uncle Bobbies Coffee & Books and check out the cafs curated collection of literature. The Germantown location of Ultimo Coffee, the coffee roaster that has shops in four neighborhoods in the city, the place to head for a strong latte and pastry case treats like frosted tahini cake and lemon bars. The cafe has two locations in Northwest Philly for indoor dining one in Germantown and one in Chestnut Hill and takeout is available through UberEats.
We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 16402 restaurants, and 770 lists and articles from top sources like Eater and Infatuation. There can be lines outside to get the restaurants deluxe combo platters, but stay motivated. Which are the best vegetarian-friendly eateries in Chestnut Hill? It is no wonder that you will read rave after rave from repeat customers on restaurant review websites. Dont sleep on the restaurants in this list. Enter your email address and we will send you a new password to use for your account. A post shared by Jansen Mt Airy (@jansenmtairy). You can stay in the holiday spirit with Bank & Bourbons first Distiller Happy Hour on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. More information at 215-231-7300 or bankandbourbon.com. The brewery also regularly hosts a rotating collection of food trucks, live musical acts, and special events throughout the year, including a Germantown Outdoor Market each Sunday featuring local vendors. 215-248-8800, Sophisticated, authentic Mexican cuisine in Flourtown, Hills new vegan chef rebelled against killing animals, Former Hiller, now in Poland, leads effort to feed Ukrainian families, A St. Paddys Day celebration returns with gratitude on tap, Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions. JOSEPH AMBLER INN: Richard Allman, a one-time quarterback for the Malvern Prep football team, in the 1970s and early '80s owned and operated The Depot, a popular train-themed hangout for young adults in a building on the 8500 block of Germantown Avenue where a Starbucks is now located. Later, enjoy slow-cooked meats alongside soul food classics like collard greens, mac and cheese, cornbread, peach cobbler and more at Dekes Bar-B-Que. Stop by the shop, or order online through DoorDash for delivery and pickup. The Neapolitan-style personal pizzas are worth the preorder especially when it comes to Pitrucos seasonal specialties, like spring ramp and asparagus pies, or confit artichoke and leek pizza. They are not reinventing the wheel at the Joseph Ambler Inn, but they are making the wheel run smoothly and efficiently and arrive on time. In 2005, Marlene and Joe began serving breakfast and a few years later, dinner. BYOB, if thats your thing, and enjoy the outdoor patio. The bar just recently expanded into sidewalk dining, and its already spacious outdoor area is a nice place to drink and eat. Visit These restaurants for the finest dishes that Chestnut Hill has to offer. Start at either end of the hill and make your way up or down, stopping to enjoy everything from vegan soul food to cold cider to diner omelets along the way. A post shared by All The Way Live (@allthewaylivecafe).
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Visit nearby Frosted Fox Cake Shop winners of Netflixs Sugar Rush for cakes, custom cookies, cupcakes and other treats. Malelani Cafes dolma, hummus, and chicken shawarma are all great. Otherwise, click here to view your options for subscribing. Preorder online for pickup on Wednesdays between 5 and 8 p.m. at Germantown Ave and Winston Road. Savor Central American dishes at El Poquito, whose Baja-inspired menu includes tacos, nachos, fajitas, enchiladas, and margaritas, all of which can be enjoyed at their indoor cantina-style dining room or outside in their spacious garden. We have recently launched a new and improved website. Thats because the store was opened to celebrate books written by marginalized voices (the childrens section is especially robust). But in the search for good food, the historic neighborhoods of the Northwest are occasionally forgotten. (SERVED W/ CRAKERS), organic tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella, oregano, parmesan, local sweet Italian sausage, red onions, organic cremini mushrooms, mozzarella, parmesan, pecorino romano, oregano, arugula/pine nut pesto, ricotta, pine nuts.
It was opened in the summer of 2014 by Bledar Istrefi, 39, who was trained in fine-dining restaurants in Tuscany, Tirana (capital of Albania) and London, England, before immigrating to Philadelphia in 2005. I think the low ratings of this place are completely unfair.
Young American Hard Cider was one of the many businesses to gear up for opening right before the pandemic hit, so its lovely interior has yet to be debuted to its guests. Get off the steak and burgers and chicken wings Now is the time to support our favorite local restaurants like this one! Executive chef Tom Harkins is clockwork reliable, the real deal (or in the case of my seafood entree, the reel deal). Pizzeria Nonna serves pizza, calzones, hoagies, cheesesteaks and more inside of an 80s-inspired pizza parlor with pool tables. My heart melts like a setting sun just thinking about this grown-up beverage.
Outstanding food, they got everything right, A good deal.
Remember to check your junk folder if you do not receive the email directly into your inbox. Mimis Market & Caf in Chestnut Hill serves breakfast, brunch and lunch with live music on the weekends in an outdoor garden and patio space.
Maybe they should change its name to Frankenstein because after a few sips, you really come alive.
Copyright 1999 - 2023, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, Register with DiscoverPHL.com for free to save your favorites for future visits. Order online for takeout and local delivery. Cake, Hoser's, and Tokyo Sushi are the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Chestnut Hill. In 1979, she opened Zakes Cakes in East Falls, and Joe joined her in the kitchen. A few weeks ago we had dinner there with a friend from high school and his wife, and the food was as impressive as it was during our first visit 30 years ago. Just reset your password if you've not yet logged in to your account on this new site. Which Chestnut Hill eateries have outdoor seating? On Wednesday evenings, delicious wood-fired pizzas come to Chestnut Hill via the Pitruco food truck, parked near the Cresheim Valley Trail entrance. This is a brand new store in a chain that is expanding with fantastic food options! Zsas Ice Cream in Mt. A post shared by Young American Hard Cider (@youngamericancider). Jansen is not BYOB, by the way, and the drinks are pricey.
Cherish infuses Caribbean flavors into their menu of breakfast and lunch staples made with halal and kosher meats. A post shared by FoodChasers (@foodchasers). The vegan cafe focuses on every kind of green thing that Mother Nature has to offer, and jackfruit burgers on spelt pita and grain bowls with squash tuna are highlights. There are always new ones to try out and old faithfuls to return to. Delivery is also available. Create a free account with DiscoverPHL.com to save your favorites for future visits.
Since then the restaurant in the 1820s stone bank-barn with exposed stone walls and hardwood floors (there are also lots of rooms in nearby buildings for overnight guests) has been serving fine American contemporary cuisine. If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one. At Mount Airy Taproom, that isnt the case: The bars pub food and beer list plus the remarkably friendly staff serving both are all excellent. The sushi was well made and fresh, albeit a bit on the small side compared to their peers. We analyzed the top review and ranking sites and leading publications for the best restaurants in Chestnut Hill. You could say I was hooked on this fish. Airy locations. Go for the shrimp po boy for the biggest sandwich youve ever seen, or the burger with Gruyere to pair with a cold IPA. I picked up an early dinner for my family while finishing up group golf lessons. A post shared by Shameka King (@tyemeka_soulfood_). A post shared by Chestnut Hill Brewing Company (@chestnuthillbrewingcompany). Earth Bread + Brewery serves wood-fired flatbread pizzas alongside a tap list of small batches of craft beer brewed in house and with a focus on sustainability and locally sourced ingredients. An email has been sent to , with a new password to access your account.
My only complaint is that they buried the dressings. ZAKES CAF: This unassuming restaurant at 444 S Bethlehem Pike in Fort Washington, which is open seven days a week, is the culinary collaboration of Marlene Zakes and her brother, Joseph McFadden. I was really impressed! To paraphrase a friend from Texas, if Bledar Istrefi is not one of the finest Italian chefs in the area, then Wednesday ain't trash pickup day. I got the chicken burrito bowl. What are some of the highest rated spots in Chestnut Hill for dinner? Diners interested in both a wide range of Mediterranean cuisines and Hawaiian poke can order either at this small cafe on Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy. A post shared by A Different Vibe 215 (@adifferentvibe215), If you book a reservation through an Eater link, Vox Media may earn a commission. The Depot was famous for the model train sets that ran around the inside of the upstairs and downstairs bars and underneath the floor of the upstairs, along with an actual caboose that patrons dined in.
Its worth a visit anyway: The outdoor patio is a welcoming place to drink one of the brewerys many ciders (made from Pennsylvania apples) and local beers, especially right next to warming fire pits. More information at 267-335-5041 or jansenmtairy.com.
I just tried this place for the 1st time through Uber eats. Chef David Jansen turned the 18th-century house into the perfect date-night spot, with the original fireplace and a beautiful outdoor patio to boot.
In 1983, however, Allman purchased a bucolic 12acre horse farm at 1005 Horsham Rd. I can't wait to go back. Expect award-winning service.
Start the day with a coffee and a freshly prepared pastry or a crepe from one of High Point Cafs two Mt.
Airy, was reopened in the spring of 2016 by David Jansen, 51, an area resident who previously worked as a chef de cuisine at the very upscale former Fountain Room at the Four Seasons Hotel. If you are a digital subscriber with an active subscription, then you already have an account here.
Zakes Cakes continued to turn out scrumptious cakes and pastries, and their lunch business exploded. One of the Markets vendors, local micro-brewery Chestnut Hill Brewing, serves Neapolitan-style pizza alongside a rotating tap list of craft beer brewed on premises, available in 16-ounce pours or to-go in growlers. There is no more pleasant experience than browsing in a book store while drinking a hot coffee, and at Uncle Bobbies Coffee & Books, visitors can do so with a side of racial justice.
Dishes like crispy stuffed quail and oysters Rockefeller make it a destination for a special dining experience. Here are out own admittedly subjective favorite local restaurants from 2018 listed in random order, not in order of preference: JANSEN: The building that once housed Cresheim Cottage Caf and then Avenida, the Latino restaurant that closed in October, 2014, at 7402 Germantown Ave. (at Gowen Street) in Mt. He Super solid Thai restaurant. Airy is another BYOB that we are fortunate to have in our area. The only joker in the deck is that Moma can be jetplane noisy when crowded, but the food is high-end at ridiculously affordable prices. Your contact information will not be shared with any third parties.
The Ultimate Guide to Cheesesteaks in Philly, 22 Bakeries for the Most Delicious Pastries, Cakes, and Baked Goods in Philly, Off the Germantown Avenue strip, diners can find everything from cold beers to jerk chicken to a great cup of coffee. Try the tart cherry cider with an order of savory handpies made by co-owner Stephanie Cole, or take a growler of cider to-go. GLUTEN FREE . What are some of the highest rated spots in Chestnut Hill for a pick-up meal? In this area, visitors find plaques that memorialize the early abolition movement, historic houses, and tall trees and blooming flowers galore. Really like the crispy chicken basil, pad prik khing, and pad si ew. Airy, Chef David Jansen strikes a perfect balance between contemporary American dishes classical French techniques, with seasonal dishes served in an elegant setting inside a quaint, 18th-century cottage along Germantown Avenue. What are some of the highest rated spots for take-out in Chestnut Hill? Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time.
In a city as full of good restaurants and bars as Philadelphia, one would be forgiven for staying within a 10-block radius of their house. More information at 267-437-3838 or trattoriamoma.com, 8434 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19118 corn off the cob topped with chipotle aioli, chile pequin, and queso cotija *gluten-free* *vegetarian*, fried brussels sprouts quarters topped with lime juice and queso cotija *gluten-free* *vegetarian*, fried sweet plantains topped with queso fresco and mexican crema *gluten-free* *vegetarian*, w/ MIXED GREENS, CRUMBLED BLEU CHEESE & BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE ON SIDE, (DRESSING ON SIDE) ADD CHICKEN OR CRAB CAKE OPTIONAL, W/ SHERRY WINE, JUMBO CRABMEAT & TOUCH OF CREAM. Service has always been pleasant and the courses well timed. Would you like to receive updates from the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau? Gluten free or Service was OK. Not excellent, but given the shorthanded staff let's not be too picky.
The Nile Cafe in Germantown is touted as the longest running vegan restaurant in Philly, making all the jerk chicken legs, pepper steak, and macaroni and cheese that a vegan heart could desire. A post shared by Pitruco Pizza (@pitruco). The wood grilled food is exceptional. To continue reading, you will need to either log into your subscriber account, or purchase a new subscription.
Airy Taproom or McMenamins Tavern. Weve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Chestnut Hill. For more information, call 215-362-7500 or visit josephamblerinn.com. Luckily, you can secure parking stress-free with our partner SpotHero, a digital parking reservation service. Whiskeys abound with house barrel-aging giving the cocktails more depth and character. At Jansen in Mt. in North Wales, a few minutes past the end of the Route 309 Expressway in eastern Montgomery County. A post shared by Ultimo Coffee (@ultimocoffee). The meal was fantastic.
There is good food to be had everywhere in this town from the bottom of FDR Park to the ends of the Northeast. On Wednesday and Thursday nights, Zakes offers one of the best dining values anywhere in the Delaware Valley a full-course dinner for $28 per person that includes a sampling (four during out recent visit) of their awesome desserts. Food from Dekes can also be enjoyed while sipping on a pint of craft beer at neighboring Attic Brewing Company, either inside their spacious taproom or outside in their beer garden.
A post shared by Mount Airy Tap Room (@mountairytaproom). A post shared by Brunos Restaurant (@brunoschestnuthill). We have eaten there numerous times, and it is always drool-worthy. Order online for pickup. The waitress we had last night is by far the best they have. Dont leave Chestnut Hill without visiting the storied McNallys Tavern and trying their signature sandwich the Schmitter a worthy alternative to the traditional cheesesteak, featuring grilled steak and salami, onions, melted cheese, grilled tomatoes and a delicious special sauce on a round roll. Speaking of the seafood special, it was dorad, a very mild fish flaky on the inside, similar to mahimahi, that was served in a skillet with cherry tomatoes, broccolini and a subtle white wine sauce. While Jamaican Ds is a little farther afield from Germantown Avenue, its a must-visit for its jerk chicken, caramelized sweet plantains, mac and cheese, and collard greens.
Great service and great choice of Nice small coffee breakfast an sandwich shop located in the Brigham and Women's in Chestnut Hill staff very accommodating too me I'm a paraplegic in A cozy well designed Japanese restaurant, good food quality.
Photo courtesy of En Route Marketing. Its impossible to go far in Philadelphia without hitting a brewery, but with its recently expanded outdoor seating area and its rotating food trucks, Attic Brewing Company is one worth traveling for.
Jansen also offers takeout, including a summer menu of barbecue to be taken to-go. They have happy hour until 3pm except on Sundays. A post shared by Lloyd X Anderson (@landersonxvx).
The Market at the Fareway in Chestnut Hill is modern farmers market, home to over a dozen local vendors that offer a variety of items including fresh produce, sushi, Vietnamese cuisine, cinnamon buns, coffee, and more. Cake, Adelinas Restaurant & Bar, and Hoser's are the highest-rated restaurants for take-out in Chestnut Hill.
Veggie-forward visitors to the Northwest will be pleased to stop by All the Way Live Cafe a few blocks north of Chelten Avenue. This item is available in full to subscribers. Uncle Bobbies is the best place to get a coffee, specialty lemonade, or pastry from Crust Vegan Bakery as well as the book on your list youve been meaning to buy. Mi Puebla serves authentic dishes influenced by Mexicos Puebla region in a colorful, family-friendly setting complete with a a bakery counter featuring pies, cakes, cookies and more. Definitely try the Mediterranean salad for its tangy tzatziki, and order an ahi tuna poke bowl from PokOno (they share the space), because why not?
As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. See our, By submitting your email, you agree to our, Where to Eat and Drink in Germantown, Mt. Customers can preorder online through Grubhub for pickup, so the oxtail and collards will be hot on arrival. Plus, there is a calendar-full of weekly events like live music and B-movie screenings. If you are a bourbon fancier, this is the place for you. If you are searching for the newest and hottest dining spots in Chestnut Hill look no further than this list.
It was great we were celebrating four special occasions Thank you for your attention My nieces and nephew had a great experience Again thank you See you soon my daughter and I wanted to grab a quick lunch after touring boston college, I believe it was the owner we were talking to but he was so incredibly sweet!! Its vegan soul food that even the most carnivorous of eaters can enjoy, especially with a side of cheesecake or coconut milk ice cream.
Cake, Adelinas Restaurant & Bar, and Hoser's are the highest-rated restaurants for dinner in Chestnut Hill. A couple dishes that really blew us away during our most recent visit were the extraordinarily divine pan-seared cod and the ridiculously healthful farro and baby kale salad. Platters of fried whiting and flounder are expertly seasoned and sides like yams, cabbage, and potato salad make for perfect complements. 8201 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, 8229 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, 8400 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, 8221 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, 8337 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, 8424 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, 7838 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, 7829 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, 7830 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, 8624 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, 8630 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, 219 E Willow Grove Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, 35 Bethlehem Pike, Philadelphia, PA 19118, 7630 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118. More information at 215-654-7600 or zakescafe.com. It is one of the few area restaurants that always seem to be packed at lunchtime.
Its BYOB and theres music on the weekends.
But the business outgrew its limited space, and in 1995 the siblings relocated Zakes Cakes to an old Colonial stone house across from the Fort Washington train station. There are over a dozen beers on tap, and Dekes BBQ is right next door.
The neighborhoods are organized up a hill that begins in Germantown, transitions to Mount Airy, and summits at Chestnut Hill. Customers can also get bags of Ultimos roasted coffee beans there, available in four different grinds. TRATTORIA MOMA: This Italian jewel box at 7131 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.
Operated out of the historic Cresheim Cottage on Germantown Avenue, one might mistake Jansen for a family home if not for the scent of braised lamb shank wafting from its windows. Yes, we even looked at Eater - Where to Celebrate Valentines Day In Philly, Infatuation - The Best Philadelphia Rooftops For Eating & Drinking and Infatuation - The Best Restaurants In Center City to pull this list together. The service was spectacular and the food was amazing.
Preorder for pickup or walk-in to order at the shop. The bakery, well known for its fabulous desserts and wedding cakes, gradually expanded and eventually began serving lunch. Now, Zakes Caf is open seven days a week serving breakfast and lunch, Sunday brunch and BYOB dinner Wednesday through Saturday. Want to learn about our restaurant platform. Restaurants cant pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the citys hidden gems. Marlene began her career as a pastry chef in Philadelphia in the '70s.
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