2201 Spruce St.
Phone: 215-732-3331; website
Status: Open Wednesday-Sunday at 5 p.m.
Chef Robert Marzinksy is running the kitchen at the shiny new Fitler Dining Room, which is owned by the Pub & Kitchen crew minus the dearly departed (but not dead) and studly Jonathan Adams. Marzinsky brings a bevy of experience from the kitchens of critical darling Stateside and P&K summer stock, The Diving Horse. Brunch isn't happening yet, but will be in short order.
While the turn around time from the building's previous life as Mémé is nothing short of a landspeed record, no detail looks to be rushed whatsoever. The space feels very warm and comfortable, and it definitely has the potential to be an everyday restaurant, and not an occasion spot. The menu is full of tried and true French comfort food that we all love.
The pricing is very affordable, with the biggest spender weighing in at $26, and most apps hover around the $11 mark. While nothing on the menu is super adventurous, each dish is executed perfectly and brings monster flavor. If you want a real treat, the simple artichoke soup is worth the trip alone. While the ghost of David Katz and Mémé won't soon be forgotten, the right crew has moved in to honor what he started, and still carve out their own space and personality with the neighborhood.
· Fitler Dining Room [Official]
· All Fitler Dining Room Coverage [~EPHI~]
· David Katz Talks About the Sudden Shutter of Meme [~EPHI~]