8229 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill
Phone: 215-242-6200; website, Facebook
At last word, chef Al Paris and his partners (Robert and Benjamin Bynum, who are also partners in Paris' nearby Heirloom) hoping to open their latest, Paris Bistro at the Chestnut Hill Hotel, between Christmas and New Year's. Well, the holidays came and went, and when Eater checked in earlier this month, a rep for the project cited a PGW issue that was putting a major damper on the plans.
Guess they got that gas problem worked out, because the Insider is reporting that Paris is finally opening its doors for dinner service tonight. The menu, which is Frencher than French, can be found here; expect truffled paté, mussels marinière, and daily specials including frog legs and coq au vin.
A jazz club, planned for the space downstairs, is not yet ready to go, for now it's dinner-only, and they're still waiting on the liquor license. Still, considering this spot used to be a location of fondue chain The Melting Pot, Chestnut Hill residents have plenty of reason to be stoked.
· A Little Bit of Paris in Chestnut Hill [Philly.com]
· All Chestnut Hill Coverage [-EPHI-]