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Citron and Rose Bringing Its Haute Kosher to Philly

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Glatt kosher fine-dining spot Citron and Rose is reconfiguring and expanding, with plans to open in Rittenhouse (they're saying this fall, but still won't say where). When owner Dave Magerman opened the first one in Merion in 2012, he had Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook consulting, with Zahav chef Yehuda Sichel running the kitchen. That arrangement didn't last that long; the kitchen has been led by Karen Nicolas, a 2012 Food & Wine Best New Chef, ever since.

The original Main Line location, meanwhile, is going more "family-friendly" and rebranding as C&R Kitchen. While the new Center City Citron and Rose sounds like it will take up the fine-dining torch, C&R Kitchen will focus on burgers and sandwiches, plus large plates covering comfort-food basics like roast chicken and goulash. The new name and menu in Merion launches next week.

Magerman's Six Points Restaurant Group is also still working on Six Points Dairy in Merion, which is said to be on track to open this fall. The Dairy will also be casual, and located just across the street from C&R Kitchen — but since kashrut forbids the mixing of meat and dairy, they will have very different menus. Six Points Dairy will have salads, bagels, sandwiches, and pizzas, with no meat allowed.

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