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Lacroix-Alum Benjamin Moore Debuts His Seafood BYOB in Old City Tomorrow

Wister will return seasonal seafood to Old City

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Benjamin Moore has worked in some of the country’s finest kitchens, under some of the country’s most talented chefs: Dan Kluger, Jon Cichon, Georges Perrier and Nick Elmi, to name a few. And after climbing the ranks in Lacroix’s kitchen to sous chef, Moore chose to open his own BYOB in Old City at 26 North 3rd Street, the old 26 North space. Wister will launch its "soft opening week" tomorrow, October 1, starting at 5 p.m.

"The idea behind the menu is to keep it small, but have it changing so often that there’s always something new for our repeat diners," said Moore. His menu (below) is heavily seafood-focused, but there’s a handful of options for meat-eaters, too.

Wister (named after John Wister, the building’s original owner and ironworker) will be open Tuesdays through Sundays from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., and till 10 p.m. on weekends. Sunday brunch will follow in 2-3 weeks.


26 North

26 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 267-239-5900

Wister BYOB

26 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (267) 239-5900