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Here’s What James Beard Award Winner Greg Vernick Is Serving at His New Coffee Shop

Vernick Coffee Bar in the Comcast Center is now open with grab-and-go and sit-down options

Vernick Coffee Bar is now open in the Comcast Technology Center
Clay Williams for Vernick Coffee Bar/Four Seasons Hotel

Greg Vernick, named the best chef in the mid-Atlantic region in the 2017 James Beard Awards, just opened Vernick Coffee Bar, part of the Four Seasons Hotel in the Comcast Technology Center, the new skyscraper at 18th and Arch. This is Vernick’s second eatery, after the acclaimed Vernick Food & Drink in Rittenhouse. A third, Vernick Fish, will open in the Comcast Center early next year.

The Four Seasons was on the Ben Franklin Parkway. It closed in 2015 in anticipation of its relocation. Along with Vernick’s restaurants, star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is opening his first Philadelphia restaurants as part of the hotel, also early next year. Like Vernick, Vongerichten will set up both a higher-end eatery and a more casual spot in the building. Vernick, originally from Cherry Hill, worked for Vongerichten for several years before opening his own place.

Vernick Coffee Bar is on the second floor. Vernick Fish will on the ground floor. Vongerichten’s restaurant will be on the 59th floor and his lounge will be on the 60th.

But “coffee bar” is misleading here. There is a coffee counter, yes, with baked goods, sandwiches, salads, cold-pressed juices, and other items for takeout. But there’s also a spacious sit-down cafe serving dishes like eggs with English pea hummus, cherry tomato salad, and crispy pita for breakfast and a shaved porchetta sandwich for lunch.

It’s open during the week only, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Take a look at the dishes and the full food menus:

Eggs with English pea hummus, cherry tomato salad, and crispy pita
Clay Williams
Olive oil poached salmon belly, cucumber, and basil
Clay Williams

Fig tart
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Carrot cake pie
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Vernick Fish

1 North 19th Street, , PA 19103 (215) 419-5055 Visit Website

Vernick Food & Drink

2031 Walnut Street, , PA 19103 (267) 639-6644 Visit Website