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Russet, the Farm-to-Table BYOB in Rittenhouse, to Close This Summer

Chefs Andrew and Kristin Wood are shutting the doors on Spruce Street

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Kristin and Andrew Wood announced Monday they’re closing Russet, their intimate seven-year-old BYOB set in an elegant building at 1521 Spruce Street in Rittenhouse. But there’s still time for a farewell meal: The last day is Sunday, June 30.

The Woods met working in a restaurant in Boston and then cooked “across the country,” as they note in an email about the impending closure. “When we decided to open our own place, we knew Philadelphia was where we wanted to be,” they wrote, adding: “We’ve been lucky and successful ... here in this historic, charming, growing city. We’re thankful for the bounty of Pennsylvania, which solely informed our kitchen credo and nightly menus.”

More from the chef couple:

We want to thank our guests and friends who have joined us for dinner, brunch or a memorable event over the past seven years at Russet. It’s been a pleasure serving our honest, straightforward food in Philadelphia. We believe every restaurant has its life span.

Ahead of the closing, they plan to host a series of dinner at Russet with fellow chefs and purveyors. Make reservations at the website or at (215) 546-1521.

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Hello, We want to thank our guests and friends who have joined us for dinner, brunch or a memorable event over the past seven years at Russet. It’s been a pleasure serving our honest, straightforward food in Philadelphia. We believe every restaurant has its life span. That said, we’ve decided Russet will close on June 30th, 2019. Kristin and Andrew first met in a restaurant kitchen in Boston, then we cooked our way across the country until we hit California. When we decided to open our own place, we knew Philadelphia was where we wanted to be. It was also the place we wanted to raise our family. We’ve been lucky and successful with both here in this historic, charming, growing city. We’re thankful for the bounty of Pennsylvania, which solely informed our kitchen credo and nightly menus. We’re thankful for the farmers who grow such delicious produce and raise animals with care. We’re thankful for our devoted staff who have become family. We’re thankful for the awards and accolades bestowed upon us. We’re grateful to have been part of Philadelphia's vibrant dining scene and the friendships we’ve made within the community. We’re grateful to our guests, regulars, and those who shared momentous life events with us, such as bridal showers, graduations, engagements, and weddings. It’s remarkable to think of all we’ve seen and done, and what is still to come. For us, that looks a lot like it always has: spending time with our two sons. But, once Russet’s doors close, we’ll do that at our home in South Philly and in parks and while visiting family in the country. We raised our family here, and, in a lot of ways, the restaurant raised us. It was a great testament to our abilities and taught us a lot. We’ll miss it, but we’re excited for our next chapter. Before we close the reservation book on Sunday, June 30th, we hope to see you at least one more time. We’ve invited our friends and purveyors to celebrate our last few weeks with a series of special events to showcase all the elements that have made the food at Russet so special over the years. Thank you. -Andrew, Kristin, Gus and Leo Wood

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Russet

1521 Spruce Street, , PA 19102 (215) 546-1521 Visit Website

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