South Philly restaurant Musi, which opened early this year on Front Street, nabbed a spot on Eater’s national list of the best new restaurants in America. Eater editors dined at restaurants across the country that opened between May 2018 and May 2019 to narrow the list down to just 16 top picks.
Chef Ari Miller’s little BYOB on the corner of Front and Morris streets in Pennsport is sparsely decorated with a small open kitchen and a menu of locally sourced fare — which is exactly why Eater restaurant editor Hillary Dixler Canavan fell for it: “Musi prioritizes the things that diners ought to demand,” she writes.
Miller describes the food at Musi as “relationship-based cuisine,” referring to the farmers and other producers he works with closely to put together ever-changing seasonal menus, with dishes available a la carte or in a $65 multi-course meal. Dixler Canavan highlights the “expert country pate” and “earthy beef-heart tartare,” but the vegetable dishes shine just as brightly.
Read more about Musi and the rest of Eater’s best new restaurants in America here.