The Four Seasons Philadelphia Comcast Center opens today, August 12, including its two restaurants, Jean-Georges Philadelphia from celebrated French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Vernick Fish from James Beard award winner Greg Vernick. The hotel is located between the 48th and 60th floors of the Comcast Center at One North 19th Street, with Jean-Georges occupying the 59th floor and Vernick Fish at the ground level.
Check out the full menus for each restaurant below. Jean-Georges offers a menu with playful touches, like corn nut crusted salmon, a robust raw bar, and a surprising variety of vegetable dishes, like broccoli soup with Thai flavors.
At Vernick Fish, which Vernick described as his spin on an oyster bar, the menu includes many, many raw options (on ice, in tartares, and “pristinely raw”). There are also small plates like broiled oysters and large entrees of mostly grilled fish (though there is a “not fish” section of roast chicken, pork milanese, and ribeye).
The hotel’s other culinary offerings include the verdant Vernick Coffee Bar (which serves sandwiches and snacks) and the JG SkyHigh cocktail bar, which also offers a few dishes, including the wagyu cheese steak egg rolls teased as an homage to the restaurant at the previous location of the Four Seasons.
The 60-story Comcast Tower first broke ground in 2014 and the two restaurants from powerhouse chefs were announced in 2017. (The previous location of the Four Seasons at Logan Square closed in 2015.) Vongerichten decided to open the restaurant in Philadelphia when his New York neighbor, the chairman and CEO of Comcast, Brian Roberts, told him that Norman Foster was designing the tower, which is the tallest building in Philadelphia and the 10th tallest in the U.S.
Vongerichten has over 30 restaurants around the world, including the three-Michelin-starred Jean-Georges in the Trump Tower on Central Park. Vernick, who worked with Vongerichten for seven years, is also the chef of Vernick Food & Drink in Rittenhouse.
Vernick Fish is open from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Jean-Georges Philadelphia is open for breakfast (7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.), lunch (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.), and dinner (5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.).
Update, 1:37 p.m. - This story has been updated with the information that the cheese steak spring rolls are on the menu.