Today we update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs, save for those occasions when you absolutely must spend half a paycheck. Every couple of months, we'll add pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have recently stepped up their game, or have newly become eligible.
This time around, welcome to the list the refined, personal, and sought-after French-influenced cooking at Nick Elmi's Laurel, rustic yet innovative New American at wood-fired Petruce et al., and a Rittenhouse restaurant that finally lives up to its space and location after a clutch makeover: A.Kitchen.
For those of you readying the pitchforks because your favorite restaurant isn't on the list, wouldn't it just be more productive to nominate it for inclusion? State your cases for (or against) restaurants in the comments or via the tipline.
Note: Restaurants are ordered geographically, beginning at South Philly's most prominent restaurant row.Read More