The Doghouse did the simple, unpretentious design very well and they really know their beer. A few weeks ago I decided to take some friends with me to show them the place and they got hooked, this is a staple now whenever we want a small, no-fancy meal. I recommend a pretzel bun, they’re a LOT better!
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Spring Mill Café is a rustic French BYO restaurant just outside of Conshohocken.
On Thursday, July 2, we will be hosting a Wine Dinner, featuring Moore Brothers Wine.
The dinner is a 5 course meal served with 4 complementary wines. Featuring an array of flavors including Vichyssoire, paté, scallops, St André cheese with pear, and sorbet with fresh berries. Expand your wine palate and explore a sparkling wine, red Beaujolais, rosé, and Moelleux.
David Moore from Moore Brothers will be our guest sommelier and help to expound upon these superb and unique wine choices.
Price is $78 per person and includes complementary wine.
Please call the restaurants for more details and to reserve a spot (very limited availability).
Tiny, sleek Japanese-Korean eatery with a deep menu featuring items ranging from sushi to bibimbop.
Fans of this Japanese-Korean BYO in Logan Square “could eat here every day and not get bored”, thanks to an “enormous menu” that ranges from “fresh”, “inventive” sushi to “outstanding” bibimbop, served by an “attentive, but laid-back” staff; there’s a “young, casual” vibe in the “sleek” setting that’s about as “big as a minute”, but that doesn’t deter devotees from “coming in for more.”
A tight menu of creative French & American fare in a small, stylish BYOB bistro.
His albacore starter may be the best raw tuna dish in town, firmed ever so slightly in tepid olive oil before being dressed with the delicate sweetness of shaved Asian pears and a powder of frozen horseradish and yuzu “snow” that melted in mouth with a cooling sparkle. A bracing edge of mustard oil, chile-spiked ponzu, and fermented daikon cubes were the perfect foil to assertive Spanish mackerel seared crackly warm on the skin side and sashimi raw on the reverse. A study in Berkshire pork – loin roasted, belly braised, tender shoulder pulled then formed into a patty – was memorable for its elegant necklace of huckleberry, kale, and chestnut sauces.
Elmi’s foie gras terrine was even more beautiful, a silken slab of creamy pink marbled with bitter cocoa and paired with a fine mince of cuminy, caramelized celery root – an earthy sweetness that gave the luxurious liver an unexpected exotic twist.
-Craig LeBan, Philadelphia Inquirer
There is no other restaurant in Philly that’s as devoted to the pleasures of house-smoked fish and rich sauces scented with anise and mustard. The seared scallop appetizer comes over an actual mustard soup, in which house-baked pumpernickel croutons bob in broth that’s vivid orange with pureed carrot and mustard grains, then streaked green with tarragon oil. An even creamier mustard broth is the backdrop for a whole brook trout, its bones replaced with buttery Jerusalem artichoke stuffing, then topped with the peppery crunch of wilted mustard greens.
Before Lachman’s done with us, we will know our lohikeitto from our zuurkool, and how those creamy bitterballen pork croquettes clearly help foster a sense of genuine gezelligheid – even if that expression of conviviality is otherwise considered to be untranslatable abstract Dutch.
That’s because while Noord’s flavors may be distinct, it’s a kindred spirit to the legion of other 35-seat chef-owned BYOs that represent some of the best, most intimate aspects of Philly’s dining scene. With its penchant for updating rustic flavors rather than modern cuisine (sorry, no “new Nordic” crispy lichen here), I almost think of Noord as a northland cousin to Cypriot Kanella – but with herring and Smørrebrød bread samplers decked with smoked fish.
-Craig LeBan, Philadelphia Inquirer
Ask a regular and they’ll tell you this East Passyunk Crossing BYO is “as close as it gets to Italy in Philly”, serving “old-fashioned, authentic” cuisine delectable enough to make guests leave their “plates so clean they don’t need washing”; the “understated” atmosphere is embellished by “interesting drama” from the colorful clientele, while “accommodating” servers ensure a “never-fail-you” experience.
What do we love more than our pizza? This very excellent, and dare we say, poetic, quote from Philly’s toughest culinary critic and most elusive diner. Now, just for fun, do you agree or disagree? Read the full review here.
“…as far as I’m concerned, they are all chasing Nomad Pizza, whose most elemental pizzas, the Margherita and Marinara, are as close to perfection as I’ve tasted this side of Napoli. It begins with the dough, which is left to ferment for several days before cooking, and develops a complex malty sweetness. In the oven, it takes on an elegant constellation of char-spots, and an irresistibly savory, luxurious chew that dusts my lips with flour when my teeth sink deep into its crackly crust. It has a profoundly roasted flavor that lingers for hours after the meal is over. But Nomad’s toppings are not to be overlooked, either, including an uncooked sauce that’s not too sweet, too tart, or too salty, but a sunbeam of vivid tomato that brightens all the other ingredients — the milky sweetness of buffalo mozzarella with the Margherita, the dusky herbaceousness of oregano, whole basil leaves and zesty garlic with the Marinara, or the piquance of salami kissed with a golden drizzle of local honey on the Spicy Sopressata…”
The Farm & Fisherman is a 30-seat BYOB owned by husband-wife team Josh & Colleen Lawler. This intimate setting allows for a truly hands-on approach from these two accomplished chefs. Josh served as the former chef de cuisine at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a renowned restaurant considered one of the pioneers in the locavore/farm-to-table movement. Colleen served as sous chef at the New York Times 3-star restaurant Picholine, known for its focus on quality and creativity. Together, Josh & Colleen have merged the combination of their experiences and focus to return to Philadelphia where they are both from and met while attending Drexel University. The menu, which changes with the nuances of the seasons, features the finest sustainably sourced ingredients including meat, fish, and poultry.
Craig LaBan, in his enthusiastic 3 bell review of The Farm and Fisherman, said “This BYOB exemplifies the best of the farm-to-table movement…This is a restaurant that should restore our faith in the possibilities of a philosophy that’s far more than a fleeting trend.” Philly Magazine also recognized the restaurant awarding it with the Best of Philly 2012 award for Best Farm-to-Table saying “this fresh and inventive BYO is the real deal.”
Winedown café is Berks’ Counties premier destination for people who love wine, cheese and great gourmet snacks. We serve real wines & cheeses crafted by passionate people. We seek out the best products from around the world. Our ever-changing wine menu is complemented by our gourmet menu of tapas, artisanal sandwiches and more.
MORE THEN JUST WINE, GREAT COCKTAILS & A GREAT BEER LIST TOO!
This unique inn and restaurant sits on 50 acres in front of a beautiful mountain “beau-mont(agne).” Built in 1948 by Peter Masonis, purchased by the Vaskas brothers in 1957, and sold to the Harkins family in 1988, The Beaumont Inn has a long history of excellent customer service, food and wine.
The Inn eventually closed in 2006, but was renovated and restored by Rob Friedman of Friendman Farms. He brought on several CIA trained chefs and Sommelier Tom Sobieski , a Wine School of Philadelphia diploma candidate.
The botanical garden surrounding The Beaumont Inn is a collection of over 200 varieties of plants with the theme of a progression of bloom from March to November. You can also enjoy a drink, dinner, or our bar menu outside on our new flagstone patio or reconstructed terrace overlooking Leonard Creek. The 3500 square foot completely furnished patio & terrace include two gas fire pits & tiki torches for a wonderful evening ambiance. We also plan on having live music outside on weekends.
Welcome to Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop, formerly known as Chink’s Steaks. Our steaks have been consistently revered as Philadelphia’s favorite – by locals, foodies, and media alike. Our hand-crafted steaks, shakes, and sodas are like no other. At Joes…We perfected the cheesesteak.
Since 2003, Osaka has been a hidden gem located in the heart of Chestnut Hill, satisfying guests with a menu that is both familiar and unique. Its personable and knowledgeable staff functions in a warm and hip atmosphere, providing an intimate and fun dining experience for any occasion.
Preparing traditional sushi, as well as elegant, nouveau dishes, Osaka’s innovative chefs integrate orthodox Japanese techniques with international flavors to create stunning, mouth-watering bites for an eclectic crowd. From seasonal, exotic fish, Tuesday night jazz, an excellent, affordable wine list, to reasonably priced lunch boxes, Osaka is a promising destination for all to enjoy and share.
Located in the beautiful city of PHILADELPHIA , our restaurant has been dedicated to offering the most memorable dining experience for you.
We pick ingredients carefully and use only the freshest and natural ones to prepare every dish, and have been trying to cook them in a healthier way to provide the most nutritious food. Much attention has been attached to ensure you a cozy and inviting ambiance where you could enjoy not only the great meal but also the authentic atmosphere.
The owner and all staff in Joy Tsin Lau Chinese Restaurant will greet you with the warmest welcome, whether you are a habitual patron or come for the first time. We have made painstaking efforts to create the tidiest and cleanest dining place, and guarantee you with friendly and timely service. All of your demands and feelings will be cared in our restaurant.
Welcome to experience the best meals in our fairyland!
Welcome! Rembrandt’s Restaurant is a neighborhood gastro-pub located near the Philadelphia Art Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary, The Barnes Foundation and Fairmount Park. We have upscale casual dining in our first floor bar areas and our main dining room, outdoor seating in warm weather, and an upstairs venue, including a dining area and a cocktail lounge, for private parties or business meetings with a sensational view of the City skyline.
Johnny Brenda’s is a bar, restaurant, and music venue located in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. Featuring a world-class sound system, and a balcony (a rarity for a room it’s size), it is unlike any performance space in Philadelphia. It maintains the feel of an elegant, iconic historical social hall with design elements reminiscent of a turn of the century burlesque club or theater.
Built on a philosophy of supporting the local community, Johnny Brenda’s serves all-draft high quality beer from local brewers as well as an eclectic menu using fresh ingredients supplied from area farmers.
Wursthaus Schmitz, an extension of the venerable South Street beer hall and restaurant Brauhaus Schmitz, is a German delikatessen and sausage sandwich stall at the Reading Terminal Market. Like its South Street flagship, Brauhaus Schmitz, the stand serves Chef Jeremy Nolen’s regionally inspired traditional and modern German food. Part delikatessen and part sandwich shop, Wursthaus Schmitz fetaures the best of Germany’s imports including mus- tards, vinegars, chocolates, rye bread, and sauces as well as a full spread of hot sausage and schnit- zel sandwiches, platters, cold sandwiches, and fresh cut French fries. In addition to the hot offerings, Wursthaus sells house made bratwurst, bauernwurst, Hungarian bratwurst, and tradi- tional German side dishes such as potato salad, sauerkraut, cucumber salad, and red cabbage.
Rustica is located in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia. We are a unique pizza shop specializing in neopolitan/thin crust pizzas and creative sandwiches and steaks.
Since 2001 we have stood for quality food with fresh ingredients. We cater to meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans. We may be famous for our pizza, but our menu is much more than just pies Our sandwiches are ridiculously good, our soups are homemade, and we have steaks, salads, and sides. We are a BYOB, so grab a beer at the Foodery next door and come kick it with us at Rustica Pizza in NorLibs.