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$31 to $50
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American
New American with a familiar name. Chef Chad Williams and his wife Hanna have taken a familiar spot and reinvented it. Craft cocktails at the main floor bar and delicious and inventive dishes on the 2nd floor dining room. Please call for full availability.

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food here is just delicious. The only reason for the “4” rating overall is because we wish the beer list was as good as the wine and cocktails. Attentive and knowledgeable servers, and the ambiance isn’t stuffy or uppity at all, which is my favorite thing about the place- well that and the octopus...definitely get the octopus...also hats off to whomever makes that delicious thin as air bread with the honey butter. If you ask me, a person who takes such great care with the complimentary “bread” is sure to make sure the entire meal is thoughtfully created and perfectly executed! We will definitely be back (again).

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal I have ever had.

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Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly superb meal. Unfortunately, the duck my friend and I wanted to share had been used up. However, the steak was a great substitute. Our wifes' stripped bass was equally good.
We had to make our reservation nearly two months ago, but definitely worth the wait.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

I had heard a lot of great things about this restaurant, but overall I was disappointed. The food was eh, just OK at best. You can find much better at many Philly restaurants for the same price or less. The wait staff was rude and unaccommodating. It was also extremely loud and I could not hear my partner sitting across from me the whole meal. I would not recommend this restaurant nor would I go back.

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F
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I looked forward to returning to Friday Saturday Sunday as it had been months since I’d been there. I loved prior meals there both upstairs and at the bar. This was memorable for the wrong reasons.
Our server was so obnoxious. It was clear his only goal was to get us to spend a lot of money. He had an air of pretense about him which was offensive and unwarranted. When I asked about wine he attempted to direct me to the more expensive in and made a face when I ordered the slightly less expensive. It was quite good.
When I asked our waiter about a menu item, he snarled, “Well, it you let me go through the menu with you...”! He then went through the menu directing us to order from each section - starters, pasta, plates (aka entrees), and vegetables, as if we were in a tapas place. The friend I ate with is a pescatarian, and I was trying to eat healthy. That eliminated most of the starters for me. There was not a single starter for my friend, given her dietary restrictions. The only fish entree was served with potato salad, which neither of us thought made sense nor had interest in. And neither of us wanted pasta. When we made the reservation I intended to get the chicken which I’ve had before and loved. But, I ended up having chicken the two nights before. As I didn’t want meat or pasta, there were few choices.
While I’d have preferred an entree, I ordered the tuna tartare starter, we split an artichoke dish, and we each had the cauliflower; which I’d remembered being delicious on prior visits. After taking our order our obnoxious waiter said, “I’ll put in the order for your nibbles”.
I will go back because I know Friday Saturday Sunday can do better every day. I am hopeful they will!

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JL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place lived up to all the accolades it’s received. Cocktails and food were all amazing. The portions were generous too. Steak tartare and mussel toast were outstanding. The potato gnocchi were the best I’ve ever had. They were slightly crispy on outside and soft and pillowy on the inside! Staff was extremely pleasant and helpful too throughout the meal. I plan to repeat this restaurant again which I don’t typically do.

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BB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia.

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CG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary dinner... the food was delicious! We really enjoyed the meal, wait staff & ambiance.

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Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the real deal. A few minor pretentious notes, like the charcoal dust on the crispy wafers offered as a greeting, but everything we had was excellent. Sublime gnocchi, wonderfully rich seafood pasta, the chicken of course, and the little sweetbread sandwiches are the stuff of dreams.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks!!

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KD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent but the Brussels sprouts and Duck were outstanding

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food. One of the best dining experiences in Philadelphia. There is a reason this great restaurant is ranked in the top 5 of the top 50 restaurants in Philadelphia. Will definitely come back

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, food, and cocktails.

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely flawless experience, food was outstanding, great service, and they even had one of my favorite rosés on their bottle list. Would absolutely return the next time I’m in Philly. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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NK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, and cocktails. It was a perfect date night!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Lots of rules and multiple reconfirmations

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B
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Main entree options very limited (duck was sold out) especially since no specials. Chicken & steak very well prepared and portions generous. Octopus also good.

I booked on Open Table where I've noted my "spouse requires no-sugar options". Most restaurants take note and raise the issue without our prompting prepared to advise re sugar-free options but here the waiter had not been told (we made the reservation weeks ahead). No biggie but not isolated. My appetizer arrived 20 minutes after my husband got his.

The high decibel noise on 2nd floor + tables very close together and constant bustle make this another packed, trendy, noisy spot. Not special.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my best meals and experiences ever. These guys do an amazing job. 15/10

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wonderful service. Will absolutely be back!

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JL
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The smoked herring spaghetti was delicious. Everything else we ordered was good as well, but not memorable enough that I would recommend people to go here. Based on all the reviews and accolades, I expected to be blown away, but I wasn't unfortunately.

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LF
Philadelphia
194 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We went to FSS for an anniversary dinner. The atmosphere was dark and romantic. The service was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was very good but no one dish delivered a wow. The wine list was very small but balanced. Overall it was a nice experience. We enjoyed the salad, Brussels, and spaghetti. The shellfish plateau was mostly mussel toast, which is very creamy. The cantaloupe sorbet to end the meal was superb.

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AL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I went here for a very important business dinner. We ordered one main dish per person and for some reason the server thought we would share the dishes and brought two dishes first and said the other two dishes will come after we finish the first two. We explained to the server that we are not sharing and we will eat our individual dish. He then took two dishes (pasta) back to the kitchen. When all the four dishes came out after 10mins, the two pasta dishes were exactly the same ones that came out before. Very disappointed and ruined our dinner.

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S
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I surprised my husband for his birthday and let me say he has now added this restaurant as one of his top five favorites for Philly dining. He cannot stop raving about the mussel toast we had. The drinks were exquisite and right on par with our menu. The Chilean sea bass was substituted for the halibut for our dinner and I am glad we chose it. We thought is was actually better than the lobster dish we ordered. Food was served for the purposes of sharing but with just the right portions to be full but not overwhelmed. Our server Thor, was attentive and answered all of our questions about the menu. Another plus was the ambiance. We could actually hear each other talk! The quaintness of the upstairs dining area made the difference along with separating it from the bar scene downstairs. NICE TOUCH. The only qualm I had was the lack of a decent dessert menu. I love sweets and always top off my dinner with a decadent dessert, the selection was just average. After the wonderful meal I had, I was expecting my dessert to "wow" me. It didn't. We will definitely be back for more mussel toast. This restaurant is a gem. Thank you.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place that offers an intimate environment to enjoy your delicious meal. My wife and I enjoyed every plate and drink. Highly recommend!

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VB
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, delicious food. Perfect date night experience! Fresh oysters, steak tartare, sweet potato agnolotti, confit carrots, and roasted chicken were perfection!

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BS
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Delicious food. Surly waiter.

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CS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

FSS is a wonderful place to have a quiet, intimate dinner for a special occasion. The general ambience of the restaurant (we did not spend time at the bar) is one of quality and class. The staff was warm in their greetings, helpful in their suggestions, and attentive to our needs -- but never overbearing. Although the portion sizes were relatively small, the taste of all the food we ate was excellent. Do save room for dessert!
FSS does not have room for large crowds, and a noisy one would almost certainly be out of place here. I would not recommend it for a party crowd. But if (like us) you want a place to enjoy each other in a small, intimate way; FSS is a great place.
Parking will be VERY difficult to find in this neighborhood, so will either (1) pay for a ride, (2) walk several blocks, or (3) pay high fees to park and then walk a few blocks. If you have a timed reservation (highly recommended!), do not drive here with the idea of parking at the front door!!
The background music was a bit disconcerting -- classic top 40, rap, or R&B. Because it was vocal music, relatively loud, it was hard to tune out. Soft jazz, a bit lower in volume, would have been far more appropriate.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite. The food, the service, the decor— everything was impeccable!!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Might very well be the best restaurant in Philly at the moment.

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JV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of friends were so impressed with each dish ordered. It is obvious that the dynamic owners work together towards excellence each day. Chad Moore Williams and Hannah attend to each diner to ensure high quality and satisfaction. The bartender, Paul, has much knowledge and creative skills and designs drinks that go beyond your expectations.
Each dish has an balance of exquisite flavors. The caviar eggs were a very pleasant surprise. The carrots besides being delicious are fortifying.
This was my third enjoyable visit to Th, Fr, Saturday and look forward to another visit soon.

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L
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal! From the cocktails at the bar to the beautiful upstairs dining room. Seafood tower is stunning and great value! Fish is excellent

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v
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good, however, one pasta dish was on the cold side, when mentioned it to our server, he just shrug his shoulders, almost in disbelief. But that being said, he had no warmth about him at all. Very cut and dry, business like. It was ashame, because he actually had a nice smile. But, he offered nothing in terms of hospitality, he was not welcoming, just very cold! I expect more from a restaurant of this caliber!

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CL
Philadelphia
114 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really love this restaurant and have been before. Lucky to snag a res for Sat night last minute cancellation perhaps. Didn't enjoy quite as much this time. Really limited entree choices and we wanted the duck. It was sold out before seven pm. ordered caviar and egg starter. For about sixteen dollars rxpected more than a tsp of flavorful foam. oysters very good but smallish. Lobster yummy but again not much of it. Dining partner had strip steak because nothing else appealed. I noticed others sitting nearby who only ordered one or two smaller items to perhaps keep the price down. We feel guiltytaking a Dat night table and doing that but it is pretty pricey for date night. Dont go hungry. Very nice wines by the glass and other drinks but also on expensive side. I realize that turning out creative dishes at this level is costly for the restaurant owners. Service as always outstanding.

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WT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I’ve eaten at many fine restaurants from NJ to Europe. This place is overpriced and overrated. The portions were so tiny it’s ridiculous. Don’t waste you’re time or money.

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NB
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

all around well done, nice presentation. Casual waitstaff, could recommend for date or sharing

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! The control state is the best drink on the menu!

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EL
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Truly one of the best meals we’ve had in Philly in the last 2-3 years. A fun combination of sophisticated cuisine and down to earth ingredients such as sweetbreads, carrots, labneh. Not too pretentious, not too simplistic. Just right. We will be back soon

Not five stars for the following two reasons::

Cocktails were hit or miss. We tried four. Two were delicious and complex and two were just “meh”. Not quite as good as The Franklin.

Service was well paced and professional but also very stiff and aloof. You felt a little bit like just another cover. Waiter never introduced himself though did have good suggestions. Hostess never said hello on way in and just stared at her phone on the way out without as much as a “bye”.

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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service. The food is solid but it doesn't wow. Extremely small portions, but that's their thing; order 5ish plates @ $15-18 each for a good meal. Still, I'm an average size guy (160lbs) and after a $200 tab I stopped for a slice on the way home. The fact that portion size and value were a part of our conversation and the conversation of those tables on either side of us (not being nosey, you get to sit pretty close to your neighbors). Overall a nice experience given the service and atmosphere but there are many better options in Philly in terms of both overall food quality and value for money.

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r
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tim, our server was great, food was fantastic and our table by the window was very nice. Close to Vernick in overall experience...hard to find, but well worth the effort!

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B
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, fresh, innovative. Attentive non stuffy service. Intimate pretty small restaurant.

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