Fast-casual taco and burrito restaurants, whether they are franchises or mom-and-pop establishments, are on damn near every corner of Philly. But Revolution Taco, 2015 Walnut St., stands out.
Longtime fans of the old Friday Saturday Sunday, 261 S. 21st St., might not recognize the place now — as the fish tank in the upstairs dining room, the somewhat-kitschy décor and the old comfort-food menu are all things of the past.
Situated across the street from Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room, Pinefish is really giving off an Antiques Row vibe.
The comfortable and retro psychedelic aesthetic comes across more like a hookah lounge than a seafood restaurant but it works, whether one is there for an informal happy hour for $1 oysters and clams or for a full dinner in the form of Pinefish’s three- or four-course prix-fixe winter lobster menu.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you might want to consider the sharable nature of dim sum for your romantic night out.Philly restaurateur and chef Jane Guo has expanded upon her influence with the recently opened Dim Sum House by Jane G, 3939 Chestnut St. The venue offers a robust menu of dim sum and other familiar and traditional Asian dishes.
Located steps from Rittenhouse Square, Baril, 267 S. 19th St., is a neighborhood bistro specializing in French comfort food —which should be a slam dunk, given the neighborhood. And for a few bright moments, it was.