The Most Overlooked Mediterranean Paradise in Europe
Somehow not serving shrimp kabobs, or shrimp creole, or shrimp gumbo, or pineapple shrimp, or lemon shrimp, or coconut shrimp, or pepper shrimp, or shrimp soup, or shrimp stew, or shrimp salad, or shrimp burger, or shrimp sandwich, Bubba's Texas BBQ is an antler chandelier-ed corner barstaurant in Fishtown instead doling out the neighborhood's first authentically Texas-style 'cue.
Top Chef champ Kevin Sbraga's eponymous joint offers a predominantly prix-fixe global menu in an interior full of repurposed fir-planked walls, low-slung leather & tweed banquettes, and vintage-look Edison-style lighting.
An American restaurant directed by the steady hand of acclaimed chef Jason Chichonski, Ela serves cuisine that changes seasonally but is consistently innovative and crafted to perfection. With an extensive wine list and large collection of craft beers, something is bound to go well with your whipped foie gras.
Occupying most of the ground floor of the historic Wetherill mansion, RT's a brasserie-cum-bar from an ex-Le Bec chef, serving up a delicately seasoned set of proteins in a garden-wrapping pair of dining rooms that sport enough wood and leather, it's a wonder Halle Berry and the four horny dudes who actually watched Catwoman aren't involved.
This airy cafe serves up One Village coffees and ice cream from Franklin Fountain along with fresh-baked cookies (chocolate/vanilla-swirled peppermint; key lime coconut), muffins, brownies, and macaroons.