Now open in the Kimmel Center, the 16th venture from Jose Garces is both a return to where it all started for the Iron Chef and something entirely new.
Advance tickets are required to dine in the luxe, 34-seat atelier, with a floor that juts out over the sidewalk in a glassed-in pseudo-patio. Garces himself has promised to join the show in the open kitchen several nights each month; when he’s not there, chef de cuisine Natalie Maronski is more than capable of running the multicourse tasting menu. Seats run $75-$175, depending on what day at time you reserve.
Bar Volvér is the drop-in sister establishment next door: a cocktail, champagne and caviar lounge serving theatergoers and anyone strolling the Avenue of the Arts - there’s a door to enter directly off the street, and the atmosphere, while high-end, is welcoming.
300 S. Broad St.; 215-670-2303