When it opened in 1998, The Prime Rib became an instant classic American steakhouse. The décor, ambiance and menu harkened back to the ’40s when elegantly dressed Americans sipped cocktails and enjoyed hearty prime beef and bottles of red wine cared for by tuxedo-clad waiters.
Several weeks ago, I went to brunch hoping for a homemade bagel with nova and cream cheese. Unfortunately, the restaurant stopped baking bagels, but my substitute brunch was delicious.
I have always enjoyed a cup of La Colombe’s rich dark roast coffee. Many restaurants have been serving it ever since the local company opened its first café steps from Rittenhouse Square a number of years ago.