Restaurant Reviews

Bibou

Bibou, located within the South Ninth Street Italian Market, closed more than a year ago for renovations. The results are stunning.

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La Famiglia Ristorante

When diners enter La Famiglia, they are transported into a world of Italian beauty. Pale peach marble abounds. High quality linen, china, crystal, and silver flatware grace the tables. Yes, if you order fish, you will receive a fish knife.

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South Helm

South Helm, which opened last month at 100 Morris St., is the best new restaurant of the year.

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Bourbon & Branch

The brunch menu at Bourbon & Branch has something for everyone. It is well-planned even though I thought it odd the restaurant does not serve omelettes.

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Famous 4th Street Delicatessen

I reviewed the Famous, as it is called by all, many years ago. It was a dinner review and now I craved brunch.

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The Oyster House

On June 4, The Oyster House celebrated its 40th birthday. There are a number of reasons a restaurant has been in business for such a long time.

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The Knife & Fork Inn

We dined at The Knife & Fork Inn for my birthday a few weeks ago. Since shore season is here, I wanted to share our meal with you.

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A Mano

A Mano, which means “by hand” in Italian, opened several months ago in a former grocery store in Fairmount. The man in charge is Chef Michael Millon, who had already worked with Wentz. The casual restaurant is BYOB, but it does not take reservations or credit cards.

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The Dutch

People often inquire about what my favorite restaurant is. I really do not have one, but if I have enjoyed fine meals at several places, I will follow a specific chef if he or she opens a new restaurant.

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Coeur

Coeur is your new favorite place to drink with kids. A weekday “Family Happy Hour” from 5 to 7 p.m. features $5 food specials for the kiddos and food and beverage specials for the adults.

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