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Friday Saturday Sunday

4.7 (585) $$$$ $$$$ Bar, American, Seafood

Description

Summary: Creative menu in a cozy, homey setting.

Friday Saturday Sunday, a beloved corner eatery, has been reimagined and now features a chic Art Nouveau-inspired bar and a dining room upstairs. The restaurant, which has a rich history dating back to the hippie era, has retained its familiar name but has undergone a complete transformation under new ownership. The menu is creative and seasonal, with a focus on fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Guests can savor dishes like sweetbreads, quail, fresh fish crudo, and confit artichokes, served by a knowledgeable and attentive team. The dining space is intimate and exudes a relaxed charm despite its simplicity and the ambient noise. The shared-plate meal kicks off with lavash crackers and homemade butter, leading into a variety of seafood dishes, including raw bar options and mussel toasts. Pasta lovers can enjoy homemade corn agnolotti, while meat enthusiasts can indulge in a perfectly plated strip steak with smoked potato purée. The halibut is another standout, presented with Brussels sprouts and a coconut milk broth. Desserts continue the high standard, featuring innovative combinations like plum tarte Tatin with yuzu curd and white miso ice cream. To complement the meal, the restaurant offers an eclectic selection of house cocktails and a carefully curated Euro-centric wine list with some unexpected choices from Israel and Turkey. Despite some quibbles with the noise level and décor, Friday Saturday Sunday remains a must-visit spot for an exciting dining and drinking experience.

Awards

James Beard
Outstanding Restaurant - Semifinalist 2022
AAA
4 Diamonds
Gayot
1 Toque
1 Toque
Best Philadelphia American Restaurants
Best Philadelphia Seafood Restaurants
Google
Good

Location

261 S 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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