Published on March 2, 2016

5 East Passyunk Restaurants Locals Love

Looking to try a new restaurant near East Passyunk? Here's a list of East Passyunk Restaurants locals and critics love.

5 East Passyunk Restaurants Locals Love

1. NoordNoordAt Noord, Chef/Owner Joncarl Lachman offers inventive takes on Dutch and Scandinavian cuisine using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant's minimalist decor, highlighted by its open kitchen and abundance of natural light, creates a chic, inviting atmosphere that allows the spectacular dishes to shine. Noord is BYO.

2. Le Virtu

Le VirtuLe Virtu showcases the cuisine of central Italy — Abruzzo specifically — highlighting the region's love of pasta and charcuterie. The inviting, neighborhood spot boasts a rustic vibe with wood furnishings, warm yellow walls and a cozy garden patio. Great Italian wines, craft beers and seasonal cocktails are available.

3. Laurel

LaurelLaurel is a modern American restaurant with French influences. Offering an intimate dining experience in a comfortable 26-seat setting, Chef/Owner Nicholas Elmi delivers seasonally driven dishes that allow local ingredients to shine. A thoughtful seven-course tasting menu is served up nightly amid the simple, warm wood decor and wrought-iron accents.

4. Fond

FondAt Fond, Chef Lee Styer crafts an approachable yet refined and seasonally inspired menu composed of New American cuisine. The flavorful fare is complemented by both a curated wine list and an oak-slab chef's table in a private dining room with a window looking into the kitchen. A notable selection of homemade bread and desserts offer the ideal start and end to any meal.

5. Brigantessa

BrigantessaBrigantessa offers Southern Italian-inspired fare and wood-oven Neapolitan pizzas to pair with its approachable beer and wine selection. The relaxed restaurant boasts an authentic, homey vibe with a wood oven, rotisserie and hand-cranked charcuterie slicer.

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