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Lacroix

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Eyebrows were raised in early 2009 when Jason Cichonski took over from gastronomically adventurous Matthew Levin, who in turn raised eyebrows when he took over from legendary Jean-Marie Lacroix. But Cichonski and Levin have gone on to define themselves downtown and now Jonathan Cichon is proving himself to be a worthy successor and one who forges his own way with graceful dishes using seasonal, prestige ingredients. He is bigger on elegance and shorter on whimsy than his predecessors with straightforward dishes like Hudson Valley duck with golden beets and Swiss chard, and diver scallops with fennel, melon and pork belly. Combined with a 500-plus-label cellar of high-end bottles and a gorgeous dining room overlooking Rittenhouse Square, a meal here is guaranteed to be one of your most memorable. There's also the $59 blowout Sunday brunch—a tremendous value.

    Restaurant Details

  • Jacket required.
  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-19-2011

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    Avoid at all cost (huge cost)!

    My wife and I went with high expectations. We had the 5 plate tasting, and it was disappointing. The portion sizes were so small, it was impossible to get a "taste" of the food. It took 3 hours, and by the end of the meal, I was ready to go out to dinner I was so hungry. It costs $280 with tip, and I had one glass of wine, and my wife had one drink. There are so many good places to eat in Philadelphia, this place is to be avoided at all cost. Also, it took over one-half hour to pay (request check, get check, and pay). Unacceptable!

    by Erkoape, 2/25/08

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