Serving modern takes on old favorites, such as sea scallops poached in lobster oil with potato blinis, this longtime favorite keeps locals interested with its seasonally changing menus, which are imaginative and consistently good. It returns the favor with its commitment to buying local. The bar menu— mussels, wings, and quesadillas—is popular, especially the burger, which is more often than not in the running for the city's best. Because it's so close to the Art Museum,
the restaurant often offers special menus to coincide with blockbuster exhibits.
Aug 5, 2008
We were at The Philadelphia Museum of Art and London Grill was recommended. It was right up the street for one thing. We had a fabulous time at this establishment, from the craft beers on draft at the historical bar to the innovative dishes served to us in one of the many dining rooms. The kids were happy too. Highly recommended.
Dec 31, 2004
I just returned from a business trip in Philadelphia and sought out "London", my old haunting ground from my Penn days. Back then it was a really cool bar with local bands, great food and even poetry readings. I am happy to report that it is still a really cool bar with great food that ranges from the London Burger we ate back then to fresh and innovative dishes that don't pretend to be trying to keep up with the trends. There are no poetry readings
presently) I hear that the new owners (the last 15 years) are a longstanding Philadelphia restaurant couple that know and have a passion for what they do. It shows and I reccomend to everyone who visits this boom town!