Southwark Restaurant and Bar is a mix of a trendy, hip bar and French country cuisine. The bar offers many untraditional offerings, such a clams and crab beignets. The dining room offers a sophisticated menu, including grilled rabbit and pheasant. The room is elegant and peaceful background music makes the place more of a realxing, stylish place than a bar with televisions blaring.
Fact: Kip Waide, co-owner and barkeep extraordinaire at Southwark, shakes up the best goddamn Manhattan in town. It's a cathedral of safety in a dangerous world, a classic cocktail bar for connoisseurs and amateurs alike. You couldn't get through the 20-plus rye collection in three sittings without medical attention. Bonus for people who consume solids: It's not often an Old World bar comes attached to a progressive, full-service, farmer-friendly restaurant. The restaurant, run by Kip's wife Sheri Waide, impeccably plates sophisticated twists on bistro classics under the same roof as all those golden dreams. You can go for the clams in dried chili butter broth, and stay for the digestifs and George the bartender's jokes.
701 S. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 238-1888
Friday and Saturday 5:30pm-11:30pm