• 192 pages
  • 5.5 x 8.25
  • 3 halftones
  • Price: $17.95
  • EAN: 9781439901496
  • Publication: Aug 2004

Philadelphia magazine's Ultimate Restaurant Guide

Edited by April White

When renowned national food critic John Mariani ranked Philadelphia's food scene among the top ten in the country, placing it alongside longtime culinary destinations New York and San Francisco, nobody at Philadelphia magazine was surprised. That's what the magazine's food critics—always in search of the best of Philly—have known for years. Now, the Philadelphia magazine's Ultimate Restaurant Guide condenses their comprehensive knowledge—and thousands of meals—into one informative, easy-to-digest handbook, essential for both the Philadelphia foodie and the hungry tourist.

What's on the menu:

•Profiles of Philadelphia's most influential chefs and restaurant owners, including Le Bec-Fin's Georges Perrier, and restaurant mogul Stephen Starr.

•A behind-the-scenes look at the Philadelphia food purveyors, who are responsible for some of the nation's hottest food trends—from La Colombe coffee to Metropolitan Bakery's artisanal breads to Jubilee Chocolates.

•Reviews of more than 230 of the best restaurants in the Philadelphia region, from Center City mainstays Susanna Foo and Morimoto to suburban destinations Alison at Blue Bell and Carmine's Café.

•Easy-to-use index of restaurants by cuisine and neighborhood.


"The (book) nicely wraps up some of the best and most popular eateries that the Philadelphia area had to offer, as well as some of the best writing about those places."
The Legal Intelligencer

About the Author(s)

April White, managing editor of Philadelphia magazine, is well fed. She regularly reports on food, drink, and Philadelphia's restaurant scene for the magazine and authored The Essential Guide to Eating and Drinking in Philadelphia.

Maria Gallagher is a food critic for Philadelphia magazine.