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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Ciboulette Restaurant Review

: The refined but original cuisine of Bruce Lim is served with panache in one of the elegant old rooms of Philadelphia's grande-dame hotel, the former Bellevue Stratford, now a Park Hyatt. We like the old-world grace of the soaring, molding-adorned ceilings, and the discreet space between the tables, which inspire diners to converse oh so softly. The furniture and menu designs, however, do not live up to the grandeur of the architecture. You'll find few surprises in the classic French cuisine, but it is served seamlessly by a well-trained staff. A happy surprise is the affordable wine list, offering the likes of a good Pouilly Fuisse at $45.00 to compliment the lobster, or a bold Cahors for $32.00 to match the sauce for the lamb. Serious diners may choose the four-course prix-fixe menu that might include sautéed foie gras with turnips in a sweet-sour sauce, delicately steamed lobster with ginger, sautéed Maine scallops over melted onions and leeks, and a meaty, herbed loin of lamb with a Gigondas sauce. The dessert cart contains easily twenty rich and ornate desserts, and is a fitting finish to the meal. Before theater, there is a 3-course prix fixe for $29.00.

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