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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Le Bec-Fin

1523 Walnut St. (15th St.) Send to Phone
215-567-1000
Georges Perrier and chef-partner Nicholas Elmi shine at this famed French restaurant.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Le Bec-Fin Restaurant Review

: Georges Perrier has reinvented his beloved Le Bec-Fin --- to keep up with changing times and to give himself some breathing room. Bringing in chef/partner Nicholas Elmi was a great move, resulting in updated dishes and even more attention to detail, if that's possible. Also different, fixed-price-only dinner menus make room for à la carte options (except on Friday and Saturday), and set seating times that have been synonymous with Le Bec-Fin since it opened in 1970 are only observed on Friday and Saturday. A seven-course menu or nine-course Grande Dégustation menu may present such dishes as escargots en cassolette baked with Champagne garlic butter; Arctic char, artichokes with white miso, curried mustard seed, pomelo and vermouth cream; and organic chicken breast accompanied by Swiss chard, bluefoot chanterelles and natural jus. A four-course menu is available weekdays. TRYST lounge at Le Bec-Fin offers a different menu of appetizers, small plates, main courses and desserts. Sommelier Cristine Bruno gently guides diners through the restaurant’s impressive wine list which leans heavily towards the borders of France while acknowledging new-world and American options. Yes, the all-you-can-eat dessert cart remains, as does the cheese cart. And the gorgeous setting with its crystal chandeliers still awaits. The staff no longer wear tuxes, donning suits instead, the one change that doesn't do this restaurant justice.

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