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Marigold Kitchen

501 S. 45th St. (Larchwood St.) Send to Phone
215-222-3699 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Modern American-eclectic cuisine shines in University City.
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4.5 rating over 3 reviews
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Marigold Kitchen Restaurant Review

: The elegant townhouse on leafy 45th Street in University City must be in some kind of culinary vortex --- despite changing chefs and owners, things just get better. Formerly a launching pad for Michael Solomonov (Zahav) and Erin O'Shea (Percy Street Barbecue), Marigold Kitchen is now owned by chef Robert Halpern, alum of storied eateries including Moosewood in upstate New York and Coyote Café in Santa Fe. Here, the Villanova native's focus is on eclectic American cuisine fashioned with locally sourced ingredients and a dash of snazzy molecular gastronomy. Halpern offers four-, five- or six-course tasting menus, with choices that might include beef tartare with a quail egg and mustard ice cream; diver scallops with Parmesan broth, English peas, pancetta, wild mushrooms and a puffed scallop; and Berkshire pork tenderloin and belly with corn bread purée, peach coulis and BBQ hazelnuts. Each plate is artfully composed with as much attention paid to details of color and texture as to the marriage of inventive flavors. Desserts are equally creative --- pistachio creméux with cherries, green tea, coffee granite and pistachio-chocolate cookies, anyone? Halpern is having fun, and it shows. BYO.

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