Chinamoto, a casual Asian-fusion restaurant from Philly newcomer Kelvin Lee Sin, has opened at the 777 S. Broad apartment complex. The sprawling menu spans sushi and other Japanese dishes, as well as Thai and Chinese cuisine. Chinamoto, 777 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19147, 215-875-9777.
Pennsylvania 6, a new seafood-centric bistro from former XIX chef de cuisine Marc Plessis, aims to break the string of hard-luck spots at its Center City Philadelphia location a few blocks from City Hall. The spot has been home to such restaurants as Tweed, Les Bons Temps, Bistrox Bix and Odeon. Plessis is spotlighting seafood and fish with an extensive raw bar and his signature crudos, as well as carnivore-friendly fare, such as pork neck with cheddar grits and a hangar steak in a red wine sauce. Pennsylvania 6, 114 S. 12th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, 267-639-5606.
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Bryan Sikora, opening chef at Rittenhouse Square's a. kitchen, has moved on from the restaurant. Sikora is well-known on the local foodie scene for his late, lamented BYOB Django, as well as for launching Talula's Table in Kennett Square. Both places were created with his then-wife Aimee Olexy, who is now a partner with Stephen Starr in Talula's Garden. a.kitchen, AKA Rittenhouse Square, 135 S. 18th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, 215-825-7030.
Le Bec-Fin, the legendary French restaurant founded by chef Georges Perrier that helped set a new dining standard for Philadelphia, has closed. Plans call for the main dining room to be completely renovated for new chef Justin Bogle (formerly of Gilt in New York) to complement his planned contemporary American menu. The downstairs bar will remain open during the renovations to the main restaurant, which is slated to re-open under a new name in the fall. Le Bec-Fin, 1523 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19102, no phone.
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