Laurel Nicholas Elmi Laurel
1617 E. Passyunk Ave. (Tasker St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Cuisine: American / French
Intimate storefront BYOB from "Top Chef" winner Nicholas Elmi.
Openings: Dinner Wed.-Sat. 5 p.m.-10 p.m.


Laurel, Philadelphia, PA

Laurel Restaurant Review:

This tiny, 22-seat storefront BYOB is frequented by foodies wanting to sample the inspired cooking of Nicholas Elmi, a "Top Chef" winner whose résumé also includes stints at the now-defunct Le Bec-Fin and Rittenhouse Tavern. Laurel really pulls out the stops with a six-course seasonal tasting menu and nine-course chef's tasting menu. The latter might start with marinated smoked trout roe with shiso and green tomato, include Elmi's roasted Peking duck with blueberry miso and foie gras creamed corn, and finish with caramelized white chocolate pudding.

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