Accolades

  • Best New Restaurant
    Esquire magazine
  • World's Best Hotel Dining Rooms
    Gourmet magazine
  • Mobil Four-Star Award
    Forbes Travel Guide
  • AAA Four Diamond Award
    American Automobile Association
  • Best of Philly: Brunch
    Philadelphia magazine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Philly

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Phở tái gai (#48)
"A good bowl of phở is one of the most refreshing things to eat anytime of year. This one contains fatty beef brisket and beef eye round. This is a super cheap, one-bowl meal."
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Piccante pizza
"Topped with capicola, crushed red pepper, aged Provolone, and tomatoes, this is my favorite pizza in Philadelphia. Spicy, sweet, and just the right size (so I can eat the whole thing)."
Chef Jon Cichon reviews  at post.venue.name
Raw oysters
"Oyster House serves the freshest oysters around, and during happy hour, they’re only a buck each. The price, plus lots of Tabasco and mignonette, makes them incredibly addictive."
Chef Jon Cichon reviews  at post.venue.name
Sushi & sashimi combination
"Zama has the best sushi in the city. Their menu is always creative and different with super-high fish quality. I enjoy this mixed platter of nigiri and sashimi with a bottle of sake or a few beers."
Chef Jon Cichon reviews  at post.venue.name
Chicken liver rigatoni
"Served with roasted cippolini onions and sage, this is one of the best and most simple pasta dishes ever."
Chef Jon Cichon reviews  at post.venue.name
Tacos al pastor
"This dive bar turned taqueria joint is around the corner from my house, and the tacos are the perfect late-night snack. Throw in a solid beer list and a kitchen that serves 'til 2 a.m. and you’ve got one of my favorite after-work spots. The tacos al pastor are my pick. The roasted pork goes so well with the fresh pineapple and chilis. Plus, it only costs $1.75."

From My Menu

Chef Monica Glass reviews Black garlic octopus at Lacroix Restaurant
$$$$ | French/Belgian
Rittenhouse Square
1 Review
"Lacroix’s relaxed yet refined ambiance, paired with such inspired, playful, and edgy food, gives you such an exciting and special feeling when you eat there. I swear I got goosebumps as I savored the perfectly seared octopus with black garlic, smoked ricotta, miatake, and heirloom tomatoes. It was a sweet, salty, smokey, fresh, crispy, and creamy harmony in each bite."
Chef Jason Cichonski reviews Tasting menu at Lacroix Restaurant
$$$$ | French/Belgian
Rittenhouse Square
1 Review
"One of the finer things in life, this 12 to 15-course feast from my old stomping grounds is tailored to each diner. Think fish crudo and foie gras, all served as you sit in the middle of the kitchen."
Chef Pierre Calmels reviews Sunday brunch at Lacroix Restaurant
$$$$ | French/Belgian
Rittenhouse Square
1 Review
"This is a longtime, New Year's Day tradition for our family. Chef Jon and his staff are always offering a unique experience during brunch. The menu changes often, but the selection of cold salads, raw bar, hot stations in the kitchen, and chocolate fountain offerings are just perfect. Champagne is required!"
Chef Guillermo Pernot reviews Omelette at Lacroix Restaurant
$$$$ | French/Belgian
Rittenhouse Square
1 Review
"The food at Lacroix is exquisite, but I like to take the simple route sometimes, and this omelette is the way to go. It's so fluffy and very creamy. If I’m feeling a bit fancy, I’ll fill the omelette with crème fraîche and salmon. If I’m just looking for something really hearty and satisfying, I’ll ask for bacon and cheddar cheese."