Jose Garces

Accolades

  • Winner
    The Next Iron Chef
  • Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
    James Beard Foundation
  • Author
    Latin Evolution
  • Best New Restaurants (Distrito, Mercat)
    Esquire magazine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Philly

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Filet mignon
Filet mignon
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Tapas, Spanish, Center City East
"Hidden in this amazingly consistent Spanish tapas bar is one of the best values on the menu. The quality of the meat is to die for and it's topped with foie gras, cabrales (Spanish blue cheese) and a tempranillo sauce...The perfect end to a meal."
Duck fat fries
$$, Burgers, Modern, Pub, American, Whisky Bar, Center City
"These thick-cut, duck fat fries from Jose Garces' whiskey bar are rich and warming. Topped with braised short rib and melted Cheddar sauce, they're great for a cold night with a whiskey cocktail."
Lobster paella
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Tapas, Spanish, Center City East
"This lobster paella can feed several hungry diners at Jose Garces' flagship restaurant Amada, but it's too good not to try to finish on your own. I love the sides of fava bean salad and smoked-paprika aioli."
Whiskey King burger
$$, Burgers, Modern, Pub, American, Whisky Bar, Center City
"This burger is a great reward for the crew after a late night and long hours. It's eight ounces of meat topped with maple and bourbon-glazed cipollini onions, Rogue bleu cheese, applewood bacon, and foie gras. Amazing!"