Before even walking in, Friday, Saturday, Sunday’s facade gives off Paris bistro vibes. Looking into the glowing front window, you could be anywhere.
Inside, the restaurant has a bit of a split personality. A climb up a steep staircase reveals the more serious side of the place; it’s traditional, airy, and light, with mural-adorned walls and dark upholstered banquets.
Downstairs, you’ll find a sophisticated, sexy bar, accented by a chunky marble counter, retro lighting, and candles. A giant metal sculpture of a birdcage anchors the space behind the bar. Here is where you’ll want to sip on expertly crafted cocktails served in heavy crystal glasses—the perfect beverages to pair with the inventive cooking.
With lots of small plates to choose from, Friday, Saturday, Sunday’s menu leans heavily toward seafood. Don’t miss the decadent mussel toast, flavored with lusty garlic aioli and smoked paprika, or the selection of briny fresh oysters from the raw bar. The pastas, from seafood bucatini to roasted potato gnocchi, make a perfect follow up. To round it all out, the menu features an inventive array of vegetables to please even the most selective of vegetable-lovers. Try the “party in your mouth” dish of confit carrots with carrot yogurt, coconut, and fermented salsa verde—you won’t be disappointed.
For dessert, treat yourself to house made ice creams in fun flavors like toast and jam, where the cream gets infused with toast and the finished product is rippled with home-made jam.
Add a hip Leon Bridges playlist and a warm, welcoming staff--the result is a lovely neighborhood spot.
Hope Cohen is a chef, author, and food/media consultant. She has hosted over 400 cooking shows, working with Philadelphia chefs as well as those both nationally and internationally renowned. Hope likes to wander and is known to travel far and wide in search of interesting food, drinks, and destinations.