Philadelphia, PA - A new era, a new look, and a new taste, the Foy Family is back at their recently revamped restaurant. It was a cold and blustery night outside, but the warming view of the porch heaters glowing welcomed us to an evening of tasteful sensations.
Bridget Foy’s Review
With its wonderful new ambiance, just a skip off bustling South Street, you enter a sleek yet homey establishment. A lovely little place to relax and view the city’s busy people floating by. So let us dive right in, shall we?
The signature drinks were creative but not overdone. The cranberry twist to the classic lime gimlet was a refreshing surprise, but even better – this Valentine’s week – was the presentation of the rose-colored libation in vintage-inspired stemware. Combined with the stamped-tin ceiling, one could imagine themselves into an F. Scott Fitzgerald story.
What could be better on a cold night than a hot todd? This warm mug must be grasped with both hands for its full warming effect outside and sipped gently for a soothingly warm sensation inside.
If you think tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich is an old staple not worthy of a dinner out, you would be wrong. Bridget Foy’s puts its own stamp on this classic by adding cumin to the soup (offset by the brightness of fresh basil). As well as presenting the grilled cheese on a skewer just the right size for dipping … and sharing!
We ordered the Steak Frites, which were exceeding tender and accompanied by a bordelaise sauce highlighted by sautéed onion and roasted maitake mushrooms. The French fries were fresh and hot, seasoned beautifully, and were even delicious dunked in the bordelaise.
For dessert, we had the banana pudding, which was a fun throwback to the comforts of childhood on such a cold night. Not at all overly sweet, the fresh banana taste was on display and topped with the crunch of crumbled vanilla-shortbread cookies.
Cabin fever won’t cure itself … venture out, walk right up, and they will sit you right down to a warm, pleasurable night at the new Bridget Foys.
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