Philadelphia, PA - High Street Hospitality Group, founded by James Beard Foundation Award-Winning Restaurateur Ellen Yin, is proud to announce the grand opening of their newest restaurant and bar, High Street Philadelphia. In the Washington Square West neighborhood of Philadelphia, High Street celebrates locally sourced grains across pizzas, pasta, and bread, highlighting seasonal Mid-Atlantic produce, meats, fish, and cheeses.
High Street’s first-ever bar features a cocktail program created by Harry Jamison that celebrates local and American spirits with cocktails ranging from $13 to $16. The wine program exclusively features American wines from the glass and bottle developed by Frank Kinyon and Chef Christina McKeough.
The menu is anchored by an assortment of bread and spreads followed by pizza and pasta, meat or fish, and dessert, all led by Chef Christina McKeough, who enlivens High Street’s passion for the local. Guests may opt for the additional cocktail or wine pairing for the experience, with a newly introduced 20% hospitality fee added to all checks shared equally among front-and-back-of-house teams to ensure more significant equity.
High Street also features The Back Room, an elegant private dining space that accommodates daytime or evening corporate events, social event gatherings, or everything in between, with room for 50 people reception-style. The Back Room ode to Fork’s private dining room, which was attached behind the original High Street and lost in its 2020 relocation.
The restaurant space was designed with Ellen Yin’s long-time collaborator Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design, who also designed Fork, High Street on Market, and High Street on Hudson. With 12-foot ceilings lined with full-length windows creating warmth amid concrete floors, dark stained church pew booths, painted wood paneling artwork from Parisian Orphic Cubist Sonia Delaunay - one of the most influential artists of the 20th century - Matt Imperiale - plus many PAFA artists including Anthony Demelas (who painted Fork’s iconic mural), Thomas Gaughan & Patrick Connors; this space is sure to be a hit!
High Street Philadelphia is open from 5 pm - 10 pm Wednesday through Sunday.