5 Best Must-Try Escargot Spots in Philadelphia

5 Best Must-Try Escargot Spots in Philadelphia

5 Best Must-Try Escargot Spots in Philadelphia

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Escargot in PhillyPhiladelphia, PA - Escargot has been a delicacy for centuries. They were first served by King Louis XIV in France. Chefs around the globe have since transformed this delicacy into their elevated creations. Below are a few spots we love in Philadelphia.

The Best Escargot in Philly

1. Fond

The acclaimed French-focused restaurant on East Passyunk Avenue puts a Mediterranean twist on the famous French dish with their brand-new menu addition to Greek-style Escargot crafted with oozo, red peppers, and feta, and served with freshly-baked grilled bread. Chef Lee Styer’s flavorful, seasonal offerings are available now for limited indoor dining, takeaway, and spacious outdoor seating on the patio.

2. Forsythia

Old City’s contemporary French bar and restaurant, helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse. The chef will often incorporate variations of the popular hors d’oeuvre on the ever-evolving, seasonal menu. This go-around Forsythia boasts Escargot ($15) prepared in tomato butter with house-made focaccia crouton – a crowd-pleaser amongst locals and tourists. Enjoy dinner service indoors, as well as takeaway and expanded sidewalk seating.

3. Royal Boucherie

Old City’s American brasserie specializing in French-style cuisine, offers guests a sophisticated and sexy take on the classic dish with Champagne Braised Escargot in chartreuse hazelnut butter, served with fresh crispy baguette. Folks can enjoy this dish and a plethora of elegant French-forward offerings available for dinner service at limited capacity indoors, outdoor seating at the expanded sidewalk streetery or second-floor rooftop garden, and takeaway.

4. Townsend EPX

Townsend EPX is Chef Townsend Wentz’s French-forward bar and restaurant on East Passyunk Avenue. The dinner menu features a variety of new takes on French classics, such as Escargot. Wentz's Escargot, prepared with roasted-garlic risotto cream and sorrel vermouth, is available a la carte or as part of the seasonal prix fixe menu.

5. The Dutch

The Dutch, the popular breakfast-through-dinner eatery with a focus on reinventing the Pennsylvania Dutch classics, is offering a Mediterranean-inspired take on the French classic with the Escargot served with roasted peppers, ouzo, and feta, exclusively featured as a starter on the ever-evolving, seasonal The Dutch After Dark dinner menu.

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Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff

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