FACTS: Located in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
WHAT I ORDERED:
Crab Louie Salad – Iceberg, Maryland Crab, Lardons, Cucumber, Red Onion, Russian Dressing
Braised Short Rib – Parisian Gnocchi, Cauliflower, Gremolata
Lemon Verbena Panna Cotta – Strawberries, Walnut Crumble
Fitler Dining Room is the quintessential neighborhood restaurant. Having enjoyed its lovely décor, warm ambience, and gourmet food, I highly recommend it.
I started out with the crab Louie salad as an appetizer. Mixed with Russian dressing, it was as refreshing as it was tasty, especially on a hot summer’s night. Crisp, fresh, and proportionally generous, this salad is one I will be sure to order again.
For my main entrée, I selected the braised short rib. I really enjoyed this tender and flavorful dish very much. Furthermore, I could’ve easily devoured an entire bowl of their gnocchi alone. Not only was it a great addition, but it was also cooked to perfection.
As usual, I topped off my meal with a dessert: lemon verbena panna cotta. Unfortunately though, since it lacked both flavor and zest, I found it to be somewhat disappointing overall.
In summation, Fitler Dining Room was a wonderful place to spend a Friday evening dining with friends.
QUICK TIDBIT: Be sure to take a stroll around the neighborhood afterwards.