Philadelphia's 3 best spots to spend big on New American fare

Photo: Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on March 02, 2020.

Craving New American food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end New American restaurants around Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. Lacroix Restaurant At The Rittenhouse

photo: lacroix restaurant at the rittenhouse/yelp

First up is Rittenhouse's Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse, situated at 210 W. Rittenhouse Square. With 4.5 stars out of 430 reviews on Yelp, the New American and breakfast and brunch spot has proven to be a local favorite. 

The recipient of the AAA Four Diamond rating, this spot offers dishes like Boston mackerel and dry-aged beef. 

2. Laurel

photo: molly t./yelp

East Passyunk's Laurel, located at 1617 E. Passyunk Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy French and New American spot 4.5 stars out of 313 reviews.

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Furthermore, we found this about the business's history: "Laurel Restaurant is an intimate French and American-influenced eatery by chef and owner Nicholas Elmi," it states on Yelp. On the menu, look for braised cocktails and slow-roasted black bass. 

3. Jean-Georges Philadelphia

photo: steven h./yelp

Over in Logan Square, check out Jean-Georges Philadelphia, which has earned four stars out of 104 reviews on Yelp. Treat yourself at the New American spot by heading over to 1 N. 19th St., Floor 59.

Travel and Leisure named the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia and its accompanying restaurant Jean-Georges as one of the top new hotels in the world. Look for plates like egg toast paired with caviar and herbs, along with roasted salmon and butternut squash and wild rice. 

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