Posted by Foobooz on September 26th, 2007
Kirsten Henri checks out bistro Coquette Bistro & Raw Bar and finds it the stuff to impress even those not from the neighborhood.
Neff has taken one of Phillyâ€™s inexplicably cursed restaurant corners (Fifth and Bainbridge) and banished the bad jujuâ€”freshening it up with lots of pressed tin, big windows and tall mirrors painted with witty culinary quotes. An enticing raw bar is piled high with sparkling ice and oysters. An interesting mix of families, old folks and young couples fills the room.
From the complimentary scoop of chicken liver pate served alongside the bread and butter to classic dishes like nicoise salad and steak frites, the foodâ€”from Neff, whoâ€™s working in the kitchen alongside chef Jeremy Nolanâ€”tips its chapeau to France.
700 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA