Compiled by Matt Goldstein
With the flack Le Bec Fin has taken over the last few years and the recent comments by Philadelphia’s top food critic, Craig Laban, the former #1 restaurant in the country has changed management with George Perrier stepping down in favor of Nicolas Fanucci, general manager of Napa Valley’s French Laundry. With all the competition in Philadelphia and a younger crowd moving into the fine dining scene, many new restaurants in Philadelphia can compete with the best restaurants in the country. There are now 5 restaurants in Philadelphia that hold Craig Laban’s top honor Four Bells: Vetri, Zahav, Bibou, Talula’s Table, and Fountain Restaurant. Vetri and Bibou also make the top 5 restaurants in Philadelphia Magazine while the Fountain Restaurant makes the Top 10.
Marc Vetri is officially the new king of Philadelphia with Osteria, Amis, Vetri and a new Italian gastro pub called Birreria 600, opening soon.
Source: Foobooz, Philly.com