Is bookbinders in philadelphia still open
10 of Philly's most missed closed restaurants | PhillyVoiceOnce upon a time, back in the day in Philadelphia , the mention of a classic seafood restaurant in the city would mean you'd want to head to Old Original Bookbinders. This stately restaurant and bar began operation at 2nd and Walnut Streets in , and it continued to please hungry folks visiting the city as well as locals for generations. The food was delicious, the establishment warm and inviting. It's lobby held the world's largest lobster tank. And it was a lot of people's go-to place for celebratory meals and gatherings. So many were heartbroken when the famed eatery closed its doors in
Old Original Bookbinder's
Center City is still mourning the passing of this hour Greek go-to that graced the corner of 17th and Chancellor streets for nearly 40 years. Until last May, no late night in Rittenhouse Square was complete without a trip to this cash only, after-hours spot for a hangover fighting something or other from the well-worn griddle. Before the Four Seasons transitioned into the sleek, new Logan Hotel, the ground floor of the hotel was home to The Fountain. This breakfast, lunch and dinner dining room with views of the Swann Fountain was elegant up until the end, hosting lavish breakfasts and brunches, power lunches and dinners that often ended with a visit from the cheese trolley. This chain of vending machines-meets-restaurant featured walls of serve yourself windows where customers would insert coins and help themselves to a la carte plates of veal stew, Harvard beets, double decker ham and cheese sandwiches and chilled slices of melon for dessert.
We will be visiting Philadelphia in October and want to have dinner at a favorite of ours from many years ago - the Old Original Bookbinder's. The thing is I can't see that they have a website, etc. Are they still open here?
The storied restaurant space makes its debut this Friday, January 9 when The Olde Bar officially opens to the public for dinner and bar service. The Layout. Later this winter, the Vessel Room will open, too, to accommodate private parties. Between the two rooms, The Olde Bar will be open to the public daily — for walk-in guests only, no reservations — and seat just shy of 60 guests at the seat bar, high-top tables and round banquettes. The Food and Drink. In the kitchen and from the raw bar, diners can expect updates on classic seafood dishes like fried clams, snapper soup, crab cakes and more from Chef Garces and Chef de Cuisine Mike Siegel, formerly Chef de Cuisine at Village Whiskey at Revel. With seafood as the star, guests will find a traditional raw bar menu — oysters, clams, shrimp — a handful of snacks, soups and salads and five entrees plus three lobster options.