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Great Restaurants in Philadelphia: Farm & Fisherman

Jason Varney

Farm & Fisherman

Philadelphia natives Josh and Colleen Lawler fast-tracked their restaurant dreams when they returned home. When separate cooking careers (at Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Picholine, respectively)—plus a set of twins—turned life in New York into an obstacle course, they replanted their roots on a corner of a historic alley on Antique Row. The Farm & Fisherman is a simple but polished 30-seat storefront where cinnamon-colored walls and tawny ambient lighting evoke a feeling of eternal autumn. The pair’s devotion to modern American farm fare shows up in dishes like the witty “bloody beet steak,” a slab of roasted beet seared like meat and served with pan drippings and a slick of tangy house-made yogurt to pierce the richness.

1120 Pine St.; thefarmandfisherman.com.

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