David Devan's Recommendations
Discover special dining recommendations below from David Devan, Opera Philadelphia's General Director & President and Philadelphia Foodie Extraordinaire. All restaurants are within walking distance of the Academy of Music and Perelman Theater.
135 South 18th Street
"a.kitchen is a top pick because it manages to be both rustic and sophisticated at the same time: smoked flavors and farm-inspired ingredients are elevated through innovative combinations and presentations."
412 S. 13th Street
"I love Amis' Roman trattoria-style dining, especially the Beast of the Day where they breakdown a whole animal to create a 3-course à la carte meal. Plus, they have a killer, affordable wine list."
Corner of 13th and Locust
"All-American comfort food on steroids! Fried Chicken with biscuit is my fave."
251 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"It's fantastic, authentic brasserie cuisine created by Pierre Calmels, one of my favorite chefs in town."
205 S. 13th Street
"Butter chicken! That's all I really need to say about that. (Oh, and I love the vegetable pekora!)"