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Housed in a turn-of-the-century brick townhouse in Rittenhouse Square is Russett, a farm-to-table gem showcasing French- and Italian-inspired fare from owners Andrew and Kristin Wood. With a daily-changing menu, expect creative dishes like salmon tartare with kosho hot sauce, squab al Milanese in black pepper gravy or grass-fed chuck eye served atop butcher's blood polenta with rainbow chard. Though the restaurant is BYOB, the menu suggests wines influenced by the seasons.

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Menu for Russet

Dinner Menu

1st Course

  • House-Cured Pitina bitter lettuces, tangelo mostarda
  • Savoy Cabbage Potage double-smoked bacon, croutons, dill oil
  • Pig's Head Fritters sour cabbage slaw, kimchi aioli
  • Spaghetti Alla Chitarra braised piccione sugo, nepitella
  • Hand-Rolled Pappardelle baby rainbow chard, heirloom squash butter, garlic
  • Toasted Farro Crespelle pork liver ragu, parmigiano-reggiano, aged balsamic

2nd Course

  • Pepper-Crusted Skate Wing bintje potatoes, kimchi puree, rainbow chard
  • Seared Arctic Char baby beets, grilled leeks, salsa verde, chicharron
  • Lamb Leg Miroton sunchoke puree, spinach, golden ale jus
  • Lancaster County Squab turnip kraut, smoked carrots, mustard jus
  • Stuffed Cabbage shiitake duxelle, mushroom gravy, sorrel, sweet potatoes, tomato fondue


  • Mascarpone Panna Cotta tangerines, grand marnier tuile
  • Preserved Apricot Frangipane Tart vanilla syrup, almond florentine
  • Local Ginger Cake cider sabayon cream, caramel apples, molasses crisp
  • Organic Citrus Sorbet orange cardamom meringue
  • Bourbon Brown Butter Ice Cream salted pecans

Brunch Menu

1st Course

  • Savoy Cabbage Potage double-smoked bacon, oyster crackers, dill oil
  • Emmer Berry Salad roasted heirloom beets, sourdough vinaigrette, butter lettuce
  • House-Smoked Pancetta bread and butter pickled carrots, winter greens

2nd Course

  • Omelet caramelized onions, spinach, goat feta
  • Duck Egg En Cocotte shiitakes, garlic confit, swiss chard, whole wheat toast
  • Gingerbread Pancakes maple whipped cream, cider glaze
  • Pepper-Crusted Skate Wing bintje potatoes, salsa verde, shallots, spinach


  • Heirloom Apple and Oat Muffin
  • Cheesy Floriani Polenta
  • Double Smoked Bacon
  • Roasted Potatoes

1521 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Intimate, Refined, Romantic
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: No Alcohol
    Phone: (215) 546-1521
  • Private Dining Room: Yes