French Bistro

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Intimate, elegant bistro, Townsend, is a gem in hip East Passyunk serving modern French cuisine from chef Townsend Wentz. Dishes are dictated by the seasons and may include the likes of rabbit pot au feu with root vegetables and creme fraiche, sauteed sweetbreads with grilled tongue and green peppercorn jus or beef tartare with an Idiazabal cheese tartine. The bar pours French, Italian, California and Spanish wines, as well as house cocktails showcasing whiskies and French brandies.

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  • Semi-Finalist: James Beard Foundation, Best New Restaurant 2015
  • 50 Best New Restaurants 2015 - Bon Appetit
  • Number 5: 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia 2016 - Philadelphia Magazine
  • 50 Best Restaurants 2015 - Philadelphia Magazine
  • 50 Best Bars 2014 - Philadelphia Magazine
  • 10 Best New Restaurants 2014 - Philadelphia Weekly
  • Top New Restaurants 2014 - Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Three Bells from the Philadelphia Inquirer 2014

Menu for Townsend

1623 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Intimate, Modern
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Quiet
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (267) 639-3203
  • Private Dining Room: Yes