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  • American (New)
  • 135 S 18th St, Philadelphia PA19103 39.950327 -75.170572
  • (At Moravian St)
  • (215) 825-7030
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To Start

Oyster On The Half Shell spring vegetable mignonette  ea 2.50
Steamed Manila Clams white wine, black garlic, chili toast   14.00
Potato Soup burrata, crispy bread, dill salsa verde   10.00
Beef Tartare béarnaise, crispy potato skins   14.00
Spiced Duck & Kale Salad marinated duck, toasted bread, blue cheese, hazelnuts, rhubarb vinaigrette  11.00 18.00
Green Salad lentil vinaigrette, tahini  9.00 13.00
Smoked Beets beet gribiche, crisps  10.00 14.00

Sandwiches & Plates

Crispy Pork Cutlet Sandwich pickle slaw, spicy mayo on brioche bun   15.00
Charcoal Grilled Burger pa noble cheddar, mayo, pickles, onion   16.00
Grilled Shiitake Sandwich lancaster swiss, braised greens, spicy mayo, fried red onions   14.00
Deviled Skate sambal, charred broccoli rabe   15.00
Grilled Sea Bream sunflower miso, sunchoke, ginger   18.00
Grilled Prawns watercress, kohlrabi, avocado, chili-lime vinaigrette   16.00
American Wagyu blackened "frenched" onion, alpine cheese   21.00
p.f. add  supp 5.00
Grilled Chicken Thighs eggplant bbq, dandelion greens   14.00

Lunch Prix Fixe

Any Starter & Sandwich Or Plate    25.00
featured wine by the glass (3oz) 5.00(5oz) 8.00


Ice Cream & Sorbet milk chocolate, malted rye, rhubarb  (3) 8.00
Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse spearmint cream, juniper, cocoa shortbread   9.00
Cajeta Custard caramelized goat’s milk, almond crumb, violet, maple syrup   8.00



Tastes To Start

Smoked Mussels grapefruit, crispy shallots   7.00
Crispy Basque Peppers pickled & fried, kelp salt   6.00
Grilled Quail Eggs beets, soft yolk   7.00
Charred Ramp Sourdough vegetable ash, house-made butter   5.00

Mostly Raw

Spring Greens Salad lentil vinaigrette, tahini   11.00
Grass-Fed Pa Beef Tartare béarnaise, crispy potato skins   16.00
Charcoal Scallops pickled strawberries, rhubarb, celery-kimchi consommé   15.00

Small Plates

Smoked Beets beet gribiche, lavash crisps   11.00
Caputo Brothers Burrata nettle soup, country bread, dill salsa verde   13.00
Chilled Buckwheat Noodles spring vegetable broth, snap peas, ramps & fiddleheads   12.00
Grilled Asparagus Salad peekytoe crab, avocado, thai chili & fish sauce   16.00
Steamed Clams white wine, black garlic, chili toast   14.00
East Coast Squid mangalista ‘njuda stuffing, cilantro sauce, pickled peppers   15.00

Charcoal Grilled

Deviled Skate sambal, grilled broccoli rabe   18.00
Grilled Prawns chili, scallion, lime  ea 7.00
Atlantic Sea Bream sunflower miso, sunchoke, ginger   22.00
Grilled Chicken Thighs eggplant bbq  9.00 16.00
Duck Breast xo sauce, sesame, charred radish   22.00
American Wagyu Steak blackened "frenched" onion, alpine cheese   25.00
Bone-In Pork Chop morel mushrooms, grilled escarole and watercress pesto   29.00

To Share

Crispy Black Bass fried whole, watercress, green papaya, pickled mushrooms   39.00
Grilled Dover Sole brown butter, lime sauce, served bone-in   
Aged New York Strip 31oz charcoal grilled broccoli rabe, sunchokes   84.00


Grilled Shiitakes pine & seaweed   8.00
Charred Spring Onions green chili romesco, almonds   9.00
Baked & Grilled Potatoes togarashi, buttermilk   7.00
Jersey Asparagus soft yolk, black trumpet powder   9.00



Rittenhouse Slam two eggs, potatoes, choice of bacon or braised greens   14.00
Steak And Eggs american wagyu, over easy eggs, blackened "frenched" onion   21.00
Chicken-Fried Pork Cutlet fried eggs, black pepper gravy   15.00
Poached Eggs grilled mushrooms, sauteed greens, grilled bread   16.00
Grilled Shiitake Sandwich lancaster swiss, braised greens, scrambled eggs   14.00
French Toast rhubarb, maple syrup   13.00
Grilled Prawns creamy grits, basque peppers, radish   16.00
Steamed Clams black garlic, chili toast   15.00
Creekstone Burger cave-aged cheddar, mayo, pickles, potatoes   16.00

To Start

Freshly Baked Pastries ricotta cream danish, chocolate croissant or rhubarb teacake ea 4.00(for 3) 10.00
Greek Yogurt mueseli, hazelnuts & dried cherries   7.00
Green Salad lentil vinaigrette, tahini   11.00
Duck Confit Salad blue cheese, hazelnuts, rhubarb vinaigrette   13.00
Potted Smoked White Fish red onion bialy, dill cucumbers   10.00

Sides $4

Two Farm Eggs    
Spicy Baked And Grilled Potatoes    
Braised Greens    
Charcoal Biscuit house-made butter   


Cajeta Custard caramelized goat’s milk, almond crumb, maple syrup   8.00
Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse spearmint cream, juniper, cocoa shortbread   9.00
Ice Cream & Sorbet milk chocolate, malted rye, rhubarb  (3) 8.00

Fresh-Brewed Coffee

Counter Culture Coffee, Organic

House Regular Or Decaf    4.00

Tea $4

Serendipitea, Organic.

Earl Grey    
China Green    
Namaste Black    
Lemon Peppermint caffeine free   
Chamomile caffeine free   

Espresso & Other Drinks

Rustico Blend, Counter Culture Coffee

Espresso    3.00
Macchiato    4.00
Iced Coffee    4.00
Cappuccino    5.00
Latte    5.00
Orange Juice    4.00
Grapefruit Or Tomato Juice    3.00


Draft Beer

Allagash White, ME belgian wit   6.00
Sixpoint Bengali Tiger, NY american ipa   6.00
Lost Abbey Red Barn, CA saison   7.00
Paulaner Premium Pils, Germany german pilsner   5.00
Duclaw Sweet Baby Jesus, MD chocolate peanut butter porter   7.00

Bottled Beer

Sly Fox Pikeland Pils, PA pilsner  (12oz can) 5.00
Alesmith X, CA extra pale ale  (16.0oz) 20.00
Station 16, Hopfenstark, Quebec rye saison  (750ml) 28.00
Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA, CA american ipa  (12.0oz) 6.00
Hof Ten Dormaal Zure Van Tildonk, Belgium lambic  (12.0oz) 16.00
Saint Somewhere Pays Du Soleil, FL dubbel brewed with palmetto berries and hibiscus  (750ml) 19.00


Standard Breakfast scotch, meletti, grapefruit, lemon, house grenadine   10.00
Smoke Signals mezcal, lemon, honey, egg white, fernet branca rinse   14.00
Queen Wasp gin, white pepper-honey cordial, lemon, angostura   11.00
Rhubarb Sidecar apple brandy, old overholt, cointreau, rhubarb, lemon   12.00
Fair Trade blanco tequila, rival bros. cold brew coffee, pamplemousse, aperol   12.00
Derby bourbon, sweet vermouth, curaçao, lime   12.00
Corpse Reviver #2 gin, cointreau, lemon, lillet   12.00

Wines By The Glass

(3oz) / (5oz).

Fino Sherry ‘Elcano,’ Jc Gutierrez Colosia, Puerto De Santa Maria bone dry, nutty; complex; great for sipping  (3oz) 9.00

Sparkling & Rosé

$8 / $13.

Crémant De Limoux, Domaine Collin, Nv, Languedoc, France a champagne expat; mostly chardonnay & chenin   
Cabernet Franc Rosé, Baudry, 2013, Chinon, France direct-pressed and wild yeast fermented; strawberry, white peach, mineral   


Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine Plouzeau, 2013, Loire, France elegant and crisp; snappy green apple & minerals  8.00 12.00
Riesling Kabinett, Von Hövel, 2011, Saar, Germany 6th century estate; ripe pear & delicate sweetness  7.00 11.00
Picpoul De Pinet, Dom. G. Cabrol, 2012, Languedoc, France lip-stinger’ grown on red, marl-limestone; soft citrus & acacia flowers  6.00 10.00
Aleatico ‘Alter Ego,’ Occhipinti, 2012, Lazio, Italy a red grape made into white wine; white cherry fruit flavors  8.00 13.00
Godello Blend ‘Brezo,’ Gregory Perez, 2012, Bierzo, Spain godello/doña blanca blend aged sur lie for 6 months; quince & beeswax  9.00 14.00


Corvina ‘Becco Rosso,’ Corte Gardoni, 2012, Veneto, Italy named after the red beaked birds who love the grapes; pomegranate, hibiscus tea, star anise  8.00 21.00
Mencia Blend ‘Seis Octavos,’ Monasterio De Corias, 2012, Asturias, Spain indigenous grapes; steep slate slopes; layers of spiced red & dark fruit; pleasant acidity  8.00 13.00
Shiraz ‘Broken Quartz,’ Pyren Vineyard, 2011, Pyrenees, Australia high elevation offers elegant old world-style; earth, black raspberry, thyme  8.00 13.00
Sangiovese, Sorelle Palazzi, 2010, Tuscany, Italy sun-scorched cherries & leather; rustic  9.00 14.00
Bordeaux Blend, Chateau Peynaud, 2010, St-Laurent-Du-Bois, France bold yet graceful cab/merlot blend; cassis, plum, touch of smoke; fine-grained tannins  10.00 15.00


a. kitchen
135 S 18th St
At Moravian St
(215) 825-7030
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