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Posted by Anonymous on 09/19/2013
Given all the great local restaurants in this area, we chose this one. We had a reservation that they said they could only accommodate outside with the bugs and the cars. Service was very poor, portions minuscule and very overpriced. Sitting outside, we were out of sight and apparently out of mind. If u want to enjoy a $50 bottle of wine and spend $40/pp and leave hungry....this is the place!
Posted by Fairmount Park on 02/08/2013
Got a reservation a month in advance due to Stateside's recent #1 ranking in Philadelphia Magazine (need to stop using this rag as my food guide). Stateside is small but well organized. The bar is really nice and provides a great view through the big windows. Much to be desired from the servers. We waited 15 to 20 minutes for each drink order. Although my water cup was never empty. Menu was okay but most certainly not deserving of a #1 ranking.....or for that matter a top 10 ranking. That said, everything was tasty but nothing that blew me away. At this point if the food, drinks and ambiance, etc are not stopping me in my tracks then it's another average night out in the city. My advice: your $$$ is better spent elsewhere.
Posted by Julia on 05/21/2012
Have sampled nearly the entire menu and it is so creative, and the flavors so balanced. Started with East and West coast oysters, and they served some of the best I have ever had. The terrine and the mouse pate (topped with strawberry preserves) was fantastic. Loved the pork belly, as well as the bone marrow truffle sausage in an herb puree. Wow. Can't say enough good things about this place. Desert was fantastic too - the hot lemon curd filled donut, and we loved the cube of smoked chocolate tart sitting on homemade marshmallow fluff and graham cracker crumbs. The old style whiskey cocktails were wonderful. The service is fantastic. Can't wait to go back.
Posted by adb on 04/30/2012
i'm noticing i'm in the minority with my review...but unless i was on an "off" night...i don't get it. there are wonderful things about this place...the ambiance is superb, the servers were on point, the place is BEAUTIFUL...but the food? meh....50/50. we ordered the asparagus and golden beets...expecting...well...ASPARAGUS and golden beets and were served a cup of golden beets (which were flavorful and wonderfully prepared) and two SLIVERS of white asparagus. i had to search for them amongst the tasty beets. this would be fine if the menu had not told me i was to be served asparagus and beets. the asparagus flan was somewhat tasteless and nothing special. the cheese plate was good...the cheese combination worked well but again...there was no "wow" factor. i am in agreement with the pork belly that seems to have shown up in the reviews. it was delicious and succulent and well prepared. we ordered a round of old fashions and found the drinks ill-proportioned and our first drink became our last. i wanted to love this place. it's beautiful and a great concept. but i don't
Posted by Annette on 04/30/2012
Very disappointed in my first and last visit to this restaurant. The ambience is what this place has going for it- the rest- they just get wrong. Tiny portions of flavorless food. My old fashioned was stuffed full of fruit with very little drink. I commented that the glass wasn't filled and was simply told the portions were measured. The beet and white asparagus pickle had exactly (we counted) two whisps of shaved white asparagus, and the mackrel croquettes looked more like marbles. I love the "small plate" experience- this was miniature and overpriced. Sad- because it really does look great.
Posted by Nicole on 01/22/2012
Went here last night for the first time. Delicious food made with attention to detail and super fresh. Service was outstanding, especially for a busy Saturday night. Try the Amish cheddar cheese plate and the scallops!