Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Tel: 215 238 0630
Concierge.com's insider take:
Unlike much of the country's recent crop of "gastropubs"—which are often just casual restaurants with an ambitious chef, Standard Tap is the genuine article. This new Philly classic has unsightly wood paneling and a jukebox—but also a noteworthy list of local beers and a kitchen that happens to turn out exceptional food. The menu's stripped-down dish descriptions, like "squid" and "short ribs" suggests a lack of pretense. But instead of greasy popcorn shrimp or iceberg-lettuce salad, there might be steamed head-on prawns piled with sweet corn kernels and smoky chorizo, or a cylindrical stack of diced beets crowned with microgreens. If not for the giant-sized portions and diners sporting Phillies caps and cargo shorts, everything on the menu would suit a restaurant with starched linens and crystal stemware.
Open Mondays through Fridays 4 pm to 2 am; Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 am to 3:30 pm and 4 pm to 2 am.
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i've been coming to this place for over 5 years and really considered this to be a great spot with great people. Always brought in friends from in and out of... more