Dear Philadelphia: the oven is cured. The dough is fermented. The wood is on fire. The pizza is on.

—KENNETT RESTAURANT

"First of all, it is hard to believe that this Phoenix rose from the ashes left by The Lyon’s Den. The atmosphere is cozy, dark, warm…welcoming. There were couples on dates, a large group celebrating a birthday, and families out to dinner. None of them seemed out of place. 

The menu featured a bunch of items that fit into my favorite profile: familiar-yet-progressive. Burgers with bone marrow, vanilla barley, risotto with walnuts and Gorgonzola, lamb burger with cucumber and yogurt…just to name a few. The entire menu is approachable, and everything I tasted was delicious”…(more)

Hunter F.’s Reviews | Philadelphia | Yelp

"Kennett’s small plates also show a bit of creativity, too. Roasted chickpeas in a yogurt sauce, braised butter beans on toast, red wine braised lentil salad, and roasted parsnips are a welcome sight to these arugula salad and french fry tired eyes.

We were so happy to see a salad of kale chiffonade with candy-striped chioggia beets, roasted squash, and feta dressed in vinaigrette that we ordered two for the table. A perfect winter salad…” (more)

MAC & CHEESE: Kennett

Kennett’s Cocktail List Draws Inspiration From the Space’s Shady Past

"When Johnny Della Polla first envisioned Kennett, the Queen Village restaurant and bar he just opened with partners Ashley Bohan and Brian Ricci, he wanted to focus on serving locally sourced food and craft beer. The cocktail list, which he enlisted bartenders Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal to create, was almost an after thought”….(more) 

- Grub Street Philadelphia