Music Feature

Reserve, Bringing Classic Chic to Olde City

by James Boney
From the ashes of Mahogany rises Reserve.

With the impending closing of Mahogany on Walnut Street, Philadelphia cigar and bourbon lovers are left with a void on the horizon. However, worry not! The historic Olde City neighborhood of Philadelphia is proud to welcome, 'Reserve.'  A steak and seafood restaurant housed in the former Corn Exchange Bank building, Reserve will feature a classic raw bar and an elevated bourbon and cigar room.

With a culinary team led by Executive Chef Ken Deiner, Reserve is primed to enter the dining and nightlife scene full steam ahead.  “The existing space possessed a great shell for us to work with, and we felt Olde City had a need for a chic hangout with delicious food and unparalleled ambiance. The distinct atmosphere paired with the additions of a true dining experience, live music and an extensive cocktail program will serve as a perfect complement to both the neighborhood and Philadelphia’s dining scene,” said operating partner Didier LaFontant.

Crafting modern takes on classic steak and seafood dishes, Reserve’s culinary crew is making a conscious effort to support local farms in both Lancaster and Montgomery Counties.

Reserve is also home to an impressive poured-metal 50 seat bar where you can have your choice of innovative specialty cocktails, or keep it simple and sample Reserve’s extensive aged bourbon list flaunting more than 100 different styles.

For their grand opening celebration on Saturday the 25th, Reserve will be offering diners a refined and affordable three-course prix fixe menu. This will include their signature steaks, organic salmon, and decadent chocolate cake ($55 per person).

Reserve is located at 123 Chestnut Street (corner of 2nd and Chestnut Streets) and is open daily starting at 11am.

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