Intimate East Passyunk location for Top Chef winner
Philadelphia’s East Passyunk neighborhood is proud to welcome a Top Chef to the neighborhood. Chef Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef New Orleans, continues his winning-streak with the modern French-influenced American BYOB Laurel.
The intimate, 26-seat restaurant serves as a blank canvas for Elmi’s culinary creativity, allowing him focus on a highly edited menu of just over a dozen dishes. Highlights on the menu include a fresh ricotta gnocchi with pancetta, a favorite of Elmi’s daughter and Top Chef judges, and a torn New Jersey Scallop served with gold apple.
Guests can expect personal, friendly service in the simple-yet-beautiful restaurant space.
Recently, Philadelphia Inquirer food critic Craig LaBan gave Laurel three bells, describing Elmi’s torn New Jersey scallop as, “a gorgeous, refreshing, and elegant dish – complex, but in perfect tune.”
Hours and Reservations
Laurel is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday at 5 p.m.
Be sure to plan your visit well in advance, as Laurel’s small size and growing popularity make it one of the harder reservations to get in Philadelphia.
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