A New American restaurant with world flavors at the Hotel Palomar
At Square 1682, a sustainably minded restaurant at the new Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, Chef Guillermo Tellez introduces a New American menu that thoughtfully jets from Asia to Mexico, then to India, and circles back home, with several stops in between.
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Following the tapas trend, Square 1682 offers a variety of hot and cold small plates. Notable hot dishes include potato and sage gnocchi, lobster pot pie and serrano ham (pictured, right). Cold plates include a ginger-marinated yellow fin tuna and a plate of six oysters on the half-shell.
For a larger taste, try the roasted squab, pan-seared halibut or oven-roasted Amish chicken.
Looking to eat sustainably? Dishes feature sustainable and organic ingredients, sourced from independent farmers, boutique ranches and fisheries, while the sommelier presents an array of organic wine selections.
Good food deserves to be paired with good beverages. If beer is what you seek, the bar specializes in local brews like Dock Street, Troegs and Victory. The popular cocktail menu includes a balanced mix of signatures (“London Calling” and “Tobago Swizzle”) and classics (“Antica Manhattan” and “Tai-Fashioned’).
The wine list is handled by Emily Wines — if her name doesn’t convince you, her ranking of Master Sommelier, which only 15 American women can call themselves, surely will.
A focal point upon entry into the restaurant, the bar is its own sculpture installation: a hanging block of staggered walnut, suspended by satin bronze chain links.
A two-story, semi-transparent glass wine display, watched over by a painting of a Rubenesque woman reclining, draws the eye up and in, while a ground-floor exhibition kitchen gives guests a glimpse of Tellez’s culinary artistry.
Sculptural wood-encased geometric stairs lead up to the main dining room, where light streams through floor-to-ceiling windows, and a feature chalkboard wall showcases drawings by local artists.
The Greener Side of Square 1682
Square 1682 is Kimpton’s first LEED-registered restaurant.
As part of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ EarthCare program, Square 1682 supports a sustainable world by using non-intrusive, high-quality, eco-friendly products, ingredients and services.
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