South Street & Queen Vil­lage

Where Philadelphia - - The Guide -

BISTROT LA MINETTE— French. Chef/owner Peter Woolsey has cre­ated an au­then­tic French bistro that re­flects his pas­sion for de­tail— even the orig­i­nal art and fur­nish­ings evoke the fla­vor of France’s cel­e­brated culi­nary re­gions. D (daily), L, Br (Sa, Su) www.bistrot­laminette.com. 623 S. Sixth St., 215.925.8000. Map 1, J7

BRAUHAUS SCH­MITZ— Ger­man. Philadel­phia’s Ger­man beer hall and restau­rant. The Brauhaus of­fers the largest se­lec­tion of Ger­man beer in the city with 20 on draft and over 80 bot­tles from 25 coun­tries. Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Jeremy Nolen pre­pares classic Ger­man fare with high­lights of home­made bratwurst, schwein­shaxen and schnitzel. L, D (daily). www.brauhauss­chmitz.com. 718 South St., 267.909.8814. Map 1, J7

ELA— Amer­i­can. The kitchen at this new Amer­i­can bar and restau­rant is run by chef Ja­son Ci­chon­ski and fea­tures an in­ven­tive, ro­tat­ing menu, an ex­ten­sive wine and beer pro­gram and an in­spired cocktail list. The modern yet rus­tic set­ting al­lows din­ers a com­fort­able place to en­joy se­ri­ously good food. D (daily), Br (Su). www.elaphilly.com. 627 S. Third St., 267.687.8512. Map 1, K7

JIM’S STEAKS— Cheeses­teaks. While in Philly, you have to stop at Jim’s. You can watch the cooks fry the onions and slice steak pa­per-thin, which ends up on a long, fresh Ital­ian roll topped with Cheez Whiz, Amer­i­can or pro­volone. Open L, D (Daily). [Cash only]. www.jimssouth­street.com. Fourth and South streets, 215.928.1911. Map 1, K7

MARRAKESH— Moroc­can. For more than three decades, this South Street-area des­ti­na­tion has served au­then­tic feasts. Seven-course tast­ing

menu, 25 per per­son. Pri­vate din­ing and belly dancers available Su-Th on re­quest and reg­u­larly F-Sa. D (Daily). www.mar­rakesheast­coast.com. 517 S. Lei­th­gow St., 215.925.5929. Map 1, K7

THE TWISTED TAIL— Amer­i­can. A lively bour­bon-and-blues em­po­rium fea­tur­ing a menu of char­coal­grilled fare, 40+ bour­bons and plenty of craft beer. Dine at rus­tic wooden ta­ble in­doors or out, then climb up the stairs for some rockin’ live mu­sic. L (M-F), D (Daily), Br (Sa-Su). www.thetwist­ed­tail.com. 509 S. Sec­ond St., 215.558.2471. Map 1, K6

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