PHILADEPHIA - The Olde Bar will pair the new dining experience with a new menu that continues Chef Jose’s vision of modern influence on classic dishes. The sixteen new menu items feature a selection of new seafood additions, as well as elevated comfort food and bar favorites that are perfect for the season and the colder weather moving in.
New dishes include the following:
Warm Lobster Salad; Fingerling Potatoes, Frisee, Sherry Truffle Vinaigrette
Crab & Corn Chowder; Blue Crab, Guanciale, Lime Crema
Hamachi Pastrami; Dijon & Rye
Striped Bass; Celery Root, Truffle, Watercress, Wild Mushrooms
Tuna Steak Frites; Herb Marinated Yellowfin Tuna, Lemon Garlic Fries, Green Peppercorn Jus
Lobster Corn Dog; Sweet Corn Bread Batter, Lobster Aioli, Spicy Mustard, Lemon Garlic Fries
Madai Snapper; Meyer Lemon & Hazelnut
Smoked Salmon Spread; Three Garlic Aioli, Almond, Radish
Bay Scallop Pappardelle; Asparagus Cream, Speck, Peas, Fermented Chile
Brussel Sprouts; Bacon, Chestnut, Caramelized Onion Aioli
Stuffed Lobster; Half Lobster Stuffed with Crab, Haricot Verts, Almonds, Roasted Potato
Steamed Lobster; Drawn Butter, Green Beans, Herb Roasted Potatoes
Winter Squash Risotto; Pecorino, Squash Puree, Brown Butter, Sage
Calamari Misto; Squid Ink Batter, Cornmeal Dredge, Shishito Peppers, Spicy Old Bay Aioli
Sunchoke Toast; Cauliflower Puree, Sunchoke Chips, Goat Cheese Fondue
Lobster Pot Pie; Sherry Cream, Smoked Scallops, Root Vegetables, Puff Pastry
Steak Tartare; Smoked Oyster Aioli, Charred Onions, Marbled Rye
“We wanted to create classic seafood dishes that offer a hint of comfort for our guests after this trying year,” says Garces. “The Lobster Pot Pie, Crab Stuffed Lobster and Winter Squash Risotto are great examples. We can’t forget the Lobster Corn Dog – that one is fun and tastes awesome.”
New dishes will join other The Olde Bar favorites that include the Raw Bar, Seafood Tower, Crab Fingers, Olde Bar Crab Cake, Snapper Soup, Olde Bar Fries, Jeff’s Fried Chicken, Seafood Rolls, and other returning dishes.
All new dishes will be available on the all-day menu (1:00 pm to 10:00 pm) and/or on the dinner menu (5:00 pm to 10:00 pm). Additional food and drink specials will be offered during Happy Hour, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm daily. For a full list of dishes and menus, visit The Olde Bar website.
“The Olde Bar, and now our new library-themed dining room, pays homage to the original traditions that made Bookbinder’s a landmark in Philadelphia,” said Garces. “Our long-term goal is always to celebrate the nostalgia of that place and time in Philadelphia’s history, but with our own unique spin and a look to the future. The new library nooks and the new menu are great examples of old meets new.”
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