Bon Appetite Magazine has listed its top ten new restaurants in the United States and our own local eatery, High Street on Market is ranked at number 2. Andrew Knowlton, the magazine’s restaurant editor was sent on a quest to find the top 50 new restaurants in the country and then narrowed it down to its top 10. In its list of the top 50 restaurants nominees Philadelphia was also represented by South Street’s Serpico. The number one spot went to Rose’s Luxury in Washington, D.C.
High Street on Market opened with fanfare by owners Ellen Yin and Roberto Sella and Chef Eli Kulp next to their already successful restaurant Fork at 306 Market Street. The Fork opened and has also won awards for their creative American-styled food. Awards for Fork include, Best of Philly 2014, Chef Kulp won Food & Wine‘s Best New Chefs, and Chef of the Year by the Philadelphia Inquirer. The High Street on Market is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What impressed the Bon Appetite restaurant editor was how it seems that Chef Kulp has designed a menu around that of “head baker Alex Bois’s superstar bread program.” Breakfast has found a home on High Street and it is a new twist on the breakfast sandwich. For example, take The Hickory Town which consists of Lancaster bologna, farm egg, Amish horseradish cheddar, gherkin mayo, and fried red onions. Sandwiches are served on freshly baked Kaiser Rolls. Breakfast doesn’t stop at breakfast sandwiches though. Try one of the High Street’s pastry and you will wonder where they have been all your life. An absolute wonder of pastry making is the Red Eye Danish. This Danish, really there isn’t a correct word to describe what it is, is filled with coffee gravy, then topped with Benton’s smoked ham, and Gruyère cheese.
If you do not process a gluttony for gluten, High Street may not be your cup of tea. Dinners served also come designed with flaky goodness attached. For a flat $45.00 leaving the menu up to the chef, you can share 8 plates of goodness that will satisfy in so many ways. On a recent excursion, angry crab spaghetti were a delight as was the appetizer of beet and goat cheese salad. Fantastic and quite memorable. So even if you forget that this gem of a restaurant was just named the second best restaurant in the country, DON’T forget about High Street on Market. It really is simply the best. Don’t forget about the bread, you’ll kick yourself if you do.