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cwdonald | | Nov 18, 2011 08:10 AM

Finally got to visit Sbraga, the restaurant from Top Chef winner, and Stephen Starr alum Kevin Sbraga. Its located on the far end of Broad Street in Symphony House in what was the former space for Chew Man Chu. Its on the ground floor, with lots of glass. They have added reclaimed wood to the walls from an old building in Fishtown. It is an open kitchen with seating at a counter, as wel as about twenty or so tables. The space is nice though it gets very noisy when the restaurant is full.

They serve a la carte or a four course tasting menu. We chose the latter, and I had in order a sweetbread dish with a tonnato sauce, clams and orecchiette with clams and fennel, and a duck dish with corn bread. Dessert was a "hot chocolate" with grand marnier ice cream. Bitter dark chocolate and orange is one of my favorite flavor combinations.

They also offer a wine pairing with the meal, which is a great deal for 30 dollars, and greatly enhances the experience.

My biggest concern about the restaurant is the location. I hope they are able to survive so far down Broad Street, and draw in enough people other than people attending the Kimmel .

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