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Jake's in Manayunk Restaurant Week


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Jake's in Manayunk Restaurant Week

Sylvia G | Oct 2, 2004 09:52 AM

Last night we went to Jake's, and it was delightful - and delicious.

Since Jake's is not in town, it was not listed in the regular Restaurant Week publicity, but offered a Restaurant Week menu anyway.

You can still see the menu (as of today, Saturday) if you go to the website at Of course, this lured me in the first place - an enticing menu.

Although the place was completely filled, service was gracious and not at all rushed. It was comfortable, quiet enough to talk, and very satisfying.

I chose the sauteed figs stuffed with gorgonzola, lamb shank, and trio of chocolate desserts. (Details can be seen on the menu page.) Everything was excellent.
A favorite of the evening was the spinach that accompanied the lamb: spinach mixed with carmelized onions, pine nuts, and feta cheese. Marvelous!

The only drawback to Jake's is the parking; you can't. We gave in to valet parking, which cost $8.00. Manayunk parking is impossible on a Friday evening.

But this is a classy place that does everything well. We tend to forget about it because of the location, but it is a destination restaurant for a pleasant night out.
And if they do another Restaurant Week menu next time, we will be there!

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