Had a wonderful meal Saturday night at Rx in West Philly. The service alone was some of the best that I have had in ages. The server was attentive, ready with suggestions, but not over intrusive. The owner Greg makes a point of making everyone feel welcome. For most of the evening he was in the restaurant talking to guests and tasting wine.
The food was delicious. For starters, we had the fried calamari which was coated in a light batter with sesame seeds with a vietnamese dipping sauce. The calamari was perfectly salted and fresh. We also had diver scallops which were served raw with mache accompanied by a chili dressing to the side. The scallops were delicious. The portions of both the appetizers and entrees were huge. For the main course, we got to taste the beef short ribs which were served over a risotto with red onions. Comfort food at its finest. We also had the peking style duck breast - although I'm not sure why it was called peking style. It was cooked perfectly. And the tile fish which was a nice change to fish that you expect to find on a classic dinner menu. For dessert we shared a creme brulee topped with a pomegranate glaze. We had only wished we had brought a second bottle of wine to last us throughout the meal.
Rx has a bistro-like atmosphere. The only thing I would change about the restaurant would be to eliminate the paper napkins and to dim the lights a bit for dinner. A refreshing restaurant that I highly recommend!
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