by Danielle B. on
I loved this place. After reading all about it on rateclubs, friends and I decided to head there early on a Saturday afternoon. Since I had heard it got crowded we made sure to get there at a decent hour so our party of 7 would be able to have tables. Arrived around 1:30 to an empty scene. Not even two hours later it was quite the opposite. My friends all had food. They ranted about the delicious fries, ribs, and the goat cheese salad. I on the other hand only participated in the drinking fesitivites that afternoon. Pitchers of sangria were amazing. For my beer drinking friends, the bucket of Coronas was the way to go.
by Jennifer P. on
I headed to Woodfire for the first time in September. Everything about that experience was outstanding. This was a restaurant I wanted to try several years ago, even before Kevin came on board. I then started watching Top Chef and fell head over hills for Kevin's simple cooking style and knew that I had to try his place out. I absolutely love how you get to see Kevin in action while you dine. The music is also a compliment to the space. Our waiter was fabulous. He has actually been our waiter on several of our visits. He was very patient with helping us select a wine after describing what we like. I think we got it right after the third taste! (Spann Charbono...delish!) I had the mixed salad, softshell app, halibut, and side okra. My girlfriend had the butternut squash soup, strip, and beans. I don't think we really spoke to each other during our meal. It was that good. The halibut melted in my mouth. I actually liked the soup better than the salad, and I could have gone without the softshell app. The portions are large enough were you don't need every course. I didn't give Woodfire Grill a five simply because our following visits have not measured up to the initial visit. The food just seems a touch off. I would attribute this to the restaurant gaining more popularity due to Kevin's skills on Top Chef. He still won in my book! And I will continue to go back for more because it still is "that good."
by Tommie Grizzle on
A friend wanted to go to Sisters and I thought it sounded like fun, because I like lesbians and I like to drink. This seemed easy enough. We got there a little early on a Thursday night and it was busy, but not too crowded. We were able to get our drinks fairly quickly, with standard bar prices. We sat down and drank our house liquor. The main area is complete with huge (lesbian?) fantasy art a la 1987 (straight from the background of some Heart music video). It would be more painful to look at if it were not so hilarious. People started coming in until the place was packed. Maybe we were both just heinously unnattractive that evening, but apart from a few asides, people seemed entirely consumed with their cliques, if not exuding outright surliness. We kept drinking, hoping that this would lull us from our boredom. But soon, it became so busy that I literally had to stand in line 20-30 minutes for a drink. I think I spent more time waiting for drinks than doing anything else while I was there. Unbeknownst to me, this was not just any evening at Sisters. Jennifer Flashdancin' Beals walked through the door with her entourage to stump for Obama and these people LOST THEIR MINDS. This says nothing about Sisters, only that Philadelphia is in dire need of more celebrity. It became claustrophobically packed around the entrance, so we decided to take the stairs to the dance floor. While not much less crowded (and the bar lines no less long), the space was at least slightly more open. Unfortunately, what could have saved the night did not, because the music was AWFUL. Seriously, I don't know why people make music like that and I further do not understand why a DJ would inflict it on paying customers. How do you even dance to it? After that much watered down vodka, I should have been able to dance to anything. So, we gave up and left. I hear people say there are other options, but I have yet to find them, so for staying on the radar with all those faults, I'll give it two stars. I'll try to give it the benefit of the doubt. But I don't think I'll ever go back.
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