Saturday, March 29, 2008

Bravo, Bridget Foy's!

We joined in the celebration of a Very Significant Birthday last night at one of our favorite places, Bridget Foy's American Grill, a landmark on Philadelphia's most happening street, South Street at Second.
We've known proprietors John and Bernadette Foy for more years than we care to remember and last night we delighted in seeing our old friends again along with their daughter, Bridget and son, Adam. Bridget now manages the restaurant which bears her name and last night we noticed many new touches at this cozy, multi-level bistro. In fact, we were the first to occupy a new long table which runs down the center of the main room facing South Street and we were surrounded by a houseful of other patrons at new tables and chairs featuring a cutout of Bridget Foy's distinct star logo. A new cooper ceiling and new colors also adorn Bridget Foy's and the intimate lighting gives the place a magnificent golden glow. Bernadette told us that the lighting was designed by the same person who recently lit Philadelphia's Osteria restaurant.
More changes will soon be coming to Bidget Foy's including a new building facade.
The food at Bridget Foy's is always fresh, imaginative, tasty and reasonably priced and none of that has changed. John and Bernadette travel around the world to scout out new dishes and the menu is frequently updated but always includes reliable standbys. Last night our large party enjoyed stir fries, strip steak, striped bass, penne chicken, southwestern crab cakes, pork tenderloin, steak salad and calamari. And if you're looking for something as simple as a burger, Bridget Foy's has one of the best burgers in the city and one of the finest martinis as well.
It's no surprise that this lively, friendly spot has outlasted many other restaurants and become a Philadelphia favorite. The owners and the staff at Bridget Foy's are personally dedicated to a fun, first-rate dining experience. Stop by and say hello to John, Bernadette and Bridget. They'll be happy to see you.

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