a.kitchen+bar - Chef Collins is best known for his work at the popular neighborhood restaurant Pub & Kitchen, but his extensive culinary background also includes time in Manhattan at Daniel Boulud’s Michelin-starred contemporary French restaurant Daniel, as well as Executive Chef at Boulud’s DBGB Kitchen and Bar, a more casual yet enduringly popular brasserie.
For his work in Philadelphia at Pub & Kitchen, he received a glowing “Three Bells: Excellent” review from The Inquirer’s LaBan.
“I am excited to join the High Street team, and to collaborate with talented chefs such as Jon and Eli,” says Chef Collins. “However, I’m most excited to lead this amazing restaurant forward into a new chapter, with a new menu that will complement our award-winning 400-label wine list with both light snacks and hearty meals. I look forward to working with seasonal produce, coastal fish and top-notch meat from our network of exceptional local producers and purveyors.”
HSHG has operated a.kitchen+bar at the AKA Rittenhouse Square since 2014. They have amassed a compelling collection of accolades, including a “Three Bells: Excellent” review from The Philadelphia Inquirer. a.bar was twice named among the top 10 bars in Philadelphia, and a.kitchen appeared on Wine Enthusiast’s list of “America’s Top 100 Wine Restaurants” in both of the past two years.
Philly's New Executive Chef Jon Nodler and Executive Chef Eli Collins