Modern French Cuisine at Forsythia in Old City Philadelphia

Modern French Cuisine at Forsythia in Old City Philadelphia

Modern French Cuisine at Forsythia in Old City Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, PA - Forsythia is a chic, old-fashioned spot where contemporary French classics are served-up in an upscale environment. A modern twist on a traditional French restaurant, Forsythia offers a menu of contemporary classics that are tasty and healthy. It's an excellent choice for brunch, lunch, or dinner. The outdoor seating is ideal for a lovely afternoon lunch.


Forsythia in Old City Philadelphia

Forsythia has been a Philadelphia staple for the last decade. A sultry, upscale, French-style eatery, it's been a go-to spot for brunch lovers for the past two years. Founded by Chef Christopher Kearse and helmed is aimed at an upscale dining crowd that appreciates good food and a cozy atmosphere.

Chef Christopher Kearse

When Chef Christopher Kearse opened Up the Will BYOB on East Passyunk Avenue, he had an idea for a new restaurant. He wanted to create a place that would have an upscale but relaxed atmosphere with an extensive wine list. He also wanted to create a space that would be as welcoming as the early-blooming spring flower. After a couple of years of being away from the area, he decided to move on to his first concept restaurant, Forsythia in Old City.

About Forsythia

Forsythia is an upscale French restaurant in Old City, Philadelphia. Its long bar is always packed, and the food is modern yet comforting.



The menu focuses on small plates of French-inspired fare, and the bar features an L-shaped marble-top bar. Aside from a full-fledged bar, Forsythia offers an excellent wine-based cocktail program and two draft beers on tap.



Forsythia's brunch menu is a perfect way to try the newly elevated menu. The cafe will serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday; the menu showcases elevated fare, with an array of egg dishes, small plates, and entrees. The drinks and wine list are well-curated, and the wait staff will happily serve you.

Located just a 1-minute walk from the Museum of the American Revolution at 233 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19105.

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