Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Social and Franklin Lounge will replace Chez Ben and M. Brown's. Chef Patrick D’Amico will open his brand-new dining concept in Old City, "Franklin Social", an all-day American café concept. Located on the corner of 4th and Chestnut Streets, the eatery will offer customers stunning brand-new al fresco seating, ambient lighting, ample greenery, as well as stunning views of the gardens encompassing the historic Second Bank of the United States.
Franklin Social’s menu
Franklin Social’s menu will alternate to include fresh regional produce and seasonal faves. For instance, in the summertime, including small plate dishes such as Brussel Sprouts served with Maple Vinaigrette and Shaved Parmesan, Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Drum Sticks, Tuna Carpaccio, and Maple-Bourbon Glazed Pork Belly.
Franklin Social and Franklin Lounge
Opening in association with Franklin Social will also be the Franklin Lounge, a casual cocktail bar featuring a wide array of international wines and draft beers. Guests will be invited to sip and savor hand-crafted cocktails, as well as a wide variety of wines and draft beers. Franklin Lounge & Bar will also offer space for private events, receptions, and happy hours.
The name Franklin Social was inspired by the Junto Club, a social club founded in 1727 by Benjamin Franklin, a group of his friends. The members met Friday evenings to discuss issues of morals, politics or philosophy, and the Junto Club was a launching pad for public projects such as the creation of the first lending library and the University of Pennsylvania. In the same vein, Franklin Social was imagined as a hub for neighbors and visitors alike to come together for a bite with friends, a relaxed meal with family, or any reason in between.
Hours and Location
Both locations will be open to the general public on Wednesday, June 12th, and are situated at 401 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106.