Philadelphia, PA - On Monday, November 4, owners Peter Woolsey, Brad Histand, and Chef Kenneth Bush will welcome their first guests to Gabi, an Art Deco-inspired all-day French cafe.
Peter Woolsey brings French food without the fuss to North Broad Street
Gabi will bring classic French fare, Art Deco-inspired decor, and the much-lauded hospitality of Woolsey’s first two restaurants, Queen Village’s Bistrot La Minette and Old City’s La Peg at FringeArts, to Philadelphia’s resurgent North Broad Street corridor.
To begin, Gabi will offer Lunch and Dinner daily, with an all-day menu starting at 11 a.m. and additional entrees at 5 p.m., as well as Brunch on weekends at 10 a.m. Extra hours, including Breakfast, will be added in the coming weeks.
“Gabi is French food without the fuss – the kind of food that French diners enjoy several times a week, in a comfortable, welcoming setting,” says Woolsey, who speaks fluent French and frequently travels there with his wife and children to visit family and find culinary inspiration.
The full menu will feature soups, salads, starters, sandwiches, and a selection of Frites (hearty mains served with their signature frites), as well as several desserts. Entrees will be added to the menu during dinner hours, beginning at 5 p.m. daily.
Brunch dishes will include a variety of eggs, along with house-baked pastries and top-notch coffee drinks; they will inspire the daily breakfast menu, which will debut in the coming weeks beginning at 7 a.m. daily. Gabi also boasts a full bar, with an emphasis on classic French cocktails such as the French 75; an assortment of French liqueurs, aperitifs and digestifs; a selection of French and domestic beers; and a thoughtful, affordable list of mostly French wines by the glass and by the bottle.
Parking is available for $5 after 5 p.m. in the Hanover North Broad Garage; also, Gabi is located less than two blocks from the Race-Vine stop on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line.
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