Philadelphia, PA - Earl’s New American located in Peddler’s Village is exactly that. Executive Chef Bill Murphy brings an original twist to American classics, setting Earl’s apart from your usual local grill.
With a contemporary rustic charm expressed throughout the entire restaurant, Earl’s is delightfully appealing and offers a casual dining experience with upscale décor, service, cocktails, and eloquently unique dishes. The menu, designed by Chef Bill Murphy himself, is inspired by local and seasonal ingredients crafted into dishes he personally enjoys eating. As he explained, regularly sampling the entrees helps to ensure that quality and presentation continue to remain up to snuff.
A southern culinary icon mastered by Chef Murphy’s personal recipe, the velvety she-crab bisque offers a delicately rich taste combined with lump crabmeat, a hint of sherry, and ending with a kick of spice.
The soup was followed by Lobster Dumplings and Spicy Rock Shrimp appetizers. Hand rolled to order, the fresh maine lobster dumplings delivered a creamy buttery crunch and drizzled with a warm salty-sweet soy sauce. The golden browned tempura shrimp remained zesty and succulent with every bite. Topped with a sesame soy aioli, the mild toasted flavor counterbalanced the spice nicely.
For the main course, I ordered the highly recommended Griggstown Farms fried chicken. Raised naturally, cage free, and locally, the chicken is soaked for two days in buttermilk, seasoned, and then deep fried in a maple black pepper sauce. Served over a subtle herb and vinegar based potato salad, juices from the ambrosial thigh flooded my plate upon cutting into the extra crispy crust. Pairing tender poultry with a sweet crunchy exterior was simply hypnotizing and the maple syrup batter was an unparalleled addition to the traditional dish.
My guest enjoyed the Pastrami Salmon Club which was an impeccable matchup. The full-bodied peppery pastrami with smoked cured salmon, crumbly bacon, and apple mayonnaise on whole wheat toast was refreshing and layered with satisfying texture.
As a farm to table restaurant, Earl’s New American, along with the creative talent of Executive Chef Bill Murphy, provides excellence, originality, and quality ingredients at a very reasonable price. Stop in for one of their many upcoming summer events, including several themed wine dinners.
Located in Peddler’s Village
2400 Street Rd.
New Hope, PA 18938