Friday, February 3, 2012

Old Original BookBinders

Old Original Bookbinder's
125 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

One of the oldest seafood restaurants in America, this Philadelphia tradition has been serving and photographing Presidents, celebrities, dignitaries, you and me, since 1865.

They are known for using the freshest, finest ingredients in their legendary seafood and continental cuisine. Bookbinder's is a romantic place to share with your love, to have a business or sophisticated lunch, more formal in the dining room or enjoy an impromptu cup of Clam Chowder and a sandwich in their bar and lounge.

They feature a happy hour menu of food and drinks and a tavern menu. All you can eat pick & peel shrimp for $20.00 or enjoy a plate from their raw bar.

Their appetizers are wonderful and range from raw oysters to oysters Rockefeller and spring rolls in between.

My hubby is not a lover of fish and I love all kinds of fresh fish, but there is plenty for him to choose from in the way of a fine cut of beef or poultry.

Whenever I have dined at Bookbinder's, I have always started with their famous New England clam chowder, followed by a fresh broiled or sauteed' fish. The last time that I went I had the seared tuna and it was cooked to perfection.

They offer at least a half dozen different fish, as well as all your shellfish favorites Their crab cakes are pure lump crab meat and served with a chipolte remoulade.

The prices on the menu reflect their pride of being a well known and loved Philadelphia icon. Their bar menu is very affordable for anyone, so there is no excuse not to visit Bookbinders.