2/14/2013 09:13:00 AM

Coming Soon: Miles Table and Pennsylvania 6

Expect Pennsylvania 6 to have a similar vibe to the NYC outpost
Center City openings are picking up. South Street West is getting a casual, American counter service spot in Miles Table, set to launch Saturday, February 23 in the former Cafe Apamate spot at 1620 South. Chef-owner Michael Lynch has worked at Buddakan and runs Catering by Miles, which currently provides the food at the Lombard Swim Club in Rittenhouse. The new cafe is named for Lynch’s son, and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, with classics like eggs, bagels, salads, burgers, pasta, pizza and fries. It’s all local and seasonal, of course, and there will be seating and free Wi-Fi.

Pennsylvania 6 is due for March in Midtown Village. The American brasserie is taking over the bi-level space at 114 South 12th Street that was briefly Tweed, and before that Le Bon Temps. The grand staircase still stands but the rest of the room has been completely renovated to bring the luxurious vibe of a 1930s lounge, including leather seating and white Carrera marble bars and tables.

The name is an homage to that same era, coming not from our Commonwealth but instead NYC’s historic Hotel Pennsylvania, home of the music-famous telephone number PE6-5000. The operating group opened a Pennsylvania 6 last week right near that Manhattan hotel; they also run several Philly spots including City Tap House, Field House and Public House.

Cuisine at the Philly PE6 will come from chef Mark Plessis, a French chef who was most recently at XIX in the Bellevue. He'll do classic brasserie fare like appetizers, burgers, mains and flatbreads, sourced locally (do we even have to write that anymore?). There will also be a raw bar with up to a dozen varieties of oysters. Beer steward Andy Farrell will be in charge of stocking the seven beer taps with craft brews. Lunch and dinner will be offered seven days a week.

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