Friday, December 5, 2008

Du Jour, Philadelphia PA

The corner of Broad and Pine streets in Philadelphia greatly improved this past year with the addition of the upscale eatery, Du Jour. Adjacent to the Symphony House, it is headed by Matin Grimes who also operates The Moshulu and Du Jour Haverford Square, among other places.

If you're looking for a quick bite to eat before seeing a show, a low-key spot to unwind with friends, or a place to read the morning paper, Du Jour is the answer. They offer dine-in, takeout, and catering options.

The decor is Austin Powers meets Ikea 2009: Funky orange lamps hang over black tables with white swivel chairs. Service is always friendly and prompt, and food presentation is beautiful.

Having been to Du Jour a few times, I highly recommend the Organic Field Green Salad ($8), which comes with candied walnuts, goat cheese, cranberries and a not-too-sweet raspberry vinaigrette. Even die-hard carnivores can't resist it!

The Trio of Waffles ($12.50) with berries and almond crème is also quite tasty but rather pricey for the portion size. The waffles, which are about the diameter of a tennis ball, come three to a plate with whipped cream, slivered almonds, and berries atop each.

I am underwhelmed with the brick oven pizzas and flatbreads. The Four Cheese Pizza ($8.50) is greasy with bland bread and and globs of cheese that refuse to "string."

On my most recent visit to Du Jour, I ordered the Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Fennel Slaw ($4.75). The apple slaw is innovative, fresh, and balances the creamy soup with a delightful crunch. Perfect for a crisp fall day, the soup is sweet with a subtle undertone of spicy-heat.

Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Fennel Slaw

My brunch-mate was impressed with the delicious Angus Beef Burger ($9.95), which comes with fries and a pickle.

Angus Beef Burger
Du Jour also offers a full menu including dessert as well as beer, wine, and cocktails but rumor has it that if you order anything that has “tini” in the title you need to clear your schedule for the remainder of the day!

If you go:
  • 440 S Broad St
    Philadelphia, PA 19146
  • New Location: 2001 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Phone: (215) 735-8010
  • They accept credit cards.
  • Du Jour Website


Laura said...

Looks tasty!

Anonymous said...

The coconut crusted french toast and steak and eggs are absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!