Not long ago, the 18th Street area between Walnut and Chestnut had limited options for dinner and drinks. Sure, during the day, there were establishments such as Tony Jrs. and Wrap Shack, but at night, some restaurant closures left the area somewhat lacking life.
That’s all changed in the past few months. First, a few months ago, Stephen Starr’s Dandelion added the variety of an English pub. Then, in just the past two weeks, there have been two major additions, with the long-awaited Serafina, the new outpost of a New York-based Italian restaurant group, and a kitchen, a new concept from David Fields and Bryan Sikora.