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Volvér Named Five Star Restaurant by Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Volvér as a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant.

Volvér will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on and is the only Philadelphia restaurant to earn the distinction. Only 56 restaurants in the world have earned the Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide.


Volvér is located in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The Dining Room at Volvér serves 8-course and 12-course chef’s tasting menus, driven by the finest available ingredients and inspired by Chef Garces’ culinary travels around the world. The ever-evolving menu highlights seasonal ingredients prepared with modern techniques that capture and amplify their inherent flavors. Regional specialties, including locally raised meat, poultry and seafood, and produce from Chef Garces’ own Luna Farm in nearby Bucks County, feature prominently, and the kitchen’s strong focus on innovation ensures that no two meals at Volvér are ever exactly alike. Two beverage pairing options are available, along with a comprehensive list of wines by the bottle.

Bar Volvér features expertly crafted cocktails, an expansive selection of champagne and& wines by the glass and an ambitious menu of globally influenced small plates.  Dave Conn serves as Chef de Cuisine and Gordana Kostovski is the General Manager and Sommelier.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious designation and it is an exciting validation of what we have aimed for over the last 22 months,” said Chef Jose Garces. “I’m so proud of the talented team we have assembled and humbled that the Forbes team is now validating our vision for Volvér —to be an inspired, unforgettable epicurean experience, with an elegance and level of service that is unmatched.”

Volvér is the latest addition to the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.

“Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. “We’re proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list.”

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit

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