American / Old City

La Peg Named One of the Most Beautiful Restaurants in the U.S. by Open Table

Photo: Peggy Baud-Woolsey

Restaurant reservation and rating site Open Table has named Old City’s La Peg one of the most beautiful restaurants in the U.S. To earn this distinction, they considered a restaurant’s location, architectural elements, and design touches which contribute to a memorable meal and overall pleasant experience.

What caught Open Table editors’ attention was La Peg’s transformation from a turn-of-the-century pumping station to a showstopping fine American brasserie with a nod to its past.

The industrial-chic dining room is adorned with salvaged items from the original building, including tanks, shelves, doors, and even a map of the pumping system. Thanks to the 45-foot tall ceilings and the large windows that span the walls, every seat offers dramatic views of the nearby Benjamin Franklin Bridge, an excellent backdrop to a toast among friends.

Of course, all of that is true, which I described in a review of our visit five years ago. La Peg is a complete alluring package; stunning environment, exceptional food and beverages, and stellar service. It’s a successful Philadelphia restaurant on many fronts, and it’s no wonder it has received this recognition.

Do you agree that La Peg is one of the most beautiful restaurants in the U.S.? What other Philadelphia restaurants would you nominate to this list?

Either way, congrats La Peg!

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