Finally! After one failed attempt and a summer away from Center City lunches, I finally made it to Rotisseur, the new(ish) rotisserie chicken joint in Rittenhouse. It was actually kind of destiny. My husband happened to call me, just as my meeting ended, to see if I wanted to meet for lunch. YES, YES, YES! Let’s meet at Rotisseur in ten.
We wandered in and scoped the chalkboard menu.
The inside is very simple, with clean lines and a focus on the food. I admired the sides but drooled over the rotisserie.
Zach and I ended up splitting the 1/2 chicken meal with two sides and added a third side, just for fun. We knew we wanted mac and cheese (if you’ve spent enough time reading this blog, you know I’ll always order mac and cheese when it’s offered) and the watermelon orzo salad but had trouble deciding on a third. The sides rotate seasonally and we opted for the hyper-seasonal succotash to round out our lunch.
We ordered at the counter but the counter-woman delivered our food and real silverware to our table (my dad would love this place!) This was a little awkward as I didn’t know what to do about tipping when we left.
The chicken was super moist and packed with lots of flavor. However, I’m more of a side gal and I quickly attacked all three of them with equal gusto. The succotash was definitely the sleeper–the fresh corn highlighted the otherwise simple dish and made me keep coming back for more. The mac and cheese was delish, as always, but the watermelon orzo salad was another winner. Let’s get a closer look at that.
Rotisseur is quick, tasty and affordable lunch option in Center City. I can’t wait to get back to try their pesto chicken salad sandwich and chicken banh mi. At $6, these sandwiches are a steal.
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Hi there –
I’m currently working with Robert Mondavi Winery on the Discover Wine tour which is passing through Philly next weekend. I’d love to send you more information on the event and invite you as well.
Please let me know and thanks!
You’re quite right: real dishes and cups and silverware equates with honest and wholesome and earnestly cooked food. For another experience marked by the morality of genuine crockery Row Home should try the dim sum place at the Chinatown bus station on 11th street north of Filbert south of Arch, an area I know you know well.
This place looks fantastic. I don’t know how I haven’t heard of it? I’d definitely trying to out this week.