Since its debut last August, Narberth’s Café Lift, a second iteration of the popular Café Lift Philly in Callowhill, has wowed diners with its breakfast and lunch offerings (the cannoli French toast is among its hits).
The restaurant recently announced that it will begin dinner service starting Jan. 19. Typically focused on an all-day-brunch, Michael Pasquarello of the 13th Street Kitchens group (which also owns Prohibition Taproom, Kensington Quarters and KQ Burger) says, “We have always planned to add dinner out here on the Main Line, but we didn’t want to do the ‘breakfast for dinner thing.’”
“Culinary director Nich Bazik, along with Josiah Richmond and Colin Mason, worked hard to craft a menu that represents a modern American selection of dishes that are always seasonal and simple with the signature creative approach that 13th Street Kitchens always takes,” Pasquarello adds.
Expect to find small plates ($6-$15) consisting of house made focaccia, turmeric poached shrimp, sunchoke soup and octopus; sandwiches ($10-$14) that include a Cubano, chicken panino and miso burger; and entrees ($17-$24) of saffron chitarra, pappardelle carbonara and steak frites.
Carbonara. Photo by Jen Bragan.
The boozy cocktail program, which includes the Bad & Boochy (featuring local kombucha), the whiskey and cold coffee based Pop’s Cold Brew and the gin-tinged Spring Gardens, will also be available. Look for draft beer and cider offerings that are East Coast-centric.
Dinner will be served Tuesday through Saturday. In advance of the launch, Café Lift will host an open house cocktail reception on Jan. 18 at 5 p.m., complete with with complimentary bites.
724 Montgomery Ave., Narberth.