Marigold Kitchen Receives 3 Bells and Named Top Restaurant in Philadelphia

Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2015



Named #10 Best Restaurant by Philadelphia Magazine


Received 3 Bells from Craig LaBan

Named #10 by Philadelphia Magazine’s 50 Best Restaurants and awarded 3 Bells by Philadelphia Inquirer restaurant critic, Craig LaBan’s Year in Bells, Marigold Kitchen is starting 2015 with a bang!


Marigold Kitchen offers a unique dining experience – one meant to transcend the standard dinner. Guests are not simply fed, but rather enticed into sampling a wide variety of textures and flavors, comprising cuisines from around the world while using seasonally relevant ingredients. The menu is tailored to suit most dietary restrictions and is presented as a surprise!


Come join Chefs Andrew Kochan and Tim Lanza in their home! For reservations call 215-222-3699 and for more information visit



Philadelphia Magazine

50 Best Restaurants

 Philadelphia Inquirer

Craig LaBan’s Year in Bells 

Philadelphia Inquirer

Good Taste: Southern creation a favorite at Marigold Kitchen 

 Veal sweetbreads, red-eye gravy, and popcorn at Marigold Kitchen. 


There has been more than smoke and bubbles on the tasting plates at Marigold Kitchen since former employees Tim Lanza and Andrew Kochan bought the West Philadelphia destination from Robert Halpern in June.


My favorite of the 13 courses on December’s $90 menu, in fact, was downright earthy.


A tiny tiger-striped wooden bowl comes with creamy “popcorn grits” made from actual popcorn that’s soaked in buttered water, then pressed through a sieve.


On top, the chefs add sweetbreads, marinated for two days in Elixr espresso, sauteed, and then deglazed with birch beer and tiny bits of smoky country ham. It’s a superbly satisfying modernist ode to red-eye gravy, and an unexpected (perhaps unintended) nod to the New Southern creations of another past Marigold chef, Erin O’Shea.


It’s assuring proof, though, that this Marigold crew is pushing forward.


– Craig LaBan

 About Marigold Kitchen  

Marigold Kitchen is an upscale BYOB offering an avant-garde New American tasting menu in a traditional Victorian home. Sophisticated but whimsical, playful yet refined. Every experiment and flair is polished and purposeful, with a real raison d’etre. There is a planned continuity across courses that makes the menu cohesive and coherent.

Some courses are designed to transport the diner somewhere foreign and exotic. While others still evoke the nostalgic comfort of familiarity. 

Join Marigold Kitchen in their traditional Victorian home, that was rated one of the coziest restaurants in Philadelphia, and sit for as long as you like – the table is yours for the evening. 
Marigold Kitchen serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday 

beginning at 6:00pm. Their last seating of the night is at 8:30pm.

Marigold Kitchen BYOB
501 South 45th Street | Philadelphia, PA 19104 | 215-222-3699