Sally, which opened in 2020 (Take-out only at first due to Covid) has quickly become a popular local dining spot in the Rittenhouse/Fitler Square area. It hasn’t hurt that they were named the Best New Restaurant of 2021 in Philadelphia magazine. As we couldn’t get a reservation on a Saturday night we opted to go early in hopes of a walk up. My two pals had brought their dogs and the server welcomed us and brought water for the furry gals. It turned out to be quite a social hour as we all live in the neighborhood and we spoke to a number of passersby who were curious about what we were ordering. It’s a casual and friendly restaurant (and natural wine store) and the servers were very patient as we chatted away forgetting to focus on the menu.
I often see the truck delivering wood for the wood-fired oven where they cook the sourdough crust pizzas, among other things. It’s a great spot to share plates and pizzas as we did after ordering beers. I opted for a wild currant sour ale – nicely tart on a warm day. We shared the House Ricotta with local honey and bee pollen to slather on toasts, a Simple Salad (they source locally and change menu seasonally), and two vegetarian pizzas, all of which was superb! Pescatarians will appreciate the Clam and Charred Leek pie. We were stuffed, but next time I plan to sample some natural wine and the Basque Cheesecake.