1160 First Ave., King of Prussia
610-768-5003 / VFCasino.com
Filling the former Pacific Rim space at Valley Forge Casino, is LP Steak, the latest from chef-centric Luke Palladino Hospitality Group. Cooking at the Borgata, in Las Vegas, and around this country and northern Italy, the Culinary Institute grad’s red-meat talent was noticed when Palladino’s on Passayunk earned 3 bells from Craig LaBan, who identified the “sure hand of a chophouse vet who knows the mass-appeal of a great steak.” With five steaks (10-oz. fillet to 32-oz. Porterhouse for eight, I mean, for two), over-the-top apps (chilled seafood tower for $80), chops, seafood and signature sides, including Millionaire’s Maccheroni (black truffle, poached egg, gold leaf), it’s a special event spot worth checking out.
Harvest Seasonal Grill
555 E. Lancaster Ave., Radnor
Main Liners no longer need a road trip to experience restaurateur Dave Magrogan’s take on farm-to–table. In March, a sixth Harvest is scheduled to open in the Radnor space formerly occupied by Susannah Foo Gourmet Kitchen. With a 50-seat bar, large dining area and two patios, plus private dining spaces, seating options abound. As at other locations, Radnor’s Harvest promises a seasonally changing menu that checks off all the healthy boxes—organic, sustainable, local—and most dishes come in at under 500 calories. Diner favorites include scallops with seasonal accompaniments, flatbreads, local cheese plate, spicy shrimp noodle bowl and cedar-roasted salmon. Good craft beer selection, too.
DiFabio’s Market & Tap
1243 N. Providence Rd., Media
484-444-0850 / DiFabiosEvents.com
Last summer Media’s Rose Tree Restaurant became the new location for DiFabio’s Market and Tap, with the usual take-out and catering. Now there are an expanded marketplace and bakery, plus happy hour in the tap room, sit-down lunch or dinner, Rose Tree Room event venue—they’ve got it all. The modern, new interior is a welcome change, too. You can satisfy every craving—a quick meal to take home, classic Italian specialties to stock the freezer, fresh bread or delish cakes, a pizza (new item and a big hit) or being waited on as you enjoy long-time favorites like pistachio chicken tenders, beef braciole and 9th Street chicken. Become a DiFabio’s fan.