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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Laurel plans expansion to double seats, add bar

Top Chef winner Nick Elmi’s jewel-box of a BYOB, Laurel at 1617 E. Passyunk Ave., is one of the city’s toughest tables to get, with only 20 seats.

Maybe soon you’ll get a shot at eating there. The Insider reports that Elmi plans to take over the space next door, which for a hot minute was the breakfast place Dante after being the original home to Metro Men’s clothing.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Check out Laurel, opening tonight at 1617 E. Passyunk Ave., and its 4-course menu

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Chef Nicholas Elmi opens his French-inspired BYOB Laurel tonight at  1617 E. Passyunk Ave., and we stopped in today to give you a peek at the inside.

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It’s tiny – 24 plush seats. That’s about 10 seats fewer than when the space was Fond, giving a surprising amount of elbow room to diners.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Laurel will open on East Passyunk on Tuesday

UPDATE: Check out lots of pictures of the inside of Laurel and the four-course opening menu by clicking here.

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Laurel, the French BYOB from Top Chef contestant Nick Elmi, opens for dinner on Tuesday at 1617 E. Passyunk Ave.

Reservations might even still be available for opening night (a couple slots were open last night).

Taking over the cigar-box sized restaurant that was Fond before it moved to 11th and Tasker, Elmi told the Insider in August that he plans “classic and contemporary French, with entrees under $30″:

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

HUGE! ‘Top Chef’ contestant opening BYOB called Laurel at 1617 E. Passyunk

The red-hot Passyunk Avenue strip continues its streak with the news that Nicholas Elmi, a contest on the upcoming season of Bravo’s “Top Chef” and the former chef/partner at Le Bec Fin, will be taking over the tiny space at 1617 E. Passyunk Ave.

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The Insider reports that Elmi, who was most recently at the Rittenhouse Tavern at the Art Alliance on Rittenhouse Square, will be opening a BYOB in what had been Fond’s location before it moved to bigger digs with a bar at 11th and Tasker.

Says the Insider:

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