A pair of glowing reviews has given a big boost to Townsend, the newest fine-dining addition to the Passyunk restaurant boom.
The Inquirer’s Craig Laban gave chef Townsend Wentz’s unapologetically French reboot of the former Sophia’s and Salt and Pepper a stellar three-bell review. And Trey Popp of Philadelphia magazine lauded it with three of four stars.
Laban particularly was as pleased with the restaurant’s embrace of fine-dining touches — actual table cloths! — as he was the refined cuisine coming from the kitchen. He says: