Townsend, the eponymous “wine-driven” restaurant from chef Townsend Wentz, has opened at 1623 E. Passyunk Ave., the former location of Sophia’s, Salt & Pepper and one half of Rosalena’s.
After doing a preview the previous weekend, Wentz and general manager Lauren Harris began dinner service Thursday with the full opening menu (see below), a surprisingly affordable drink list (thankfully) and an airier feel to the bar area and two dining rooms.
The dining rooms hold about 50 guests, with another 14 or so in the bar area. Soon, they plan a sidewalk cafe and will eventually serve dinner in a small patio that they share with neighbor Capogiro.
Dinner is served seven days a week, till 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 10 the rest of the week. The bar is open until 2 a.m. each night, says the website. Find them on Facebook here and Twitter here.
Anyone have any early reviews?