What to Eat at Lemon Hill, Opening Tomorrow

Lemon Hill's bar
Lemon Hill’s bar

Last we checked in on Lemon Hill, the joint venture from Supper’s Mitch Prensky and the Franklin Mortgages & Investment Co.’s Mike Welsh the opening was slated for yesterday. That debut has since changed to tomorrow, December 28. Though there are similarities to both Supper and the Franklin — Supper’s pastrami fried chicken, which Food & Wine recently included in its roundup “Best Fried Chicken in the U.S.” gets re-imagined as chicken wings on the menu, and Franklin’s Al Sotack has put together a killer cocktail list — Prensky told Grub that Lemon Hill is it’s own entity. “There will never be another Supper,” Prensky said. “And just the same, there will never be another Franklin Mortgage, but here you will find parallels to what makes both places cool.”

Lemon Hill’s bar

In addition to the Supper-inspired pastrami-spiced chicken wings, Lemon Hill’s menu will feature a host of small plate “firsts,” sandwiches and and entrees. Like Supper, much of Lemon Hill’s produce is supplied by Prensky’s Blue Elephant Farm in Newtown Square. And from breads to pickles, most of what can be made in house is prepared by the kitchen staff. Below is a sampling of dishes offered on Lemon Hill’s mock service menu. A more formal and slightly expanded menu will follow with its opening.

Pastrami Fried Chicken Wings
Housemade pickles and 1,000 Islands dressing

Potted Pork Rillettes
Apple mostarda and rye toasts

Brick Oven Flatbread
Daily preparation

Smoked Tomato Soup
with blue cheese popovers

Mason Salad
Mixed Blue Elephant Farm lettuce and herbs and sweet garlic vinaigrette

Cathead Biscuits
with escargots, garlic cream, parsley salsa and fried egg

Housemade Beer Cheese
Blue Elephant Farm honey and grilled toasts


Classic Patty Melt
grilled onions, housemade pickles, yellow American and secret sauce, waffle fries

Turkey Leg Confit
on house-baked Texas toast, cornbread mayo, spicy slaw, and cranberry compote

Dirty Rice Fritter Po’boy
dirty rice fritters on baguette, iceberg, red onions, pickles, crawfish mayo and trinity relish


Heath Baked Cavatappi
smoke brussels sprouts, roasted mushrooms, sage and Cantal

Brick Oven Roasted Market Fish of the Day
charred escarole, confit gold potatoes and salsa verde

Shrimp and Grits
head-on Gulf prawns, Anson Mills grits, braised collards, pickled okra and red devil butter

Stout Braised Beef Brisket
French soup onions, potatoes aligote horseradish gremolata

Pies and Ice Creams

Lemon Hill, 745 North 25th Street, (215) 232.2299

What to Eat at Lemon Hill, Opening Tomorrow