April 8, 2021 – Royal Boucherie, Old City’s lively neighborhood bistro reopens today, April 8, with new Executive Chef Matt Buehler (former Executive Chef at Vetri Cucina), a brand-new seasonal menu, expansive streetery and sidewalk seating, and its outdoor, off-street, second-floor patio in bloom.
Guests can look forward to an enhanced raw bar program including lobster cocktail, shrimp cocktail, East and West Coast oysters, and towering seafood plateaus. Additionally, Royal Boucherie’s famed cheese and charcuterie programs are back with well-curated local and domestic cheeses and house-cured meats.
Small plates include Foie Gras Torchon with candied kumquats, Steak Tartare, Day Boat Scallop with bone marrow and spinach, Pork Terrine, Onion Soup Gratinée with Cognac and Gruyère, and Royal Boucherie’s popular Escargot with Chartreuse and hazelnut. Large plates include Olive Oil Poached Cod in red wine with lentils and chicken skin, Chicken Cassoulet with pork sausage and pancetta beans, Grass Fed Butcher Steak Frites, Spaghetti with Fruits de Mer, and Grass-fed Rib Eye (for two) with chicory and anchovy.
Desserts come in the way of classic Crème Caramel, Lemon Meringue Tart, and Warm Chocolate Cake with hazelnuts and vanilla ice cream as well as sorbet and ice cream du jour.
Royal Boucherie boasts an industry-leading bar program of well-curated craft cocktails, a French-forward wine list, and exceptional craft beers, ciders, aperitifs, and digestifs.
While the new wine program puts a focus on the acclaimed classic winemaking regions of France, Royal Boucherie’s wine list now also includes emerging regions. Three new additions to the wine list include:
- Domaine Philémon, ‘Croix d’Azal’, 2019, Gaillac, France
- Domaine Grosbot-Barbara, ‘La Chambre d’Edouard’
- Château Pradeaux, ‘Bandol Rosé’
Royal Boucherie’s new cocktail program utilizes French ingredients, while integrating new cocktail elements. The new French Maid cocktail uses cognac as a base and then incorporates fresh cucumber, mint, and the Caribbean liqueur, Velvet Falernum, to create a refreshing experience, perfect for drinking on Royal Boucherie’s lush patio. Contrasting, the À La Philly is the perfect assimilation of the vivacious cities of Philadelphia and Paris. Using rye whiskey from local producer, Boardroom Spirits, absinthe from Philadelphia Distilling, and the classic French spirit Benedictine, this booze-forward cocktail is meant to wake up your senses and engage your palate.
Royal Boucherie’s opening hours of operation will be Wednesday through Sunday from 4 – 10 pm. Look for expanded hours, including weekend brunch service in the weeks ahead. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made here. Additionally, Royal Boucherie is taking inquiries for future private events.
Going beyond state and city guidelines, all safety precautions will be taken on site by all employees and guests. A strict mask policy will remain active until further notice.