About High Street on Market
High Street on Market serves Chef Eli Kulp"s contemporary American, hand-crafted, locally-inspired foods. Located on Market Street (formerly High Street during colonial times), High Street's dining room features local artisan work, milk-painted wood walls and factory windows. Counter seating in front of the completely open kitchen makes you feel at home. Eli's food is accompanied by a select wine list featuring winemakers whose work reflects the place and people from which the wine comes. Inventive cocktails include bottled and hand-crafted classics as well as new creations. High Street also serves from morning to afternoon house-baked breads from the local mill, sweet and savory pastries, sandwiches, salads and roman-stye pizza. Eli Kulp is also chef of Fork and was recently named a Food & Wine Magazine 2014 Best New Chef. Craig LaBan, Phiadelphia Inquirer, describes "[his] food [as] hauntingly good'. We hold seats for walk-ins.
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Visa
Off-site catering is available
Validated parking is available at the Ritz at the Bourse Movie Theater, Bourse Parking Garage, 400 Ranstead Street on 4th between Market and Chestnut, for $6.50.
5th or 2nd Street, Blue Line; Septa Market Street Line
Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Friends and Family Dinners on Tuesday evenings from 9 PM on feature $25 prix fixe menus. See our website for more information!
High Street on Market Ratings and Reviews
Unique and fantastic dishes. Very helpfu ...
Unique and fantastic dishes. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff who are a pleasure to interact with.
Food was excellent. Big disappointment ...
Food was excellent. Big disappointment was dessert - super small portions that left you unsatisfied. Not how you want to end your meal. The Carrot Cake was delicious but it was a deconstructed broken apart super small piece of cake. For $9 you would expect a full piece of cake to end the night. Same for the cheese cake and milk and chocolate. At most you got 4 or 5 spoon fulls.
Outstanding service and great food. Tri ...
Outstanding service and great food. Tried a bit of everything to share. All good. All very different.
We have been to High Street many times since it opened. The first few times were colossal, (along with Zahav, as usual) some of the best food we have eaten in Philadelphia since James on 8th closed. Then there was Chef Eli's horrific accident and resultant paralysis. We continued to go. Well, Fork was a favorite for years as was Fork etc - because we wanted to support Ellen and Eli's vision for High Street in Philadelphia. I regret to say that the two times in the last month or so we have gone were a real falling off from the astonishing opening meals. Not that they weren't OK or even good. Just not what they used to be. Fork, which was revitalised with Chef Eli's arrival, continues to impress, as does A Kitchen. I really wish I could say the same of Philadelphia's High Street. Have not yet been to High Street on Hudson in NYC, where we were told by our lovely server a couple times ago that he is on site and cracking his usual jokes. This is GREAT to hear, and I hope to visit HSH in the next weeks during Mostly Mozart. We have also been disturbed by Ellen's absence in the last few months in ANY of her three Philadelphia restaurants. She was such a welcome fixture before.
Interesting menu without being pretentio ...
Interesting menu without being pretentious. Service was great but place was a little noisy.
Great Meal at High Street
The meal was really great and the servers were very attentive. There are several menu items that need explaining, which was not a hit among the older people in my group, but overall a good experience.
Experimental and Fun
Found this restaurant via an article about Philly's 38 Essential Restaurants. We let the chef select our dishes with the Leave It To Us option, and enjoyed so many wonderful dishes! Our favorites were the Potato Toast, the Toasted Grain Paccheri, and the PA Brook Trout. The restaurant uses many unfamiliar ingredients, but in a very satisfying way. Worth a try!
So good. I really loved the caramelized cauliflower stuffed pasta. Great, attentive waitress too
Extraordinary Taste and Creativity
Our first time at this restaurant. Very attractive interior and you could see the dedicated chefs at work. The food was expertly prepared. It wasn't your everyday menu; but, everything that we ordered was excellent. The menu is designed for sharing. I plan to go back when I have the $55 per person to engage in sharing with my date or a friend. Check it out!
Creative and Daring, but fun and Approachable
The tasting menu at High Street on Market was absolutely fantastic. The dishes were hearty and comforting, but were incredibly creative- creamed stinging nettles, caramelized cauliflower ravioli, and dehydrated beets were highlights. Would go back in an instant, and plan to.
Delicious Creative Veggie Choices
First timers here, we enjoyed a fantastic meal before the theatre: Food delicious; service excellent; and nice atmosphere. We began with the vollkornbrot, and a delicious, hearty pumpernickel. Crispy broccoli with chow-chow had a surprising but nicely spicy kick, and the mushroom dish and cauliflower caramelle were both amazing. We will highly recommend High Street on Market, and return, but allow more time - for sampling desserts. The parting cookies however were a very nice touch and quite yummy.
had a wonderful dinner! great service and food!!!!
had a wonderful dinner! great service and food!!!!
Will definitely go back, soon
My husband and I went to Fork two weeks ago, absolutely loved it, and decided to follow it up by going to High Street on Market this past weekend. Best decision ever! I'm sure I'm not the first person to say this, but...THE BREAD IS AMAZING THERE! We sampled several small plates and then shared two pastas. All the food we tasted were not only delicious but also wonderfully innovative and fun. Compared with Fork, which again was equally amazing, High Street seems to be a little more light hearted, good-humored, but just as capable to deliver. We are what you'd call a couple of foodies, I suppose, and we used to be all about fine dining and tasting menus. As our experience grows and our relationship with food develops, however, nowadays we find ourselves more appreciative of this type of dining experience: surprising, intriguing, but most importantly honest and fun. We will be back very soon, High Street, you are officially one of my favorites in the ever changing Philly dining scene!
Cute restaurant with great food
I highly enjoyed my visit to this restaurant this past weekend. All of the food was amazing and beautifully plated. We started with the bread assortment, which I would very highly recommend. It comes with spreads/dips for the different types of breads and they were all great. We then got the mushroom entree and the trout which I also enjoyed. The decor is beautiful is very high end. I would certainly go back!
Good solid experience
Came here for dinner to celebrate my 30th bday. The place is really cute inside. We chose the option of paying $55 per person and having the chef selection where they choose our meals for us. It was awesome trying new dishes, and everything was very tasty, but half the time we didn't know what we were eating because we couldn't hear the server tell us what it was. Literally only complaint, the noise level was very high. However, awesome menu! Overall, great experience. I would recommend checking it out!
Pretty good, nice breads [of course]
Nice server. We ordered well, on course, a ravioli, was described as"the best perogies you will ever eat", but sorry to say it was oversold. kitchen sent out a tripe course complimentary. Reticent at first, the crunchy intestine was bursting with porky fllavor and was very much appreciated, as well as the cookies offered on the way out. Limited bar selection is a bit diappoiting and the seating is less than comfortable.
Nice atmosphere and good service. Small and limited electic menu. Food was good but portions were rather small. Wine pour bordered on ridiculous.
Our experience was excellent. Our waiter ...
Our experience was excellent. Our waiter Ryan was great. Food was very good. Bread board was delicious. Definitely will return again. Well worth the money.
As good as San Francisco
Having recently moved here from San Francisco, we were concerned about whether the food scene in Philly was equal to San Francisco's. High Street on Market is as good and innovative as any place we left behind- in our several visits we have always been pleased with the quality, creativity, service, and ambiance. It has quickly become one of our favorite places for dinner or just grabbing a loaf of Anadama bread.
A wonderful meal. Breads and spreads are varied and delicious. Mushroom dish with mushroom broth was outstanding. Squid dish very good. Apple desert delicious. Service thoughtful and efficient. A real tribute to Eli Kulp
Chef's tasting menu is a treat
Our party of 4 went for the chef's tasting menu, which gives you a chance to experience a variety of interesting flavor combinations. In particular, the potato toast, kale chips, crispy broccoli, mushrooms, and roast pork were outstanding. The only dish that didn't hit a home run was a risotto served as a "breather" between courses - some in our party thought it lacked punch. Service was prompt and attentive, the atmosphere inviting. I highly recommend High Street on Market.
Most of the dishes in the tasting menu a ...
Most of the dishes in the tasting menu are fantastic. Special standout courses include the angry crab pasta, the various breads, and the vegetables with the dishes (eg the carrots, smoky eggplant, cauliflower and black garlic, etc)
One of the best places in philly for fam ...
One of the best places in philly for family style. Every single dish was amazing. Try the potato toast with shrimp or the crab pasta
Great city spot were sharing is encouraged.
Good ambiance and good food. Dishes for sharing. Portions can be small, which makes it a little pricey. Very attentive and helpful servers. Overall a fun experience.
Love this restaurant!
We have dined here at least four times and enjoyed every one! The dishes are creative, the wait staff is engaging and enthusiastic. This last occasion we went with the chef's choice tasting...fun to see what they come up with and you can add favorites aka carte. While everyone at the table may not love every dish, the food is always perfectly prepared. Fun, different and reasonable for this level of dining!
The food was unique and interesting but ...
The food was unique and interesting but some dishes was a bit salty for my liking. We had the wild mushrooms, crab pasta, trout, cauliflower ravioli
Overall we really enjoyed the meal, and I understand the slow food movement, so am not complaining about the length between ordering and the food being on the table. However, after our entrees were served, our initial waiter told us she was leaving, but that her colleague would be helping us for the rest of our evening. After the entree plates were cleared, we expected someone would come with dessert menus or to ask about coffee, or at least to bring the bill. But we just sat (the restaurant was not full) for over 25 minutes before someone came up to offer coffee - but still didn't mention dessert - we had to ask about this. Because if this in attentiveness, our dinner ran much later than expected, and meant an otherwise great meal ended on a very frustrating note.
Forks baby brother. Just as cool if not ...
Forks baby brother. Just as cool if not cooler
Food was creative and original. I did th ...
Food was creative and original. I did the tasting menu and every course as fantastic.
The breads, kale chips, pastas: all so very good. Try the bread assortment with the dips as a starter. The cocktails are innovative and delicious. The wines are excellent. The pasta dishes are very creative and I plan to try a different one at each visit. Bought a bread to take home.
This place is amazing. The food is incre ...
This place is amazing. The food is incredibly done. Everything I have tried is unique and different. Always impresses!
High Street on Market was absolutely delicious. This was a fixed tasting menu for valentines. It seemed expensive, but not when we were done. Really interesting flavor profiles and wide array of ingredients. I would not call this experimental, because everything was very well thought through and planned. We both talked about the balance in the dishes. All 5, or 6, of the essential tastes were covered well. A bit of sweet to offset the tart, etc... Probably the tasting menu was a great way to explore here but I'm sure the daily menu is yummy. The open kitchen is terrific. You can really see the work going in to each presentation. Service was professional and intelligent without talking down to the guests. We also did not feel rushed, despite some queueing folks.
had the tasting menu for 4 people. The hits were the shrimp pot, octopus, pork loin and the star was the angry crab spaghetti. The rest were just OK...the squid ink bread for the lamb tartar did not taste any different. A bread course in the middle of a meal was a little strange. It was heavy and multigrain. The desserts were OK. The wine selection was good.
Unique food pairings, casual but elegant vibe
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We booked the early seating, but arrived 15 min late due to traffic and so we couldn't linger as they needed the table. Our fault, not theirs. Wait staff was well informed and made us feel welcome. The food was outstanding, especially the shrimp toast, charred squid, rabbit, wild mushrooms and desserts. Will definitely return.
Creative Food and attentive service
We tried the Chef's tasting menu and were extremely happy that we did! The selection was fabulous and varied. For every course, the chef added a tasty bite of something interesting... so in the end we were stuffed and had tried so many new dishes with interesting flavors. The meal was well-paced and the wait staff explained what we were eating and answered all of our questions. This is an intimate, small restaurant, but they do have a larger table that could be used for a group of @ 8. Although it is the more casual sister of Fork next door, the food is not in the least bit compromised.
We tried the "Leave it to us" option, and we were not disappointed. It felt like as soon as we'd finished a small plate or two, another one appeared before us like magic. I was initially concerned with the small serving size, but we tried so many dishes, we were all pleasantly stuffed by the end of the meal, and had to struggle with dessert. The two top dishes were the mushrooms and the brick parsnip, and they were simply heavenly. Other outstanding dishes included the vollkornbrot, grilled carrots, the sour cream ice cream (sweet dessert). Everything else was very good, and I wouldn't say no to another round of any of them. One thing that we all found very interesting was the way everything seemed to pay attention to textures, as well as the usual flavor and color concerns. We had a couple of people in our group who are sensitive to food textures, and we all thought everything was very well done and balanced on that front. All in all, it was an excellent meal, and while it's a bit above my normal price point, I have no regrets whatsoever, and will very likely dine here again in the future.
Absolutely incredible food and service. Gluten free options available.
Each dish was extraordinary and skillfully created with much creativity.
Absolutely delicious! Wonderful experien ...
Absolutely delicious! Wonderful experience. The waitstaff was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. I will definitely be returning!
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