At Spice Finch, Executive Chef and Philadelphia-native Jennifer Carroll combines her expertise in French technique from nine years at Le Bernardin and 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge under Chef Eric Ripert with the skills learned working with Chef Marcus Samuelsson at Red Rooster, where she honed in on elevated comfort food coupled with down-to-earth hospitality. Her years in these iconic kitchens have shaped the menu and culinary vision for Spice Finch, where she and co-Executive Chef Billy Riddle display their knowledge and appreciation for Mediterranean flavors.
The bar program is led by beverage director Michael Haggerty, who created a hand-crafted cocktail program rooted in the classics. At Spice Finch, he offers playful frozen drinks including the Paper Plane served with bourbon, nonino amaro, aperol and lemon; and the Corpse Reviver #2 served with gin, cointreau, cocchi americano, lemon and underberg. The menu also features “redemption cocktails,” offering guests the opportunity to reimagine spirits of their past as they make a come back in new and exciting ways.
Spice Finch has a modern art deco-inspired style with a light and airy aesthetic. White and slate hues fill the dining room with natural wood accents, wicker design elements and brass lighting throughout. Encompassing 4,000 square-feet, the main dining room seats 158 with an additional 12 outdoors. Custom mosaic table tops with varying shades of green compliment the white formica tables, wide-plank wood flooring and saddle brown banquettes. Le Couple black and white patterned wallpaper designed by Pierre Frey lines the restaurant walls, allowing the space to easily transition into a warm and inviting space at night. A 23-seat granite-top bar, with marble tiles and maple wood, serves as a convivial centerpiece within the main dining room.