|Welcome to Balcony|
I had reservations for myself and a guest at 7 p.m just when Center City Sips was wrapping up. We arrived with only 15 minutes left until the bar specials ended, the bar was buzzing with people ordering specialty martinis; lemon drop, apple and chocolate. In fact I overheard one of the bartenders say he had to go to the kitchen to get more martini glasses! They had an even larger crowd than expected for happy hour because it was also Center City District’s 20th birthday celebration.
Once we were seated we browsed the menu and were delighted by the different options. The menu was created with the idea of offering American comfort foods with a southern influence and I think they did a great job of balancing healthy options like hummus and pita with greaser dishes like sliders or a Philly cheesesteak.
|Mac N' Cheese with fried tomato on the side|
Moving right along to the main course we had even more difficult choices to make. After indulging in the mac n’ cheese I wanted to take a turn to the healthier options on the menu so I ordered the salmon entree. The salmon was served with jasmine rice, lemon caper sauce and topped with asparagus. Adding to this square meal I ordered a side of seasonal vegetables; squash, carrots and snap peas.
|Fried chicken and waffles with sweet potatoes|
|The DoubleTree Stack for dessert, yummm|
|Cheers from Balcony|
|view from the lobby floor|