The Hadley: Elegance on the Parkway

Forgive me my readers, for I have sinned. I have deprived you of my reviews for a while, and I do apologize. It’s been a rather busy few months, but I am getting back into the swing of things.

We recently moved into a new apartment complex in Philadelphia, and as luck would have it, there is a terrific restaurant on-site that is open to the apartment residents and the public. The restaurant is The Hadley at the Park Towne Place apartments on Benjamin Franklin Parkway. If you haven’t heard of it, you should make a point of dining here soon.

We have become very good friends with the entire staff at the restaurant, and they are a fantastic group of people. They have treated my husband and I like family ever since we first went in to try them out. Not only are the staff super friendly, but the food and drinks are amazing. The decor is stunning. It’s bright, clean, warm, and inviting all at the same time.

There is something on the menu for everyone. You have your choice of soups, salads, vegetarian, American, Italian, and Asia fare. All of it is good. On the weekends, they have a wonderful brunch, and for a set price, you can have a bottomless mimosa or bloody Mary brunch.

Some of our favorite dishes have been the house burrata, the margherita and funghi flatbreads, braised beef short rib, fruits de mer, seared Maine diver scallops, and the roquefort crusted filet mignon. Everything is fresh and made to order. The filet mignon was exceptionally delicious. It was cooked a perfect medium rare, and the beautiful roquefort cheese that gave it a wonderful umami. I highly recommend it!

Equally fantastic are the cocktails. We’ve had a few, including their Mexico on Fire, which if you love tequila and mazcal, you will love this drink. The Hadley Berry, paired with the filet mignon, is a delicious combination. There’s also the sweet Mary Marge and Summer Vacation. All the bartenders at The Hadley are amazing, but our favorites are Ariella and Abby. These two know how to make great cocktails. And don’t be afraid to order something off menu. Ariella is incredibly creative and loves coming up with new creations for you.

The Hadley is conveniently located on the parkway, surrounded by some of the city’s best museums. When the weather turns warmer, they will be opening up an outdoor deck that patrons can dine on, or just hang out with a great cocktail. See you soon! You know where you can find us!


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