Tuesday, May 15, 2007
In my neighborhood there are lots of options for food and drink in the late afternoon. When it comes to a really great happy hour however, the Art Museum Area is a little lacking. Except for Rembrandt's. With specials starting at 4:55 and running to 7:05, Rembrandt's claims to have the longest happy hour in Philadelphia.
Alison and I arrived at about 4:30, so we sucked it up and ordered a full-price drink just to start. I opted for the mojito in a pint glass for $8. I'm a sucker for a good mojito. I just love the combination of fresh lime and mint with a decent amount of rum, but unfortunately this was not a good mojito.
I'm not sure whether they used a pre-made mojito mix or if I had just brushed my teeth too recently, but this drink tasted funny, and I don't mean in a good way. It was artificial tasting with not nearly enough mint to even taste it. But you know me, I'm not one to waste a drink, so it was all rapidly consumed.
I ordered a "Small Plate" from their cafe menu of toasted flat bread and hummus. This was by no means a small plate, it was a huge plate of 6 or 7 pieces of flat bread, covered in hummus, green and black olives and roasted red peppers. I devoured it, and it was very reasonable at just $7.95.
After the mojito, happy hour was in full effect, so draft beer and well drinks were just three bucks a piece. Our server (I think his name was Greg) was nice enough to invent a little cocktail for us, Pineapple, Cranberry and vodka with a twist of lime. Yum. I think I had 4 which apparently was one too many, because by the time 7:05 rolled around I was walking home and making plans to put on my pj's and go to bed.
Rembrandt'sRestaurant and Bar
741 N. 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Corner 23rd & Aspen Streets
Lunch & Tavern Menu Hours:
Sunday - 2:30PM till 10:00PM
Monday - Thursday 11:30AM till 10:00PM
Friday - Saturday 11:30AM till Midnight
Monday - Thursday 5:30PM till 10:00PM
Friday - Saturday 5:30PM till 11:00PM
Sunday - 5:00PM till 9:00PM
Sunday - 11:30AM till 2:30PM
Pizza Menu Hours:
Sunday - 2:30PM till 9:00PM
Monday - Thursday 11:30AM till 1:00AM
Friday - Saturday 11:30AM till 1:00 AM