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.
Rembrandt's (1)
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.
Rembrandt's (7)
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.
Rembrandt's (10)
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
Phone: 215-763-2228
Lunch & Tavern Menu Hours:
Sunday - 2:30PM till 10:00PM
Monday - Thursday 11:30AM till 10:00PM
Friday - Saturday 11:30AM till Midnight
Dinner Hours:
Monday - Thursday 5:30PM till 10:00PM
Friday - Saturday 5:30PM till 11:00PM
Sunday - 5:00PM till 9:00PM
Brunch Hours:
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
Rembrandt's in Philadelphia


  1. Taylor said...
    I hate bad mojitos. That one clearly doesn't have enough mint.
    Toni said...
    I'm sorry you had a bad mojito! I adore them when they're made with fresh, fabulous mint, and enough of it to cram the bottom third of the glass.

    Oh well..I'm sure after the 4 other drinks, it was a case of "all's well that ends well."
    Urban Vegan said...
    We've been meaning to try Rembrandt's for ...oh...say the last 10 years. Those bigazz Happy Hour drinks may have finally pushed me over the edge to action.

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