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“Really good!!”
Review of Rex 1516

Rex 1516
Ranked #475 of 4,613 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: US$10 - US$50
Cuisines: South American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Your home for quality, Southern-inspired cuisine. "Faded mansion" is the motif Weber and Malone were going for, and with the velvet curtains, potted palms, recovered wood, and wrought-iron accents, Rex certainly delivers that vibe, especially in the intimate back bar where such classic Dixie cocktails as mint juleps, lime rickeys, and Sazeracs are crafted while vintage films like To Kill a Mockingbird play on the TV." ~Craig Laban, Philadelphia Inquirer "But what cemented my appreciation for Swain’s cooking was the Hoppin’ John substrate beneath those pork cheek hunks. He uses Carolina Gold rice for his, and cooks it perfectly al dente. One of these days, when heirloom rice gains the cachet of heirloom tomatoes, that sentence will spring people into table-reserving action." ~Trey Popp, Philly Mag
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Stopped in for brunch on a Saturday before a matinee at the Academy of Arts. We had a reservation and were seated right away. Service was quick and we ordered a round of drinks. Basil Mojito and Paradise Lost. Both were good, the Paradise Lost was fabulous. We ordered biscuits and gravy and shrimp and grits. Both were outstanding. The biscuit was an "everything bagel" biscuit and very tasty. I would say the only knock was that they should have added a bit more gravy. The shrimp and grits were a bit spicy. The were served with crispy pork belly lardons and tomato jam. Outstanding service as well. Overall,we really loved this little spot on South and will surely return.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I had the Fried Green Tomatoes with the Comeback sauce which was wonderful, 3 CHEESE SPICY CRAWFISH ETOUFFEE Pot pie, Spare Ribs everything was GREAT! very flavorful can't wait to go again. It's a small restaurant with a southern flare call for reservations.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Convenient location, small gem of a restaurant! From the minute on entering, everyone from the floor manger, waitstaff, servers and bartender had their "A" game on! The cocktails and the food are really a delicious treat. Biscuits are hand made and freshly baked for the Farmer's Platter! The chicken, the pork and the steak will done perfectly and there wasn't a complaint in the group. Just a great experience!

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Thank dustyNewtownSquare
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This place is a tiny jewel on South Street that is easy to walk to from Center City where our hotel was located. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The food is Southern with a twist of "unusual". Be sure to save room for the "milk and cookies" desert ( but share it)!

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Thank lmk1126
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

This place is very charming. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. The food is very filling. The mac and cheese is awesome. My husband loved the fried chicken. I don't eat meat, but still had an excellent roasted squash salad and pasta dish.

Thank JIA-7
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