Is Chaucer's owned by South Street Souvlaki?
On the back page of this week's Key to Philadelphia paper, there is a full page ad for the two restaurants. At the bottom it reads "Tommy Vasililades' newest kitchen 1946 Lombard Street, Chaucer's Tabard Inn". Next to that it mentions that Chaucer's "says love in American, Greek, Italian, and Cajun cooking". I knew Chaucer's started to cook different regional specialties every night of the week. Just curious.
Some aren't wild about the 'new' Chaucer's (no more free beer if you can recite Jabberwocky, menu got a bit too frou-frou) but it's still decent. Leather sofas upstairs (at least they were there for the playoffs) are a BIG plus for me.
One annoying thing is they never bother to have a bartender upstairs, even when it is ridiculously packed (like during the playoffs, for example).
Best thing is the Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen in the Hefeweizen glasses. Nice touch.
I am so sorry to hear this. When I lived in Phila Chaucer's was my favorite place to be. Even cooked behind the bar for a while when they still did that!
Whence the bartenders?! Is Jack still there?