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JG Domestic
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2929 Arch St Philadelphia, PA 19104
2929 Arch StUSPAPhiladelphia19104
$$$American Restaurant, CatererToday Closed
Monday 11:30 am – 7:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 7:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 7:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 7:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 7:00 pmSaturday ClosedSunday Closed
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Seasonal & local ingredients make up the small plates & chef's tasting menus in an airy, open space.- Google
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Dontae Privette
reviewed a year ago
I've had the Chef's tasting menu on numerous occasions for dinner with colleagues and have never once been 'wowed' by the food. I'd also agree that the plates may be a tad pricey in comparison with their portion size, although they do tend to use very unique ingredients in their dishes. The service has always been outstanding in my opinion. I'd say it's more for people who are open to trying new things, just don't bring a large appetite with you.
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Jeffrey Salvitti
reviewed a year ago
Went here to grab some drinks and appetizers with co-workers one day. Really unique selection of appetizers and drink. Was a little pricey, but the quality was very good. Nice location as well for people taking the train out of 30th Street Station.
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Kelly Campbell
reviewed 2 years ago
I've been here several times and have loved it every time. It's also great for a larger group, especially if you can get the chef's table. Get the pecan appetizer and the beignets for dessert.
Liked: Food, Service
Sherri Dembowski
reviewed 4 months ago
Ordered a burger (medium) to go. Discovered it was raw in the middle. Contacted them at email address on website - zero response.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Hi Sherri, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at JG Domestic. We take each review we receive into account when communicating with our staff. We would like to apologize for the quality of the burger you received. To better address this specific incident with our staff, are you able to provide me with a contact email or phone number to best reach you at? In order to protect your privacy, please feel free to email me directly at Again, we do appreciate your feedback and sincerely apologize. We look forward to hearing from you soon, Kaela, on behalf of Garces Group Marketing Department
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Penn Appétit
reviewed a year ago
I went to Garces' JG Domestic for the first time for dinner on a Tuesday night. The restaurant is in the Cira Centre, sitting beneath crisscrossing escalators and tall windows, adjoining 30th Street Station. The decor is all crates and checkered cloth and fake chalkboards--which clashes almost spectacularly with the gleaming chrome of the skyscraper that houses it. I'm not sure whether this was the right choice. Why not embrace the modernity of the space, instead of trying to insert rustic ambiance where it jars? There's something hokey and forced about it. And despite attempts to make the restaurant feel small and cozy, this is a losing battle. The soaring ceilings, the sunlight pouring in: it's inherently airy and open, and I'd say it'd be near impossible to change that short of major architectural alterations. I ordered the Maine Lobster Cappuccino and the Jidori Chicken. I also tried the asparagus with quail egg. I love lobster bisque, and the idea of vanilla emulsion with it fascinated me. It arrived in a steaming mug, a thick layer of foam on top. Floating in the soup were hunks of lobster and a couple of butternut squash dumplings. Taking a bite was a confusing experience as my tastebuds kept expecting it to taste like coffee. The soup was thinner, closer, actually, to the consistency of cappuccino. Add to that the sensation of foam on the tongue and the mild sweetness of the vanilla, and it was like eating a seafood latte, which sounds disconcerting, but is actually pleasantly strange. The dumplings were rich but a little too heavy. I don't know if they're necessary; the lobster pieces would have been sufficient. Although it was an interesting twist, the soup was already a new perspective on the classic. Adding dumplings was less putting it over the top and more overdoing it. The chicken, served with baby carrots, fingerling potatoes, and cipollini, was delicious and well worth the price. It's a lot of food; comparatively, the portion of the lamb loin was paltry. The chicken was submerged in a thick, homey-smelling sauce. The carrots were packed with flavor, the meat juicy, the potatoes golden. Upscale comfort food at its finest. Of course, I can't not mention the amazing, flaky, melt-in-your-mouth rolls, which came to the table warm and buttery. I didn't get a chance to try the desserts, sadly. It was a good meal, but apart from the lobster bisque (which was more gimmicky than truly sensational), not really a memorable one.
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Jeremy Gollehon
reviewed 2 years ago