Elwood is a BYOB restaurant in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. The restaurant cultivates organic, locally sourced ingredients into a selection of unique dishes that celebrate the rich culinary traditions of Philadelphia and the surrounding Pennsylvania region.
Elwood is a BYOB restaurant in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. The restaurant cultivates organic, locally sourced ingredients into a selection of unique dishes that celebrate the rich culinary traditions of Philadelphia and the surrounding Pennsylvania region.
Elwood is now accepting orders for take-out. To place an order, please give us a call at 215-279-7427.
Elwood is now accepting orders for take-out. To place an order, please give us a call at 215-279-7427.
"There's a rich culinary history in Philadelphia that I feel is under-represented. Our city is so much more than cheesesteaks and soft pretzels.” 
"There's a rich culinary history in Philadelphia that I feel is under-represented. Our city is so much more than cheesesteaks and soft pretzels.”
HISTORY

Elwood's menu draws from local history. Chef Adam Diltz has looked to the Colonial, Federal, and Victorian eras of the Philadelphia region for inspiration. At the turn of the 1800s, Philadelphia was a culinary capital of the world, much the way we think of Hong Kong, Paris, Marrakesh, New York, or London today. Its open market was the largest of its time, stretching from the Delaware River down Market Street to City Hall. Immigrants were pouring into the city, mixing culture and culinary style. The challenge of applying traditional techniques towards the use of indigenous ingredients brought about many unique new dishes. Native American, English, Dutch, French, German, Irish, as well as Caribbean and African influences each made distinct contributions to Philadelphia’s cuisine by the early 19th Century, placing the city at the pinnacle of fine-dining for its time. Elwood revives many of the tastes and cultures of Philadelphia’s rich culinary past in progressive new ways for patrons to enjoy.
HISTORY

Elwood's menu draws from local history. Chef Adam Diltz has looked to the Colonial, Federal, and Victorian eras of the Philadelphia region for inspiration. At the turn of the 1800s, Philadelphia was a culinary capital of the world, much the way we think of Hong Kong, Paris, Marrakesh, New York, or London today. Its open market was the largest of its time, stretching from the Delaware River down Market Street to City Hall. Immigrants were pouring into the city, mixing culture and culinary style. The challenge of applying traditional techniques towards the use of indigenous ingredients brought about many unique new dishes. Native American, English, Dutch, French, German, Irish, as well as Caribbean and African influences each made distinct contributions to Philadelphia’s cuisine by the early 19th Century, placing the city at the pinnacle of fine-dining for its time. Elwood revives many of the tastes and cultures of Philadelphia’s rich culinary past in progressive new ways for patrons to enjoy.

FAMILY STYLE DINING

The dining experience at Elwood is not just about food—it’s about bringing people together. Our family style servings revive a classic way of cooking that limits waste and offers affordable dishes intended to be shared.

LOCAL INGREDIENTS

Local ingredients are fundamental to the philosophy of Elwood. Our seasonal menus make use of the rich produce, meats, and seafood provided by the landscapes and waterways of Philadelphia and the surrounding region. We utilize forage from the regional terrain and our meats and vegetables are sourced from the best local farms and purveyors.
FAMILY STYLE DINING

The dining experience at Elwood is not just about food—it’s about bringing people together. Our family style servings revive a classic way of cooking that limits waste and offers affordable dishes intended to be shared.
LOCAL INGREDIENTS

Local ingredients are fundamental to the philosophy of Elwood. Our seasonal menus make use of the rich produce, meats, and seafood provided by the landscapes and waterways of Philadelphia and the surrounding region. We utilize forage from the regional terrain and our meats and vegetables are sourced from the best local farms and purveyors.

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Contact Us
Contact Us
info@elwoodrestaurant.com
Saturday & Sunday Tea at Elwood

Beginning October 24, Elwood will host tea service on Saturdays and Sundays. Two separate seating times will be available at 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

We’ll feature a selection of teas from local providers, Premium Steap and Oma Herbal Teas. Along with tea, we’ll also be serving an assortment of snacks and bites, including Pennsylvania Dutch-inspired specialties like scrapple, snickerdoodle, shoofly cake, and datch (Pennsylvania Dutch quickbread).