Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the restaurant named Elwood?:
The restaurant was named after the grandfather of Chef Adam Diltz, whose name was Elwood Andreas.

Is Elwood BYOB?
Yes, please feel free to bring in your favorite wine or beer. If you happen to forget, our neighbors at Fishtown Social Wine Bar sell bottles. We can even arrange for them to deliver a bottle and have it ready upon your arrival.

Alternately, we have non-alcoholic drinks on the menu using syrups and products from Barefoot
Botanicals, an organic herb farm in Doylestown, PA. We also offer hot tea from Premium Steap and Oma
Herbal Teas.

What type of food do you serve?
The theme of Elwood is the Mid-Atlantic cuisine. We offer a variety of dishes, primarily sourced from the local region.

Our farm-to-table dishes are made from seasonal and regional ingredients.

Many of our dishes are rooted in history - which could be a specific dish or inspired by an ingredient from
the past. We serve cultural dishes- dishes specific to a group - in particular, Elwood will be focusing on PA
Dutch because we feel it is under represented in Philadelphia cuisine and Chef Diltz loves to share dishes which showcase his heritage.

Elwood also serves family-style dishes that are meant to be shared with accompanied vegetables and

The restaurant utilizes whole animals from the farmers that Chef Diltz has connected with. Which means that we do our best to use the entirety the animal. Animal fats are, therefore, used in most dishes, in lieu of oil. Whole animal cookery is better for the environment and uses less waste in packaging and food waste.

Is Elwood reservation-only?
Although reservations are recommended, we are happy to accommodate walk-in patrons. Please do keep in mind that the restaurant has only 28 seats.