Bottle Bar East | As the name of the new Fishtown arrival suggests, this spot houses plenty of bottles. More than 550 bottles, at last count, to quench whatever whim has grabbed you on any given day — and you can take any of them to go. But there are lots of reasons to consider staying, too. The bar houses dartboards, a foosball table and an eight-tap bar (they also offer growler fills). To keep up your drinking stamina, there’s a menu of meat and cheese plates, Cubanos and other grilled sandwiches, hearty soups and daily specials that have included steamed clams and smoked-fish platters.
Open daily, noon-2 a.m., 1308 Frankford Ave., 267-909-8867, bottlebareast.com.
Citron and Rose | We guess citywide domination wasn’t quite enough for Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook, who expanded out to the Main Line for their latest venture, a glatt kosher restaurant and catering outlet. The kitchen is headed up by Yehuda Sichel, formerly a sous chef at Zahav. While flavors and ingredients are reminiscent of the deli, expect presentations and atmosphere that are decidedly more refined. Salmon gravlax is crusted in “everything” topping and served atop a sliver of smoked bagel as a delicate starter; challah French toast becomes a fanciful dessert. Mains skew meaty and feature supremely comforting elements like kugel and schmaltzy potatoes.
Open Sun.-Thu., 5:30-10 p.m., 370 Montgomery Ave., Merion, 610-664-4919, citronandrose.com.
Emmanuelle | PYT owner Tommy Up brings highbrow cocktails to the Piazza in a setting that celebrates the highest of the lowbrow — the soft-focus, softcore French porn classics from which Emmanuelle takes its name. The menu — courtesy of local cocktail royalty Katie Loeb and Phoebe Esmon — includes must-have champagne-based classics like kir royale and French 75, as well as original Francophone concoctions featuring Marie Brizard cordials, pastis and Dubonnet. Dim lighting, velvet wallpaper and a little kitsch set the stage.
Open daily, 6 p.m.-2 a.m., 1052 N. Hancock St., 215-791-8090, drinkemmanuelle.com.