At the corner of 2nd and Market Street, you’ll find food and drink to give you strength for any revolution. But the odds are, whether you’re stopping by for Sunday brunch, Friday night cocktails or a celebratory dinner, the atmosphere, creative comfort food and welcoming staff will make you want to just settle in and leave the revolution for another day.
The atmosphere was created with the help of noted commercial photographer Dominic Episcopo. Luca Sena, along with partner John Poulos, enlisted him to design the look and vibe of Revolution House. Crisp navy blue and soothing charcoal gray accent the former Quaker Friends Meetinghouse’s original 1798 brick. Touches throughout the restaurant pay homage to Philadelphia’s rich historic roots: custom-made concrete tables are inlaid with vintage skeleton keys; reclaimed Lancaster pine forms an American flag that hangs on the wall; an American Eagle is the main feature of the massive stairway chandelier; the wainscoting is made from old Philadelphia school doors; and vintage bottles hang together to create a shimmering valence of light.
The creative comfort food is the work of Chef Luca Sena Jr. He has created a menu of internationally influenced comfort food and inspired wood fired pizzas made in Revolution House’s custom pizza oven. Some signature items include savory cupcakes (like the mozzarella lasagna topped with a warm ricotta “icing” and fresh marinara sauce), housemade tater tots (the traditional tot with a twist), and fried calamari served with a mustard and pickle infused dipping sauce.