The Abbaye: Oh My Darling Clementine Martini

August 18, 2016


Oh My Darling Clementine Martini

How to make:

Chill martini glass
Fill shaker w/ice
2 oz Rowhouse Gin
½ oz Rosemary simple syrup
½ oz Clementine juice
Give it a good hearty stir
Rim your chilled martini glass with lime
Fill martini glass with cocktail and finish with a lime wedge


Many people who are new to Philadelphia think Northern Liberties is a fairly new dining destination. While there are a lot of new bars and restaurants in this area, there are a few that have been around for over a decade. These are the bars that helped spur the growth of the neighborhood.


The Abbaye, in business for just over 12 years, is one of those great gastropubs. Owner Meghan Wright lived in the neighborhood way back when the only bars were Silk City and Boars Head. That was even before Standard Tap opened.


Even though it was a little scary back then, Meghan says, “I always loved it here. It feels like a community—you know your neighbors. Even the bars feel like family. We take care of each other and support each other.”


The Abbaye definitely feels like a neighborhood bar. You can tell as soon as you walk in that it’s a home away from home for many. The best part is, even first timers, are quickly made to feel welcome.


There’s a new chef at the helm, Jerry Rossi, but Jerry is not new to the Abbaye. “Jerry’s been here since day one. He started as a dishwasher and worked his way up,” said Meghan.


Many of the great dishes Abbaye is know for are still on the menu, but Jerri’s adding his own signature as well. Our longtime favorite, the Abbaye Cheesesteak, is still on the menu. It’s made with Chimay marinated steak, grilled tomato and onion, Gruyere cheese, and roasted garlic aioli.


Abbaye also has a great brunch. One of our favorites on the hangover cure menu is the Abbaye Texas Benedict. That’s two eggs over easy, fried chicken (because why not?) and bacon served on a biscuit smothered in gravy.

If eating cute animals isn’t your thing…the Abbaye has plenty of vegetarian options available. They even make their own seitan in house.


Looking for entertainment? Every Sunday you can catch Karaoke (10pm-2am) and every Thursday is Quizzo (10pm-midnight). Also popular are their monthly beer events aka “you buy the glass night.” On these nights a specific brewery is featured with five different beers from that brewery on tap.


Be sure to stop by the Abbaye soon and try the Oh My Darling Clementine Martini, grab some food, and make new friends.


The Abbaye
637 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 627-6711
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