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Derek's Place


Updated on Apr 22, 2008

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Derek's Place
4411 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA

(215) 483-9400 phone
(215) 483-1537 fax

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Cuisine Type

Hours of Operation

Lunch Mon-Sat 11am-5pm. Dinner Mon-Thurs 5-10:30pm. Fri-Sat 5pm-12am. Sun 3-10pmBrunch 11am-3pm

• Suggested

Payment Methods
• Mastercard
• Visa
• Amex
• Discover
• Diners Club

This restaurant's average entree cost is Expensive


Restaurant Description
One thing is for certain, things change. Change is good. Change is growth. People change, neighborhoods change, even our likes and loves change. Change is what motivates us either by fear of it or by embracing it. I have always been one of the latter. Change invigorates me and causes me to be so excited that I can't sleep at night. Have I changed? Since coming to Manayunk almost 15 years ago I have been busy raising a family, been in and out of many different business deals, and obviously have matured (i.e., aged, some would argue the maturity thing). I have been living my dream! Anybody who can make their living doing what they love is truly successful, and G-d knows that after more than thirty years in and around kitchens and food I consider myself pretty damn successful. There are many things about me that have not changed, though. I still get up in the morning and I can not wait to get to work, and I still don't like to go home until the last guest is satisfied. I still have an absolute passion for the food. I love the four seasons of our region and can not wait for the seasonal foods to come in and offer them to you. I love teaching and guiding my staff and hopefully infecting them with my passion. I am a lifer in the restaurant business and I couldn't imagine doing anything else. So here I go again, another change, another chapter for Derek Davis, the chef, the restaurateur, the man. It is now the summer of 2005 and I am set to introduce to you the reincarnation of Sonoma. After thirteen years, and many, many happy times Sonoma is being converted into my new venture, the eponymous, Derek's. So please, come in with an open mind and an empty stomach, and allow us to feed your belly and your brain. Allow us to guide you into whatever you want, be it the best burger in town, a dry aged steak, or the finest cult California Cabernet. Indulge yourself in our local grown organic cuisine or just have a glass.

Best Known For...
Small Plates menu, Wine bar, Vodka bar, Non smoking.

Service Type
Sit Down
Special Needs
Organic Menu Items
Non Smoking Area
Wheelchair Access
Children's Menu
Outdoor Dining
Scenic View
Family / Children
Bar Scene
Sports Bar

Happy Hour
Late Night
10 - 20 People
20 - 50 People
50 - 100 People
Over 100 People
Off-Site Catering
Private Party Room

Bar Info
Full Bar

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