517 Leithgow Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
M-Sun 5-11, seatings at 6 and 9 (call to confirm)
NileGuide Expert tip:
Be sure to leave a couple of hours for this meal and also to wear something relatively comfortable; the cushions (seats) are low to the ground and perfect for lounging!
Marrakesh is a cultural and culinary experience. From the moment you enter the restaurant, tucked away in a poorly lit alley with barely a sign decorating the outside, you'll feel like you've been whisked away to Morocco. Once your eyes adjust to the dim lighting, you'll see groups of people sitting on low cushions around silver platters, eating with their hands and lounging between courses. The menu is a fixed 8-course menu (with a few choices of meats) featuring Moroccan salads, lemony couscous, expertly spiced chicken or lamb, "b'stella" (a delicious spiced chicken pastry), and baklava.
Photo courtesy of Marrakesh