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Patchwork Restaurant Opens in Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia

Marilyn Johnson

Patchwork, a lively restaurant and bar focused on New American cuisine, is now open at the Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia, the first of Hyatt’s upscale lifestyle brand to open in Philadelphia, nestled in bustling Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, complete with a robust food and beverage menu available for breakfast, brunch, and dinner, plus a 24-hour grab-and-go market, all helmed by Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden.

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Patchwork Restaurant at Hyatt Centric Hotel in Center City Philadelphia.(Provided)

Paying homage to the visual tapestry of Philadelphia’s diverse neighborhoods, Patchwork, Hyatt Centric Center City’s 2nd-floor restaurant, bar and market, is now open for breakfast, weekend brunch, dinner and cocktails. Patchwork is the first food and beverage concept to open at the 13-story Hyatt Centric Center City, the brand’s flagship Philadelphia location at 1620 Chancellor Street, which opened in October 2020.

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Hyatt Centric Hotel in Center City Philadelphia.(Provided)
"Patchwork is inspired by Mid-Atlantic ingredients that can be found in local farms and fisheries all inspired by the city of brotherly love,” said Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden. “I’m so excited to be a part of this launch team and have guests join us for a taste of Philly while exploring all this great city has to offer.”

The grand opening of Patchwork brings the thrilling announcement of new Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden, an Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale alumni, winner of ABC’s “The Chew” national competition dubbed “Best Chef on the Block”, and most recently former Executive Chef of Red Owl Tavern at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Old City. Dearden has held leadership roles in respected kitchens in Miami, New York, Washington D.C and St. Lucia. Dearden brings expertise and vast culinary knowledge to the opening menu at Patchwork with a focus on perfecting and reinventing American classics.

Dinner menu highlights include Cape May Oysters ($18) with pickled ginger and mignonette; the signature Patchwork Burger ($20) with onion marmalade on a Cambozola Brioche; Sirloin Steak Frites ($32) with truffle fries and whiskey au poivre; Blackened Salmon ($28) with sunchoke tostones and leek chimichurri; while the brunch menu boasts highlights such as Patchwork Breakfast ($16) with two eggs, breakfast hash, applewood smoked bacon and multi-grain toast; Ham Egg and Cheese Pretzel Bun Sandwich ($15) with shaved ham, scrambled eggs, swiss cheese, Dijon aioli, breakfast potato hash; Frisée Aux Lardon Salad ($16) with poached egg, endive, chives, and sherry vinaigrette; and Greek Yogurt Parfait ($9) with stone fruit compote, Greek yogurt, granola and fresh berries. 

The 50-seat, 2,850 sq ft restaurant and bar features industrial finishes such as blackened steel, alongside refined objects curated to create an outdoor and farming theme lining wood paneled shelves, tying together craft traditions such as woodworking and metalsmithing. The inviting 8-seat bar will feature a plethora of rotating local brews on draft, global wines, as well as signature cocktails crafted by in-house mixologists including Reserve Philly Sour crafted with Dads Hat Port Finished Rye, lemon, egg white, red orange bitters, garnished with a Tempranillo float, and 19th Century Martini composed of Green Hat Gin, Capitoline Blanc Vermouth, and lemon twist. The 24-hour grab-and-go market offers prepared signature salads, sandwiches, snacks and a full coffee bar.

Similar to the restaurant’s design aesthetic, the entrance, lobby and common spaces of the Hyatt Centric, all designed by CRÈME Architecture and Design, a Brooklyn-based collective by Jun Aizaki, are inspired by Philadelphia’s heritage, capturing rich craft traditions as well as the city’s historic industrial prominence, overlaid with Aizaki’s Japanese influence. The newly constructed 166,336 sq ft upscale lifestyle hotel has a sophisticated simplicity, with an airy, muted palette and abundance of raw wood that references the region’s past as a lumber capital. This elevated rusticity is accented with details that connect the city’s roots to its contemporary streetscape, considering the street art, mosaics, and murals that provide unique character. CRÈME Architecture and Design and Philadelphia-based architecture firm, DAS Architects, won best “Midscale Hotel Public Space” in the 2021 Hospitality Design Awards for their work on the Hyatt Centric Center City.

Hyatt Centric Center City offers 332 guest rooms (205 King, 105 Double, 22 Suites) providing panoramic cityscape views through floor-to-ceiling windows, with amenities such as 60” flat screen TVs, blackout curtains, Drybar hair dryers, modern workspaces – some with unparalleled views – full BeeKind bath amenities, and more. The 22 suites, including an Executive Suite, Corner Suite, and the 750 sq ft Presidential Suite offer varying amenities such as private balcony, spacious lounges, sitting areas and workstations, and more. All guest rooms feature elegant space-saving millwork and are layered with subtle allusions to local culture; colorful kayak paddles create a whimsical nod to the major rivers of Pennsylvania, while custom area rugs by Crosby Street Studios reference Quaker quilting patterns. The patchwork theme is mirrored in the corridors’ custom carpet, which includes a series of patterns based on Japanese shibori technique. 

Additional hotel amenities include a multipurpose fitness center with brand-new state-of-the-art equipment, including Peloton bikes, plus free Wi-Fi, concierge service, pet-friendly accommodations, in-room dining delivery, and more than 5,300 total square feet of adjustable event and meeting space. The seven meeting rooms can be arranged to accommodate groups ranging from two to 250 people, each named after groundbreaking Philadelphians. The largest is the 2,700 sq ft Alexander Ballroom, named after Sadie Mossell Alexander, the first woman to earn a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and the first Black woman to practice law in Pennsylvania. Other meeting spaces include the Jackson Room, named after a Black chef who moved to Philly in the 1820s and started selling ice cream. The Charles and Darrow rooms are named after Charles Darrow, the local game designer credited with inventing Monopoly.

Current hours of operation for Patchwork Restaurant are breakfast served Wednesday – Friday from 6:30am – 11:30am, and dinner served Wednesday and Thursday from 5 – 9pm and Friday and Saturday from 5 – 10pm, closed on Monday and Tuesday. Weekend brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 8am – 4pm. Patchwork Bar is open Monday through Thursday from 4 – 10pm, Friday from 4 – 11pm, Saturday from 11am – 11pm, and Sunday from 11am – 10pm.

Marilyn Johnson is a freelance food and travel writer covering the food and drink scene of Philadelphia, South Jersey, and beyond. Food news: phillygrub@gmail.com. Travel tips: phillygrubtrips@gmail.com.

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Marilyn Johnson is a Philadelphia area-based food and travel writer focusing on food & drink in the Mid-Atlantic region. Email phillygrub@gmail.com for Philly area news; phillygrubtrips@gmail.com for travel tips and opportunities.

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