The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Michael Klein was provided an early glimpse inside Hook & Ladder Sky Bar & Kitchen inside the now-transformed historic firehouse that is adjacent to the new Hotel West & Main at the intersection of Fayette and West Elm streets in Conshohocken.
The firehouse is now actually two restaurants, Hook & Ladder upstairs and 1874 Social on the ground level. Both open up to a view of the new public plaza that is in the center of the SORA West redevelopment area. In addition to the hotel, there is AmerisourceBergen’s corporate headquarters and a parking garage that is a mix of spaces dedicated to the office building and hotel along with a public parking component.
On the menu for the Hook & Ladder, which opens October 14th (dinner only initially) is a $99 hamburger, which Klein goes into more detail about below.
Is Conshohocken, which has long enjoyed a solid downtown dining scene at assorted price points (Blackfish, Southern Cross Kitchen, El Limon, The Great American Pub), ready for a restaurant that serves a $99 burger wrapped in gold?
Admittedly, the Fireman Burger offered at Hook & Ladder Sky Bar & Kitchen, which opens Oct. 14 inside the new Hotel West & Main at Fayette and Elm Streets, seems like a marketing play, on the order of the cheesesteak at Center City’s Barclay Prime, now priced at $140. (The Fireman Burger happens to be a Wagyu beef patty wrapped in gold, topped with butter-poached lobster tail, arugula, onion rings, truffle aioli, and Super Sharp three-year aged Cheddar bechamel sauce; truffle is shaved on top tableside.)
You can read Klein’s entire article here.
Photo: Hook & Ladder’s Facebook