The bistro tradition brought to life. Serving inspired American cuisine, accompanied by a curated wine list and craft beer selection. Tucked in a corner of Philadelphia’s charming Fitler Square neighborhood.
Fitler Dining Room is open seven days a week and serves brunch
Robert Marzinsky, a native of Saratoga Springs, New York came to discover his passion for the craft of cooking by way of art school. In school Marzinsky studied fine pottery, and after graduating traveled the country showcasing his work. During his travels, he developed an appreciation for the culinary craft.
Marzinsky’s first foray into the restaurant world was as an expeditor at a fine dining establishment, but he quickly gravitated to the kitchen. His first job leading a kitchen was at the former Aspen Restaurant, located in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia. After serving up tavern-inspired food for two years, Marzinsky was hired as a Garde Manager at Dan Clark & Ed Hackett’s Pub & Kitchen.
At Pub & Kitchen, Marzinsky worked closely with Executive Chef Jonathan Adams, and was promoted to Chef de Cuisine in 2009. He would eventually man the kitchen over the summer of 2011 at Pub & Kitchen’s standout, sister restaurant, The Diving Horse, located in Avalon, NJ.
Later in 2011, Marzinsky worked side by side with Chef George Sabatino in successfully opening the South Philadelphia, small-plate whiskey bar, Stateside. After a successful opening at Stateside, the Pub & Kitchen team enlisted Marzinsky to take the lead as Executive Chef on their new venture, Fitler Dining Room.
Inspiration for Fitler’s menu comes from his love for French cuisine and culture, the seasonality of New American cuisine, and the food culture of Philadelphia. At Fitler Dining Room, Marzinsky consistently strives to demonstrate that “simple can be exciting with proper technique and craft.”