FDR is a casual and lively neighborhood bistro nestled in the Fitler Square neighborhood of Philadelphia. Opened in 2013 by the team behind Pub & Kitchen and the Diving Horse, FDR serves seasonal American food inspired by the region and features a carefully curated wine and craft beer list.
We’re open for dinner 7 days a week and serve brunch on Saturday & Sunday. We accept reservations but are happiest when our neighbors just pop in for dinner or a casual bite and glass of wine at our open kitchen counter.
Chef Marzinsky’s love of cooking was born in art school where he studied the craft of fine pottery. While traveling the country showcasing his work Rob discovered his passion for the culinary craft…a passion that would soon bring him into some of Philadelphia’s best kitchens.
Rob began working with Pub & Kitchen as Garde Manager, working his way up to Executive Chef. In the summer of 2011 he headed up the kitchen at The Diving Horse before taking the lead as Executive Chef at Fitler Dining Room.
Inspiration for FDR’s menu comes from Marzinsky’s relationships with local farmers and purveyors, and the exciting food culture here in Philadelphia. At FDR Rob brings the sensibilities he learned in art school to the kitchen where he consistently demonstrates that “simple can be exciting with proper technique and craft.”