Upscale Casual, Markets
Cornerstone is an intimate and inviting 40-seat elegant bistro and artisanal market + specialty wine shop. Boasting a luxurious dining area, 14-seat open chef's counter + 10-seat full bar offering a wine and craft cocktail program focused on genuine hospitality. The restaurant utilizes high caliber ingredients that highlight the ever-changing flavors of each season. The perfect marriage of NorCal wine country, coastal New England, and the rustic charm of Europe's seaside retreats.
Cornerstone has become quickly one of the most sought after restaurants in the Philadelphia after 3 years focusing on amazing guest experience, food + building a wine program that is just as important pairing wines + beers with their menus creating the ultimate dining experience. Every year in August for 2 weeks - Christine & Nick plus staff travels the world to bring only the best back for their guests.
Christine & Nicholas Kondra, owner & chefs + husband & wife team returned home after spending 10 years in Boston & Nantucket to open Cornerstone in the Fall of 2015. Christine working as a private chef & restaurant owned by the famed chef partners Jamie Bissonnette & Ken Oringer. Nick working his way up on the Nantucket & Boston restaurant scene, working at the famed Straight Wharf Restaurant (Nantucket) & Ten Tables in Harvard Square. Upon returning in Jan '14, Nick became the pasta chef at Amis under the well respected Brad Spence & Marc Vetri.