The old town gets a new southern restaurant

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Felicia Wilson, First Time Restaurant Owner opens Amina Restaurant and Lounge in Old Town at 104 Chestnut Street. The restaurant is named after Wilson’s daughter, Amine.


Amina Restaurant & Lounge Old City Philadelphia

After two difficult years for the restaurant industry, things are already looking up in Philadelphia in 2022, as Amina Restaurant and Lounge is located at 104 Chestnut Street in the Old Town district of the city during the first quarter of the year.

The 70-seat establishment belongs to Felicia Wilson and will be led by Chef/Partner Darryl Harmon in the kitchen. The restaurant is named after Wilson’s daughter, Amina, and is inspired by an ancient warrior goddess from Nigeria.

The menu will focus on Southern cuisineusing African ingredients. The interior will feature intimate golden patterns depicting an African female warrior, with African décor and themes throughout the space.








Wilson, who lives in Cheltenham with her husband Shawn Bell and their four children, has opened three child care centers in our area, including two in Philadelphia and one in Willow Grove.







Harmon, a native of Gouldtown, NJ, in Cumberland County, is an award-winning chef in New York City. He previously served as executive chef at the Water Works restaurant in Philadelphia between 2007 and 2012.

Amina will initially open offering dinner service only, with weekend brunch and lunch beginning shortly after launch. The establishment has a liquor license and a full bar, specializing in craft beers and cocktails made from locally distilled alcohols and wines from around the world.








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