REX 1516 is your home for quality, Southern-inspired cuisine. Executive Chef Justin Swain, born and raised in Philadelphia, trained under the native Alabamian opening chef. His talents made him an asset to our restaurant and he was quickly promoted to sous-chef. Chef Swain officially took over the reins of the kitchen as Executive Chef in October of 2012. He strives to uphold our elevated Southern cuisine with personal influence from charcuterie, BBQ and classical French techniques, with a modern twist. Chef Swain has also taken over the creation and execution of our dessert program. Heather Rodkey, our General Manager, has compiled beer, wine and cocktails for perfect pairing or convivial sipping. Relax in our "faded, Southern mansion", designed by Arthur Saline. Much of the wooden furniture was repurposed by John Dougherty from salvaged churches and mansions - including our bar, courtesy of Frank Furness. Enjoy!