Voted one of Philadelphia’s Best New Restaurants of 2018 by OpenTable.com, Sandler’s on 9th is committed to creating an enjoyable, comfortable dining experience. We provide an accessible, affordable approach to high-quality comfort food. Our recipes have simple, organic ingredients that are locally sourced for a healthy and fresh meal.
We pride ourselves on being an eatery where hospitality is paramount. From the moment you walk in the door until the moment you leave, we put your dining needs before anything else. With a value-centric mindset, Sandler’s strives to provide top quality dining at a reasonable price, so you can relax and enjoy your time.
Sandler’s on 9th is proudly family owned and operated. Paul Sandler created the restaurant in 2018 with a vision of a friendly, hospitality-driven spot in Center City. He wanted to provide a place to eat that was warm and welcoming, while also holding high standards for fresh, high quality food. Paul and his oldest daughter Aly, who is the Dining Room Manager, created an environment where everyone can feel relaxed and comfortable, whether you’re grabbing breakfast after an overnight shift, enjoying lunch with your whole family, or having a date night at the bar.
Realizing the importance of a good meal, even when there’s no time to sit down for it, Paul decided to dedicate a portion of the restaurant to Sander’s on the Go. In this smaller to-go spot next door to the restaurant, you can get quality food with less time to spare. Grab an item from the menu or a fresh pre-made meal from the fridge at the take-out counter, and order online or by phone for pick up or delivery. Sandler’s also delivers catering for large parties and groups.
Paul Sandler opened The Palm in Atlantic City as Assistant General Manager responsible for all aspects of the restaurant‘s operation along with designing the Wine Program. His great success in creating the restaurant’s fun filled environment with flawless service led to Paul’s promotion to General Manager. His wine expertise also led to his being named the Assistant National Director of Wines for all Palm restaurants nationwide. Paul brings a quarter century of restaurant experience to operating the classic white tablecloth steakhouse. In the 1980’s, Paul began making a name for himself in the Atlantic City market. He held assistant banquet manager positions at Trump’s Castle Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City and then the award winning Cousin’s Country House before moving to Showboat and Harrah’s casinos in Atlantic City. He ended his 17-year tenure, as the General Manager for two of Harrah’s most acclaimed gourmet restaurants where he designed and executed a wine program that became a customer favorite and a Harrah’s trademark. Paul has lived in South Jersey since graduating Richard Stockton College in 1986. He lives in Egg Harbor Township with his wife, Patty, and their two daughters, Alysa and Samantha.
You will find Aly Sandler, the Dining Room Manager and Paul Sandler’s oldest daughter, maintaining the dining room and chatting with guests. She is a graduate of Atlantic Cape Community College in May’s Landing with an A.A. in Biomedical Studies and will be continuing her studies in Hospitality and Restaurant Management. Along with overseeing the restaurant, Aly loves animals, field hockey, and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Rob has held several positions in the kitchens at Harrahs since joining their Food and Beverage operations in March of 2013. Before joining Sandler’s on 9th, he was the Executive Chef at Harrahs Resort Casino in Atlantic City. He oversees the daily restaurant operations totaling 15 restaurants, 4 production kitchens, and the newly opened Water Front Convention Center. Prior to joining Harrahs, Rob most recently served as the Executive Chef of Showboat Casino, and the opening team for Valley Forge Casino in Pennsylvania. In that capacity, Rob was responsible for the overall culinary operation of the property as well as the successful opening of the Casino and its restaurants. Before that, Rob worked for Wyndham hotels and resorts in Philadelphia as the Executive Sous Chef and oversaw banquets, 3 al la cart restaurant operations and production areas daily culinary operations. He was also a member of the opening task force team in downtown Cleveland, and Peach Tree city in Atlanta, Georgia. Rob is a graduate of the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia. Rob is also a member of the Professional Chefs association of South Jersey, the Chaine des Rotisseurs, and is a Certified Executive Chef with the American Culinary Federation. When he is not cooking professionally, he enjoys spending time with his wife Bethany and four children , reading - especially cookbooks, home improvement projects, hunting and fishing.
Chef Vince has held several positions with Paxos Restaurant Group, including Lead Station Chef at Firepoint Grill. Vince was responsible for overall banquet operation For Strangeloves from 2015 to 2018, before joining Sandler’s on 9th in May 2018 as Executive Sous Chef. Chef Vince attended The University of Mississippi and, when not cooking professionally, enjoys reading and hunting on his down time.