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Restaurants in Philadelphia

Philadelphia restaurants combine both the buzziest names in the food world alongside some of its greasiest traditions. Many celebrity chef-fronted Philadelphia restaurants, like Stephen Starr's Buddakan, Morimoto and El Vez have opened up second locations in New York City. The Philadelphia-based La Colombe Torrefaction coffee chain now runs a shop in South Korea.

For spicy Mexican dishes in a colorful setting, visit Jose Garces' Distrito. It has earned its reputation as one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia with upscale takes on south-of-the-border street food, such as Kobe beef tacos, and a bar boasting more than 100 tequilas.

Some of the most iconic restaurants in Philadelphia are its cheesesteak purveyors. Visit the home of the beloved fried onion and Cheese Wiz-topped sandwich at the Pat's King of Steaks takeout window, or visit Geno's Steaks at East Passyunk Crossing, whose bright neon lights attract crowds of late-night fans and a worldwide reputation.

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  • Alfa Restaurant & Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This Rittenhouse gastropub is popular with the after-work and date-night crowds. The dining room has exposed brick walls and banquette seating. Hig... More
  • Alison at Blue Bell

  • Alma de Cuba

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    From Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr, Alma de Cuba has a minimalist style with glass walls, clean-lined furniture, and portraits of Cubans ... More
  • Amada

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Contemporary adaptations of traditional Spanish tapas comprise the menu at this Old City restaurant, which was opened in 2005 by James Beard Award-... More
  • Ansill

  • Barclay Prime

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Barclay Prime is a multi-room steakhouse housed on the first floor of what was once The Barclay, a luxury hotel built in 1929. The design is part o... More
  • Bliss, Philadelphia

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Buddakan, Philadelphia

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Steven Starr's vastly expanding dining empire includes some two-dozen restaurants, and though Buddakan opened back in 1998, this Old City temple to... More
  • Butcher and Singer

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    On Walnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, the Hollywood of old appears anew in Butcher and Singer's blending elegant gilt, marble, and golden chandel... More
  • Cochon BYOB

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This Philadelphia newcomer communicates comfort through traditional French-country dishes. More
  • Cuba Libre

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    With locations now in Atlantic City, Washington, D.C., and Orlando, Cuba Libre's original Philadelphia branch is situated in a nightlife-heavy stri... More
  • Distrito

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    West Philadelphia's Distrito serves modern Mexican cuisine in a 250-seat restaurant decorated with kitschy details like vivid pink lighting and a w... More
  • Down Home Diner

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Set inside the Reading Terminal Market, this Center City breakfast spot is known for its country-style dishes. Long lines are the norm on weekend m... More
  • El Vez

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This colorful space serves delicious house-made guacamole and has a wall lined with hundreds of tiny Day of the Dead figurines. More
  • Estia

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
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