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Restaurants in Philadelphia

While the City of Brotherly Love is known for its arts and culture it is also known for its cuisine. While you are visiting Philadelphia be sure to sample the cheesesteak and soft pretzel. Restaurants in Philadelphia offer something new for those who have never been to the city. Here are some favorites chosen for creativity and variety.

At Stateside, award-winning Chef George Sabatino has an ever-changing, weirdly locavore yet uniquely American menu. The smoked pork rillette with Korean BBQ sauce is memorable.

Marigold Kitchen is a well-kept secret. In this one-time West Philly boardinghouse Chef Robert Halpern presents a four- to six-course prix-fixe menu. Try then ravioli and the wide range of canapés. It is one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia.

The owner of Fish and Farm takes advantage of Philadelphia's proximity to the ocean and the Lancaster Amish farming community. Signature dishes include: the scallops and the beet steak.

Fond combines unusual seafood dishes like lobster, hazelnuts, and truffles with impeccable service and to-die-for desserts made by the chef's wife who is the pastry chef.

Philadelphia restaurants serve local dishes as well as international cuisine. As a result there is always something new to try.

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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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