Restaurants in Philadelphia, PA

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One of Philadelphia’s most unique eateries, Abe Fisher serves foods of the Jewish diaspora. Traditional ingredients are deliciously transformed:... Read More

This Rittenhouse gastropub is popular with the after-work and date-night crowds. The dining room has exposed brick walls and banquette seating. High... Read More

From Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr, Alma de Cuba has a minimalist style with glass walls, clean-lined furniture, and portraits of Cubans on... Read More

Contemporary adaptations of traditional Spanish tapas comprise the menu at this Old City restaurant, which was opened in 2005 by James Beard Award... Read More

Chefs Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney bring Mediterranean to their row of restaurants on 13th Street with Barbuzzo, where ingredients like French feta,... Read More

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 old... Read More

Steven Starr's vastly expanding dining empire includes some two-dozen restaurants, and though Buddakan opened back in 1998, this Old City temple to... Read More

On Walnut Street in Rittenhouse Square, the Hollywood of old appears anew in Butcher and Singer's blending elegant gilt, marble, and golden chandeliers... Read More

Authenticity isn’t the goal at this small, hip space where they serve up quirky ramen fusion such as a rich, brothy bowl with brisket, noodles, kimchi,... Read More

This Philadelphia newcomer communicates comfort through traditional French-country dishes. Read More

With locations now in Atlantic City, Washington, D.C., and Orlando, Cuba Libre's original Philadelphia branch is situated in a nightlife-heavy strip of... Read More

West Philadelphia's Distrito serves modern Mexican cuisine in a 250-seat restaurant decorated with kitschy details like vivid pink lighting and a wall... Read More

Exclusively serving hummus plates (except on Sunday when shakshua hits the menu for brunch) this casual eatery often has lines out the door. Creamy... Read More

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... Read More

This colorful space serves delicious house-made guacamole and has a wall lined with hundreds of tiny Day of the Dead figurines. Read More

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It would be hard to miss this Old City restaurant, with its colorful name-bearing banners running down the building. The relaxed 122-seater, which is co... Read More

With five locations, this fried chicken and donuts shop has become a staple of the Philly food scene. “Hot Fresh” donuts get showered in vanilla spice,... Read More

Reminiscent of a Texas barbecue joint, this Stephen Starr restaurant serves smoked meats by the pound on trays with brown paper. Enjoy brisket,... Read More

Located in Old City, this New American restaurant specializes in fresh seasonal cuisine, much of it sourced from local farms near Philadelphia. Hand... Read More

In an Old City neighborhood dominated by hoagie joints, this Market Street ice cream parlor is, by design, old school. With a make-it-from-scratch food... Read More

Known all over the world, Geno's has been a pioneer of that greasy tradition, the Philly cheesesteak, since 1966. Located at the very same South... Read More

Favorite local chef Eli Kulp elevates bakery and diner fare at this new destination in Old City. Breakfast pleases all palates with items such as the... Read More

With locations in two of Philadelphia's hippest neighborhoods, this popular brunch spot always has a line. It’s worth the wait for Southern and Jewish... Read More

Located in the Fairmount neighborhood of the Art Museum District, this former 19th-century firehouse serves dressed-up, country-style food. Chef-owner... Read More

A member of Steven Starr's ever-expanding restaurant empire (which includes more than two dozen eateries on the East Coast), this Center City restaurant... Read More

Chef Georges Perrier opened Le Bec-Fin in 1970, growing the restaurant to be one of the finest French dining rooms in the United States. Diners&mdash... Read More

Serving authentic Abruzzese meals in South Philadelphia, Le Virtu cooks up Italian food that stands out in a city filled with it. Homemade pastas... Read More

Meant for “open-minded, convivial Philadelphians,” this shop has two locations and uses Pennsylvania ingredients to make small-batch ice cream in... Read More

This Center City restaurant serves contemporary Mexican cuisine and invites customers to BYOT — where the "T" stands for tequila. The space... Read More

This British-style pub in the Art Museum District offers indoor and (in season) outdoor seating. Placed along a solarium-style wall of glass and brick,... Read More

Housed on the first two floors of a 1907 Victorian mansion, this University City restaurant is well-loved for its BYOB policy and its ever-changing menu... Read More

Just a few blocks from Rittenhouse Square, this neighborhood eatery serves New American dishes that are both inventive and affordable. The 55-seat... Read More

Situated in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, this no-frills pub is known for its immense selection of Belgian brews. The dim, narrow space contains... Read More

The Japanese-cooking expert on the television show Iron Chef, Masaharu Morimoto helms this upscale restaurant—its plain, minimalist façade... Read More

North Bowl Lounge ‘n’ Lanes is housed in a former auto mechanic's garage, with exposed ductwork and brick walls, and polished concrete... Read More

It wouldn’t be Philly without a cheese steak, so lay on the Cheese Wiz at this iconic restaurant. “Pat” is Pat Olivieri—the... Read More

Some customers line up three hours early for the pizza—which serves two—topped with tomato, whole milk mozzarella, aged cheese, and extra virgin olive... Read More

A Naples-meets-NYC-style pizzeria from restaurateur Stephen Starr. Order the pizza topped with clams, broccoli rabe, pancetta, and mozzarella. Read More

The most casual eatery in hometown hero Marc Vetri’s growing empire of popular Italian restaurants. Now with two locations, Pizzeria Vetri uses custom... Read More

Restaurateur Stephen Starr opened this pan-Asian restaurant, designing the interior with futuristic neon-lights and cylinder-shaped dining booths called... Read More

In 1997, Louis Sarcone, Jr. and Anthony Bucci took their great grandfather’s bakery rolls and created a menu of 40 different hoagies. Then they... Read More

Southwark’s owners source their ingredients from local farmers, co-ops, and often even from their own gardens, supporting the sustainable Slow... Read More

Chef-owner Susanna Foo, who closed her high-profile, namesake fine-dining restaurant in Center City after a 22-year-run, serves her no-boundaries... Read More

At his elegant hacienda-style restaurant, David Suro, who grew up near agave fields in the Mexican state of Jalisco, serves drinks by mixologist Junior... Read More

Celebrity chef Kevin Sbraga brings the South to Philly at this University City spot. Brace yourself for the Hot Chicken entree that balances burning... Read More

The Fountain at the Four Seasons faces the single-burst Love Park fountain and Robert Indiana's famous Love sculpture. The restaurant serves French... Read More

Chef Jose Garces' second Philadelphia restaurant, Tinto, takes its cues from the tapas and wine bars in the Basque region of Spain. The dining room is... Read More

Tony Luke, Jr. founded his South Philly sandwich eatery in 1992 and put a gourmet twist on his hometown’s traditional cheese steak. At a no-frills... Read More

Tria opened this first location of its now citywide bar and café chain in Rittenhouse Square in 2004, based on the trinity of beer, wine, and... Read More

Vedge offers no animal products, but don't call it a vegetarian or vegan restaurant. This is a vegetable restaurant only. One of Philadelphia’s... Read More

Considered one of the best Italian restaurants in the nation, this fine-dining landmark is usually booked two months in advance. James Beard Award... Read More

The Lai family fled both Vietnam and a Malaysian refugee camp before opening this once tiny Vietnamese restaurant in 1984. Benny Lai, the son of the... Read More

Water Works Restaurant & Lounge's riverfront view—which includes a cluster of buildings reminiscent of old Rome, Boat House Row, and the... Read More

At the top of the Bellevue, commanding an aerial view of Philadelphia from the domed 19th floor, XIX Nineteen Café serves New American cuisine... Read More

Xochitl (pronounced “so-cheet”), a tequila bar/restaurant at the foot of Pine Street in Society Hill, serves Pre-Hispanic Mexican dishes... Read More

Philadelphia celebrity chef Michael Solomonov’s Israeli fine dining spot is one of Philadelphia’s most creative and delicious culinary destinations.... Read More

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