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Philadelphia Restaurants

The Water Works Restaurant

  • 640 Water Works Dr. Map It
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • American

Updated 05/19/2011

Fodor's Review

In the late 1800s these neoclassical structures on the river were a trendy hangout for Victorians passing through. After lying fallow for many years, the place reopened in 2006 as a restaurant and bar that makes full use of the magnificent view from the grand columned terrace. The food impresses, too. Highlights from the menu, American with touches of the Mediterranean and Greece (the owners are Greek), are the grilled haloumi cheese appetizer, pan-seared bass in saffron-infused tomato broth, and vanilla-butter poached lobster with truffled mashed potato. This place calls for dressing up—no jeans or sneakers.

Restaurant Information


640 Water Works Dr., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Mon. Brunch on weekends
  • Reservations essential

Updated 05/19/2011


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