Philadelphia Restaurants

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    $$$$ | Rittenhouse Square | American

    Smoke, coal, fire, and ash create a through-line for the menu at in the ground floor of the AKA Hotel. Attired in blonde wood and...Read More

  • 2. Fork

    $$$$ | Old City | American

    Happy sounds have always emanated from diners in this comfortable, elegant eatery, but the menu of modern American fare went from tasty to...Read More

  • 3. High Street on Market

    $$$ | Old City | American

    This sunny, clean-cut younger sibling of perennial favorite, Fork, is half clubhouse for its Old City neighbors, half food tourist magnet (thanks...Read More

  • 4. Laurel

    $$$$ | East Passyunk | American

    Reservations were tough to procure at Laurel before Nicholas Elmi won Top Chef’s 11th season. Since then, the 26 seats at the intimate, candlelit...Read More

  • 5. Pub & Kitchen

    $$ | Rittenhouse Square | American

    Pub & Kitchen has been a favorite since it opened in 2009, but the food has never been better since chef Eli Collins relocated here from...Read More

  • 6. Serpico

    $$$$ | Bella Vista | American

    After earning a James Beard Award for his work at Momofuku Ko in New York, Peter Serpico teamed up with restaurateur Stephen Starr and opened...Read More

  • 7. South Philadelphia Tap Room

    $ | South Philadelphia | American

    Once upon a time, before South Philly was home to the city’s hottest zip codes, a little wood-clad tavern named South Philadelphia Tap Room...Read More

  • 8. Talula's Garden

    $$$$ | Center City East | American

    Aimee Olexy's Talula's Table in Kennett Square was an unlikely phenomenon—the little country market had a months-long backlog of reservations...Read More

  • 9. Vernick Food & Drink

    $$$$ | Rittenhouse Square | American

    South Jersey native Greg Vernick spent the bulk of his career opening restaurants around the world for Jean-Georges Vongerichten. When he and...Read More

  • 10. 10 Arts Lounge

    $$ | Center City East | American

    For a most civilized break from touring, enter the luxurious world of the Ritz-Carlton's soaring rotunda, now the site of the 10 Arts Lounge...Read More

  • 11. Cake

    $$$ | Chestnut Hill | American

    Located in the former nursery of its next-door neighbor, Robertson's Flowers, Cake has expanded from its bakery roots into a full-fledged restaurant...Read More

  • 12. Campbell's Place

    $$ | Chestnut Hill | American

    A longtime cozy local tavern, Campbell's now has a legitimate gastropub kitchen to go with the downstairs bar's charm. The difference is in...Read More

  • 13. City Tap House

    $$$ | University City | American

    A popular hangout for the Penn crowd, this contemporary gastropub keeps five dozen craft beers and other brews running from its extensive tap...Read More

  • 14. City Tavern

    $$$$ | Old City | American

    You can time-travel to the 18th century at this authentic re-creation of historic City Tavern, where the atmosphere suggests that Founding Fathers...Read More

  • 15. Earth Bread + Brewery

    $$ | Chestnut Hill | American

    Although primarily a restaurant—families are welcome and ever-present—not a bar, this is a beer geek destination. Run by the former owners of...Read More

  • 16. Farmicia Restaurant

    $$ | Old City | American

    You'll find a wide range of lunch and dinner dishes, as well as a tantalizing array of brownies and cookies, along with coffee and other beverages...Read More

  • 17. Geno's Steaks

    $ | East Passyunk | American

    Geno's is a regular upstart compared to rival Pat's. The latter's been serving sandwiches since 1930; Geno's opened in 1966. That divide manifests...Read More

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  • 18. Heritage

    $$$ | Northern Liberties | American

    The best restaurant to open in years in once-scrappy, now-uber-developed Northern Liberties is Heritage, an industrial hanger where you’ll find...Read More

  • 19. Jake's

    $$$$ | Manayunk | American

    The restaurant that started Main Street's transformation into a place to go follows a pretty simple approach of making good food that won't...Read More

  • 20. Jim's Steaks

    $ | Queen Village | American

    You'll know you're nearing Jim's when the scent of frying onions overwhelms your senses—or when you see people lined up around the corner. Big...Read More

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