Philadelphia Restaurants

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  • 1.

    $$$$ | 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. Izumi

    $$$ | East Passyunk | Japanese

    Facing East Passyunk's nucleus, the Singing Fountain, Izumi (a BYO) is always packed with people toting everything from cult sake to Santa Margherita...Read More

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    5. La Colombe

    $ | Fishtown | Café

    When real estate agents want to sell house-hunters on Fishtown, they take them to the new world headquarters of La Colombe, a combination café...Read More

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  • 6. Lacroix at the Rittenhouse

    $$$$ | Rittenhouse Square | Eclectic

    Jonathan Cichon has proven himself to be a worthy successor to this luxe establishment and one who forges his own way with graceful dishes using...Read More

  • 7. 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

  • 8. Manakeesh Cafe

    $ | University City | Lebanese

    Housed into a former bank building in the Spruce Hill area of West Philly, Manakeesh specializes in the Lebanese flatbread of the same name...Read More

  • 9. Marra's

    $$ | East Passyunk | Italian

    One of the longest-tenured restaurants on East Passyunk, this wood-paneled red-gravy hall dates back to the 1920s and oozes South Philly charm...Read More

  • 10. Penang

    $ | Chinatown | Malaysian

    The juxtaposition of bamboo and exposed pipes is indicative of the surprising mix of flavors in this perennially busy restaurant. A taste of...Read More

  • 11. Pizzeria Beddia

    $$$ | Fishtown | Pizza

    When Bon Appétit calls your pizza the best in America, you ramp up production, prepare for the onslaught, and plan an expansion. Right? Not...Read More

  • 12. 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

  • 13. 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

  • 14. 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

  • 15. 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

  • 16. 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

  • 17. Vietnam

    $ | Chinatown | Vietnamese

    Owner Benny Lai took what started as a noodle shop founded by his immigrant parents, bought up the building and the surrounding property, and...Read More

  • 18. Zahav

    $$$ | Society Hill | Mediterranean

    Chef Michael Solomonov has brought great buzz to several restaurant locations in Philadelphia. With his latest entry, steeped in the milk and...Read More

  • 19. Abe Fisher

    $ | Rittenhouse Square | Eastern European

    Having successfully turned the country into Israeli food addicts, Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook have now turned their attention to the cuisines...Read More

  • 20. Alma de Cuba

    $$$ | Rittenhouse Square | Cuban

    A bit of scrolled ironwork greets diners, followed by a swank bar pulsating with Cuban music that lets everyone know this is a happening place...Read More

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