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. 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

  • 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. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. Amada

    $$$$ | Old City | Spanish

    Since his debut with Amada in 2005, chef-restaurateur Jose Garces has opened three more restaurants in the city, all of them instant and enduring...Read More

  • 9. Bibou

    $$$$ | Bella Vista | French

    Tiny Bibou is one of the city's best BYOBs, as evidenced by how many tables are occupied by French natives who'd otherwise seem out of place...Read More

  • 10. Buddakan

    $$$$ | Old City | Asian

    This post office–turned–stylish restaurant is presided over by a 10-foot-tall gilded Buddha who seems to approve of the sake cocktails and the...Read More

  • 11. Butcher & Singer

    $$$$ | Rittenhouse Square | Steakhouse

    One of restaurateur Stephen Starr's many ventures is housed in an old wood-paneled and marbled brokerage (from which it borrows its name). Here...Read More

  • 12. Capital Grille

    $$$$ | Center City East | Steakhouse

    It's only fair to question whether Capital Grille is a restaurant or an art gallery. When you first enter the stunning dining room, you'll find...Read More

  • 13. 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

  • 14. Cuba Libre

    $$$$ | Old City | Latin American

    People who have been in Havana swear this place is a dead ringer. In any event, it's lovely, with balconies and fancy streetlights, and even...Read More

  • 15. Cucina Forte

    $$$$ | Bella Vista | Italian

    Chef Maria Forte turns out plenty of Italian classics, including heavenly homemade gnocchi plus fanciful dishes such as Maria's Dream Soup ...Read More

  • 16. Hokka Hokka

    $$$$ | Chestnut Hill | Japanese

    This sushi joint has very friendly service and particularly good rolls, including some fun ones like the "Hollywood"—a massive creation with...Read More

  • 17. 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

  • 18. Morimoto

    $$$$ | Center City East | Japanese

    Stunningly expensive dishes created by celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto (of the Food Network's Iron Chef ) are served in an elegant, slightly...Read More

  • 19. Osteria

    $$$$ | North Philadelphia | Italian

    Osteria is more than a consolation prize for the many who are thwarted by the two-month backup in reservations at Marc Vetri's eponymous fine...Read More

  • 20. Palm

    $$$$ | Center City West | Steakhouse

    Local movers and shakers broker deals here in the beige space off the lobby of the Hyatt at the Bellevue and beneath their own caricatures hanging...Read More

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