Philadelphia Restaurants

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  • 1. a.kitchen

    $$$$ | Rittenhouse Square | American

    Smoke, coal, fire, and ash create a through-line for the menu at a.kitchen 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. John's Roast Pork

    $ | South Philadelphia | Deli

    Housed in a cinder-block bunker along a derelict railroad crossing, John’s is the quintessential purveyor of roast pork sandwiches. Newbies...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. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. Paesano's Philly Style

    $ | Bella Vista | Italian

    Philly's cheesesteaks are famous, but hoagie shops like Paesano's make more artful (and often drippier and more gluttonous) sandwiches without...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. 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

  • 12. Reading Terminal Market

    $ | Chinatown | Eclectic

    When the Reading Company opened its train shed in 1892, it was the only one in the country with a market tucked away in its cellar. The trains...Read More

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  • 13. 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

  • 14. South Philly Barbacoa

    $ | East Passyunk | Mexican

    Benjamin Miller and Cristina Martinez have moved their popular weekend taco cart into a permanent no-frills space populated with an industry...Read More

  • 15. 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

  • 16. 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

  • 17. Anthony's Italian Coffee House

    $ | Bella Vista | Café

    When you're ready for an atmospheric break, stop by Anthony's Italian Coffee House in the heart of the Italian Market. Here, to the strains...Read More

  • 18. Barbuzzo

    $$ | Center City East | Mediterranean

    This buzzing Mediterranean tapas joint has inspired an almost religious devotion among nearly every demographic of Philadelphian. Diners happily...Read More

  • 19. Beau Monde

    $$ | Bella Vista | French

    Imported cast-iron griddles are the secret to this crêperie's paper-thin wrappers. In this city, at least, this is the closest you'll find to...Read More

  • 20. Bistrot La Minette

    $$$ | Bella Vista | French

    The cheery atmosphere inside the long, narrow bistro and in the outside courtyard illuminated by candles and twinkling strings of lights exudes...Read More

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