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12 Restaurants That Define Philadelphia Dining
It’s no secret that Philadelphia is a city that loves to eat. The vibrant restaurant scene is right up there with historical sites on the list of qualities that draw visitors to town — food is a strand of culture just as important as the museums and concert halls, and chefs are the city’s big celebrities. These are the restaurants that make Philly great.
A Guide to the Best Date Spots in Philadelphia & New Jersey
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Discover the Top Women-Led Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada
There’s no better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than by paying a visit to one of these great restaurants — all helmed by women as chefs, managers, or owners. From running kitchens to managing multiple venues, these exceptional women are leaving their mark on the hospitality industry.
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The Best Burgers in Philadelphia
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Where to Dine Outside in Philadelphia Right Now
Outdoor dining has never been better in Philadelphia. Recent years have seen expansions, upgrades, and brand new streateries proliferate to the delight of residents and tourists alike. There are copious sidewalk tables, plentiful patios, and rooftop spaces galore. Many have installed shading and sheltering so you’ll stay dry and comfortable, rain or shine. There’s no better way to take a bite out of Philadelphia’s irrepressible food culture now that the warm weather is here—here’s a look at the best of the best al fresco options.
12 of Philadelphia’s outstanding spots for celebrating special occasions
Maybe you got engaged on the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art or just picked up the keys to your first rowhouse. It could be that your kid is (finally) toilet trained, or that your noisy neighbor moved away. Sometimes, simply surviving another Tuesday can be an occasion to celebrate over a restaurant meal. It doesn’t have to be fancy. What makes an occasion special isn’t an arbitrary date on the calendar—it’s the decision to celebrate. Luckily, Philadelphia bursts with places where the food and atmosphere lend themselves to living it up. Grab dinner and a jazz show at a swinging North Broad Street faithful. Opt for a quieter night at a critically acclaimed, plant-based gem in Midtown Village. Or splurge on a swanky steakhouse that presides over a corner of Rittenhouse Park. Whether you’re after an intimate spot for an anniversary date or a convivial atmosphere for a boisterous reunion, Philadelphia has you covered with these 12 celebration-worthy restaurants.
5 Must-Book Restaurants in Philadelphia
Philadelphia’s restaurant scene brims with exciting new entrants, eager to fulfill a range of cravings. Choose from a diverse lineup that includes American southern cuisine, vegan tapas, classic Italian eats, and some of the city’s best tacos. Here are five new—and refurbished—restaurants to check out right now.
10 Top Burger Picks in Philadelphia and New Jersey
The genesis of the beef-on-bun combo known as the hamburger might be forever shrouded in mystery — there are at least six different people that claim to be responsible for its invention — but regardless of who came up with the burger, its appeal is undeniable. Throughout Philadelphia and New Jersey, burger options abound, from pared-down smashburgers topped with a simple combo of lettuce, tomato and onion, to patties finished with bacon and eggs designed for brunch-time enjoyment. Up and down the New Jersey coastline and into Philadelphia, these are the spots serving can’t-miss burgers.
10 romantic restaurants in Philadelphia for every kind of date
Whether you want to woo your Valentine with fussy French food or share a plate of fried chicken at a gastropub, Philadelphia’s most romantic restaurants can vastly improve Cupid’s aim this February. For some, sparks will fly over vegan snacks and zippy cocktails at a dimly lit Center City bar. At an Italian institution in East Passyunk, live opera performances draw couples who prefer more epic celebrations. Others may opt for a nostalgic evening at a retro steakhouse just over the Ben Franklin Bridge. Treat yourself and your date to a swoon-worthy meal. Read on for a guide to Philadelphia’s 10 top date-night restaurants.
The Best Places to Grab a Drink in Philadelphia
Philadelphia’s bar scene pulses with the same eclectic energy that defines its restaurants. In every neighborhood, you’ll find spots that reflect the people who live, work, and drink there. Some embrace the city’s signature blue collar ethos while others offer glamorous settings—and even higher-end spirits. Many are attached to restaurant kitchens that turn out the kind of top-notch food that put Philadelphia on the culinary map. The city’s drinking dens have you covered, whether your tastes skew classic or trendy, whiskey or vodka, domestic or imported. Grab a friend—plus a barstool—and explore this town by way of its best watering holes.
Asian-Owned and -Operated Restaurants to Support in Philadelphia
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Black-Owned and -Operated Restaurants to Support in Philadelphia & New Jersey
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Women-Owned and -Operated Restaurants to Support in Philadelphia
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No longer just NYC’s 8th borough, Philadelphia is a well-kept secret, especially when it comes to food. Sure, you can still get a cheesesteak or its lesser-known, debatably better cousin—the roast pork sandwich—but the restaurant scene has taken off in recent years, with Israeli, vegetarian, and Spanish food in the mix. The provolone-lined cheese shops of eras gone by exist in bigger, better versions and the large, welcoming brasseries that dot Rittenhouse Square make you feel like you’re in Paris. Reading Terminal Market pays homage to Lancaster County’s Pennsylvania Dutch fare, with a bounty of pretzels and apple butter, while local bakeries, baristas, and breweries set a high culinary bar for the City of Brotherly love.
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Healthy restaurants located in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs include Harvest Seasonal Grill - Collegeville, Harvest Seasonal Grill – Glen Mills and Harvest Seasonal Grill – Newtown
Restaurants with gluten-free options in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs are Harvest Seasonal Grill - Collegeville, Harvest Seasonal Grill – Glen Mills and Harvest Seasonal Grill – North Wales
Bottomless brunch in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs is available at Parc, Terrain Cafe – Glen Mills and Founding Farmers - King of Prussia
The most romantic restaurant in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs is Steak 48 - Philadelphia
Restaurants in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs with a great view include JG SkyHigh All Day Dining & Lounge, Moshulu and Black Bass Hotel
Restaurants that are great for a first date in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs include JG SkyHigh All Day Dining & Lounge, Bistro Romano and blue grillhouse
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