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La Chinesca in Spring Garden has a solid Happy Hour full of things like quesabirria tacos and Tijuana street dogs.
Jean-Georges is an expensive French restaurant on the top floor of the Four Seasons with panoramic views of the city.
The 10 Most Exciting Dinner Spots In Philly Right Now
A night out at one of these places, whether it’s for a catch-up with a friend or an impressive date night, feels overwhelmingly of the moment.
I Heart Cambodia
South Philly's I Heart Cambodia works great for a solo meal or a group lunch full of crunchy whole fish, papaya salads, and spring rolls with jumbo shrimp.
Laser Wolf is an excellent Israeli grill in Kensington from the people behind Zahav.
As long as you’re prepared to spend a lot, go to Barclay Prime for the best steaks in Philly.
Vetri in Washington Square West is expensive, completely over the top, and the best restaurant in Philadelphia.
Laurel is a tasting-menu spot in East Passyunk that’s perfect for celebrating something big.
You should stop by Fishtown's Pizza Shackamaxon for a couple big, floppy, and cheesy slices and some excellent tomato pies on any day of the week.
Zahav is an Israeli restaurant in Society Hill that's a Philly institution and a celebratory spot to have some silky hummus, fluffy laffa bread, and tender cuts of meat.
Rittenhouse's The Dandelion has everything from fish and chips to a massive Sunday roast, making it the only British pub you should visit in town.
The First Timer’s Guide To Eating & Drinking In Philadelphia
A complete guide to eating and drinking your way through your first visit to Philly.
The Franklin Fountain
The Franklin Fountain is a throwback ice cream parlor in Old City where you can get scoops of things like cotton candy, pistachio, and peanut butter in Chinese takeout boxes.
Head to Hiroki in Fishtown for an intimate night of sushi with a 9-course omakase menu for $155 and a long sake list.
Located on the bottom floor of the newest Comcast Tower, a meal at seafood spot Vernick Fish is a perfect choice for almost any situation.
Perla is a Filipino BYOB in East Passyunk where you should try the kamayan feast, or go for a casual date.
Alpen Rose is a small steakhouse in Midtown Village that looks like the inside of a retired Harvard professor’s personal library.