Sometimes you just want to pretend like you’re an important businessman and exchange business cards with people like you’re Patrick Bateman in American Psycho - except maybe without the whole serial killer situation. When that’s the case, you want to go to Del Frisco’s. It’s in the old Packard building, which is so big it’s basically like having a meal inside of 30th Street Station, and the crowd here is generally lots of people in suits one-upping each other over a few porterhouses. Along with the traditional options, there are some cheesesteak dumplings that are delicious, and you should end every meal with the butter cake.
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Hershel’s East Side Deli
Hershel's is a deli inside Reading Terminal Market with a great pastrami sandwich.
Oyster House has been around forever, and it still has one of the best oyster Happy Hours in the city.
Jean-Georges is an expensive French restaurant on the top floor of the Comcast tower with panoramic views of the city.
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The Grand Tavern
Go to The Grand Tavern in Neptune to drink, eat a bunch of appetizers, and hang out on their big patio.
American Sardine Bar
American Sardine Bar in Point Breeze is a neighborhood spot that you wish you lived closer to, with a nice patio and good seafood.
Twenty Manning Grill
Twenty Manning is an American bistro in Rittenhouse that you’ll want to check out on your next date night.
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As long as you’re prepared to spend a lot, go to Barclay Prime for the best steaks in Philly.
Butcher And Singer
Butcher & Singer is a steakhouse in Center City where you should go when someone else is picking up the tab.
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