When you think of a first date spot, ITV is probably exactly what you imagine, with dim lighting, lots of wine, and white string lights strung over top of the bar area. Unsurprisingly, about 90% of the crowd here on any given night is staring soul-searchingly into someone else’s eyes. True to wine bar form, pretty much the whole menu is shared small plates, with the most expensive thing on the menu (the grilled short rib, get it) topping out at $18. Unless you want the caviar service, but you should probably save that for at least a third date.
More spots in East PassyunkSee more
Ristorante Pesto is an Italian BYOB in East Passyunk where you should start a night out with a lot of pasta.
Fond is a small date spot in East Passyunk where you should drink some wine at the bar and share some small plates.
Perla is a Filipino BYOB in East Passyunk where you should try the kamayan feast, or go for a casual date.
More American spotsSee more
Honeygrow Test Kitchen
Honeygrow Test Kitchen in Fishtown that has off-menu items that their other locations don’t have.
Milkboy is an all-day cafe and music venue on South Street that also serves Jim’s cheesesteaks.
Suggested by our writers
Blue Corn Restaurant
Blue Corn is a Mexican spot in the Italian Market with solid margaritas and some really great tacos.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more