The Spruce Street Tria Cafe - there’s another one in Rittenhouse - has our favorite outdoor seating in the area and is comfortably away from the chaos of Center City. Split some wine and cheese and if you need something to go with a second glass, the truffled egg toast is excellent.
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Talula’s Garden is a nice date spot in Washington Square West with a long bar and big patio.
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Isot is a Turkish BYOB in Washington Square West that’s great for groups and weekend brunch.
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Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
Barbuzzo is a great place to escape Center City for a low-key date, or any other time you want some charcuterie and pasta.
Martha in Fishtown has the three things we wish every bar had: a nice patio, great cocktails, and way better food than you’d expect.
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Villa Di Roma
Villa di Roma is an old-school Italian restaurant in the Italian Market that still feels like it’s in the 1960s.
Audrey Claire is a Mediterranean spot in Rittenhouse and it’s one of our favorite BYOBs in the area.
Village Whiskey is one of the more low-key Rittenhouse bars with food that you’d actually want to go to.
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