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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Philadelphia

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Philadelphia? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (4566)
$30 and under
Italian
South Philly
About the restaurant
The Victor Café is an Italian restaurant that cultivates old traditions and seamlessly blends them with new ones. With classic Italian dishes and unforgettable live music, we invite you to join us for many enjoyable evenings for years to come.

PLEASE NOTE: Multiple reservations made for the same party cannot be seated together. To book large parties that are not available by default on OpenTable, please contact the restaurant directly.
When booking, party size should encompass total number of guests, including children. We try our best to accommodate special requests, however they are not guaranteed.

Top review
LoveParkLadyvip
Dined 6 days ago
As always, dinner at the Victor Cafe was wonderful from start to finish. Collin was a very efficient and friendly server. My pork chop was enormous and perfectly cooked, with a delicious sauce. My husband said his seafood ravioli were fantastic. (I couldn't try them, as I'm allergic.) My only complaint is that the menu has become quite seafood-oriented, along with mushrooms (also allergic to), lately. It was difficult to find anything other than the pork chop for me to have as my entree, although I could have had steak. The professional-quality operatic singing always adds to the atmosphere and fun of dining here. It is one of our favorite restaurants. And a big thank-you for remembering my husband's 73rd birthday.
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4.9
4.9 (1219)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Center City
About the restaurant
Global flavors and elevated cuisine define the restaurant's tasting menu experience set on the 59th floor of Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. Visit OpenTable to book your reservation.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
A memorable and Delectable experience. We will definitely be back again.
A photo of Saloon Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2392)
$50 and over
Italian
South Philly
About the restaurant
Entering the Saloon, a family owned restaurant since it opened in 1967 is a bit like stepping into Philadelphia's past. Dark oak paneling, shiny brass and authentic local antiques create a warm congenial and casual atmosphere. The choice of two comfortable dining rooms each with its own vintage bars make dining and conversation a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Both bars feature a delicious and moderately priced food menu. The menu is Italian with seafood specials such as grilled octopus and dover sole. Saloon steaks and veal chops are legendary. Many prefer a plate of fried long hot peppers to compliment the steaks. All desserts and gelatos are made on the premises daily. The Saloon is a Philadelphia neighborhood bar and restaurant with a national reputation. And the parking is FREE!
Top review
TraceyDvip
Dined 6 days ago
We had a great meal celebrating a friends birthday. Perfect choice for a wonderful meal! We can’t wait to go back again!!!
A photo of Shiso Noodle and Sushi Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (24)
$30 and under
Ramen
Bella Vista
About the restaurant
We are ecstatic to open a state of the art open kitchen server the two dish we recklessly love and can not live without; noodles and sushi. Our goal is to focus heavily on freshness and quality as we make craft noodles and sushi for our guests. That also means we will be making everything from scratch in house. This includes soups, tare (sauces), toppings, and last but not least, fresh crafted noodles. In the short time we have been opened we have been well received in terms of reviews critics and diners alike with awarding 4.5+ stars in all platform including Yelp, Open Table, and Google reviews. We hope to see you soon as we serve you our favorite foods. Please follow us @ShisoNoodleSushi for updates.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 19, 2024
Chef Yonten is incredible! And the entire staff was great at what they do. Will be going back many more times
A photo of SkyHigh restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2494)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Center City
About the restaurant
Philadelphia's SkyHigh restaurant presents a chic and comfortable dining experience specializing in approachable Jean-Georges cuisine. Experience panoramic views and world-class service.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Kevin did a phenomenal job. Please extend to him a thank you for his professional
A photo of Philadelphia Distilling restaurant
4.9
4.9 (266)
$31 to $50
American
Fishtown
About the restaurant
At Philadelphia Distilling, our distilling team combines craftsmanship, science and skill to create a unique portfolio of premium spirits that rely on the agricultural integrity of authentically sourced grains and botanicals and the finest heritage equipment.

Hand-hammered copper pot stills from the fifth-generation Forsyth family and wooden fermentation vessels from Hall-Woodford, an iconic Philadelphia-based family business, are key points of difference for us—both in their construction value as well as the integrity of the spirits they help us to produce. We continue our batch-by-batch process, creating spirits that celebrate big, bold flavor.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 2, 2024
Great HH cocktails!! Fast and friendly service! Highly recommend the HH sour! Was perfect
A photo of Butcher & Singer restaurant
4.8
4.8 (8510)
$50 and over
Steak
Center City
About the restaurant
Butcher & Singer, in the amazing historic location of 1500 Walnut, is an intimate and sophisticated dining experience in a relaxed clubhouse setting. We brought back the true classics from perfect Manhattans and Sidecars to hand-cut steaks and chops, and freshly caught fish. Timeless and fun for all in the continued age of the American chophouse.
Top review
KatK
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent place. Very pretty. Nice ambiance. Old school vibe - curved booths.
A photo of Bistro Romano restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4797)
$30 and under
Italian
Society Hill
About the restaurant
This Historic Landmark in Society Hill, nestled in an 18th century granary, will stimulate your senses with an ambiance of candlelight and casual elegance while creating an unforgettable dining experience. Wine Spectator Award for our wine list! Voted a “Best of Philly” Restaurant, guests enjoy Bistro Romano’s acclaimed Regional Italian Cuisine and rave of the award-winning Caesar Salad and the romantic underground wine cellar for two to four. Wine Cellar reservations book the Wine Cellar Experience on OpenTable. We are now celebrating our 36th year! Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence (Two Glasses). Over 750 wine selections, including 20 by the glass.
Top review
Tatar
Dined 4 days ago
The LOBSTER TAIL RISOTTO was delicious with a creamy bisque like sauce. Excellent meal and thank you for providing it to me.
A photo of Barclay Prime restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5193)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Rittenhouse Square
About the restaurant
Barclay Prime is a luxury boutique steakhouse serving a traditional yet modern menu in a comfortable & contemporary setting.
Top review
KCMO
Dined 2 days ago
Got the Kobe Wagyu and it was delicious. Drinks and dessert were good as well. Service was excellent.
A photo of NaBrasa Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (18)
$50 and over
Brazilian
Center City
About the restaurant
After opening its 1st locations doors in April of 2009, NaBrasa Brazilian Steakhouse has set out to bring the Brazilian culture to the Philadelphia suburbs. NaBrasa has made a statement in achieving that goal in providing new and exciting dining alternatives while providing elite customer service. Nabrasa offers 15 cuts of meat and fish as well as a gourmet salad bar for one all-inclusive price.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 20, 2024
We had an enjoyable experience at this new restaurant. The waiter and servers were nice and accommodating. Excellent service. The steaks were delicious. The salad bar was fresh and had a variety of different salad, cold cuts and appetizers. The dessert was delicious as well.
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