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Best Quiet Conversation Restaurants in South Philly

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A photo of Laurel restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1176)
$$$$
• French • East Passyunk Avenue
Booked 3 times today
Chef Nicholas Elmi's flagship restaurant offers an innovative tasting menu in an intimate South Philly space. Inspired by French techniques, our 6-course tasting menu is offered for $142 per person. Luxury menu supplements, curated beverage pairings, a comprehensive wine list, and signature cocktails and mocktails encourage diners to customize and enhance their experience.The tasting menu is the sole dining option whether you choose to dine indoors, outdoors (semi-enclosed and heated) or in our intimate bar/lounge, formerly In the Valley. Inquiries regarding the chef’s garden table, parties of 5 or more, or private events must be made via phone message. We kindly ask that you keep in mind our still limited seating capacity. With this in mind, we extend a 15 minute grace period from the time of reservation. We make every effort to accommodate, but cannot guarantee choice of dining space. Whichever setting you choose, we look forward to seeing you soon!
A photo of The Love restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(4915)
$$$$
• American • Rittenhouse Square
Booked 126 times today
Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr's The Love is a bi-level sanctuary features 150 seats, split between the main dining room, sidewalk seating, and an upper-level loft. The restaurant is a spirited and carefree neighborhood café celebrating everyday American cuisine. The menu is crafted around what’s truly seasonal and local, while the beverage program reflects the best of the region. This creative energy is matched by a front-of-house service staff passionate about providing homey hospitality morning, noon and night.
A photo of Parc restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(14074)
$$$$
• French • Rittenhouse Square
Booked 322 times today
Stephen Starr's stylish addition to Rittenhouse Square pays tribute to French cafe culture, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, ideal for a quick bite or a leisurely meal. Parc recalls the chic brasseries of Paris, serving classic French fare in a charming space. Red leather banquettes topped with frosted glass provide a sense of intimacy. Details such as well-worn wooden chairs, vintage framed paintings and photos and antique brass fixtures transport guests across the Atlantic. French doors spill onto a sidewalk terrace covered by a dark red awning perfect for dining "en plein air." Reservations are now accepted for outdoor tables.
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4.8
Exceptional(10961)
$$$$
• American • Washington Square
Booked 144 times today
Behind the wrought iron gate, past the herbaceous patio and through the atrium is Talula's Garden, the warm and elegant Washington Square eatery from Aimee Olexy and Starr Restaurants. The modern menu, prepared with carefully-sourced ingredients and a light European touch, changes with the seasons. The artful cuisine, hospitable staff, sustainable spirits, and a focus on cheese make the dining experience here incredibly memorable.
A photo of The Dandelion restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(6912)
$$$$
• Gastro Pub • Center City
Booked 108 times today
London's culinary revolution comes to Philadelphia with this unique gastro-pub. Cozy rooms and intimate bars create a storied, Old World aura, while updated seasonal takes on British food make up the menu. In keeping with tradition, our casks and tap craft beers are always rotating and classic family-style roasts are served on Sundays.
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4.8
Exceptional(1219)
$$$$
• French • Center City
Booked 2 times today
Jean-Georges Sky High lounge and bar offers breakfast and all day dining options on the 60th floor of the Four Seasons Hotel. Directly connected to the lobby of the hotel, Sky High is perfect for hotel and business guests during the day. A comfortable, yet sophisticated food and beverage experience during the daytime transforms into Philadelphia’s social hot spot in the evening featuring enchanting cocktails, small plates, stellar wines, and dramatic views of Philadelphia in the evening. Open year-round, breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily for guests looking to enjoy an elevated bite or polished, yet relaxed dinner. Reservations are required. Sky High serves signature and seasonal dishes utilizing only the freshest and finest ingredients.
A photo of Jean-Georges - Four Seasons Philadelphia restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(799)
$$$$
• American • Center City
Booked 7 times today
The new dining experience, served in six elaborately choreographed courses and priced at $198 per person, will be a meticulously coordinated service with indulgent elements designed to inspire and delight at every course. With a focus on quality and sustainability, seasonal ingredients native to the Philadelphia region will be prepared with classic French techniques, while calling on global influences and sourcing the freshest foraged vegetables, meats, and seafood from around the world. Jean-Georges Philadelphia will offer two versions of the tasting menu side by side: with one menu featuring ingredients of the land and sea, and one menu exclusively of the earth.
A photo of Continental Midtown restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1523)
$$$$
• American • Center City
Booked 75 times today
Three full stories of fun await you at the Continental Mid-town. Whether you’re relaxing in the lounge, swinging in a basket chair on the jet-set mezzanine or taking in the night along the airy rooftop patio, it’s a total reprieve from the expected. The mouth-watering menu features bold and eclectic flavors, from signature jumbo lump crab pad thai and Szechuan shoestring fries to playful spins like cheesesteak eggrolls and French onion soup dumplings. Expertly mixed pop and retro cocktails ensure there’s something for everyone to sip on, no matter the occasion.
A photo of White Dog Cafe - University City restaurant
4.5
Awesome(4580)
$$$$
• Contemporary American • University City
Booked 60 times today
White Dog Cafe, an iconic restaurant in University City for over 30 years, is a leader in using environmentally sustainable, organic and local foods from farms within 50 miles. Known for warm hospitality, inspiring and award winning food, the White Dog's historic three brownstones were recently completely renovated offering charming and whimsical dog décor and artwork in its many unique dining spaces and outdoor patio.
A photo of Butcher & Singer restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(7506)
$$$$
• Steak • Center City
Booked 72 times today
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.
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