The Best Bars for Foodies in Philadelphia

The OpenTable Team

The bars in Philly always seem to be on point. Full of craft beer, delicious cocktails, and hearty bites, they promise a great time for visitors and residents alike. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable’s most expert, seasoned diners. Here’s a list of the best bars to go to in Philadelphia when looking for a fun night out.

Restaurants:Pub & Kitchen, Bud & Marilyn's, Parc
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, French
Neighborhoods:Center City, Rittenhouse Square

Pub & Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Center City
409 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
Pub & Kitchen is upscale meets neighborhood bar and pub. Stop in for brunch on the weekends, they have a bloody mary that is rightfully famous, or try a weeknight evening for dinneRead more
95% recommended
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Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$·American·
Center City
3,669 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
This Locust St. local cocktail bar has one of the neatest vibes in the entire city of Philadelphia, it's like scene from the 1950's—just imagine Sinatra singing in a corner and youRead more
96% recommended
Great for Brunch in Philadelphia

Parc

$$$$·French·
Rittenhouse Square
11,494 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
A taste of France in Philadelphia. The look and feel of Parc is straight out of a Parisian bistro, and the wine list is tres magnifique. An absolute must-visit for any wine connoisRead more
97% recommended
French in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Rouge

$$$$·International·
Rittenhouse Square
394 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Rouge is one of the prime hot spots in Rittenhouse Square—it's an upscale dining destination with great people-watching views of the city and it's perfect for date night. Cozy up tRead more
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El Vez

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Center City
5,366 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
One of the best Mexican places in all of Philadelphia, El Vez is bright with a traditional Latin feel. It's the spot in the city for tequila. Try the Gran Jefe, which mixes tequilaRead more
97% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia
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Fond

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Philly
1,478 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
This intimate spot on 11th Street is a tiny, wonderful favorite. Stop by and treat yourself to a uniquely Philly creation—their “French Dip” cheesesteak, a twist on the local favorRead more
98% recommended

Tequila's Restaurant

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Rittenhouse Square
3,091 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
This Rittenhouse Square restaurant serves some of the best authentic Mexican in Philadelphia. It has an ever-changing menu full of flavorful dishes and fine tequilas and cocktails Read more
95% recommended
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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

$$$$·Italian·
Old City
2,655 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Capturing the feel and the flavors of Italy's Amalfi Coast, this Italian favorite on Walnut Street offers a tremendous selection of Italian wines and traditional Italian dishes. ThRead more
95% recommended

Saloon Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
South Philly
1,312 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
As old school as it gets, this traditional Italian chophouse and wine bar is great for a dinner and a drink. It has a fine selection of wines, some delicious vintage cocktails, andRead more
96% recommended
Good for Groups in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Super Spartan

$$$$·Greek·
Center City
123 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Jamonera is a flavorful hot spot renowned for their paella, but really everything they serve is worth a try—the crispy Calasparra rice is one of the best dishes in the city. Head iRead more
90% recommended

Serpico - Philadelphia

$$$$·American·
Center City
1,545 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
From the James Beard award-winning chef Peter Serpico, Serpico is a distinctly modern dining spot with an Asian-fusion twist. Go for the sirloin tatami, fried duck legs, or enoki mRead more
95% recommended
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Amada PHL

$$$$·Spanish·
Old City
7,636 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Amada PHL, from chef Jose Garces, is arguably the premier tapas spot in all of Philly. They offer delicious $5 happy hour dishes, like olives, ham croquettes, and spicy potatoes. PRead more
95% recommended

Buddakan - Philadelphia

$$$$·Asian·
Old City
9,324 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Enjoy a fine modern Asian cuisine dinner or a few rounds of sake all in the shadow of a warm, welcoming 10-foot-tall Buddha statue at this wonderful Chestnut Street destination. ThRead more
94% recommended

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Philadelphia

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Center City
7,890 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Located in a historic landmark, Del Frisco's offers classic steakhouse elegance with a great selection of cocktails. Its rich steak, seafood, and poultry dishes have made this placRead more
91% recommended
Romantic in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

The Palm Philadelphia

$$$$·Steakhouse·
South Philly
944 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
The Philadelphia outpost of this legendary steakhouse chain offers a freshly refurbished drinking and dining experience. A huge eye-catching mural of Philadelphia landmarks provideRead more
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IndeBlue - Philadelphia

$$$$·Indian·
Center City
1,809 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
IndeBlue is ideal for a happy hour spot. Come here for a few delicious Indian appetizers, the maharaja cheese board or salt boti poutine are highly recommended, and pair that with Read more
94% recommended
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The Love

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
2,592 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
This warm and welcoming spot, from Philadelphia dining giant Aimee Olexy, has one of the nicest bars in the entire city. It’s a great place to relax and drink from a list that prizRead more
98% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Talula’s Garden

$$$$·American·
Washington Square
8,899 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Looking for a farm-to-table experience? This unique indoor-outdoor spot specializes in just that. Grab a beer or glass of wine and peruse the cheese bar, the lush vegetation createRead more
95% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Alma De Cuba

$$$$·Cuban·
Center City
5,252 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
A culinary trip to Havana, complete with fine rum, daiquiris, and mojitos, right in the heart of Philadelphia. There’s a lush Latin ambiance and structure to the dining experience,Read more
88% recommended
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Zama

$$$$·Japanese·
Rittenhouse Square
1,654 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
One of the best sushi bars in all of Philadelphia, Zama serves an electric Rittenhouse Square clientele in an intimate setting. There are high-quality dinner dishes, the flattened Read more
97% recommended

Continental Midtown

$$$$·American·
Center City
772 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
So many options at this three-floor after-work rooftop bar destination, a favorite for the young professional crowd. Down one of the cocktails in the lower lounge floors or head upRead more
92% recommended

Pod

$$$$·Asian·
University City
3,157 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Located in the heart of University City, Pod has a modern and hip vibe that verges on futuristic. Have a few Sapporo beers or try something from their sake flight and sit in one ofRead more
88% recommended
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Marathon - 19th & Spruce

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
394 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
The 19th and Spruce location of this Philly favorite is the spot to go for some neighborhood vibes, a beer or two, and a burger. There's a nice, local feel to the place, with shakeRead more
100% recommended
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Redstone American Grill - Marlton

$$$$·American·
Marlton
3,474 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Just outside Philadelphia in the Promenade at Sagemore, the local outpost of the Redstone American Grill is a great place for a fine glass of wine or a cocktail with a classic steaRead more
94% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Butcher & Singer

$$$$·Steak·
Center City
6,765 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
This acclaimed spot is a throwback to the golden era of Hollywood—classic martinis and cocktails, steaks, and a raw bar on the menu. It’s straight out of mid-century Los Angeles, jRead more
94% recommended
Great for Lunch in Philadelphia

Tinto

$$$$·Spanish·
Rittenhouse Square
4,289 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
“Basque” in the taste of this Spanish tapas bar—another entry into the scene from chef Jose Garces. With a tantalizing mixture of French and Spanish cuisine, some extraordinary sanRead more
89% recommended
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