Discover Trending Restaurants in Philadelphia

Home to some of the most iconic pieces of American history, from the Liberty Bell to Independence Hall, the City of Brotherly Love has deep roots—but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t know how to be trendy. From small eateries serving iconic cheesesteaks and hoagies to larger establishments serving an array of Mexican, Italian, farm-to-table, and Asian fusion dishes, each of these trendy restaurants has been ranked highly by masterful food connoisseurs. Ask a local and you’re bound to get the most accurate read on the pulse of the restaurant scene in Philly. So, we looked at our data to find where the most in-the-know locals are going for the trendiest restaurants in the City of Brotherly Love. Welcome to our Tastemakers List—here’s where they’re dining now.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Philadelphia, Bud & Marilyn's, The Love
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, American
Neighborhoods:Center City, Rittenhouse Square
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Philadelphia

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Center City
8,383 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

A classic steakhouse with an upscale ambiance creates a revolutionary dining experience at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse. Within walking distance of Philadelphia City Hall and the Octavius Vale...

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Steakhouse in Philadelphia
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Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$·American·
Center City
4,116 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food

Step inside Bud & Marilyn's retro eatery. The nostalgia-inspired aesthetics pave the way for the establishment's focus on American classic cuisine. Comfort food at its finest, owners Bud and Marilyn t...

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American in Philadelphia
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The Love

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
3,773 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

The Love is a staple restaurant in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. The small, yet refined eatery specializes in brunch and dinner dishes. Menu items include shrimp & grits, cinnamon waffles, lemo...

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Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Morimoto

$$$$·Japanese·
Center City
5,867 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Just a few blocks from the historic Declaration House, diners come across Morimoto. This omakase- and Japanese-style restaurant created by an Iron Chef offers a one-of-a-kind environment. From the sle...

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Japanese in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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El Vez

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Center City
5,886 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Great for Lunch

Nestled in City Center East near the Walnut Street Theatre, El Vez proves worthy of its incredible reviews. A lively ambiance filled with bright pops of color and lavish tufted booths hints at a high-...

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Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Continental Midtown

$$$$·American·
Center City
1,024 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

A modern bi-level restaurant with a rooftop deck in Rittenhouse Square, Continental Midtown is the go-to place for martinis and tapas-style dishes. Favorite dishes of locals include Szechaun Shoestrin...

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Hot Spot in Philadelphia
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Buddakan - Philadelphia

$$$$·Asian·
Old City
9,720 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

The trendiest Asian fusion restaurant in Philadelphia, Buddakan offers a mix of classic and inventive dishes. Only minutes from the Liberty Bell, Buddakan has an environment unlike any other in the ci...

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Most Booked in Philadelphia
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Parc

$$$$·French·
Rittenhouse Square
13,005 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion

A traditional Parisian-style bistro, Parc is situated only a few blocks from iconic landmarks like Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, One Liberty Observation Deck, and the Philadelphia City Hall. Dubbed th...

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French in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Alma De Cuba

$$$$·Cuban·
Center City
5,074 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Near the Comcast Center, foodies in Philadelphia make their way to Alma De Cuba. The best Cuban cuisine in the city is found in this quaint yellow building. A must for dinner, staples of this authenti...

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Barbuzzo Restaurant

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Center City
5,525 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Secure in the city center, on South 13th Street, Barbuzzo is a chic Mediterranean establishment that hones in on big tastes in a compact space. The small size of the eatery leads to an intimate enviro...

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Amada PHL

$$$$·Spanish·
Old City
7,772 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

A twist on traditional Spanish cuisine, the chef at Amada utilizes modern techniques and fresh ingredients to perfect each dish. A small and lively environment paves the way for a perfect weekend dinn...

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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

$$$$·Italian·
Old City
3,128 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

A short walk from the Korean War Memorial Park, Spruce Street Harbor Park, and the Independence Seaport Museum, Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti brings a touch of Italian cuisine to the sea. With a cen...

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Butcher & Singer

$$$$·Steak·
Center City
7,184 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

A magical combination exists at Butcher & Singer on Walnut Street. A twist on the iconic Hollywood chophouses of yesteryear, this dining establishment combines the greatest in the world of steak with ...

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Steak in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Fond

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Philly
1,528 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

Fond lies on the edge of Bella Vista and Queen Village. The quaint establishment specializes in contemporary American cuisine in a sophisticated and refined atmosphere. From bacon, egg, and cheese ome...

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Contemporary American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Pumpkin BYOB

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Rittenhouse Square
2,016 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

Located to the Southeast of the city’s popular Rittenhouse Square lies the New Age American eatery known as Pumpkin. A BYOB establishment, the focus centers squarely on the food. A go-to for many loca...

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Contemporary American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Talula's Daily - Secret Supper Club

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Washington Square
677 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

An inventive farm-to-table style café nestled in the Washington Square district, Talula’s Daily Secret Supper Club is highly regarded among locals and tourists alike as one of the top trending restaur...

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