Discover Trending Restaurants in Philadelphia

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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.

Restaurants:Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Philadelphia, Bud & Marilyn's, The Love
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, American
Neighborhoods:Center City, Rittenhouse Square
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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Philadelphia

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Center City
7,833 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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 aRead more
91% recommended
Steakhouse in Philadelphia
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Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$·American·
Center City
3,508 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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, owneRead more
95% recommended
American in Philadelphia
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The Love

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
2,395 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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, ciRead more
98% recommended
American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Morimoto

$$$$·Japanese·
Center City
5,611 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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 envirRead more
90% recommended
Japanese in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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El Vez

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Center City
5,173 reviews
  • Fun
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for Groups
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 booRead more
96% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Continental Midtown

$$$$·American·
Center City
671 reviews
  • Fun
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
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 includRead more
91% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Buddakan - Philadelphia

$$$$·Asian·
Old City
9,225 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 unlikeRead more
94% recommended
Asian in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Vernick Food & Drink

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
1,659 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Established in an opulent brownstone in Rittenhouse Square, Vernick Food & Drink proves itself worthy of the top destination. The New Age American eatery is an up-scale venue with Read more
97% recommended
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Parc

$$$$·French·
Rittenhouse Square
11,122 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 Read more
96% recommended
French in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Alma De Cuba

$$$$·Cuban·
Center City
5,251 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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, stapRead more
90% recommended
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Barbuzzo Restaurant

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Center City
5,086 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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 tRead more
94% recommended
Mediterranean in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Amada PHL

$$$$·Spanish·
Old City
7,501 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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 Read more
94% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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The Palm Philadelphia

$$$$·Steakhouse·
South Philly
944 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
Fine dining in a luxurious white-linen establishment, The Palm Philadelphia is the epitome of a special occasion restaurant. Whether celebrating an engagement, a promotion, or an aRead more
Steakhouse in Philadelphia
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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

$$$$·Italian·
Old City
2,446 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 toRead more
98% recommended
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Butcher & Singer

$$$$·Steak·
Center City
6,700 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 Read more
94% recommended
Steak in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Little Nonna's

$$$$·Italian·
Center City
2,867 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Casual
  • Authentic
Traditional Italian dishes served in a quaint and rustic establishment puts Little Nonna’s at the top of the list of the best trending restaurants in Philadelphia. Described as “olRead more
100% recommended
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Fond

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Philly
1,434 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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,Read more
95% recommended
Romantic in Philadelphia
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Little Fish

$$$$·Seafood·
Queen Village
1,786 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
A cozy and simplistic seafood restaurant sandwiched in between the highly regarded Philadelphia Magic Gardens and Italian Market Visitor Center, Little Fish is a BYOB establishmentRead more
100% recommended
Best Food in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Pumpkin BYOB

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Rittenhouse Square
1,718 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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. ARead more
95% recommended
Contemporary American in Philadelphia
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Talula's Daily - Secret Supper Club

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Washington Square
675 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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 Read more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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