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Best American Restaurants in Center City Philadelphia

Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
(1083)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Bud & Marilyn'sBud & Marilyn's
(1944)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Rooster  Soup Co.Rooster Soup Co.
(90)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
The Butcher BarThe Butcher Bar
(462)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Pub & KitchenPub & Kitchen
(301)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Lou Bird'sLou Bird's
(82)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
JonesJones
(1163)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
R2LR2L
(4261)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
City Tap House - Logan SquareCity Tap House - Logan Square
(245)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Franky Bradley’sFranky Bradley’s
(159)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Con Murphy's Irish PubCon Murphy's Irish Pub
(127)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Square 1682Square 1682
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Bank & BourbonBank & Bourbon
(740)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Cooperage - PhiladelphiaCooperage - Philadelphia
(233)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
CinderCinder
(56)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Best Italian Restaurants in Center City Philadelphia

Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
(1780)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Davio's - PhiladelphiaDavio's - Philadelphia
(2653)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
(1317)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Little Nonna'sLittle Nonna's
(1943)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Pietro's Italian - WalnutPietro's Italian - Walnut
(641)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
MercatoMercato
(835)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Ristorante La BucaRistorante La Buca
(640)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Maggiano's - PhiladelphiaMaggiano's - Philadelphia
(4518)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
2424
(311)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Bistro La BaiaBistro La Baia
(120)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Barra Rossa – PhiladelphiaBarra Rossa – Philadelphia
(1099)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Ambra - PhiladelphiaAmbra - Philadelphia
(38)
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Italian | Queen Village, Philadelphia
The Victor CafeThe Victor Cafe
(2217)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
(770)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Casta DivaCasta Diva
(614)
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Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Root Restaurant + Wine BarRoot Restaurant + Wine Bar
(250)
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Italian | Fishtown, Philadelphia
Bistro RomanoBistro Romano
(2486)
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Italian | Society Hill, Philadelphia
Speranza - Westville, New JerseySperanza - Westville, New Jersey
(97)
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Italian | Westville, Philadelphia
Emma's Cafe And Restaurant - PAEmma's Cafe And Restaurant - PA
(73)
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Italian | Northeast Philly, Philadelphia

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Center City Philadelphia Restaurants

Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
1780 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Great service and food, but expensive More

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Varga BarVarga Bar
5 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Always love hitting this spot up. Friendly staff. Great beer selection and food! More

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LacroixLacroix
2223 reviews
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Continental | Center City, Philadelphia

An exquisite dining experience in every respect. The asparagus tasting menu was as inventive as it was delicious from the 1st morsel to the last, and im not even a big asparagus fan! The reserve wine tasting was a special treat. The service sublime- appropriately attentive, friendly and so knowledgeable! Lacroix is the #1 special occasion destination in philly, so far as im concerned, despite some pretty heady competition! More

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Double KnotDouble Knot
1061 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent dinner. Will definitely be back to try more dishes. More

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Butcher & SingerButcher & Singer
5046 reviews
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Steak | Center City, Philadelphia

One of the best NY Strip steaks I have ever had and I have been to almost all of the best steakhouses in the US. Phenomenal service. More

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Abe FisherAbe Fisher
873 reviews
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Global, International | Center City, Philadelphia

Our group of 6 did the tasting menu and everybody loved the food and the experience More

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Chez Colette - Sofitel PhiladelphiaChez Colette - Sofitel Philadelphia
187 reviews
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French | Center City, Philadelphia

Perfect for Easter brunch. Very pleasant experience, good food, friendly, professional service and lovely ambience. More

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TimeTime
469 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

1st visit. Really liked the vibe in this small but well done space. Food menu was a nice surprise , many interesting choicea More

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The DandelionThe Dandelion
4429 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Center City, Philadelphia

This restaurant has the coziest atmosphere with comfort food that is to die for. More

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Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
1083 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Hands down one of Philly's best restaurants! We continued to be impressed at the innovative yet approachable dishes that keep the menu fresh. Although, one can always trust in the standout Chicken and Snail Lasagna, which seems to have landed as a permanent menu offering. We had the Duck Mole this time and loved it. Amazing! More

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Su Xing HouseSu Xing House
11 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

Great food! More

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El VezEl Vez
4058 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Center City, Philadelphia

Food was outstanding. Waitress was excellent. Highly recommend. Next time we are in Philadelphia will certainly come back. More

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MorimotoMorimoto
4609 reviews
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Japanese | Center City, Philadelphia

Absolutely one of our favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. The food is always outstanding and the service is perfect More

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Effie's RestaurantEffie's Restaurant
335 reviews
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Greek | Center City, Philadelphia

Had a lovely dinner with family out on the sidewalk area on a warm spring evening. Effie's staff took good care of our party of 8. The menu offered lots of excellent choices. We especially enjoyed the large appetizer platter. Entrees were delicious and portions were generous. More

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Little Nonna'sLittle Nonna's
1943 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent Sunday Gravy and marinara. Shrimp dish with black noodles was good - sauce was very nice but shrimp a bit "iodine tasting". More

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Barbuzzo RestaurantBarbuzzo Restaurant
4126 reviews
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Mediterranean | Center City, Philadelphia

Our experience at Barbuzzo was outstanding. Even on a Monday night it was busy. The service was very prompt and our dishes came out very quickly. But we did not feel rushed as we took our time for the meal. We ordered dishes from all over the menu and were very satisfied with the quality and taste. Notably the cauliflower pizza was phenomenal. In desserts, the Budino was exceptional. Highly recommend this place for any special occasion. Thanks! More

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Charlie was a sinner.Charlie was a sinner.
800 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Center City, Philadelphia

This is a vegan restaurant for the young, hip, and tattooed, who like fancy cocktails with their tapas. (It is not a traditional restaurant where you order food not for sharing in separate courses--everything comes when it is ready.) We had a pleasant time even though we are more the hippy-earth mother generation, but the high noise levels on a Tuesday evening make us unlikely to come back. More

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Sampan - PhiladelphiaSampan - Philadelphia
2995 reviews
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Asian | Center City, Philadelphia

I’ve been to Sampan many times and love it. Some of my favs are: General Tso’s soup dumplings, Peking Duck bao buns, kimchi fried rice, Brussel sprouts, ... the list goes on. More

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Pub & KitchenPub & Kitchen
301 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

We had a great brunch...a new item on menu- the focaccia bread pizza with broccoli rabe, ricotta and egg was interesting and delicious. The marinated tofu Bahn mi was also really tasty. The special Aperol Spritzer was lovely for a warm spring day. It's always lively and LOUD inside. We love this neighborhood gastropub!! There is something for everyone on the menu. More

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Ocean Prime - PhiladelphiaOcean Prime - Philadelphia
2362 reviews
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Seafood | Center City, Philadelphia

Great staff, friendly, nice options. Flavorful. More

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Trattoria CarinaTrattoria Carina
22 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Great neighborhood place. I liked the simplicity of the menu and the drinks/ wine. Pasta was wonderful. Meatballs were pretty good but it seemed like there was a kinda different spice in them that held them back from being really good Overall would recommend for a nice causal dinner experience. More

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JamoneraJamonera
1473 reviews
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Spanish | Center City, Philadelphia

My husband and I went out on Thursday, April 19th for the "Dining for Life" event. We chose Jamonera because of its close location to our apartment. Wow are we glad that we did! The food was fabulous. Our server, Taylor, was very attentive and knowledgeable. We will definitely return to this spot! More

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Tuna BarTuna Bar
88 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

The space is beautiful and the food is great! Our bartender was also great. More

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The Capital Grille - PhiladelphiaThe Capital Grille - Philadelphia
3966 reviews
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Steak | Center City, Philadelphia

Heather was great. Veal tomahawk was superb and the seafood app was good but all too espensive More

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Bar BombonBar Bombon
511 reviews
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Vegan | Center City, Philadelphia

I rarely go back to restaurants because I feel like there is always some place new to try. But I went here for brunch a week ago and it was so good that I made my friends go with me for happy hour the next weekend! It's all plant-based but even my carnivore friends liked the food. Also the service has been top notch both times. More

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Davio's - PhiladelphiaDavio's - Philadelphia
2653 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Great atmosphere. Beet salad and tagliatelle bolognese was excellent. More

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IndeBlue - PhiladelphiaIndeBlue - Philadelphia
1130 reviews
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Indian | Center City, Philadelphia

Wow! Surpassed our expectations- from the food to the drinks to the service, just an all around great meal. We will definitely be back soon! More

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Estia - PhiladelphiaEstia - Philadelphia
5312 reviews
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Greek | Center City, Philadelphia

A few seafood appetizers we had were excellent. They were raw oysters, shrimp, octopus and crab cake. Main courses were only ok. The steak and lamb shanks were only ok. Service was good. More

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Bud & Marilyn'sBud & Marilyn's
1944 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Everything was perfect. The staff was super attentive and the food was delicious! Portions were large. More

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Bleu SushiBleu Sushi
198 reviews
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Japanese | Center City, Philadelphia

Very busy Friday night. Loud. The “air fresheners “ were toxic and could be smelled from the bathrooms through the kitchen into the dinning area. I had to cover my face so as not to have an asthma attack while using the bathroom. The smell from the air fresheners will keep us from ever going back. More

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Urban Farmer- PhiladelphiaUrban Farmer- Philadelphia
788 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

The best ribeye ever! More

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Rooster  Soup Co.Rooster Soup Co.
90 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Definitely going back! More

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Lolita RestaurantLolita Restaurant
878 reviews
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Mexican | Center City, Philadelphia

Good food, great service. Gabrielle was excellent--high energy and very attentive More

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Nomad RomanNomad Roman
5 reviews
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Pizzeria | Center City, Philadelphia

We where there for BOGO night on large pizzas. It really made the food to price ration incredible. I love this place, it still is one of the few places in Philly to get a Roman style pizza. More

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VedaVeda
244 reviews
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Indian | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent food and service!! We love Veda and went there to celebrate a family birthday. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the incredibly tasty food! More

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Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
1317 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent dinner! Worth checking out! Staff create home like feel. More

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Alma De CubaAlma De Cuba
4503 reviews
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Cuban | Center City, Philadelphia

Good for everyday. More

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Pietro's Italian - WalnutPietro's Italian - Walnut
641 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

This is a great neighborhood pizzeria. We were seated promptly on a Friday, having made our reservation earlier in the day. Service was quick and servers were extremely attentive. We like our pizza thin and crispy and that’s exactly how it was, with lots of choices for toppings. The fried calamari salad was delicious, though a little heavy on the dressing and a little light on the calamari. Nice wine selection too- we will definitely go back! More

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The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
3432 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

A perfect evening ... wonderful food, impeccable service, lovely atmosphere enhanced by the piano playing, valet parking...it was a 5 star evening in every aspect ! More

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Ristorante La BucaRistorante La Buca
640 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Pleasant service to go along with delicious sword fish. A very pleasant evening. ESJT More

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - PhiladelphiaDel Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - Philadelphia
5755 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Food was amazing. Our server Megan was impeccable. She made an already stellar experience that much better. No kidding. 10 stars! More

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Taqueria Feliz - ManayunkTaqueria Feliz - Manayunk
298 reviews
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Mexican | Center City, Philadelphia

Their crab guacamole is AMAZING! More

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The Butcher BarThe Butcher Bar
462 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Great service amazing food!!! A must visit for anyone in the Philadelphia area More

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Franky Bradley’sFranky Bradley’s
159 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

We had a wonderful time catching up with family we hadn’t seen for a while. We shared appretizers (beet salad was fantastic) which were delicious & shared our entrees as well... great drinks and fun atmosphere.. will definintly go again! More

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MercatoMercato
835 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

We’ve dined at this s restaurant several times over the years and the food is always excellent!!! My only complaint is the tight squeeze when you are sitting down - Feels like the tables are on top of each other. More

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Xiandu Thai Fusion CuisineXiandu Thai Fusion Cuisine
224 reviews
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Thai | Center City, Philadelphia

Great service, just perfect food...it's our favourite asian restaurant in town! More

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Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaChima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
4688 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Great food and great service. I would highly recommend. More

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Bistro La BaiaBistro La Baia
120 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Bistro la Baia is a hidden gem! It has the tastiest Italian food in Philadelphia and the ambiance is cosy and personal. Highly recommend! More

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ChopsChops
347 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent lunch choices. Quiet tables. Excellent service. Light and airy. Hosts are welcoming. Convenient to Suburban Station. Overall enjoyable experience. More

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Vintage Wine Bar & BistroVintage Wine Bar & Bistro
184 reviews
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French American | Center City, Philadelphia

Delicious food and friendly service from Seth. We come here often on Mondays before Speaker Series at The Kimmel. I had the roast chicken and shared a salad. More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia
2530 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent experience as always! Top notch service and quality. Salad bar is absolutely phenomenal! Excellent staff who are extremely friendly and accommodating. Vibrant scene! More

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J Sushi - PhiladelphiaJ Sushi - Philadelphia
3 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Fresh, delicious and authentic sushi. Tons of specialty roll options. Definitely a must try sushi spot in Philadelphia. I will definitely be back. More

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a.bara.bar
31 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Nice place and will use again for future matches. Thanks! More

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Fergie's PubFergie's Pub
3 reviews
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Irish | Center City, Philadelphia

Lovely, as always. Fergie's never fails to be the perfect spot to meet with friends, grab a bit, have a drink, and talk. More

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MixtoMixto
1288 reviews
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Cuban | Center City, Philadelphia

We go there almost every Sunday. The food is great and so is the service. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! More

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P.S. & Co.P.S. & Co.
71 reviews
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Vegan | Center City, Philadelphia

Second time at P.S. & Co. Love their food! Creative, flavorful, beautifully presented. Good variety. Reasonably priced. More

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The TavernThe Tavern
150 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

Outstanding cheese plate! Limited menu at first thought was elitist now realize is practical. More

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R2LR2L
4261 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

The food along with the service was great. Between my friends and I everything we ordered was great from the cocktails, to the entrees and the sides (lobster mac) was unique and delicious More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaMorton's The Steakhouse - Philadelphia
1388 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Terrific evening More

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SOUTH Jazz ClubSOUTH Jazz Club
235 reviews
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Southern | Center City, Philadelphia

The food was delicious. The atmosphere was enchanting. The service was top-notch. More

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Kanella GrillKanella Grill
48 reviews
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Greek | Center City, Philadelphia

I came here to eat outside twice and wasn't disappointed either time. I had the chicken kebab platter both times- which has a grilled chicken skewer, hummus, tomato-cucumber salad, pita & rice which is a big portion and I only ate half each time. My boyfriend got the lamb skewers and enjoyed them. Their baklava is homemade and a large portion and amazing. Definitely recommended! More

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Cooperage - PhiladelphiaCooperage - Philadelphia
233 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Great food. Great staff. Welcoming manager. We’ll be back. More

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Jane G'sJane G's
403 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

Met expectations More

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Volver - Twelve Course TastingVolver - Twelve Course Tasting
115 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

We ate at Bar Volver and enjoyed our meal as always. More

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Maggiano's - PhiladelphiaMaggiano's - Philadelphia
4518 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Salmon salad was excellent and our waitress Leah did a great job! More

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Garces Trading CompanyGarces Trading Company
2506 reviews
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European | Center City, Philadelphia

We had the pre-theater menu for $35 each. Thought the choices and the food were both very good. We enjoyed ourselves very much. More

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SOUTHSOUTH
566 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Center City, Philadelphia

Great spot with a cool atmosphere, delicious food and drinks, and live jazz (must reserve a spot in the jazz room). More

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ZINC- PhiladelphiaZINC- Philadelphia
536 reviews
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French | Center City, Philadelphia

My partner and I love this little gem in the neighborhood. We always have a fantastic meal. The setting is small but not crammed. Very intimate for date night or anniversary- as we have celebrated both with Zinc. More

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Nom Wah PhiladelphiaNom Wah Philadelphia
177 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

By far the best soup dumpling I had in Philadelphia. I enjoyed my first meal there so much that I returned the next day for lunch. Would definitely go back. GREAT service. More

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City Tap House - Logan SquareCity Tap House - Logan Square
245 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

The food is good and always consistent. Atmosphere is loud most of the time especially during the lunch hour and after 4pm. Good selection of beers. Great place to have lunch or to meet friends and hang out after work. More

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JonesJones
1163 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Nice restaurant in Old City, close to the many historic sites. Good food, varied menu, prices not too bad. Noise level increased as the restaurant filled up, making it difficult to carry on a conversation at normal levels. Warning: if you like Bloody Marys, but aren't too fond of heavy spices...you might ask for it not spicy. Mine was entirely too hot for my taste. Otherwise a pleasant dining experience. More

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OpaOpa
899 reviews
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Greek | Center City, Philadelphia

Food far surpassed my expectations! The beet salad and shrimp with dill rice were exemplary. Outstanding baklava with Home made honey ice cream. The octopus meatballs were the inky miss as there was no discernible Seafood flavor. Casual atmosphere and young vibe. I will definitely return! More

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2424
311 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

amazing!! food was delicious! More

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Spice 28Spice 28
424 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

Attentive service, great food, and chic decor. Noise level was off the charts, but that’s probably because we went on a Friday. There were two groups that were there after work since happy hour, so they were ridiculously loud. Without them- the noise level would have been moderate. More

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Square 1682Square 1682
1468 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

A perfect place for lunch! My friend and I had delicious, very fresh salads with added chicken that tasted freshly roasted. We also had a fabulous Provence rose by the glass. Our server was friendly and helpful and we sat by the window and people-watched. The room had a low-key sophistication that added to our experience. Prices were reasonable and we will both return. More

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Xochitl - PhiladelphiaXochitl - Philadelphia
1248 reviews
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Mexican | Center City, Philadelphia

Food was good but specifically went for fish tacos because of another review. Unfortunately, they no longer have fish tacos (just shrimp and I have a shellfish allergy.) I ended up with the chicken tacos which were good but a little saucier than I like. My husband got the Mole sauce over grilled chicken (which was not offered but they accommodated us) and I have to say it was one of the better Mole sauces I have tasted (I am usually not a fan of Mole because I find it bitter, this was not.) I would not go out of my way to eat here but if I was in the area I would go back. More

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CinderCinder
56 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

As I was preparing this review I got a nasty gram from Open Table that I had blown off my reservation so obviously everything that follows is in my imagination (including my credit card bill?????) since the restaurant thought I had not shown up. That's a shame since we had a great meal, Kiera was a great server and the tap list was awesome. They even got us in and out to make a show around the corner. So other than their reservation system (or its input "device") it was a great experience. The high point other than the myriad of taps (both beer and cider) were the excellent jams served with the charcuterie and our dessert cake. More

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Con Murphy's Irish PubCon Murphy's Irish Pub
127 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Food was delicious and well portioned. Ambiance was a nice Irish Pub and staff friendly and attentive. More

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ValanniValanni
2429 reviews
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Mediterranean | Center City, Philadelphia

Went on a midweek night for a family celebration - service was excellent. Tapas selection was excellent and we found something for meat=eaters, pescatarians and vegetarians. Paellas were also excellent. Definitely worth a visit. More

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SUGASUGA
518 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

As always the food and service were outstanding. Excellent lunch. More

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Bank & BourbonBank & Bourbon
740 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Food and atmosphere were excellent. It was quite and perfect for a business lunch. More

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Vesper Sporting ClubVesper Sporting Club
4 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Great service from David Mai and Galen! Amazing welcome by David Mai that made me feel like I was walking in to a friend's home. Everyone was attentive to my friend and I and it kicked the meal off to a great start. Galen was super sweet, on point, and charming when serving our table. He answered all of our annoying questions and kept us laughing. Lastly, the food was really good! It exceeded my expectations. More

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Smokin' Betty'sSmokin' Betty's
1196 reviews
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Comfort Food | Center City, Philadelphia

Great time, the food was delicious. Great ambience and our waiter was awesome, I will definitely be back. More

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Liberte LoungeLiberte Lounge
413 reviews
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French | Center City, Philadelphia

Venue was quiet and serene and the service was excellent. I was a bit disappointed in the freshness and quality of the food. Scones were a bit stale and the variety of tea sandwiches lacked innovation. Overall, the event was a very good value for money, although I have had better food options at competitors in the Philadelphia area. More

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More Than Just Ice CreamMore Than Just Ice Cream
8 reviews
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Dessert | Center City, Philadelphia

More than just Ice Cream was a real treat. Food was excellent and the service was very attentive. The desserts are amazing. Will definitely be returning. More

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Barra Rossa – PhiladelphiaBarra Rossa – Philadelphia
1099 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent food, atmosphere and service. More

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Max Brenner - PhiladelphiaMax Brenner - Philadelphia
3098 reviews
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Comfort Food | Center City, Philadelphia

My daughter wanted to go for her birthday and everything was wonderful. I would go back again and try new items on the menu More

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AldineAldine
485 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

I am in Philly often and have eaten at several restaurants around Rittenhouse Square. We went to Aldine for brunch Easter morning and had a wonderful dining experience. Everyone was happy with their food choices. I had the eggs benny and they were delicious. I also ordered a Bloody Mary that was perfect. The chef even came over to our table to see how everything was and check on our food and my drink. Since the restaurant is on the second floor it is not very visible from the street unless you are specifically looking for it, so you need to keep an eye out for the name on the door. I will definitely go back to Aldine next time I am in Philly. More

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Delmonico’s SteakhouseDelmonico’s Steakhouse
244 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

My meal was excellent! However the young woman at the table next to me was waiting 30 minutes to have her order taken, no one brought bread or asked her about a drink...it was not the Delmonico standard. More

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PinefishPinefish
251 reviews
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Seafood | Center City, Philadelphia

Fresh seafood, great service is a comfortable, creative environment. Fabulous happy hour drink and seafood offerings More

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Devil's Alley – PhiladelphiaDevil's Alley – Philadelphia
414 reviews
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Comfort Food | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent service, food and fun,festive and casual atmosphore. Reasonably priced! More

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XIX NineteenXIX Nineteen
2880 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

My friends and I enjoy the Cafe lunch (3 courses -- 1st and 3rd are buffet). The place has a lovely, pleasant ambiance - light, airy, quiet, calm. Good for conversation and leisurely dining. I have been there many times and will return and recommend it to others. More

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Sakura MandarinSakura Mandarin
38 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

Great food, good service but it is BYOB ( they will give you glasses for your drinks). The soup dumplings and the 麻辣香锅 (stir fry hot pot) are delicious, I would recommend them. More

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Fadó - PhiladelphiaFadó - Philadelphia
82 reviews
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Comfort Food | Center City, Philadelphia

Delicious food at a very reasonable price! Nice that the menu was not overwhelming, but the choices were great. Our server was great: efficient AND attentive. We will return. More

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AqimeroAqimero
232 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

Friendly, attentive staff Awesome dining experience Highly recommend the spicy crab avocado as an appetizer, the Braise Short rib as an entree, and the Cosmo Blanco as a refreshing adult beverage. More

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Kabuki SushiKabuki Sushi
7 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

City of Philadelphia shut down during the snow storm. Was looking for a place to eat lunch with family since we were there for trip. Great place, service, food. Excellent place to eat. More

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Aki SushiAki Sushi
110 reviews
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Japanese | Center City, Philadelphia

Awesome food and the service was amazing. My family and I love this place! More

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Volver - DinnerVolver - Dinner
365 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

This was great as a pre-concert dining place. The food portions were a good size; not too much but very good. The lamb chops were perfect. The waiter was nice and interested in how we were doing. More

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Lou Bird'sLou Bird's
82 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Lou Bird's is an excellent restaurant. The food and atmosphere are outstanding and the staff is very pleasant and helpful. We have especially enjoyed brunch there with our grandchildren. However, in the evening, the food and environment continues to be extremely good. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - PhiladelphiaMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia
3847 reviews
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Seafood | Center City, Philadelphia

We had a great dinner out server Jul was great. Had plenty of time before our show. We asked for the "house" vodka and tonics (doubkes) each had two and were blown away that they used Titos. We paid more for our drinks than for our dinners. More

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Center City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

Center City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
1780 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Great service and food, but expensive More

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LacroixLacroix
2223 reviews
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Continental | Center City, Philadelphia

An exquisite dining experience in every respect. The asparagus tasting menu was as inventive as it was delicious from the 1st morsel to the last, and im not even a big asparagus fan! The reserve wine tasting was a special treat. The service sublime- appropriately attentive, friendly and so knowledgeable! Lacroix is the #1 special occasion destination in philly, so far as im concerned, despite some pretty heady competition! More

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Butcher & SingerButcher & Singer
5046 reviews
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Steak | Center City, Philadelphia

One of the best NY Strip steaks I have ever had and I have been to almost all of the best steakhouses in the US. Phenomenal service. More

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TimeTime
469 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

1st visit. Really liked the vibe in this small but well done space. Food menu was a nice surprise , many interesting choicea More

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Abe FisherAbe Fisher
873 reviews
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Global, International | Center City, Philadelphia

Our group of 6 did the tasting menu and everybody loved the food and the experience More

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Double KnotDouble Knot
1061 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent dinner. Will definitely be back to try more dishes. More

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Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
1083 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Hands down one of Philly's best restaurants! We continued to be impressed at the innovative yet approachable dishes that keep the menu fresh. Although, one can always trust in the standout Chicken and Snail Lasagna, which seems to have landed as a permanent menu offering. We had the Duck Mole this time and loved it. Amazing! More

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The DandelionThe Dandelion
4429 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Center City, Philadelphia

This restaurant has the coziest atmosphere with comfort food that is to die for. More

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Trattoria CarinaTrattoria Carina
22 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Great neighborhood place. I liked the simplicity of the menu and the drinks/ wine. Pasta was wonderful. Meatballs were pretty good but it seemed like there was a kinda different spice in them that held them back from being really good Overall would recommend for a nice causal dinner experience. More

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MorimotoMorimoto
4609 reviews
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Japanese | Center City, Philadelphia

Absolutely one of our favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. The food is always outstanding and the service is perfect More

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Discover Center City

The whole world should knows that there’s more to the diverse dining scene of Center City than cheesesteaks and hoagies. Israeli, Mexican, Japanese and a melting pot of other cuisines are dished up daily in the shadow of the Liberty Bell. French bistros are becoming as commonplace as Italian delis. If you haven’t tried black truffle pizza, what’s stopping you? Whether it’s a cocoa-cured rack of lamb or a vegan wood-roasted carrot that you’re craving, Center City likely has it. Fine dining establishments and casual rooftop bars co-exist in perfect harmony, and top chefs collaborate rather than compete. By the way, the iconic cheesesteaks and hoagies aren't bad either.