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Best American Restaurants in Center City Philadelphia

Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
(1175)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Bud & Marilyn'sBud & Marilyn's
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
The RoosterThe Rooster
(127)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
The Butcher BarThe Butcher Bar
(543)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Pub & KitchenPub & Kitchen
(310)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Lou Bird'sLou Bird's
(93)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
JonesJones
(1331)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
R2LR2L
(4466)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
City Tap House - Logan SquareCity Tap House - Logan Square
(279)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Franky Bradley’sFranky Bradley’s
(180)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Con Murphy's Irish PubCon Murphy's Irish Pub
(142)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Square 1682Square 1682
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Bank & BourbonBank & Bourbon
(780)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Cooperage - PhiladelphiaCooperage - Philadelphia
(252)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Cinder Copper & LaceCinder Copper & Lace
(69)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Best Italian Restaurants in Center City Philadelphia

Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
(1870)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Davio's - PhiladelphiaDavio's - Philadelphia
(2765)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
(1371)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Little Nonna'sLittle Nonna's
(2162)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Pietro's Italian - WalnutPietro's Italian - Walnut
(711)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
MercatoMercato
(898)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Ristorante La BucaRistorante La Buca
(694)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Maggiano's - PhiladelphiaMaggiano's - Philadelphia
(4686)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Bistro La BaiaBistro La Baia
(140)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Barra Rossa – PhiladelphiaBarra Rossa – Philadelphia
(1221)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Ambra - PhiladelphiaAmbra - Philadelphia
(62)
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Italian | Queen Village, Philadelphia
The Victor CafeThe Victor Cafe
(2441)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
(859)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Casta DivaCasta Diva
(651)
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Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Root Restaurant + Wine BarRoot Restaurant + Wine Bar
(290)
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Italian | Fishtown, Philadelphia
Bistro RomanoBistro Romano
(2638)
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Italian | Society Hill, Philadelphia
Caffe Valentino - PhiladelphiaCaffe Valentino - Philadelphia
(290)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Speranza - Westville, New JerseySperanza - Westville, New Jersey
(132)
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Italian | Westville, Philadelphia
Emma's Cafe And Restaurant - PAEmma's Cafe And Restaurant - PA
(89)
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Italian | Northeast Philly, Philadelphia

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Center City Philadelphia Restaurants

Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
1870 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

The food and wine was excellent, as was the service. Celebrating our 20th anniversary here was a treat and one that we will always remember. More

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Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
1175 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Honestly no bad dish tonight. Stand outs for me were the Japanese eggplant and maple panna cotta. Enoki mushroom was good but a tiny bit too salty for my taste. Overall an amazing meal. Staff was extremely attentive and cordial. More

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Double KnotDouble Knot
1297 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Great food and great service with a unique menu served in a unique in environment made for a great business meal with clients. More

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Butcher & SingerButcher & Singer
5329 reviews
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Steak | Center City, Philadelphia

The food and service were outstanding. Enjoyed it immensley./ More

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KinmeKinme
4 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Good sushi and some creative hot dishes makes this a find. Very nice people. More

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The Capital Grille - PhiladelphiaThe Capital Grille - Philadelphia
4080 reviews
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Steak | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent service and the food was delicious! They have a nice cocktail list to choose from and a descent wine selection. I highly recommend if you’re looking for great food. More

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LacroixLacroix
2288 reviews
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Continental | Center City, Philadelphia

It's well worth the $75 price tag. The food is outstanding, the staff is attentive and professional and the cadre overlooking Rittenhouse square is lovely. You'll enjoy the raw bar, the Asian selections, the meats, and let's not forget the foie gras smores! More

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El VezEl Vez
4251 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Center City, Philadelphia

This is my second time dining at El Vez. The food and service was excellent. We came with our two kids (2 & 5) and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. If you are looking for a trendy Mexican restaurant with bold margaritas and an energetic ambiance, then this is your spot. More

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The DandelionThe Dandelion
4662 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Center City, Philadelphia

Upscale English-style pub with a foodie-flair. Great space, excellent service. I would definitely visit again More

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Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
1371 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

The best! Everything homemade, very intimate and the friendliest owners on the planet More

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Bleu SushiBleu Sushi
222 reviews
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Japanese | Center City, Philadelphia

A BYO, Bleu Sushi offers great value in the Wash West neighborhood. We usually get the Sushi Bleu platter -- changes a bit each time to whatever the chef decides. More

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MorimotoMorimoto
4819 reviews
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Japanese | Center City, Philadelphia

We went to dinner to celebrate the night before our son being released from the NICU. We figured it would be quite some time until we splurged on a nice dinner again. Christine was our server and she was AWESOME! She timed our dining experience perfectly and was very knowledgeable with helping us explore new food adventures. We appreciated our already unforgettable night being that much more enjoyable. More

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Sampan - PhiladelphiaSampan - Philadelphia
3178 reviews
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Asian | Center City, Philadelphia

Great, high quality, fresh food. Quick, friendly service. Good for a date night or dinner with friends. More

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Barbuzzo RestaurantBarbuzzo Restaurant
4306 reviews
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Mediterranean | Center City, Philadelphia

Always superb. Best secret sauce on a pizza I’ve tasted, and please don’t ever take the beet-kale-goat cheese-pesto salad off the menu! More

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Estia - PhiladelphiaEstia - Philadelphia
5492 reviews
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Greek | Center City, Philadelphia

Always fresh seafood and great service. Had a birthday party for nine people which was handled beautifully. This is consistently great! More

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Bud & Marilyn'sBud & Marilyn's
2180 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

I went for the fried chicken and was pleasantly surprised; it was delicious! More

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The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
3546 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

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JamoneraJamonera
1538 reviews
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Spanish | Center City, Philadelphia

Came into an aesthetically pleasing environment and a warm/friendly staff. Enjoyed the dim lighting and large windows that drew in natural light. Red sangria was delicious and so were the tapas! We snagged some papas fritas, scallops, pork belly, and a few other options that were amazing. Everything that passed by looked amazing! The ONLY thing I would change about this experience is running 6 miles beforehand so I could eat more. Lovely place and will be returning. More

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Ocean Prime - PhiladelphiaOcean Prime - Philadelphia
2560 reviews
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Seafood | Center City, Philadelphia

We went for our 17 year anniversary and it was great. Rose pedals were on the table, strawberry champagne, and a complimentary dessert. And we couldn’t have asked for a nicer, more courteous waitress. Great Job Ocean Prime! We will be back. More

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Davio's - PhiladelphiaDavio's - Philadelphia
2765 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Are use this restaurant almost as my “private club” even though it’s neither private nor my club. The service is always at a high-level, the food is always good and consistent, and it is always a quiet atmosphere to have my business lunch. More

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Little Nonna'sLittle Nonna's
2162 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Known for their outstanding meatballs, but great overall food. We sat in the "Garden" and it was a little warm, but had a great feel to it. Wonderful restaurant for fresh Italian food. More

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Abe FisherAbe Fisher
1010 reviews
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Global, International | Center City, Philadelphia

My favorite restaurant in Philly! Been here 5 times on my travels to Philly, looking forward to 5 more. Keep up the great work! More

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IndeBlue - PhiladelphiaIndeBlue - Philadelphia
1250 reviews
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Indian | Center City, Philadelphia

I enjoy good Indian food and IndieBlue was excellent. Not just another Chicken Masala Buffet. The menu is interesting and the food is prepared perfectly. I’ll be returning soon and often More

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

Loved the food. It was filling, delicious, and satisfying. Great service, the waitress answered all our questions. Great place! More

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

Surprised by the all you can eat option. This was a bargain and the wait staff really helped us out. More

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Alma De CubaAlma De Cuba
4638 reviews
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Cuban | Center City, Philadelphia

Our food was very good. The service was uninspired. Not slow but our server had no personallity. It is a very beautiful restaurant More

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Kanella GrillKanella Grill
148 reviews
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Greek | Center City, Philadelphia

Kanella is always a good choice. It is very good, inexpensive and BYOB. The service is excellent. Highly recommend! More

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Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaChima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
4830 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Awesome food, great service. Amazing meat and variety of selections More

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - PhiladelphiaDel Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - Philadelphia
6096 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

The staff provided me individual attention as I noticed they provided all around to other customers. What a great dining experience! More

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Lolita RestaurantLolita Restaurant
973 reviews
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Mexican | Center City, Philadelphia

Amazing food. We’ll be back! Order the cucumber jalapeño margarita with the chili salt rim. You won’t be disappointed. More

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

Always excellent and personable More

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Bar BombonBar Bombon
595 reviews
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Vegan | Center City, Philadelphia

Vegan restaurant week menu was amazing! I hope they do this yearly! More

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Iron Hill - Center CityIron Hill - Center City
46 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Brand new location for Iron Hill and it is perfect. Great location in the heart of Center City. The quality of the food is excellent, I love the cheese steak egg rolls. Service was quick and friendly. The atmosphere is open and light. This is a can’t miss location. More

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

P.S. and Co was a wonderful place to take my daughter and our new puppy. I wasn't able to leave him at home but we had to go into the city to pick up my race packet for the Rock and Roll Half marathon the next day. They provided an amazing little table in their garden for us so we did not disturb other guests. Our server was so energetic and friendly, she worked with us when it came to my daughters' allergies. The Acai Bowl was delicious for her! I recommend the breakfast burritos and the cold brew coconut Americano for the grownups! Thank you!! More

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Keen PhillyKeen Philly
44 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Great service from a knowledgeable server. Suggested the salad of the day, Mexican corn salad and it was wonderful. Pasta entree was great. Very quiet for a first date.. More

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Nomad RomanNomad Roman
20 reviews
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Pizzeria | Center City, Philadelphia

Great thin crust, wood-fired pizzas and creative rifts on classic salads like a grilled romaine caesar and wood roasted beet. All very reasonably priced. Servers were friendly and fun. If we lived in Philadelphia we'd be regulars. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaMorton's The Steakhouse - Philadelphia
1422 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

La carne es deliciosa. El servicio increíble, gracias Annuar. Pero el postre... un asco. Nunca pidan el soufflé. Se tardaron media hora en traerlo y solo era huevo batido pintado de color chocolate, incomible. Lo bueno es que al regresarlo no nos lo cobraron, menos mal! More

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Tuna BarTuna Bar
145 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Food, service, and ambience were all top notch! We’ll definitely be back. More

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LibertineLibertine
36 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

We ate outside on a beautiful September Friday night with our dog. We both had the lamb burgers. Delicious!! So good, we didn’t share with our dog. Very friendly staff and fantastic desserts. We’ll return and especially after Kimmel Center shows-only a block away. More

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

As always.... great meal, with great service! Tonight it was David, ably assisted by Jamie! More

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R2LR2L
4466 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

The food,staff and atmosphere was exceptional I really enjoyed the view as well. More

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

Everything was great!!! Just relax with the black pepper!!! More

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MercatoMercato
898 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Food was terrific and the service even better! Will definitely go back and sit outside on a cooler day. More

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

They treat us like family every time we go. The food and service is always excellent. More

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

Don’t know why I’m getting this in Spanish. However the rest was very good we ate outside and on Sunday some of their bottles of wine are $30. More

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MixtoMixto
1372 reviews
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Cuban | Center City, Philadelphia

Wonderful service,staff, and food! More

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

Michael was an amazing server. Very personable, put up with our extremely obnoxious group! Very alternative, never had an empty drink. Very good suggestions and we loved everything. More

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

Delicious food, interesting menu, great service, perfect for after a half marathon! More

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Trattoria CarinaTrattoria Carina
60 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

We had a wonderful evening last Saturday at Trattoria Carina. Menu is short but everything is fresh and very tasty. Typical Italian cuisine in a nice setting. They do have tables outside and the inside is nice, bright, spacious with a traditional/modern look. Resonnably priced and best of all you bring your own wine.... Will definitely come back. More

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SOUTHSOUTH
728 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Center City, Philadelphia

South is always amazing. The food is top notch, the staff is warm and friendly. The managers will come up to the table and ensure that everything is to your liking. The portions are huge! Try the fried chicken! More

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

The food is fantastic. Loved all the dim sum we got. Shrimp dumplings and shu mai were especially good. You can BYO for a corkage fee although they also have a full bar. Can’t wait to come back and try more different things. Very inexpensive. We were there with 2 other couples and it was only $26 per couple for a lot of food including the $5 corkage charge! More

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

We have dined at Jane G's on several occasions. It is a friendly and comfortable restaurant. Always a great meal and filling. Our waitress was professional and helpful. We will be back to Jane G's and would recommend it if you have not tried it yet. If you enjoy a modern environment and Chinese food this place is a must. More

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

Ran into my daughter, husband and Grandson at your restaurant . they were leaving with their food packed up it’s disappointing you only have booster seats Please invest In some high chairs. It would have been a nice dinner had their son not had to sit in the booth. More

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Maggiano's - PhiladelphiaMaggiano's - Philadelphia
4686 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Great food! Great service! Come here once a year for dinner with friends the last 10 years! More

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

Excellent service! We were attended by several staff members all of whom were very helpful, courteous and friendly. We enjoyed a flight each and burgers (veggie and meat). Amazing! BONUS - complimentary champagne to celebrate our anniversary! More

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Xochitl - PhiladelphiaXochitl - Philadelphia
1276 reviews
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Mexican | Center City, Philadelphia

I thought my meal wasn’t tasty. But the service was excellent. They were attentive and always refilled my water before having to ask.The food was hot and prompt. Drinks great. Nice cute place. More

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

Love Feliz! We hadn’t been in for a while but it was as excellent as always. Their queso fundido is some of our favorite. 😊 More

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SUGASUGA
563 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

Popped in for business lunch. Great ambiance and great food. Need to go back for dinner More

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

Went with a large work group. Pizza and gig salads were wonderful! Service was excellent and quick. It is fun to share the salads and pizza. They are quite big for lunch! More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia
2705 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

As always, everything was near perfect. This was a fantastic meal. More

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VedaVeda
302 reviews
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Indian | Center City, Philadelphia

Shrimp tocas were amazing atmosphere was great . I plan on going back again More

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Fine PalateFine Palate
290 reviews
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Global, International | Center City, Philadelphia

Great all around spot. Came here for dinner before the orchestra. Food was flavorful. They have a great menu of small plates, which was perfect for us. More

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The RoosterThe Rooster
127 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent food, excellent vibe. Great service. We will definitely be back. My favorite items were the Yéménite matzo ball soup, and the homemade rye bread. But everything we ordered was tasty. More

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

Very good dinner spot. The salmon and cod are delicious and the service is great. Will return More

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ChopsChops
361 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Delicious dinner and awesome service More

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

What a find! This place has great food, great wait staff and on our night, terrific entertainment. The ambiance makes you never want to leave More

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Harper's GardenHarper's Garden
123 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Friendly staff and fresh innovative small plates to share. Good wine too! Atmosphere seems to have everyone in a good mood. More

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TimeTime
492 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

We ended up really enjoying the place. I was very turned off at first because the hostess was quite dismissive upon our arrival. I thought I said loud enough that we were there for dinner, to which she hurriedly responded that they were all booked but we could sit at the bar. I said I had a reservation, to which she replied by asking for my name. I said as much, to which she rather rudely replied that they had two reservations with that name. Reservation was for Sept 15 @7pm. If she’s there the next time we show up, I’ll turn around and walk right out. Our server was very nice though. More

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

Good food. Good service. Good prices. Friendly staff More

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

Excellent service. Was great to sit, enjoy meal and company and not be rushed. More

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PinefishPinefish
300 reviews
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Seafood | Center City, Philadelphia

Food was excellent, great value for your money. Cocktails were good. More

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

Always great service and fresh seafood. The scallops are excellent perfectly prepared. Delicious pasta dishes, whole fish grilled and great deserts. More

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Kabuki SushiKabuki Sushi
11 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Staff was very accommodating, even going out of their way to get us all seated, comfortable, and taken care of. Food was great, atmosphere is fun, and it's BYOB. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants good sushi, a fun atmosphere, and a kind staff. More

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

Loaded Nachos were great. Good location. Nice Staff. More

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JonesJones
1331 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Food was good, service was friendly but could have been more attentive. More

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

We arrived right as they opened and were seated promptly. Service was a little bit slow, but I’m not sure if they’re were enough servers right at the start of their day. We ordered drinks, but then a couple of us were told the one on the menu wasn’t available “because the blue berries weren’t bought” which was a bummer because the drink sounded yummy and our last minute choice ended up not being very good. The food was very good though, with perfect portion sizes. And their desserts were amazing! More

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OpaOpa
915 reviews
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Greek | Center City, Philadelphia

Great food, great service. Small plates, delicious and flavorful. More

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

Very fun menu with lots of spicy-sweet surprises that make the most of in-season produce. Quick service and a creative, expertly honed collection of specials, like the spicy cucumbers or green beans with minced pork, make this a top-notch spot for a memorable business lunch or after-movie snack. More

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

The ribs were off the chain I had tge dry rub my wife had the bbq and they were delicious along with the cole slaw and fries. More

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Tir Na Nog  - PhiladelphiaTir Na Nog - Philadelphia
278 reviews
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Irish | Center City, Philadelphia

Katie our server was wonderful! Weather was perfect for sitting outside More

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Caribou CafeCaribou Cafe
820 reviews
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French | Center City, Philadelphia

Went for brunch before Walnut St Theater matinee. Sat outside and had lovely lunch. Only noise issue was medevac helicopter landing at Jefferson Hospital a block away, but that is nothing against the restaurant. More

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XIX NineteenXIX Nineteen
2957 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

It was a great experience, the service was great and my dish was delicious . More

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Aki Nom Nom Sushi & RamenAki Nom Nom Sushi & Ramen
8 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Our waitress was new but very attentive to our needs. We never had to wait for a refill or anything else. The food was amazing, although my green tea mochi seemed almost stale. I'll be back to try the all you can eat option! More

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ValanniValanni
2495 reviews
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Mediterranean | Center City, Philadelphia

My first time there. Excellent service and different food. I would definitely go back again . More

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Varga BarVarga Bar
15 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Great food, cozy table and fantastic service. More

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

The French onion soup is one of the best things on the menu! More

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Smokin' Betty'sSmokin' Betty's
1262 reviews
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Comfort Food | Center City, Philadelphia

We celebrate our co-workers birthdays at Smokin' Betty's. We have tried other places but always come back to Smokin Betty's. It's convenient, it's reasonable, the selections are awesome. The staff is extremely friendly and welcoming. They go out of there way to make feel comfortable. They are very attentive. You never need to wait for a drink. We come here all the time. My co-workers said that happy hour is very good also, however, I have not been there for happy hour! I have often met family there for lunch or for dinner. I haven't heard anyone say anything bad about the place! More

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TALKTALK
42 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

The food here has always exceeded expectations. The chicken entre is fabulous and their cocktails are outstanding! More

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Square 1682Square 1682
1513 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

The food was great. Ambiance was for older people. More

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

The food was surprisingly good. My friend is vegetarian and we planned a surprise party for her here. Everything our party of 13 ordered was delicious, the service was good, and the portions were great for the price that we paid. I would highly recommend this place More

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AqimeroAqimero
251 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

From the front of the house greeting we were amazed at the interior and then seated for dinner, we were the only people having dinner and our waitress Corrine was the best! The menu I had so many great choices and we love seafood so we split a Caesar salad and Bau buns and I had scallops and husband had the raw seafood platter. We also met the chef and both he and our waitress gave us a delicious dessert and the coffee was delicious too! Don’t miss this gem of a restaurant although the bar scene is quite noisy if you love good food executed to perfection and ending your meal with a really good cup of coffee and dessert this is the place! Also the wine try the Chardonnay called “Taken” at $30 a glass it is worth every penny! More

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Liberte LoungeLiberte Lounge
433 reviews
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French | Center City, Philadelphia

Our server was top notch. The food was amazing too! More

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Max Brenner - PhiladelphiaMax Brenner - Philadelphia
3236 reviews
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Comfort Food | Center City, Philadelphia

Our group went for dessert and Max Brenner did not disappoint! We shared a dessert pizza and a decadent fondue. So delicious and fun! Highly recommend this place to satisfy a sweet tooth. More

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

Nice spot for date night. Classic American and very enjoyable More

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Cinder Copper & LaceCinder Copper & Lace
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Great food and service! Will definitely come back! More

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Barra Rossa – PhiladelphiaBarra Rossa – Philadelphia
1221 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

We were a large group and the waiter was training - he was so attentive and really handled all of our needs so well. We were running to catch a show, and he made sure we were well-fed and happy in time to make it to the show! More

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TGI FRIDAYS - BensalemTGI FRIDAYS - Bensalem
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Great food, good service as always More

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JamesJames
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

My second trip to James and I brought 3 friends pre-concert. Food was great, I recommend the "Backyard Barbque". The server was friendly, attentive and efficient. 2 of my friends had the chicken and loved it and the 3rd had the quesadilla and enjoyed it too. As small menu done well, definitely has its merits. It look like things were fun at the bar also, if that's what you're into. More

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Winthorpe and ValentineWinthorpe and Valentine
240 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

OpenTable does not make a big deal about declaring this being in a hotel and my instincts would have rejected it based on that alone. However, the menu was very diverse and appealing, as well as nicely priced so I gave it a try. The service (Bronicka??... apologies for not remembering our server's name completely) was SUPERB! Between her helpful suggestions, knowledge of the menu, overall friendliness and professionalism, she became a critical, seamless part of our great experience. The other table attendants (we had a party of 7) were great as well. The various dishes we had were enormous, leading most of us to need a take-home box. All were very satisfied. I went out on a food limb and ordered the Poutine (a dish originating from the Canadian province of Quebec consisting of French fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy)... rather interesting. The W&V has them with tater tots... I might have had more to say if it was regular french fries (likely less potato-ey), but it was worth the order. Great time, great food, great service! More

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Vesper Sporting Club - Center CityVesper Sporting Club - Center City
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

LOVED OUR SERVER! wonderful ambiance, will be returning for sure! More

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Honestly no bad dish tonight. Stand outs for me were the Japanese eggplant and maple panna cotta. Enoki mushroom was good but a tiny bit too salty for my taste. Overall an amazing meal. Staff was extremely attentive and cordial. More

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Steak | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent service and the food was delicious! They have a nice cocktail list to choose from and a descent wine selection. I highly recommend if you’re looking for great food. More

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LacroixLacroix
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Continental | Center City, Philadelphia

It's well worth the $75 price tag. The food is outstanding, the staff is attentive and professional and the cadre overlooking Rittenhouse square is lovely. You'll enjoy the raw bar, the Asian selections, the meats, and let's not forget the foie gras smores! More

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Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

The best! Everything homemade, very intimate and the friendliest owners on the planet More

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MorimotoMorimoto
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Japanese | Center City, Philadelphia

We went to dinner to celebrate the night before our son being released from the NICU. We figured it would be quite some time until we splurged on a nice dinner again. Christine was our server and she was AWESOME! She timed our dining experience perfectly and was very knowledgeable with helping us explore new food adventures. We appreciated our already unforgettable night being that much more enjoyable. More

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Gastro Pub | Center City, Philadelphia

Upscale English-style pub with a foodie-flair. Great space, excellent service. I would definitely visit again More

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Nomad RomanNomad Roman
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Pizzeria | Center City, Philadelphia

Great thin crust, wood-fired pizzas and creative rifts on classic salads like a grilled romaine caesar and wood roasted beet. All very reasonably priced. Servers were friendly and fun. If we lived in Philadelphia we'd be regulars. More

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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.