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Best American Restaurants in Center City Philadelphia

Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
(1135)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Bud & Marilyn'sBud & Marilyn's
(2088)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Rooster  Soup Co.Rooster Soup Co.
(116)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
The Butcher BarThe Butcher Bar
(505)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Pub & KitchenPub & Kitchen
(304)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Lou Bird'sLou Bird's
(89)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
JonesJones
(1263)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
R2LR2L
(4386)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
City Tap House - Logan SquareCity Tap House - Logan Square
(267)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Franky Bradley’sFranky Bradley’s
(169)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Con Murphy's Irish PubCon Murphy's Irish Pub
(135)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Square 1682Square 1682
(1493)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Bank & BourbonBank & Bourbon
(767)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Cooperage - PhiladelphiaCooperage - Philadelphia
(246)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia
Cinder Copper & LaceCinder Copper & Lace
(67)
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Best Italian Restaurants in Center City Philadelphia

Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
(1835)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Davio's - PhiladelphiaDavio's - Philadelphia
(2711)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
(1352)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Little Nonna'sLittle Nonna's
(2069)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Pietro's Italian - WalnutPietro's Italian - Walnut
(679)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
MercatoMercato
(880)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Ristorante La BucaRistorante La Buca
(678)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Maggiano's - PhiladelphiaMaggiano's - Philadelphia
(4630)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Bistro La BaiaBistro La Baia
(134)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Barra Rossa – PhiladelphiaBarra Rossa – Philadelphia
(1185)
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Ambra - PhiladelphiaAmbra - Philadelphia
(54)
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Italian | Queen Village, Philadelphia
The Victor CafeThe Victor Cafe
(2344)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
(818)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Casta DivaCasta Diva
(630)
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Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Root Restaurant + Wine BarRoot Restaurant + Wine Bar
(283)
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Italian | Fishtown, Philadelphia
Bistro RomanoBistro Romano
(2573)
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Italian | Society Hill, Philadelphia
Caffe Valentino - PhiladelphiaCaffe Valentino - Philadelphia
(282)
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Speranza - Westville, New JerseySperanza - Westville, New Jersey
(117)
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Italian | Westville, Philadelphia
Emma's Cafe And Restaurant - PAEmma's Cafe And Restaurant - PA
(86)
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Italian | Northeast Philly, Philadelphia

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Center City Philadelphia Restaurants

Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
1835 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Amazing food and service. More

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Double KnotDouble Knot
1180 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Everything we had was absolutely delicious! I would recommend to anyone. The only dish we did not care for at all was the chicken teriyaki - stick to seafood and their beef selections! More

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Butcher & SingerButcher & Singer
5212 reviews
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Steak | Center City, Philadelphia

Always our favorite go to spot on Rittenhouse Square. Everything is perfectly prepared and the staff is wonderful. More

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

Loved this restaurant! The staff was very helpful in terms of navigating the cuisine and dining experience, which can either be chef-selected prefixed or self-selected. We went with the option of having the chef decide. I thought they did an excellent job of introducing us to classic Jewish cuisine, but with an updated presentation and twist. Meal size was perfect, and we left with desserts to go. highly recommend- food was delicious and atmosphere was perfect. More

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Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
1135 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

AMAZING!!! One of the best meals I have ever had. Beautiful menu, wonderful ambiance, excellent service. Perfect for a date or getting together with friends. More

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The DandelionThe Dandelion
4559 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Center City, Philadelphia

Beautiful restaurant but waitress (Leigh) could have been better. She came to check on us after about 3/4 of the way through the meal. Never introduced herself and had found name on the check. Manager was very nice though. We both got fish and chips and it was pretty good though a bit pricey but I guess you are in Rittenhouse. Also had the deviled eggs which were tasty. Will give it a second chance and try the brunch and roast. More

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LacroixLacroix
2268 reviews
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Continental | Center City, Philadelphia

Check a thesaurus for a list of superlatives and insert them here________. The food quality, taste and presentation; the pacing of the meal ; the wine pairings and descriptions; the service and the ambiance are all world class. More

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

Sushi was MAGNIFICENT! Would go back in a heartbeat. Great food and service. Just an FYI should note it is BYOB. More

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The Capital Grille - PhiladelphiaThe Capital Grille - Philadelphia
4047 reviews
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Steak | Center City, Philadelphia

Always enjoyable - food always outstanding - service was excellent - - this is what we expect at Prime Rib and is what we always receive. More

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El VezEl Vez
4151 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Center City, Philadelphia

I keep going back to El Vez because I can always count on a great experience. It was a light lunch day and Ahai Tuna salad was perfect. Service is always top notch. Prices are fair. Can’t miss. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaMorton's The Steakhouse - Philadelphia
1409 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

The service was excellent. The host was personable and even funny. The atmosphere was perfect and my sever (who was also the host) was very knowledgeable about their menu and wines. More

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Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
1352 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

It was crowded and a little warm, but the food and service are always out-of-sight! There is no better home cooked Italian meal in Center City - and no place that makes the customer feel more welcome and appreciated. Bravo! More

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MorimotoMorimoto
4722 reviews
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Japanese | Center City, Philadelphia

Very thoughtful taste and presentation. Reminded me of Japan. More

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Nomad RomanNomad Roman
14 reviews
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Pizzeria | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent pizza with great service. Exceeded our expectations More

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Little Nonna'sLittle Nonna's
2069 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Little Nonna's for the win...Again. Still stands as one of my top places to eat in the city. I would say for SURE you need a reservation. Don't try to just show up...although we have gotten luck and have sat at the kitchen bar. Garlic bread is life changing and while the Gnocchi (sp) is consistently my go to dish- I'm on the low carb train so this time I got the scallops and they were out of this world. Always surprised when the check comes and what you get for the $$. Only downfall is that you are in and out- quickly. The place is small and they do want to turn the tables. There is no waiting for your food but you also aren't there to relax and take it easy. I suppose next time I could ask for some time in between plates. Staff is amazing! More

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Ocean Prime - PhiladelphiaOcean Prime - Philadelphia
2483 reviews
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Seafood | Center City, Philadelphia

Everything about this restaurant was amazing. Food, service, atmosphere! Highly recommend!! More

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JamoneraJamonera
1507 reviews
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Spanish | Center City, Philadelphia

Enjoyed the Seafood Tapas selections immensely! More

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Barbuzzo RestaurantBarbuzzo Restaurant
4226 reviews
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Mediterranean | Center City, Philadelphia

Great food. Nice flavors. Too bad you can’t see the menu: come on Marcie you can turn on the lights. Most of us do not own night vision lenses. More

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

Good Thai food is hard to come by. This was great Thai food More

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Davio's - PhiladelphiaDavio's - Philadelphia
2711 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Overall, our meal was good. I was a little disappointed in my entrée. I ordered the 10 oz NY Sirloin which was cooked to perfection but the meat did not taste like a "prime" cut. The accompanying scallops were a little undercooked. My wife enjoyed her gnocchi's entrée. Also, the octopus appetizer was small compared to one I had at their King of Prussia location. More

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Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaChima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
4783 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

We went on a Tuesday, so it wasn’t too busy. This place was amazing in every regard. Our server Henry went above and beyond on service. Knew the menu, just great service and food just as great (ok it’s possible even better) of course the filet mignon was top notch as well. Great salad bar. My beautiful date agreed with me in full this place does it right from start to finish. More

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

This place is a gem. My girlfriend and I go here any time we have some special to celebrate. The ambiance is great for a date. I recommend getting 6 different things and sharing! More

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Bud & Marilyn'sBud & Marilyn's
2088 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Truly great food and excellent service! We will definitely be going back. More

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IndeBlue - PhiladelphiaIndeBlue - Philadelphia
1202 reviews
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Indian | Center City, Philadelphia

Beautifully decorated restaurant with amazing food. This Indian restaurant has seasonal specials! The spicy Indian bbq spareribs were melt in your mouth great. We tried several of their special cocktails that were unique and also just delicious. What a treat! More

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Sampan - PhiladelphiaSampan - Philadelphia
3101 reviews
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Asian | Center City, Philadelphia

Most amazing birthday dinner! The waiter was great and the service was amazing! Be back soon! More

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Estia - PhiladelphiaEstia - Philadelphia
5431 reviews
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Greek | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent from beginning to end! Great bar, excellent menu and we couldn’t have had a better server. More

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ChopsChops
354 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

I love having lunch here. It's quiet, spacious, and bright. The food is delicious and the portions are large. The service is excellent. Host is very courteous and friendly. Crab cake was all crab. Salads are creative and tasty. Very convenient when meeting friends coming in to Suburban Station. I will return and recommend it to friends. More

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Bar BombonBar Bombon
556 reviews
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Vegan | Center City, Philadelphia

Lovely brunch with the flavors and setting that transported me back to South Florida. And vegan! More

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LibertineLibertine
12 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

My husband and I visited Libertine for the first time last Sunday night. We loved it!! The beautiful decor greets you along with the friendly staff. Then the rest of the experience unfolds with professional and knowledgeable waiters and beautifully presented and delicious food. The menu is thoughtful and creative. We look forward to returning for our next visit... More

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Pub & KitchenPub & Kitchen
304 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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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - PhiladelphiaDel Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - Philadelphia
5956 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Wonderful as always!! One of my favs in Philly! More

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Lolita RestaurantLolita Restaurant
942 reviews
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Mexican | Center City, Philadelphia

Food was really good. Especially the fish tacos were delicious. Guacamole can also be highly recommended. More

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The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
3502 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

We ordered the prime rib and lobster special. It was phenomenal. Great deal! More

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

I mean we were the only table that whole night! From 7pm until the kitchen pretty much closed. He food was great the server was kinda moody looking but professional still. Chefs all seem pretty nice and friendly too. More

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Bleu SushiBleu Sushi
211 reviews
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Japanese | Center City, Philadelphia

Great price and good service! More

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Alma De CubaAlma De Cuba
4583 reviews
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Cuban | Center City, Philadelphia

Wonderful restaurant. Food was fantastic, atmosphere was fun and sexy. More

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

Red wine flights were excellent, & we both enjoyed our food - a cheese plate & a phenomenal salad. I’d definitely go back here! More

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TimeTime
481 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

Took my visiting family out in philly at night and would not be complete without dining at my favorite restaraunt in time. We had a great time and think the food this time was the best experience I’ve had at time throughout all the years. Thank you for making our outing truly special. We will be back!! More

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Kanella GrillKanella Grill
105 reviews
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Greek | Center City, Philadelphia

Amazing food!! Great value More

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Tuna BarTuna Bar
130 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Consistently good restaurant More

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MercatoMercato
880 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Many enjoyable meals for my wife and me at Mercato. More

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

Great food. Great service. Great restaurant. Great prices. Great cause. More

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

Great vibe, great food, great service! Didn’t get to try their meat dishes but even the seafood dishes were AMAZING! Grilled octopus was so tender. Must try More

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Trattoria CarinaTrattoria Carina
44 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Hands down my favorite restaurant in Philly. Food is great, reasonably priced, byob, and with the best playlists always on. More

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VedaVeda
279 reviews
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Indian | Center City, Philadelphia

We had a lovely evening with good friends, delicious food, and warm surroundings. More

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SOUTHSOUTH
659 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Center City, Philadelphia

The food was absolutely delicious & the service was wonderful too. Great place. Will definitely be back soon. More

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

Beautiful restaurant. The staff was extremely professional and the service was timely. Definitive will return in the future. More

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

I love the variety in foods, brussel sprouts are my favorite! I like places that have different combinations, the brick oven pizza with goat cheese, pistachio pesto, red onion and drizzled with honey was mouthwatering. Definitely will be going back! More

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

This is my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia - everything on the menu is vegetarian or vegan and there's a huge menu! The staff are also super nice. More

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MixtoMixto
1343 reviews
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Cuban | Center City, Philadelphia

40 minuets from sitting down to getting the food. Ordered an entree salad for $13 and got a basic salad that in many restaurants would be considered a side salad. Well, it had papaya in it! Received nice warm bread before meal. Call it the highlight of our lunch. Other person had a nice sandwich but meat tough. The sweet potato fries were oily and soft; sub par for sure. The “fantastic coffee from Colombia” (quoting the server) was nice, but on par with WaWa coffee; not more. The outdoor sitting was lovely, which coupled with the bread, would have us consider giving them another chance. More

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

Second visit and not disappointed. Great food and service. Definitively going back. More

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

Really good food, great margaritas, friendly staff! More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia
2646 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Had a great lunch. The salad bar is the best! So many selections to choose from.....and the presentation is fabulous. This time I didn't even order meat. Love this place and inexpensive at lunch! More

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

Food was delicious and service was fabulous! Will definitely come again! More

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

One of my favorite restaurants in the world. So good that I feel like they’re undercharging for the food. More

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

It was okay, but we are unlikely to go back More

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

Drinks and food were excellent, we will definitely be going back. More

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R2LR2L
4386 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Service and ambiance were amazing. Presentation and quality were amazing. The price of meal for 2 was 300 including tip. That is high but not unusual. Rib eye was delicious with unique seasonings. Tuna appetizer was outstanding as was dessert which included chocolate pretzel peanut butter concoction. It worked so well and the textures blended perfectly. More

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

Fantastic food and service! Unfortunately it was very loud. The folks there were great and at least turned down the speakers to try and help the situation, but it was all the surrounding noise that meant you had to yell at your companions in an effort to be heard... More

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

We enjoyed several small plates for lunch- edamame dumplings, brussel sprouts, popcorn shrimp. The mango salad was way too spicy - we had to send it away. The music was loud. When we asked them to turn it down, they did. Generally it is less crowded and not as loud at lunch time. More

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Garces Trading CompanyGarces Trading Company
2538 reviews
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European | Center City, Philadelphia

Great space, imaginative menu, delicious food. Enjoyed purchasing some of the Garces gourmet products, thank you! More

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Varga BarVarga Bar
14 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Great beer selection, that seems to be the focus. Good eggplant sandwich, the Caesar salad was a little bland, though. Nice friendly service More

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

Awesome experience. More

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SUGASUGA
549 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

Food was delicious. Got the goat cheese wontons ( one of my favorites) and tuna tacos (amazing, got a little bite to them). My friend got the ramen as her meal and I got a lobster risotto entree that was the nights special. Amazing food, great quality, and great price. More

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Maggiano's - PhiladelphiaMaggiano's - Philadelphia
4630 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Our server, Lindsay, was very helpful, attentive, and friendly. She absolutely enhanced our dining experience. More

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

Always very good with very good service. More

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

This was a return visit to verify our first visit. It is quite consistent and good food. It’s on our to do again list. More

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Smokin' Betty'sSmokin' Betty's
1242 reviews
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Comfort Food | Center City, Philadelphia

The food was great and well priced. Would totally recommend to anyone visiting the center city area! More

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

Great time! Our server was really good!! The only thing that was bad was when they forgot my meat for my meal. I would absolutely recommend. More

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

It was my first time there; had a great time Wasn't impressed with the food, but overall was worth the trip... More

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JonesJones
1263 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

This is a good place for an informal business lunch. The food is always solid and the service attentive. More

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Keen PhillyKeen Philly
41 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Delicious dinner in a super fun spot! Our group ordered the fish tacos, scallops, chicken sandwich and steak salad. All were excellent. Jamyl, our server, was entertaining and attentive. More

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Xochitl - PhiladelphiaXochitl - Philadelphia
1265 reviews
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Mexican | Center City, Philadelphia

Great margaritas, incredible guacamole... great place, I even had my 5 month old son More

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

I had the eggs and chicken apple sausage. The sausage was outstanding and the eggs were ok, a little watery. I ordered the poached and they hadn’t been drained properly. The fruit was fantastic and fresh. I was a little disappointed that they wouldn’t sub out the potatoes for fruit: we had to order the fruit separately. The potatoes and biscuit went to waste because I can’t eat them due to diet restrictions. It was expensive for what we got but our server was great and the place is lovely. 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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Square 1682Square 1682
1493 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Nice, efficient service. Good food and beer menu options More

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

We keep coming back because the food is wonderful and the staff is great with a very creative chef. I try to ordered something different every time and haven’t been disappointed yet. Highly recommended! More

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Chez Colette - Sofitel PhiladelphiaChez Colette - Sofitel Philadelphia
188 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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Franky Bradley’sFranky Bradley’s
169 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

We needed a close-by place to eat while we were visiting Philly. Franky Bradley's caught my eye like none of the other close by places did. I'm so glad we chose Franky's. The quirky, fun decor was nice, the service was wonderful, and the food was really good. We had the roasted beet salad, one of the best we've ever had. It was just a little different from most, and just that much better. And Franky's fries - swoon! If you like loaded fries, Franky's fries will be your new favorite. Loaded with fried cheese curds and braised short rib and gravy, they are a meal in themselves. Franky's also has some interesting cocktails which we enjoyed trying. Definitely worth the trouble to find, tucked down an alley next to a parking lot. Franky's service made us feel special - our server was very attentive and made recommendations that showed he listened to what we said we liked. If you're looking for good food in a fun atmosphere, Franky's is the place! More

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

Great brunch spot More

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

Great food, not too expensive, a few good beers, and nice ambiance More

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ValanniValanni
2485 reviews
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Mediterranean | Center City, Philadelphia

We sat outside, so I cannot speak for the ambiance inside the restaurant. The food was very good. We had the fried goat cheese and the potato small plates which were both very good. Then we had the meat and seafood paella - the portion is very large, easy to share, and plenty of leftovers. For dessert we had the fried Oreo - probably the best part of the meal. The service was great. All staff was very attentive. I would definitely recommend and will probably go back. More

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

It was a perfect post-Broad Street Run brunch with friends. Service was slow but, this was most likely due to the high-volume of customers and, only two wait staff. Won't hold it against them. Highly recommend this place for a breakfast or lunch. More

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

Excellent service! Standard Americanized Irish food but good. Loved the different half and bald drinks with Guinness. Thanks for a great night out. More

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PinefishPinefish
281 reviews
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Seafood | Center City, Philadelphia

Second time here with the family. Great food in a chic-kitsch environment. Octopus, scallops, lobster, steak, they cook with care. Flavorful, decent sized portions. Expensive but worth it. Friendly staff. More

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Sakura MandarinSakura Mandarin
46 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

Consistently great food, always good service, easy parking, quick drop off at front door for easy entry. More

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Liberte LoungeLiberte Lounge
430 reviews
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French | Center City, Philadelphia

Food is always great. Friendly service. More

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Barra Rossa – PhiladelphiaBarra Rossa – Philadelphia
1185 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Very good food, comfy booth and wonderful attentive waiter...I will definitely be back again. 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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Con Murphy's Irish PubCon Murphy's Irish Pub
135 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Good food and atmosphere. More

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

An excellent restaurant for a taste of authentic French cuisine. More

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Marathon - 19th & MarketMarathon - 19th & Market
20 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Great experience More

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Winthorpe and ValentineWinthorpe and Valentine
239 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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TALKTALK
14 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Small but well crafted menu, deliciously executed More

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AqimeroAqimero
238 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

Everything was amazing...very nice, My husband & I really enjoyed our Anniversary Dinner!! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - PhiladelphiaMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia
3937 reviews
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Seafood | Center City, Philadelphia

We went to McCormick and Schmick's for our 31st wedding anniversary. The food was outstanding. My wife and I both raved about it. We also loved the ambiance and the service was great! More

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Max Brenner - PhiladelphiaMax Brenner - Philadelphia
3196 reviews
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Comfort Food | Center City, Philadelphia

2nd time there & everything was just as good as the last time! Already want to go back again!!! More

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

The food here is always excellent and this time was no exception. Staff is kind and attentive. The wine selection is also great. Overall an ideal restaurant to celebrate a special occasion at. More

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

Great food. Lunch on a Saturday with no wait, great service. More

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

Good overall. Slow service for 2nd half of meal but kitchen sent over a cheese board in apology. Excellent beer selection. 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
1835 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Amazing food and service. More

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

Loved this restaurant! The staff was very helpful in terms of navigating the cuisine and dining experience, which can either be chef-selected prefixed or self-selected. We went with the option of having the chef decide. I thought they did an excellent job of introducing us to classic Jewish cuisine, but with an updated presentation and twist. Meal size was perfect, and we left with desserts to go. highly recommend- food was delicious and atmosphere was perfect. More

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Butcher & SingerButcher & Singer
5212 reviews
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Steak | Center City, Philadelphia

Always our favorite go to spot on Rittenhouse Square. Everything is perfectly prepared and the staff is wonderful. More

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Double KnotDouble Knot
1180 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Everything we had was absolutely delicious! I would recommend to anyone. The only dish we did not care for at all was the chicken teriyaki - stick to seafood and their beef selections! More

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LacroixLacroix
2268 reviews
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Continental | Center City, Philadelphia

Check a thesaurus for a list of superlatives and insert them here________. The food quality, taste and presentation; the pacing of the meal ; the wine pairings and descriptions; the service and the ambiance are all world class. More

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Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
1135 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

AMAZING!!! One of the best meals I have ever had. Beautiful menu, wonderful ambiance, excellent service. Perfect for a date or getting together with friends. More

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Nomad RomanNomad Roman
14 reviews
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Pizzeria | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent pizza with great service. Exceeded our expectations More

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The DandelionThe Dandelion
4559 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Center City, Philadelphia

Beautiful restaurant but waitress (Leigh) could have been better. She came to check on us after about 3/4 of the way through the meal. Never introduced herself and had found name on the check. Manager was very nice though. We both got fish and chips and it was pretty good though a bit pricey but I guess you are in Rittenhouse. Also had the deviled eggs which were tasty. Will give it a second chance and try the brunch and roast. More

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MorimotoMorimoto
4722 reviews
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Japanese | Center City, Philadelphia

Very thoughtful taste and presentation. Reminded me of Japan. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaMorton's The Steakhouse - Philadelphia
1409 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

The service was excellent. The host was personable and even funny. The atmosphere was perfect and my sever (who was also the host) was very knowledgeable about their menu and wines. 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.