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Vernick Coffee Bar is situated on the second level of the new Comcast Technology Center and overlooks the tree canopies in the building’s public lobby. Reservations are available in the full-service café for both breakfast and lunch. The takeaway area includes open seating for up to 48 guests, an excellent walk-in destination for all day dining. Vernick Coffee Bar is open Monday-Friday.
We want to share with you how we are taking steps to provide the safest environment possible for our diners and staff. We are closely following the CDC (Center for Disease Control) for updates. In addition to our routine cleaning and sterilization procedures, We have certifie Safe Serve managers in the dining room and kitchen facilities at all times to monitor the proper handling of food and sanitation. Our staff will continue to clean and sanitize our restaurant throughout the day, especially doorknobs, chairs, counter, table tops, and other frequently used surfaces servers and kitchen staff wash there hands after serving or handling We ask if you have recently traveled abroad (China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Italy) or have been in contact with anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus, that you please come back and see us once you have been cleared by a medical professional.
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Our goal is not only to prepare authentic and delicious dishes but we strive to give all of our guests a flawless dining experience.
With a light and inviting ambiance and a wonderful outdoor seating, this BYOB restaurant is great for any occasion.
Bleu Sushi brings the rich culinary arts of Japan right to Center City, Philadelphia. Recognized as being a premier BYOB restaurant with the best sushi in Philly, Bleu Sushi gives a fresh take on Japanese cuisine. No wonder customers everywhere have deemed Bleu Sushi the best sushi in town. Furthermore, we are constantly thinking of new food and ideas at Bleu Sushi, thats where the Bleu Bot comes into play. We want to enhance our customers contact-less pick-up experience during the pandemic while implementing a little humor. With that said, our mechanical robotic arm and our outdoor dining patio are all here, ready to serve our beloved clienteles.
Authentic Italian Restaurant, Caffe, Bar, Luxury Italian Market, & Italian Culture School. The culinary and wine program is based on all 20 regions of Italy including wine, cocktail, and beer selections crafted by award winning culinary and wine director Riccardo Longo. The experience also featuring Gelato from the Italian Gelato Champion Maestro Stefano Biasini as well as award winning coffee roasted in house. Private events including Lunch, Dinner, Apertivo, and Tasting Menus designed to each groups desires. Best of Philly Readers Choice Best Italian Restaurant Winner and Gambero Rosso rated Top Italian Restaurants in the world; Featuring an expertly trained staff and authentic environment.
- DPDeborahPvipPhiladelphia / New Jersey Suburbs •31 reviews5.0Dined 4 days agoFood meats are consistently hot and good. Always tons of selections and varieties!! Buffet options are terrific and seasonally fresh!! Brunch is a value for $49.99 Recommend for family and friends and datesMore infoFogo de Chao - PhiladelphiaPrice: Moderate• Brazilian• Center City•4.6
- SsharonbAtlantic City / South Jersey Shore •14 reviews5.0Dined on Sep 20, 2023I always wanted to go here so Philly restaurants week gave me my opportunity. The atmosphere and food was definitely what I expected it to be fantastic. The crab cake was so delicious and to top it off was lobsters Mac and cheese just mouthwatering. The service was amazing thanks to Micheal Herrman a terrific waiter. His conversation and his professionalism was amazing. Thanks so much for a beautiful night. I will return soon.More infoDel Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaPrice: Very Expensive• Steakhouse• Center City•4.6
- APAnthonyPvipLas Vegas •50 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Best place to get a meal on New Years Day. Place is excellent.More infoThe Capital Grille - PhiladelphiaPrice: Very Expensive• Steakhouse• Center City•4.8
- OTOpenTable DinerPhiladelphia / New Jersey Suburbs •1 review5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Such a wonderful experience. Jeremy was remarkable.More infoButcher & SingerPrice: Very Expensive• Steak• Center City•4.9
- EQEricQPhiladelphia / New Jersey Suburbs •9 reviews4.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023Delicious food and great drink. Service attention was a tad lacking, but otherwise helpful.More infoEl VezPrice: Moderate• Mexican / Southwestern• Center City•4.7
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