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University City Philadelphia Restaurants

Zavino University City
Zavino University City
(11)
$$$$
Italian | University City, Philadelphia

Great find during Drexel move in day! Food was delicious! More

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Dim Sum House by Jane G's
Dim Sum House by Jane G's
(222)
$$$$
Dim Sum | University City, Philadelphia

We were 6 diners and we ordered a huge variety of small plates. Especially good were the ribs, soup dumplings and the cold sesame noodles. More

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White Dog Cafe - University City
White Dog Cafe - University City
(3733)
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Yet again, an amazing experience only this time shared with the parents. They loved it the same. Amazing plates, great wine and cocktails, wonderful service and incredible ambiance. More

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Distrito Taqueria
Distrito Taqueria
(3248)
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | University City, Philadelphia

Great place to start the weekend Dining and celebrating with friends! More

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Pod
Pod
(3052)
$$$$
Asian | University City, Philadelphia

The food was wonderful. Great space and experience More

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Louie Louie Bistro Bar
Louie Louie Bistro Bar
(371)
$$$$
French American | University City, Philadelphia

Great restaurant with an appealing ambiance and great food on Penn’s campus. More

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Walnut Street Cafe
Walnut Street Cafe
(544)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

Very pleasant spot for a weekday lunch. I'll go again. More

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Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College
Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College
(483)
$$$$
French | University City, Philadelphia

My husband and I would definitely recommend Bistro Pierre at Walnut Hill College. 9/11/19 was our second visit and it was for our wediversary. We had last been there in July for my birthday. The bistro has an enchanting atmosphere, superb service, scrumptious food and libations. The desserts could use some improving but that is my only criticism. Love this place! More

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City Tap House - UC
City Tap House - UC
(536)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

a few of my most closes fiends ate there and it was excellent! More

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Booker's Restaurant and Bar
Booker's Restaurant and Bar
(255)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

The food was absolutely delicious. The beet salad was the best I've ever eaten. I thought I would likely need a take home bag, but I ate everything. I will definitely return. More

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48th Street Grille
48th Street Grille
(34)
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Caribbean | University City, Philadelphia

Delicious Jamaican food made with love, care, and finesse. The staff was helpful and friendly. Excellent, fast service! We highly recommend it. More

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CO-OP Restaurant & Lounge
CO-OP Restaurant & Lounge
(185)
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Food, service and location was pretty good. Definitely will come back. More

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Bernie's Restaurant & Bar - UCity
Bernie's Restaurant & Bar - UCity
(95)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

I just love this place. Would be there every weekend if I could afford the cash and calories. However, I have one small issue: You Guys can’t seem to find anyone who knows how to make pancakes. I’ve been to Bernie’s several times; and each time my pancakes are over cooked. This past Saturday, one of my pancakes was actually burnt. The little guy who makes the omelettes is awesome and on-point; and every other dish that’s in the buffet is made to perfection (those darn biscuits!). Just need you to get a griddle person who’s up to par with your standards. More

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The Market Tavern
The Market Tavern
(1)
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Irish | University City, Philadelphia

Saturday lunch hostess on Memorial Day weekend offers zero response (verbal or expression) to a polite greeting from two patrons walking in with a reservation, showed us to the worse/side table on the floor (no choice), and will mark you as a “no show” on purpose. Friendly and professional server re-seated us to the cute loveseat bench table, kitchen split our fish & chips professionally and without request. Better ambiance/atmosphere than years past. Hostess needs to be re-trained on the FOH floor, or go. More

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The Common
The Common
(39)
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American | University City, Philadelphia

Server was pleasant and attentive. He was new so he didn't know the menu well. The artichoke appetizer was tasty and the mussels were really flavorful and tasted fresh. My friend had the salmon which came with a corn salad. The dressing had a secondary rancid oil taste. A shame. My other friend had the chicken and was happy. Music was a touch loud but we are middle aged so maybe it would be OK if we were youmger. If you are in the neighborhood and need a place to eat, it isn't bad. But not worth going out of the way for. More

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Youma African Cuisine
Youma African Cuisine
(15)
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African | University City, Philadelphia

Delicious Senegalese cuisine at an affordable price. The service was friendly and the decor pleasant and cozy. My husband and I went here for a date night. A pleasant find. More

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Zavino University City
Zavino University City
(11)
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Italian | University City, Philadelphia

Great find during Drexel move in day! Food was delicious! More

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White Dog Cafe - University City
White Dog Cafe - University City
(3733)
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Yet again, an amazing experience only this time shared with the parents. They loved it the same. Amazing plates, great wine and cocktails, wonderful service and incredible ambiance. More

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Dim Sum House by Jane G's
Dim Sum House by Jane G's
(222)
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Dim Sum | University City, Philadelphia

We were 6 diners and we ordered a huge variety of small plates. Especially good were the ribs, soup dumplings and the cold sesame noodles. More

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Distrito Taqueria
Distrito Taqueria
(3248)
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | University City, Philadelphia

Great place to start the weekend Dining and celebrating with friends! More

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Louie Louie Bistro Bar
Louie Louie Bistro Bar
(371)
$$$$
French American | University City, Philadelphia

Great restaurant with an appealing ambiance and great food on Penn’s campus. More

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Pod
Pod
(3052)
$$$$
Asian | University City, Philadelphia

The food was wonderful. Great space and experience More

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Booker's Restaurant and Bar
Booker's Restaurant and Bar
(255)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

The food was absolutely delicious. The beet salad was the best I've ever eaten. I thought I would likely need a take home bag, but I ate everything. I will definitely return. More

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48th Street Grille
48th Street Grille
(34)
$$$$
Caribbean | University City, Philadelphia

Delicious Jamaican food made with love, care, and finesse. The staff was helpful and friendly. Excellent, fast service! We highly recommend it. More

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City Tap House - UC
City Tap House - UC
(536)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

a few of my most closes fiends ate there and it was excellent! More

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Walnut Street Cafe
Walnut Street Cafe
(544)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

Very pleasant spot for a weekday lunch. I'll go again. More

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Discover University City

Located near the heart of the area’s biggest academic centers, the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, the West Philadelphia neighborhood of University City combines the sophistication of an academic urban center with the fun, carefree spirit of a college town, and its diverse food scene reflects this. From Philly-style pizza slices and colorful, fragrant sprinkle-and-frosting rich gourmet donuts to legendary Philly cheesesteaks laden with peppers, grilled onions, and mushrooms on genuine Amoroso rolls and one-of-a-kind upscale vegan street food, University City is also a foodie’s dream. Not to be outdone in the fine dining department, University City is also home to Michelin-starred cafes and destination restaurants.

Discover University City

Located near the heart of the area’s biggest academic centers, the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, the West Philadelphia neighborhood of University City combines the sophistication of an academic urban center with the fun, carefree spirit of a college town, and its diverse food scene reflects this. From Philly-style pizza slices and colorful, fragrant sprinkle-and-frosting rich gourmet donuts to legendary Philly cheesesteaks laden with peppers, grilled onions, and mushrooms on genuine Amoroso rolls and one-of-a-kind upscale vegan street food, University City is also a foodie’s dream. Not to be outdone in the fine dining department, University City is also home to Michelin-starred cafes and destination restaurants.