Best American Restaurants in University City Philadelphia

Booker's Restaurant and BarBooker's Restaurant and Bar
(63)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 5 times today
City Tap House - UCCity Tap House - UC
(459)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 13 times today
Walnut Street CafeWalnut Street Cafe
(199)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 35 times today
Landmark Americana - University CityLandmark Americana - University City
(239)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 9 times today
Vernick Food & DrinkVernick Food & Drink
(1437)
$$$$
American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Booked 60 times today
Talula’s GardenTalula’s Garden
(5835)
$$$$
American | Washington Square, Philadelphia
Booked 140 times today
JansenJansen
(693)
$$$$
American | Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Booked 18 times today
Rooster  Soup Co.Rooster Soup Co.
(47)
$$$$
American | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 19 times today
Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
(1013)
$$$$
American | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 53 times today
MicaMica
(1018)
$$$$
American | Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Booked 14 times today
Bud & Marilyn'sBud & Marilyn's
(1712)
$$$$
American | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 135 times today
HawthornesHawthornes
(73)
$$$$
American | Bella Vista, Philadelphia
Booked 7 times today
Kensington QuartersKensington Quarters
(360)
$$$$
American | Fishtown, Philadelphia
Booked 29 times today
Marathon - 19th & SpruceMarathon - 19th & Spruce
(251)
$$$$
American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Booked 6 times today
Rose Tattoo CafeRose Tattoo Cafe
(1451)
$$$$
American | Art Museum, Philadelphia
Booked 16 times today
Friday Saturday SundayFriday Saturday Sunday
(106)
$$$$
American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Booked 42 times today
Front Street CafeFront Street Cafe
(259)
$$$$
American | Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
The Butcher BarThe Butcher Bar
(395)
$$$$
American | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 42 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in University City Philadelphia

Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
(1724)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 25 times today
Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
(699)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 33 times today
The Victor CafeThe Victor Cafe
(2066)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 35 times today
Santucci's Pizza - Italian MarketSantucci's Pizza - Italian Market
(23)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 1 time today
Casta DivaCasta Diva
(578)
$$$$
Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Booked 15 times today
Root Restaurant + Wine BarRoot Restaurant + Wine Bar
(208)
$$$$
Italian | Fishtown, Philadelphia
Booked 25 times today
Davio's - PhiladelphiaDavio's - Philadelphia
(2549)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 108 times today
Bistro RomanoBistro Romano
(2381)
$$$$
Italian | Society Hill, Philadelphia
Booked 62 times today
Caffe Valentino - PhiladelphiaCaffe Valentino - Philadelphia
(255)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 2 times today
Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
(1255)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 27 times today
Paradiso - PhiladelphiaParadiso - Philadelphia
(636)
$$$$
Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia
Booked 1 time today
Little Nonna'sLittle Nonna's
(1826)
$$$$
Italian | Center City, Philadelphia
Booked 91 times today
Speranza - Westville, New JerseySperanza - Westville, New Jersey
(71)
$$$$
Italian | Westville, Philadelphia
Booked 4 times today
Amis - PhiladelphiaAmis - Philadelphia
(2900)
$$$$
Italian | Washington Square, Philadelphia
Booked 67 times today

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University City Philadelphia Restaurants

Booker's Restaurant and BarBooker's Restaurant and Bar
63 reviews
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 5 times today

Highly recommend The She Crab Tomato soup More

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Marigold KitchenMarigold Kitchen
1424 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 6 times today

We celebrated a 30th birthday on a Wednesday evening! There was only one other couple present for a 8pm dinner. The atmosphere was wonderful and romantic, the food was delicious...we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and definitely recommend for dining. More

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PodPod
2601 reviews
$$$$
Asian | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 76 times today

We like Starr restaurants, not only for the "family style" food delivery and sharing, but particularly because the meals are predictably delicious and served well. Although it's no longer new, Pod's decor is still fun, and the food is very good. We enjoyed the sushi, as well as the Korean Beef dough rolls (can't recall their specific name, but regardless my memory for proper nouns, I do remember they were flavorful and delicious). When we reserved the table I notified Pod it was our oldest boy's birthday, and they were nice enough to bring him ice cream with a sparkler at the end of the meal. - brought a smile to a 17 year old's face. It's not an inexpensive meal, to be sure, but if you know you're going to spend the money on an up-cost meal, it's always reassuring to know the experience is going to be good. We have confidence in Starr's restaurants. More

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AksumAksum
360 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 5 times today

We had a wonderful dinner on a bitterly cold night. All the staff were friendly, helpful, and welcoming. Amongst us we had a range of salads and main courses--we all enjoyed everything we ordered but the beet salad, corn soup, and fattoush salad were all very fresh and nicely seasoned and of the main courses the lamb shank and vegetarian tagine were particularly good. Our wait person was very accommodating about one person's multiple food allergies. We'll be back. More

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Dim Sum House by Jane G'sDim Sum House by Jane G's
101 reviews
$$$$
Dim Sum | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 3 times today

Nice dim sum place with other "familiar" dishes available. The tables had a rustic look to them. Service was courteous and respectful. Our waiter memorized our order without writing it down! The food was great, the soup dumplings were my favorite. The crystal shrimp and vegetable dumplings were good. Nice mellow tea served in a teapot. More

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coZaracoZara
169 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 7 times today

What a great place! We loved the casual vibe, the excellent food and service. The management was amazing, and service was great. Great food, and great prices. More

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White Dog Cafe - University CityWhite Dog Cafe - University City
2914 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 71 times today

Really great place overall. Atmosphere perfect, good service. Good really good. More

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City Tap House - UCCity Tap House - UC
459 reviews
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 13 times today

Great place for drinks and after work happy hour. More

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Distrito TaqueriaDistrito Taqueria
3041 reviews
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 24 times today

Would highly recommend. Great food and service.We love that Distrito has happy hour everyday - with perfect $5-7 margaritas and specials. Can't find many places like that in the city. Also loved the tofu-chorizo option for my delicious quesadilla!! Will be back soon hopefully! More

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The Restaurants at Walnut Hill CollegeThe Restaurants at Walnut Hill College
392 reviews
$$$$
French | University City, Philadelphia

Had a great time here. The food was excellent as well as the service. More

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DanluDanlu
10 reviews
$$$$
Chinese (Taiwan) | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 19 times today

The food was delicious and the service was phenomenal! More

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Walnut Street CafeWalnut Street Cafe
199 reviews
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 35 times today

Excellent service - truly a step above! More

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Landmark Americana - University CityLandmark Americana - University City
239 reviews
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 9 times today

Our group numbered 11, but this was no problem for Landmark. Service was great, food was delivered promptly. And the food was great. Their burgers are the best! More

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CO-OPCO-OP
67 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 7 times today

Delicious and friendly. Lovely decor. Nicely tolerant of a 3 1/2 year old in a pretty grown up space. More

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Sangkee Noodle HouseSangkee Noodle House
4 reviews
$$$$
Chinese | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 1 time today

I have eaten at this restaurant 3 times and, overall, they were positive experiences. I was there very recently with 2 other people. This experience did not start out well as 2 of our first courses had to be sent back as they were cold. One woman who was with us (visiting for the first time) had to wait about 15-20 mins. (felt longer) to get her main dish while I and the other person got our dishes delivered right away. We complained to the Manager who opted to cover the cost of both our dessert and first courses which was most appreciated and good customer service. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant. More

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Youma African CuisineYouma African Cuisine
8 reviews
$$$$
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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University City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

University City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
AksumAksum
360 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 5 times today

We had a wonderful dinner on a bitterly cold night. All the staff were friendly, helpful, and welcoming. Amongst us we had a range of salads and main courses--we all enjoyed everything we ordered but the beet salad, corn soup, and fattoush salad were all very fresh and nicely seasoned and of the main courses the lamb shank and vegetarian tagine were particularly good. Our wait person was very accommodating about one person's multiple food allergies. We'll be back. More

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Booker's Restaurant and BarBooker's Restaurant and Bar
63 reviews
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 5 times today

Highly recommend The She Crab Tomato soup More

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The Restaurants at Walnut Hill CollegeThe Restaurants at Walnut Hill College
392 reviews
$$$$
French | University City, Philadelphia

Had a great time here. The food was excellent as well as the service. More

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PodPod
2601 reviews
$$$$
Asian | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 76 times today

We like Starr restaurants, not only for the "family style" food delivery and sharing, but particularly because the meals are predictably delicious and served well. Although it's no longer new, Pod's decor is still fun, and the food is very good. We enjoyed the sushi, as well as the Korean Beef dough rolls (can't recall their specific name, but regardless my memory for proper nouns, I do remember they were flavorful and delicious). When we reserved the table I notified Pod it was our oldest boy's birthday, and they were nice enough to bring him ice cream with a sparkler at the end of the meal. - brought a smile to a 17 year old's face. It's not an inexpensive meal, to be sure, but if you know you're going to spend the money on an up-cost meal, it's always reassuring to know the experience is going to be good. We have confidence in Starr's restaurants. More

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Dim Sum House by Jane G'sDim Sum House by Jane G's
101 reviews
$$$$
Dim Sum | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 3 times today

Nice dim sum place with other "familiar" dishes available. The tables had a rustic look to them. Service was courteous and respectful. Our waiter memorized our order without writing it down! The food was great, the soup dumplings were my favorite. The crystal shrimp and vegetable dumplings were good. Nice mellow tea served in a teapot. More

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coZaracoZara
169 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 7 times today

What a great place! We loved the casual vibe, the excellent food and service. The management was amazing, and service was great. Great food, and great prices. More

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Marigold KitchenMarigold Kitchen
1424 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 6 times today

We celebrated a 30th birthday on a Wednesday evening! There was only one other couple present for a 8pm dinner. The atmosphere was wonderful and romantic, the food was delicious...we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and definitely recommend for dining. More

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White Dog Cafe - University CityWhite Dog Cafe - University City
2914 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 71 times today

Really great place overall. Atmosphere perfect, good service. Good really good. More

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Distrito TaqueriaDistrito Taqueria
3041 reviews
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 24 times today

Would highly recommend. Great food and service.We love that Distrito has happy hour everyday - with perfect $5-7 margaritas and specials. Can't find many places like that in the city. Also loved the tofu-chorizo option for my delicious quesadilla!! Will be back soon hopefully! More

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City Tap House - UCCity Tap House - UC
459 reviews
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia
Booked 13 times today

Great place for drinks and after work happy hour. More

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