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Charlie was a sinner.

4.7
4.7
2096 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Charlie was a sinner. is located in beautiful Midtown Village Philadelphia. Charlie specializes in tapas-style small plates, served until 11:00PM daily. In addition, Charlie has a collective list of strong craft cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (267) 758-5372

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nick Lauria

  • Private party contact

    J. Christine Lamb: (267) 758-5372

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    13th Street between Sansom and Walnut

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia

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  1. m

    marc

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date spot!!! Food and drinks goods great ambiance
  2. DF

    DanielF

    Greensboro

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, cocktails and service! My family’s favorite restaurant!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere.
  4. AM

    AnfalMJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice vibe, and the food is creative, fun, delicious, and plant-based! The drinks are excellent as well.
  5. b

    bell

    New York Area

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aubrey is excellent!! (Just) friendly enough, timely table side manner, food spaced perfectly!! Everything we had was delicious and seasoned to our taste. You should not be in Philly without visiting our new (plant based or not) favorite restaurant——
  6. BL

    BLC1108

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Artichoke frites, Korean fried tofu, mama's meatballs, grilled Caesar salad, oyster mushroom calamari .. everything was amazing and service was great
  7. H

    Happydiner

    Philadelphia

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service very good.
  8. l

    lvbks40

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We took our son and son in law, visiting from London, here for the unique and exquisite culinary experience we have come to expect and enjoy at this restaurant gem. They were as delighted as we with the outstanding meal we crafted from all the amazing choices the menu offers. The mushroom “calamari”, a new addition to the menu, were wonderful! “Crab”, “beef”, “lamb”—each dish was a tasting delight—as was the Witches Rave cocktail and the lemon cake dessert. Do go!
  9. SB

    SophieB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    In my opinion the food is overrated. For the price I expect more. The cauliflower was so sour, mixed with the totally overspiced tofu my lips were burning for 5 mins. The non-alcoholic drinks (fennel-basil) were much too sweet, it was undrinkable for me. Some dishes were very good, e.g. the eggplant buns. Overall I expected more. The ambience is nice, but very dark and still too noisy despite the effort of installing sound dampening.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!!
  11. EV

    EdVal

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    our waiter was pretty humorless. hard to go back to a place that feels like t is a bother to serve you. It was so loud it made conversation difficult. shishido peppers were good, but not better than any other place that serves them. I think that there is plenty of room for a restaurant that is mostly or all vegan of a high and unique quality.
  12. ND

    NickD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food was outta this world! Our server was friendly and helpful, they did great for such a busy Wednesday! One of my fave spots and we'll definitely be back again.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top-notch vegan + outstanding cocktails. Loved it!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Cocktails were really good, but the food was not at all. All the vegan substitution things really didn’t have much flavor, and for the money your better off getting real food.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and drinks. Service was great. The mushroom calamari was a highlight.
  16. h

    han714

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was very good; the cocktails were outstanding. We found service to be so-so, but we visited on a busy holiday weekend so it's possible it was particularly busy.
  17. AB

    ABBdogrescuer

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful greeting when we arrived. Comfortable seating and nice atmosphere. Food was outstanding, especially the "calamari". Going to bring friends there to enjoy this wonderful restaurant. Even if you are not a vegan, the food is so good you will love it.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time taking hubby to a vegan restaurant and we were both blown away. Will definitely go back and definitely recommend! Mary was awesome also!
  19. SA

    SATISHR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I liked the ambience. We ordered the ricotta with sourdough among other things - this was just a carb overload of $2 bread with some ricotta cheese - not worth the money. The other dishes were good but too little and overpriced . The cocktails were tiny portions .
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and drinks was amazing. Just very dark that it is difficult to see even for one with no night vision. Other than that- everything was amazing!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing drinks. Food exceptional. A little dark, a little loud.
  22. AJ

    AJCoop

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was friendly and spot-on. Food was creative and delicious!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A week late Mother’s Day treat. She’s recently gone vegan, and she LOVES this place. I’m not vegan, but I absolutely love the food here. Drinks are exceptional as well.
  24. TM

    TrevorM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing ambiance, such a unique spot. Has it's own vibe: it's intimate and sensual yet casual and hip. It's one of those spots where you can wear shorts and a T-shirt or a suit and either way no one would look at you funny.
  25. d

    dsj812

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    The place has become disappointing. Had to remind about food not coming out. Bananas that were part of dessert were crunchy and it was soupy instead of firm. Seems like the dessert was sitting out before we got it to our table.
  26. BM

    BklynMOM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance, nice staff. The food was nothing to rave about. My partner and I shared 3 small plates, and each had a drink. They recommended 2-3 small plates per person, with drinks that would have been about $150.00 plus tip. The food was nothing special. If you had a bite left on your plate the weight staff whisked it away before you were through. Overrated and I don't recommend.
  27. P

    Philippe

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mary was our waitress and she did an awesome job. We tasted so many dishes and all were excellent but my favorite was the “lamb”. Exquisite! We will be back, even if that means a 90 minute drive for us.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Mary was fantastic! The food was all delicious and beautiful. Even better drinks. Great energy and music. Dark and moody space. Awesome date spot.
  29. SI

    SeattleInPhilly

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was amazing as were the cocktails! I would go back
  30. B

    Birthdaydinner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing
  31. K

    Kantexoh36

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very interesting menu. Inventive food options that were fun to taste. But as a non-vegan, it wasn’t the most satisfying food.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great drinks! Did not try the food
  33. JE

    JustinE

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. The plates came out quickly. It is hard to estimate how many small plates you need to order. It can be overpriced.
  34. SM

    SuzanneM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Well I am glad that anyone eating here is choosing a vegan meal this is not indicative of good vegan food. It was fairly tasteless and the quality was similar to something that you would find frozen in the grocery store. All while being very pricy.
  35. JM

    JamesM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Was kind of noisier and a little less intimate than I had hoped but the food was excellent and the service was super attentive. Extra kudos for the great cocktails.
  36. TP

    TiffanyP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was very good and so were the drinks. The service was just average. The ambiance was great. Definitely a place to go for a intimate but special evening.
  37. CV

    CVCC

    Pinehurst

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Always!! Food is great and drinks are better.
  38. KM

    KatieM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best and most creative cocktails in Philly. An incredible menu with so many delicious plant-based options. Open late on the weekends! The perfect date night spot.
  39. K

    Katy

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went for our 15th “I love you” anniversary. Couldn’t have been happier!! Would definitely dine here again.
  40. KV

    KayV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent and super attentive. The sliders and mushroom calamari were both very good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Charlie was a sinner. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 758-5372.

Charlie was a sinner. is rated 4.7 stars by 2096 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today
Google Map for Charlie was a sinner.

131 South 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Additional information

  • Cross street

    13th Street between Sansom and Walnut

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nick Lauria

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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