Charlie was a sinner.

4.7
1981 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1981 people are saying
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MonicaP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really next level cocktails and small plates - we were in heaven with every bite!

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Alec
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, excellent drinks. Great upscale tapas bar!

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Markchristian
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and tasty cocktails, incredibly delicious vegan tapas dishes, and friendly service made for a wonderful dining experience. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time here and we will be back!

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Jane
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for 4:30 pm, knowing this would allow us to experience the restaurant without the crowd of the evening, both in the far end of the restaurant and in the front end, with the bar and where people are waiting for their reservation. Food was fantastic, staff attentive but not bothersome and enough space to feel like we weren’t having dinner with our best 4 strangers. We know the noise level grows exponentially as the evening wears on, as does the crowd. If you want to be part of the bustling night scene, make a reservation for 7 or later. If you want to have a bit more of a “dinner for two” experience, make a reservation for prior to 7. Great spot.

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vipMoses
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back in town this week while on a 2-year sabbatical away from Philly, my wife and I made a point of getting into Charlie's while we are here. Very eclectic many, have had vegetarians and non-vegetarians both love the food and the drinks are very good as well. Highly recommend, for whatever that's worth given few people reading this actually know us.

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LarryB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Drinks were on point. The brussel sprouts were great and the bao buns were delicious. Our main course entrees were underwhelming. Some dishes and drinks were definitely stolen from near by classics.

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vipmarc
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer and all I will say is WOW!! The warm welcome and very knowledgeable staff went above and beyond. Even choosing my cocktail and food. Morgan & Mary are absolutely amazing!! Wish I would of taken photos of the food but everything was great. We had the avocado toast , mamas meatballs , potato croquettes , caramelized eggplant bao buns. Thank for an amazing first time experience. I’ll be back for sure

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Andy12
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best vegan restaurant on the planet.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience1

super congested. felt a little uncomfortable with all the covid restrictions. just know that if you want space this is not the place for you!

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Joji
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good ambiance and the waitress was friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great!! The food excellent!! AND THE DRINKS !! Honey chef’s kiss all around. Get the Pink Moon. The ambiance this place is a vibe.

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MaiaG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This food was literally to die for. I do not have enough words to describe how wonderful my experience was. The drinks were DELICIOUS. Highly recommend to anyone, vegan or not!

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LauraW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eclectic environment-so much fun! Food was beyond amazing and the service was exceptional. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent foods and drinks

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LauraP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is amazing, and drinks creative and delightful! Everything we tried was delicious. My non-vegetarian partner left feeling absolutely satiated, commenting on how flavorful the dishes were. We were particularly pleased with the zucchini “crab cake” sliders, potato croquettes, and Brussels sprouts.

The only thing I would prefer be different is the tight quarters. It was packed elbow-to-elbow at 6:00 on a weeknight. Yes, it’s a city restaurant, and yes vaccination is required for indoor seating, but it felt a little close given the world in which we’re now living.

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TimothyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Excited to try the other menu items ASAP!

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DwayneL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Delicious food and great experience overall.

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Gigi
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time here, picked specially for a birthday celebration. The ambiance and the drinks, superb. I will always love coming here. Hosts and waiters remind me how much I love coming here, so attentive and helpful with recommendations. Reservation required, especially during after work hours.

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Erin
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would rate this place 25/10 if I could. It’s amazing every time. The food is unbelievable. I could honestly eat here every day

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was awesome and made great suggestions based on us wanting to experience a variety of the foods there. We will definitely dine there again.

JB
JonB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Intimate great atmosphere and food was delicious. Great selection of cocktails. Service was excellent without being pushy or interruptive.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Vegan food with. Great bar!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

hosts were rude. service was terrible. my date and i were completely ignored. i've been to this restaurant maybe 50 times and i am disappointed and won't be returning

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chickpeas
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service was just so awful. We were left alone for 45 min. Never brought us plates to share and we never had a chance to ask as no one ever came back. We wanted to order more drinks, dessert, and espresso but couldn’t and chose not to because no one ever came to even ask us. I’ve never seen such horrible service. It seemed other servers were being more attentive and friendly so I hope it was a singular problem with our server. We were super excited to finally get here, but will definitely never be coming back.

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vipChuckwalladude
Philadelphia
156 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, delicious vegan food and good service. All around wonderful dining experience.

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OldFoodie
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early but were seated within a few minutes. The server was attentive without being hovering. The food and, especially the cocktails, were all outstanding.

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CatherineM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is mind blowing but the seating is just way too close to each other that’s the only drawback but it can never be mossed when you go to PA! A must go to

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The service was pretty good! Very educated about the menu. I like how everything came out when it was ready, and it came at a good pace! Certain things were very good like the fries, ricotta, and the bahn mi. However one of their most popular dishes, the potato croquettes, were kind of bland! The ambience inside was great, I would come back- especially for the happy hour prices!

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Andy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten here twice, and both times the food, the service, and the ambiance were top notch. Will keep coming back.

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SandraW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipBrentC
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!

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vipPeterZ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing absolutely best vegan meal ever
I was hosting my vegan sponsor, aka The DOCE
it blew her t* off and mine too!!!!!!

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Cavallo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff are always top notch at Charlie!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our first time back since pre-Covid. We used to love it.
But this time, we felt incredibly rushed. All the food came out at once. And we didn’t even get plates to eat from. Just the plates that the food came out on. We had: Mediterranean board, Nuts were tasty. Cheeses were very strange. Kind of tasted like a damp basement; Mac Bucatini Banh Mi, was Hahn meh; and the ricotta which was as good as we remembered. So 5 dishes ordered. We sat down at 6:35. All of that food had been delivered to the table before 7:30. There wasn’t enough room for the serving dishes, so maybe that’s why we didn’t get plates to eat from. Really disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a nice experience. I did note in the reservation that it was for a birthday and nothing was said, but did notice the table next to us was sat and wished a happy anniversary by the server upon greeting (were not asked). The only other “issue” was sitting with empty glasses as our server tended to all other tables. Another server approached and helped when she noticed the empty glass. It almost appeared as though we were being “rushed” to get the check.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are non vegans and we had no idea this was a vegan restaurant. The food was amazing and the server was very nice and attentive.

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Leah
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Super cool place . Yummy drinks and food .

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vipArminius
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan restaurant, many choices on the menu.
The service was great as was the food.

MG
MichaelG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great drinks and fun to try many different foods.

JC
JanC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The heated outdoor seating and service was excellent.

The food and drinks are overrated and overpriced.

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 1981 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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