Charlie was a sinner.
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Daughter’s 21st Birthday, party of five with 3 vegans and two Omni. Everyone loved the food. My favorite is the creme brûlée!
Waiter was rude and food was just okay. Loved previous dinners here just not this one
We were looking for vegan dining options in downtown Philly and were very pleased to choose Charlie was a Sinner for our meal. The drinks were very good, the plates delicious and beautifully presented, and the service was fantastic.
My fiancé and I love this place. The food is always on point and the service is never terrible. Highly recommend it for any occasion!
Charlie was a Sinner was delicious! It was very loud and crowded though, seated at the wrong table and you'll be right in the middle of the traffic flow which may impact your experience if you're not a fan of that. That said, I would recommend it to friends and we will go back as it is a "reasonable" date-night alternative to Vedge.
We love 'Charlie was a sinner'. My Partner is Vegan (I am not) so it is perfect. The Vegan food is absolutely delicious. The small plates come out very fast and then you wait quite a while for the larger plates. We loved our server. She was very good and quite comical. They really need to do something about the heat in the place. It was stifling inside and it was cold outside on Saturday. We don't go in the Summer because it is like a hothouse. The Bar is extremely popular and the spirits and cures that they pour are quite good.
Recommend for drinks but not completely for the food. Great specialty cocktails. Food is good but not great. Vegan options aren’t bad but they are not mind blowing for the price.
I took my wife here for her birthday as she is vegan and we had a great time. The food was great and the service was outstanding.
Excellent Vegan dining,great bar and service
They made our anniversary a wonderful time. Loved it, as always.
I’ve never had a bad thing to say, everything is good at Charlie’s.
Sat at the bar with the most outstanding bartender (Timothy Haw), who made us drinks to order based on a few preferences he clarified with us. Every single cocktail was excellent. The food came out hot in perfectly sized portions (great for sharing) and the ricotta was out of this world--no idea how they do it. It was the last meal on a quick visit to Philly and I am so glad we could make a reservation. Will be going back, hopefully sooner than later.
Pretty much everything on the menu is amazing. Great drinks too
Great plant based food but found it to be a little salty. Service was pretty slow.
Very loud, crowded and tight seating.
Over priced unless you are really into small plate vegan dishes. Food is good.
Great food, nice atmosphere, service was wonderful, tight quarters, extremely loud on a Friday night.
Favorite spot in the whole city! Bartender Mike is so sweet and will remember your name and is just a great bartender. So far all other servers and bartenders have been great as well. Best vegan food. They do a really phenomenal job. I will always highly recommend
Amazing vegan food- which you would never think is really vegan.
VERY strong drinks. I had “the road less traveled” and it was great
Bustling but you can hear the person next to you, fancy but you can wear jeans, it adds up but no individual plate is expensive. Between the two of us we were able to try nearly half the menu and everything was quite good including the potato chips. The cocktails were notably excellent and you could really taste the premium additions. Finally, the berry creme brulee was one of the best desserts I've ever had. Seated immediately at our reservation time. Very fast delivery of the plates after ordering. Pretty excellent overall.
Highly, highly recommend this place! Food was all really good, though some dishes more impressive than others, and drinks were terrific. Really no complaints, a great stop for vegan dining that I really think anyone would love, vegan or not.
Me and my husband traveled two hours to celebrate my birthday. We’d been a few times for cocktails and snacks and were happy with it - so I was super excited. My excitement quickly became disappointment. The food has really gone downhill! Literally everything we ordered was subpar. You know it’s bad when you can’t bring yourself to eat a small plate when hungry. We left plates barely touched. The waitress couldn’t have cared less that we didn’t even eat our food. She just cleared our plates and brought our check. We left after paying our hefty tab (which we wouldn’t have minded had we enjoyed it) and went to Vedge and had a few things and some drinks in an attempt to salvage the evening. Definitely crossing CWAS off our list. :(
Great place! Amazing food and incredible ambiance.
My favorite plant based restaurant in Philly! Even my non vegan friends love it.
If you have a party of more than 2, you will not feel comfortable. This space was not built for tables bigger than a two top. The staff will recommend sharing plates and to order 2-3 dishes per person. As far as food volume, they are correct. As far as table space... not physically possible. And yet, they brought every dish to us as if we had room. We even asked to slow the kitchen down because we didn’t have time to enjoy the dish before we needed to move it to make room for another one. The menu was inventive, but was lacking in basic spices. Some dishes just needed salt and pepper and they could have been far better. I had really high hope and left wishing I had selected another restaurant. Decided to go somewhere else for dessert because we felt so uncomfortable in the space.
My husband and I went here for dinner after Valentine’s Day per recommendation of a friend. It was very busy but we were served drinks right away and the staff was super friendly. The service was amazing and it was quite possibly the best vegan food I had in Philly. Even the table next to us was raving about how great the food was.
Great place for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Good bar also.
Charlie was a Sinner is always great. Get the potato croquettes— you won’t be disappointed!
We had a wonderful Valentines dinner. We will definitely be back.
The food was good! Surprised it was vegan :)
The manager/owner was friendly; you could tell he cares a lot. He greeted everyone & made us feel right at home. Very relaxed & inviting.
My only complaints; the lights kept dimming & getting brighter the whole meal which was a bit distracting at first, but not a huge deal after we got used to it.
The waiter was super nice & helpful, he knew everything on the menu. Although it was a little unprofessional...I was waiting for the bathroom (that is in the staffs register area) for a while & overheared the staff say the person inside the bathroom must be taking a sh*t along with some other banter. They didn't seem to care about what customers heard while waiting by their station. I can see how that would be funny & everyone's human... but hearing staff say that knowing I could hear (I was standing 3 feet from them) definitely took the place down a peg for me. Made me feel like they just go behind the curtain and make fun of customers or whatever else without caring who's in ear shot.
Besides that it was good! We would go again.
Me first full on Vegan experience. Everything was outstanding. Crowded on a Thursday night so a reservation is a must.
I’ve been here twice and the drinks were killer (strong and tasty) both times. The food also leaves nothing to be desired and, frankly, I’m amazed that it’s completely vegan. I can’t recommend this place enough! It is quite cozy so be prepared to squeeze yourself into your seating.
Drinks are fantastic but the food isn’t remarkable. Solid but not that memorable.
Great Happy Hour menu! Sexy, delicious & intimate.
Visited this past Saturday, make a reservation... tables up front seem super tight normal seating in back is perfect even for a larger dude such as myself 280+. Potato croquettes are a must order, but everything we tried was great. We’re not vegan but were pleasantly surprised how much we enjoyed the vegan versions of so many dishes. Would recommend and return!
The food and the drinks were amazing! They aren't lying when they say the drinks are strong! We loved the speakeasy vibe and had a wonderful dinner. We will definitely be back!
Food and drink were all top notch. Highly recommend!