Charlie was a sinner.

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Tapas / Small Plates
Charlie was a sinner. is located in beautiful Midtown Village Philadelphia. Charlie specializes in tapas-style small plates, served until 1am daily. In addition, Charlie has a collective list of strong craft cocktails.
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MG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Chalices is a very specific targeted eating audience ... not fir everyone.

Cocktails were excellent.

We would certainly return to the bar for drinks.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mother for a late Mother’s Day celebration. Everything from the time we were greeted until the time we left was perfect. Food, service and drinks were top notch.

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EG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, I'd consider it one of the best in the city!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A nice spot, but so ridiculously overpriced. I’ve never paid $50 for so little food.

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TA
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great great great. And your hostess is delightful!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food!!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

I DIDN’T GET ENOUGH FOOD. Portions are very small for a high price.

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M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for he first time and won’t be the last! Had the tasting menu for vegan restaurant week and the plates were well thought out. The strawberry crepe brûlée topped off the evening well. Can’t wait to order their eggplant tacos and meatball pasta dish. The food runners were swift with bringing out each course. Plan to make a reservation. A great date night.

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NM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was tasty but the portion size could have been a lot bigger. I appreciated the creavity in the food and drinks. The waitstaff was very attentive. I will go again because the ambiance was great. I guess I’ll go with deeper pockets to order more food or eat a little before hand. I will definitely go for drinks!

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MC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was INCREDIBLE as always. Had a four course prix fixe menu for PVRW. Each course was more delicious than the last with complex technique and flavor pairing. THE ZUCCHINI SLIDERS THOUGH!!!!!!! We can’t forget to mention the cocktails!! The head bartender/mixologist was fascinating, he told us about the flavor profiles and the carefully crafted cocktails stunning in both design and taste. Can’t wait to go back again!!

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JR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Very very loud and a bit cramped. Food generally very good to excellent. We had a five course prix fixe (including desert) with two excellent one very good, one good and one poor.

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PD
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate early because of an event we were attending that began at 6:30 PM. We ordered 5 tapas: asparagus and portobello, cauliflower steak, Moroccan spinach, moo shu tofu and risotto. All were excellent. It had been several years since we had been there. Won’t make the mistake of waiting that long before next visit.

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CC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went in for vegan restaurant week and chose the prix fixe menu. Everything was fantastic, but the crab cake sliders really stand out! They are always on the menu so definitely give them a try! Cocktails were on point as well and our server was great

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c
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Vegan Restaurant week and it did not disappoint!!! The food was incredible and the service was outstanding! Highly recommend!!

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RP
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good and brought out quickly. They even accommodated a last minute add on to our reservation. The staff was nice and the place was cute.

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D
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is awesome. My only complaint is the lights are too dim. I’m half blind so have trouble seeing in the dark.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Vegan Restaurant Week and the set menu was amazing! Cocktails were delicious as well. We will be back for sure. Get the “crab” cakes!

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f
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

I can see what attracts people to a place like
This, but it wasn’t for me. It’s annoyingly loud with extremely bad yuppie posh dance music. Legit ruined my date night and I’m
Still trying to recover from the bad experience days later.

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AN
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time here, I love it even more than the first. Plant-based but if you didn't know it, you would never guess. I'm an omnivore who regularly eats with vegans, and the charlie slider is the best nonmeat burger I've had; the ramen is very impressive; the bucatini and meatballs to die for. Cocktails also amazing. Only downside is the volume level, which makes conversation difficult.

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KZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing, We ordered 5 dishes to split between two people and we found that was perfect. The Potato croquettes were the best! Great cocktails, I got Done and Dusted and would recommend!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

Food was excellent; the place was incredibly crowded, way too many people allowed to gather around the bar for a sit down restaurant; it was a struggle for both us and the servers and staff to walk through the restaurant; our first drinks took about 15 minutes to get to the table; I would think a restaurant like this would not focus on an overcrowded bar when they have Full tables; are you a bar or are you a restaurant?; Dessert also took about 15 minutes to hit the table and we only ordered one; server was good; drinks were OK; not a place I would recommend or go back to; If this place were marketed as a cocktail bar and lounge it would make much more sense

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EB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down, one of my favorite restaurants (Bar Bombon beats due to earlier hours). Excellent food , staff and management!!!

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CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Philadelphia! Shishito peppers are sooo amazing!

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AM
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our server recommended three dishes per person, but we settles at seven and it was more than we could finish. Everything was excellent, except I wasn't thrilled with the "meatball and ricotta", the "our ricotta" dish was far better. The "meatball" had decent consistency and tasted ok...but I wasn't dying to eat more after one bite. Shishito peppers, Our Ricotta and the artichokes are hands-down, my favorite. Drinks are always creative.

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RH
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to go where Vegans do not have to worry about what they can or can'tr eat or drink. Non-Vegans will enjoy the food also...some items taste just like the animal that it would come from in a non-Vegan restaurant. Great ambience as well.

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was great, interesting atmosphere, innovative cocktails.

The only thing I had an issue with was the service. I felt rushed the whole time. My partner and I haven’t seen each other in 3 months and wanted to enjoy ourselves and take our time. We felt rushed from the moment we sat down. We wanted to try a few things at a time as to not fill up too quickly, this seemed to run the server the wrong way. We would have liked to stay for one more after dinner cocktail but the server dropped the check without us even being able to ask. I am a server myself and I would never think about rushing a table the way we were on Saturday night.

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AH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was great but a little loud and lights were so low you had to get your flashlight app out to read the menu.

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n
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool vibe. Loved the drink selections, excellent service. Can’t believe this is vegan!

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OG
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy environment, delicious cocktails and delightful small plates. Be prepared to splurge, but you won't regret it!

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MW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

vegan!! didn’t know that going in.

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BR
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Brought my girlfriend for a surprise dinner here, it was amazing. The menu is great for vegan and vegetarian, even though I’m not either of those I also enjoyed the food. The setup of the restaurant was very pleasant and a pretty romantic vibe. Definitely recommend this place to everyone plus people that what to know how amazing vegan and vegetarian cuisine can be

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AC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Casual chic atmosphere with unique cocktails and tasty food. Best avocado toast ever! Highly recommend Brussel sprouts, artichokes, risotto, and gnocchi too. Will definitely return!!

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JM
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Was in town for meeting, and read good reviews. I was lucky enough to get a reservation. The food and service were great. My waitress was attentive, helpful. The Korean tofu and eggplant bao bites were excellent. The raspberry creme brûlée was awesome; I wanted to lick the dish!

I do have to predicate the rest of my review; I am older (>60). When I walked in, I was met with not a loud, lively bar, but an extremely loud, noisy bar. It would have been hard to carry on any conversation. The dining area was still noisy, but not as bad.Also was very dark; many diners had to take out their phones in order to read the menu (how about menus that light when open?).

Overall, though, a very positive experience.

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AK
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wine. Got the eggplant buns, gnocchi, sliders, and sauv blanc malborough New Zealand ice cold. What an amazing meal. It’s such a relief to have a menu where everything is vegan and high quality.

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JG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food that is served with a smile. Also, having a kosher restaurant in cc with such amazing food is priceless. They even had kosher wine !! Love this place.

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RL
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, would highly recommend! Tasty food, great service, and lovely ambiance!

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a
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, The service was great and the drinks were even better!!! I will definitely be going back.

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E
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful creative food and drink. Place is busy cramped and noisy but everything works well!

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KK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've been there many times and always like the food. I wish it were somewhat quieter and less cramped.

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JW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a great restaurant - even for non-vegans. Every item we ordered was outstanding. I thought the portions would be too small for my large appetite, but I was pleasantly surprised. The drinks were impressive and strong. I also liked that the manager was actively involved and concerned. The only downsides are the tables are very close and the noise level is high.

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