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Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in Philadelphia

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies in Philadelphia? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Honeysuckle Provisions restaurant
5 (21)
$30 and under
West Philadelphia
About the restaurant
Honeysuckle Provisions is an award winning afro-centric grocery/cafe and food-focused community center located in West Philadelphia owned and operated by Chef Omar Tate and Chef Cybille St.Aude-Tate. They predominantly feature Black-made, -owned, and -grown foods, with offerings ranging from pantry basics and a zero-waste café, to a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu that continues to share the stories and traditions of Black foodways. Honeysuckle Provisions offers a fresh perspective on food systems - expanding the idea of Afrocentricity in food by redefining the limits of a restaurant and celebrating the legacies and recipes of those that came before them.
Top review
Dined on May 24, 2024
This was my fourth visit to "Untitled" and the best culinary experience yet. Omar Tate is the most creative chef in Philadelphia--a true artist--presenting fresh, mostly locally sourced food, in inventive and very tasty ways, telling a story as he goes. The month of May celebrated Haiti, with the menu curated by his wife Cybille St. Aude-Tate. There were a dozen small dishes such as a conch stew, roasted oysters, a plantain reduction, beef with an amazing sauce--that were unique and made one want to lick the plate they were so good. Dining at Honeysuckle Provisions is an outstanding dining experience.
A photo of Shiso Noodle and Sushi Bar restaurant
4.9 (27)
$31 to $50
Bella Vista
About the restaurant
We are ecstatic to open a state of the art open kitchen, serving the two dishes we recklessly love and cannot live without...noodles and sushi! Our goal is to focus heavily on freshness and quality, as we make craft noodles and sushi for our guests. That also means we will be making everything from scratch, in-house. This includes soups, tare (sauces), toppings, and last but not least, fresh crafted noodles. We hope to see you soon as we serve you our favorite foods. Please follow us @ShisoNoodleSushi for updates.
Top review
Dined 4 days ago
What an amazing dinner. We are vegetarian, this was one of the best veggie ramens we have had in the city, and overall. I would definitely go back. If you eat seafood I wouldn’t skip this, the dishes looked amazing and it seemed the guests were really enjoying them.
A photo of Morimoto restaurant
4.8 (6626)
$50 and over
Center City
About the restaurant
Morimoto is serving contemporary Japanese cuisine. Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef prepares traditional dishes with a modern flair.
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
Hannah was excellent! Amazing evening. We enjoyed the food and the service
A photo of Vernick Fish restaurant
4.8 (2001)
$30 and under
Center City
About the restaurant
Vernick Fish presents Philadelphia’s own, Chef Greg Vernick’s exploration beyond the boundaries of a seafood restaurant. His ingredient-driven cooking style, paired with a love for global flavors, results in an inventive menu of fish and shellfish dishes, and a range of vegetable preparations. Taking a detailed, seasonal, and sustainable approach with small and large plate offerings, the kitchen brings new life to the favorite hallmarks of American oyster bar fare and raw bar. Complementing the experience are well-crafted cocktails, and a focused wine list of seafood-friendly white and sparkling offerings, as well as light, fresh reds.
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Dined 2 days ago
Never hade a bad experience. Not only is the food second to none in the entire city, but the service is top of the line. The knowledge, precision, and anticipation the staff have to cater your experience is outstanding.
A photo of Fitzon4th restaurant
4.8 (397)
$31 to $50
Queen Village
About the restaurant
At Fitz on 4th, we believe in providing an exceptional, inclusive experience for our community, allowing customers to enjoy delicious meals curated with fresh flavorful ingredients, locally sprouted to your plate. We are committed to serving seasonal sustainable ingredients that make a positive impact on your health, well-being, and the environment. Our ultimate mission is to enhance the community in which we reside by leveraging the power of quality whole foods paired with superior service in an employee-centric environment.
Top review
Dined 5 days ago
Love, love, love. The food was the best we’ve had in Philly.
A photo of Bleu Sushi restaurant
4.6 (595)
$30 and under
Center City
About the restaurant
Welcome To Bleu Sushi Japanese Restaurant!

Bleu Sushi brings the rich culinary arts of Japan right to Center City, Philadelphia. Recognized as being a premier BYOB restaurant with the best sushi in Philly, Bleu Sushi gives a fresh take on Japanese cuisine. No wonder customers everywhere have deemed Bleu Sushi the best sushi in town. Furthermore, we are constantly thinking of new food and ideas at Bleu Sushi, thats where the Bleu Bot comes into play. We want to enhance our customers contact-less pick-up experience during the pandemic while implementing a little humor. With that said, our mechanical robotic arm and our outdoor dining patio are all here, ready to serve our beloved clienteles.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 28, 2024
Very friendly and attentive staff and excellent food.
A photo of Stir restaurant
4.4 (739)
$30 and under
Art Museum
About the restaurant
Located in the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art. Enjoy an intimate dining experience at the only Frank Gehry–designed restaurant in the Northeast. The inspired artisan menu will feature seasonal and organic local ingredients, served in a stunning architectural setting. Museum admission required.

Executive Chef: Hoon Rhee

Operated by Constellation Culinary Group

Constellations are made of connections.
So are we.

Top review
Dined 3 days ago
A lovely lunch! Terrific friendly efficient service and truly delicious food. Our server offered great recommendations and was spot on. If the crab small plate is on the menu do not stop, do not pass go, just order it immediately. Delicious.
A photo of Ding Feng Tang restaurant
4.4 (8)
$30 and under
Dim Sum
About the restaurant
Ding Feng Tang - is a mix of Taiwanese food and Shanghai Soup Dumpling house concept with northern Chinese (Beijing) style skewers. Chefs are from Taiwan, Shanghai, and northern China Soup dumplings made fresh in house daily every day. The name Ding Feng Tang means: Basically means Chinese & Taiwanese Food The partners just basically created this concept as a mixture of all the favorite foods they loved from all their travels throughout China and Taiwan
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 24, 2024
The happy hour deals are absolutely a steal. The vibe is relaxed and fun, and there’s a window where you can watch them make the dumplings. The back room has large tables and booths that can accommodate larger parties. All of the happy hour soup dumplings were great, and also highly recommend the Taiwanese popcorn chicken. We also had some assorted cold and hot vegetables from the regular menu and those were great also.
A photo of Fabrika restaurant
4.2 (765)
$50 and over
Tapas / Small Plates
About the restaurant
A one-of-a-kind, modern-day cabaret experience... Fabrika features a fresh and unique take on dinner and show!

There are Tickets and Minimums that apply to each of our shows, please be sure to check our website for more info on each show's pricing! www.fabrikaphilly.com

We require a credit card for all reservations. Advance payment is required for parties of 7+, and all tickets must be purchase together.

TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. We charge a no show penalty for parties that do not honor reservations made in the amount of the ticket price for that show. THURSDAYS FREE THROUGH APRIL!

Seating is based on your reservation time so the earlier your reservation, the closer to the stage you will be sat!

Call us between the hours of 11:00 am-7:00 pm if you have any questions or need help booking!

215-203-0202 or info@fabrikaphilly.com
Top review
Dined on May 31, 2024
This is a special place where I get to see my beautiful friends perform. The artists are incredible and versatile and some of the best in philly. GO! Enjoy!! ...but maybe italian meatballs should just be "italian meatball" on the menu, since its a single meatball for $14.
A photo of The Lucky Well - Incubator restaurant
4.2 (13)
$30 and under
Center City
About the restaurant

The Lucky Well Incubator is a first-of-its-kind shared kitchen incubator at 10th and Spring Garden Streets, created by Chef Chad Rosenthal in which hand-selected food entrepreneurs are chosen to showcase their culinary talent, gain restaurant ownership experience and take advantage of a one-of-a-kind business mentorship scenario.

The experience and opportunity will create a food-focused playground and bar for guests, and will forge a brand new community for the culinary entrepreneurs to establish their businesses, build connections, and begin pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams, while sharing a space with their peers for four months.

Top review
Dined on May 11, 2024
The food and service by Emmie (sp) was excellent! BBQ from Lucky Well is about as good as it gets! However couple of suggestions. If u order from more than one concept, such as Tapas and BBQ, the food coming out should be organized. Unfortunately, the BBQ came out right away, about 5 minutes after ordering, and the cod and veggies took 30 minutes. Unfortunately one person in our party had to watch us eat BBQ, and then we watched her eat her seafood. So while I love the concept of multiple restaurants acting like one, such as one menu, our experience had the feel of a food court when everyone gets their food at a different time. Also one can’t find a menu. I was planning to have Paella , but unfortunately that was no longer on the menu offered last night. Otherwise good experience/concept that could have been a lot better.
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