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Diners' Choice: Contemporary American restaurants in Philadelphia County

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary American cuisine in Philadelphia County? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (9)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Queen Village
About the restaurant
Hi! Scampi will be touring Southern Italy this summer at Wim Cafe at 226 South Street. We will explore with a 5 Course Tasting menu highlighting the food Liz fell in love with. While at the space, there will be a lovely selection of PA wine, beer and spirits to enjoy. These menus only run for one month, so come enjoy and learn some edible history of Italy.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Wonderful experience- Liz is super talented and her team was terrific! Fantastic dinner— will definitely return!
A photo of The House of William & Merry restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2232)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Hockessin
About the restaurant
The House of William and Merry serves contemporary American cuisine prepared from the freshest seasonal ingredients procured from local farms, providing casual fine dining at a reasonable price. Chef-owned by the husband and wife team, Merry Catanuto and William Hoffman, who live on the property, the restaurant is a remodeled farmhouse on the edge of central Hockessin. Dine in a comfortable home atmosphere in one of the two dining rooms, the porch, or the bar. When you arrive, you can see right into the all new, modern kitchen. Full bar service is available including wines by the glass, microbrews on tap, and specialty drinks. Or, take a walk around back to see the herb and vegetable gardens.

Tuesday through Saturday we serve lunch and dinner. On Sunday, we serve brunch followed by a prix fix supper in the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
My mom and I visited on Tuesday for happy hour and had a great experience! It was our first time here and we really enjoyed the food and the people made us feel so welcome. Maureen the bartender was amazing, she was very attentive, friendly and always has a smile on her face. We shared the appetizer summer salad, scallops, and also had the halibut. The food was delicious. We will definitely be visiting again very soon! Thank you Maureen for taking such good care of us!
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4.9
4.9 (2546)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Rittenhouse Square
About the restaurant
Pumpkin serves local and sustainable food in their intimate inside dining room or in their outdoor covered & heated Streetery. For over 19 years Pumpkin has brought honest new-American food to the table with their daily-changing 3 course $55 menu that showcases the best from our regions farmers and fisherman.

Pickup orders are available Sunday-Thursday

We look forward to your visit!
Ian & Hillary

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Love me some Pumpkin! Also FRIED ANCHOVIES!!!!!!!!
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4.9
4.9 (809)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
State College
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of downtown State College, our newly restored space offers an honest, no-fuss menu featuring modern American cooking. The bar program features classics-inspired craft cocktails and a thoughtfully curated biodynamic wine list including plentiful wines by the glass.

Located on the second floor of Hotel State College, an iconic corner of hospitality in the community, the Grill has offered the community and alumni one of the grandest views of town and Penn State through floor-to-ceiling windows for more than 40 years. Thoughtfully restored and reimagined by new owners, Chef Karen Nicolas and the team set out to re-establish the Allen Street Grill as the epicenter of the downtown dining scene with a focus on local, quality ingredients and great hospitality.

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Splenda
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
My favorite restaurant in State College! Try the halibut when it's in season, it's absolutely incredible. I also really enjoyed the arugula salad and steak tartare. We can't wait to go back!
A photo of Sidney restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1346)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
East Berlin
About the restaurant
If you treasure Fine Dining, Restaurant Sidney is fast becoming considered the most unique restaurant experience in the area. Featuring Modern American cuisine, an historic tavern, fresh seafood, top quality steaks, homemade desserts, outdoor seating and a full bar.
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WilliamG
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
Great dining experience as always. We are never disappointed.
A photo of Deerfield restaurant
4.7
4.7 (725)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Newark
About the restaurant
Come join us at Deerfield Golf Club for a truly one of a kind experience you and your guests are sure to not forget! Whether it be the delicious food prepared by our Executive Chef Mike Josephick, the Deerfield famous Hospitality we set the gold standard to, or the classic ambience of our property that will be sure to transport you back in time; Deerfield has it all! Open Table is used for our Holiday events, which include: the Easter Buffet, Mother's Day Buffet, Father's Day Brunch, Thanksgiving Buffet, and Brunches With Santa.

We feature two dinning spaces for the holiday buffets; The Main Ballroom & the Sussex Atrium. The Ballroom is where most guests will be seated and where the buffet will be. The Sussex Atrium is perfect for larger parties who want a more private experience (Guests will have to carry plates from ballroom to Sussex if seated in).


Failure to show up to your reservation will result in a charge to the card on file.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex are accepted.

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KirkM
Dined on May 12, 2024
Deerfield provides a fantastic holiday Sunday Brunch Buffet with awesome food stations in a beautiful dining room. Great service provided by an excellent staff. Highly recommended for an enjoyable Sunday meal.
A photo of The Circular at The Hotel Hershey restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4092)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Hershey
About the restaurant
Our flagship restaurant features the fresh, new flavors of an iconic American dining experience, reimagined. The menu and ambiance provide a versatility of dining experiences, from small plates and drinks at the bar with friends to an intimate meal for two overlooking the beautiful formal gardens. Make your time in Chocolate Town® U.S.A. even more memorable with a visit to The Circular® restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
This was a great experience. I have been there once before, many years ago. Our sever Rose made this an even better experience. I plan on going again
A photo of Ciro Food And Drink restaurant
4.5
4.5 (357)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Two chefs preparing worldly cuisine featuring share plates and tasting menus. Ciro features an intimate dining experience with 30 seats, an open kitchen, plenty of wines by the glass and can accommodate dietary restrictions.

Michael DiBianca is a Culinary Institute of America graduate and New Jersey native who has been a local star in the Wilmington food/dining scene for more than a decade. This local treasure comes to the area from the former Restaurant 821 in Wilmington, where he was owner Tobias Lawry’s sous chef and then chef de cuisine. He went on the launch the renowned Moro restaurant and Satsuma Asian Kitchen & Bar in the Trolley Square area.

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GreatFoodvip
Dined on Jun 27, 2024
We had our first meal at Ciro and it was delicious! The tasting menu was excellent. We did the 5 course. Drinks and service were excellent also. We will be back for sure!
A photo of Blue Bell Inn restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4511)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Blue Bell
About the restaurant
The redesigned rustic-meets-modern ambiance compliments the Contemporary American menu which features premium cuts of meat, ocean-fresh seafood and signature raw bar. Seasonal outdoor dining on the flagstone patio is available upon request.
In 2013, Blue Bell Inn underwent extensive renovations for over a year. Various historical aspects were enhanced through thoughtful restoration and new materials such as solid white oak and porcelain tile floors were introduced to create a stunning architectural mélange spanning three centuries.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Our go to place for a good mea, pretty setting and ambience.
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