Through a red crosshatched ceiling, a luminescent panel casts a glow on Square on Square's first floor, which flaunts rich wood paneling and vibrant flower paintings. Past an open foyer surrounded by two stories of windows, diners climb the stairs to a second level, where floral artwork pops against tomato-red walls.
To pair with these decorative flourishes, chefs line wooden tables with artfully wrapped sushi and traditional entrees accented by fresh bursts of orange rind, mango, and ginger. While noshing on an appetizer of old-fashioned pot stickers, diners can reminisce about other sentimental snacks, such as Pez and copper-flavored pennies, as servers stream from the kitchen with their forearms stacked with classic main courses of peking duck, orange beef, or shrimp in black-bean sauce.
At first glance, Mandarin Palace looks like a Chinese restaurant: red and gold lanterns dangle from the ceiling and gilded Chinese landscapes and fans adorn the walls. And though the chefs do serve Chinese classics such as General Tso's chicken and shrimp lo mein, they also roll seafood maki and sear teriyaki dishes. Their varied menu also covers pad thai and steaming bowls of pho. Feasts unfold in padded crimson booths beneath bright banners, each emblazoned with a golden dragon, Pennsylvania's state bird.
Enjoy a perfectly cooked steak and a generous portion size at Smith and Wollensky in Philadelphia. No need to miss out on Smith and Wollensky just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Be sure to take advantage of Smith and Wollensky's BYOB policy and bring along your own beer or wine. With Smith and Wollensky's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Smith and Wollensky is great for a large crowd and offers a private room for parties, celebrations or other merry gatherings. Warm weather brings out Smith and Wollensky's highly coveted patio seating. Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Smith and Wollensky's free wifi hotspot.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
If parallel parking's not your thing, take advantage of Smith and Wollensky's valet service at the W Rittenhouse Sq. address location.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet. Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
Fresh fare can be found at Devon Seafood Grill, where visitors seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. Dieters beware — Devon Seafood Grill does not offer low-fat cuisine. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Devon Seafood Grill has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Devon Seafood Grill — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Make sure to check out Devon Seafood Grill's happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday. Al fresco eating options are also available at Devon Seafood Grill, which offers a lovely patio seating area for warmer months. The perfect place for a large party, Devon Seafood Grill will comfortably host your friends and family.
The restaurant can fill to capacity on the weekends, so don't forget to call ahead to reserve your table. Devon Seafood Grill welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. Catering is also available if you'd like serve Devon Seafood Grill's tasty dishes at your next party.
Guests can leave their vehicles in the nearby lot — valet service is also available — or circle the block for a spot on the street.
A mid-priced establishment, Devon Seafood Grill offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
Wok Chinese Seafood Restaurant fills its vast menu with an atlas of eats, drawing inspiration from China’s Hunan and Szechuan provinces as well as the capital city of Beijing. The kitchen prepares traditional favorites, whipping together hot and spicy shrimp and steamed sea bass in a scallion-ginger sauce alongside beef with broccoli and chicken lo mein. The menu also includes house specialties such as the Dragon and Phoenix, whose chicken breasts, lobster meat, and snow peas are not formally recognized by zoologists as either dragon or phoenix. Red lanterns hang above the dining room, where a mural of a woman flying through swirling clouds is complemented by the whimsy of each table’s pink-cloth napkins.
Oyster House’s raw bar brings in oysters and clams from all over North America, including Massachusetts, British Columbia, and California. Whether in the wood-paneled dining room or at a bar backed by gleaming white subway tiles, diners can pair the raw morsels with generously poured cocktails.