Restaurants in Philadelphia

Four-Course Suckling-Pig Feast with Chef Andrew Wood

Russet

$65 $65

Philadelphia's resident "pig-whisperer" illustrates his award-winning approach to charcuterie with three suckling-pig dishes and a dessert

Up to 45% Off BYOB Italian Cuisine

Italian Market

$20 $11

(200)

Bring your own drinks to pair with slices of pizza with toppings such as ribeye rubbed with truffle oil or caramelized onion and goat cheese

Up to 45% Off BYOB Italian Cuisine

Rittenhouse

$20 $11

(119)

Bring your own drinks to pair with slices of pizza with toppings such as ribeye rubbed with truffle oil or caramelized onion and goat cheese

45% Off Upscale Pub Food at Mac's Tavern

Old City

$40 $22

(180)

Tavern owned by It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Mac and Dee serves up a variety of eclectic craft beers and upscale pub food

Up to 45% Off an American Bistro Lunch at PrimeStache

Center City East

$40 $22

(80)

American cuisine such as chopped salads with walnut-bacon vinaigrette, pulled pork sandwiches, and turkey burgers with avocado purée

Up to 50% Off Sandwiches at Shank's Original

Pier 40

$20 $10

(47)

Sandwiches include cheese steaks, italian sausage, eggplant parm, and award-winning chicken cutlet italiano

Up to 43% Off at Hiro Ramen House

Philadelphia

$20 $12

Authentic ramen recipe changes bi-weekly according to the availability of fresh ingredients and the chef's creative whims

50% Off Bar Food at Liberty Bar & Grill

Center City West

$30 $15

Phillies pennants and beer signage make the cozy space feel familiar, as does a menu with dishes such as chicken wings and cheeseburgers

Up to 57% Off Southwestern Dinner at The Adobe Cafe

Multiple Locations

$57.50 $28

(104)

Award-winning Southwestern cuisine such as ranchero chicken wings, 14-ounce rib-eye steak, and veggie options such as seitan enchiladas

50% Off Vegetarian Indian Cuisine at Taj India

Bustleton

$30 $15

(28)

All-vegetarian menu features veggie kabobs and paneer cooked in the tandoor oven and served alongside fluffy naan and cool drinks

47% Off Diner Fare at Darling's Diner

Northern Liberties - Fishtown

$30 $16

(240)

24/7 eatery dishes up create-your-own omelets, half-pound Black Angus burgers, texas-toast BLTs, and Philadelphia-style cheesecake

42% Off Seafood Dinner Cuisine at DiNardo’s Famous Seafood

Center City East

$50 $29

(263)

Baltimore-style hot and dirty hard-shell crabs cooked with secret spices, platters of jumbo lump crab cakes, and shrimp-stuffed crab

$8 for Pub Lunch and Drinks at The Irish Times

Queen Village - Pennsport

$15 $8

Festive Irish pub serves up Guinness-soaked pork tenderloin, protein-packed Irish breakfast, and more traditional eats of the Emerald Isle

$5 for Pastries and Sandwiches at Le Petit Cafe

Center City West

$10 $5

Illy coffee, pain au chocolat, and gourmet sandwiches at a cafe from Bistro St. Tropez chef Patrice Rames

56% Off Italian Brunch at Nina's Trattoria

Bella Vista - Southwark

$45 $20

(63)

Join a friend for a two-course Italian-style brunch selected by the chef and served with coffee or tea

Half Off at Brick American Eatery

Rittenhouse Square

$60 $30

(118)

Contemporary plates piled with Asian-tinged pub cuisine and market-fresh seafood and steaks in newly renovated space

Up to 50% Off Cafe Nostalgie

Bustleton

$30 $15

Chefs serve up fine dining creations alongside martinis within elegant digs that act as a charming café by day and a lively club by night

Up to 58% Off Dinner at La Fourno Ristorante Trattoria

Washington Square West

$88.75 $39

Brick-oven pizzas, paninis, and classic Italian entrees such as veal parmigiana and pollo marsala with chicken, mushrooms, and shallots

Up to 56% Off Diner Food at Bruno’s Restaurant

Springfield

$25 $12

(51)

Wooden booths and a Wurlitzer jukebox set the stage for diners enjoying philly cheesesteaks, burgers, and pasta

Up to 51% Off at Fratelli's Italian Bistro

Philadelphia

$50 $25

(162)

Cooks at authentic Italian eatery make many menu items by hand, including marinara sauce and meatballs

48% Off Mexican Dinner at Las Cazuelas 

Northern Liberties - Fishtown

$25 $13

(14)

Family recipes infuse chicken mole poblano, roasted eggplant, and homemade empanadas at a BYOB restaurant

Up to 51% Off Italian Cuisine at La Stanza

South Philadelphia West

$40 $20

(19)

Italian cuisine at a restaurant that appeared on Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible

Up to 52% Off at Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Wings dressed half a dozen ways, filet mignon sandwiches, and patty melts share the menu with bangers and mash

Up to 51% Seasonal Dinner at JNA Institute of Culinary Arts

Point Breeze

$50 $26

(32)

A seasonal menu prepared by JNA students may include dishes such as cornmeal-dusted scallops and pennsylvania dutch apple cake

Up to 53% Off Smoothies and Sandwiches at FUEL

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.50

(297)

Organic ingredients create fresh-fruit smoothies and low-calorie sandwiches packed with tender chicken, melted cheese, and fresh herbs

43% Off Mediterranean Food at Al Zaytouna

Bella Vista - Southwark

$35 $20

(56)

Casual Mediterranean menu features shwarma, falafel, and hummus, as well as seafood and lamb dishes

Up to 56% Off at Sannie Chinese & Japanese Cuisine

Oxford Circle - Castor

$20 $10

(14)

Diners can enjoy more than 230 Chinese and Japanese dishes, such as beef lo mein and sushi rolls

50% Off at El Cantinflas Bar

North Philadelphia East

$22 $11

Dig into four tacos of your choice and a side of fried plantians, washed down by two cans of brewski

Up to 42% Off at Zento Contemporary Japanese Cuisine

Old City

$60 $36

(299)

Japanese appetizers, salads, and soups, as well as original and tradtional sushi and dessert

Up to 55% Off at The Tomato Bistro in Manayunk

Manayunk

$20 $10

(70)

Trendy, formal eatery serves gourmet small plates to complement thin-crust pizzas covered in fresh produce, artisan sauces, and cheeses

Up to 45% Off at Mandarin Palace

Center City West

$20 $11

(43)

Thai, Chinese, and Japanese food, including sushi, pad thai, and lo mein

50% Off Wings, Burgers, and Grilled Cheese at The Boyler Room

Center City East

$20 $10

All-beef burgers, honey barbecue wings, and creative grilled cheese topped with pork roll, veggies, or bacon

Up to 54% Off Diner Breakfast or Lunch at Coffee Aroma

Coffee Aroma

$16.25 $8

Sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwiches or turkey reubens hit the spot at this simple sandwich eatery

Up to 51% Off Japanese Cuisine at Vango Lounge & Sky Bar

Center City West

$40 $20

(99)

Contemporary Japanese dishes such as whitefish carpaccio and pan-fried udon noodles as well as traditional sushi and maki

Up to 52% Off Indian Cuisine at Mood Cafe

Northern Liberties - Fishtown

$60 $29

(10)

Cooks prepare traditional Indian cuisine and delicacies, including meat- and veggie-based entrees and kebabs cooked in tandoor ovens

Up to 56% Off Turkish Cafe Food at Cafe Fulya

Queen Village - Pennsport

$30 $15

(45)

Sip on thick, strong Turkish coffee or nibble on baklava and traditional appetizers such as zucchini pancakes and spinach dumplings

Half Off Soft Pretzels at Tasty Twisters

Roxborough

$10 $5

Pretzel makers hand-twist dough into traditional soft pretzels, braid pretzel twists, and shower nuggets with cinnamon and sugar

Half Off Coffee and Cafe Fare at Coffee Beanery

Coffee Beanery

$10 $5

Coffee drinks made from house-roasted coffee beans, steamed milk, chocolate shavings, and flavored syrups; cafe sandwiches and salads

Half Off Catered Sandwiches from Brodo

Center City West

$50 $25

(26)

Breakfast assortments, sandwiches trays, and salads and soups, delivered

Up to 53% Off New American Food at Llama Tooth

North Philadelphia East

$20 $10

(89)

A New American menu includes truffle macaroni and cheese, beer-and-blue-cheese fondue, and creatively dressed burgers

Up to 50% Off Pub Cuisine at King's Oak

Northern Liberties - Fishtown

$30 $15

(122)

Gourmet twist on classic pub eats, such as steak sliders topped with quail eggs, sweet potato fries with a maple drizzle and seared ahi tuna

45% Off Burgers and Cheesesteaks at Philly Food Factory

Philadelphia

$20 $11

Classic Philly cheesesteaks, burgers, and inventive combinations such as Italian spring rolls and sweet ginger wings

Up to 50% Off Contemporary American Cuisine at Bliss

Avenue of the Arts South

$60 $31

(70)

Chef Shawn Sollberger draws on modern American inspirations to craft specialties celebrated by Esquire and Philadelphia

50% Off Indian Cuisine at Indiya

Haddon

$20 $10

(47)

Chef Bhasin takes on India’s 28 culinary regions, preparing a diverse menu with goan shrimp curry, lamb vindaloo, and chicken chettinad

Half Off American Cuisine at Marco’s Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Chef Dean Marco’s selection of broiled crab cakes, steaks, and seafood served at one of two country club locations

Half Off Pub Food at J.D. McGillicuddy's

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(19)

Pub favorites such as cheesesteak nachos, wings in 10 sauces, reubens, crab-cake sandwiches, and pizza

Up to 52% Off at Maggie O'Neill's Irish Pub & Restaurant

Drexel Hill

$12 $7

(57)

Irish-American pub cuisine includes stuffed mushrooms, Blarney cheesesteak with Tipperary cheddar cheese, fish and chips, and turkey club

Half Off at Tokyo Hibachi & Sushi Buffet

Deptford

$60 $30

Full dinners prepared by chefs at hibachi tables can include mains such as shrimp, filet mignon, and veggies

50% Off at Antonietta’s Restaurant & Bar

Runnemede

$30 $15

Authentic Italian dishes with homemade sauces, including baked ziti, penne ala vodka, Tuscany chicken, and milk-fed veal saltimbocca

Up to 43% Off Italian Food at LaTerrazza

Ellisburg

$40 $23

(57)

BYOB restaurant presents a diverse spread of Italian dishes inspired by the traditions of Tuscany, Napoli, and Sicily

Up to 40% Off Santa Fe Burrito - Wynnewood

Wynnewood

$10 $6

Award-winning, gourmet burritos such as chicken mole, turkey burger, Santa Fe tofu & faux beef, customized to client's palate

50% Off at Chez Elena Wu Restaurant

Voorhees Ritz Center

$30 $15

(226)

Asian Thai Fusion with French flair includes creative and fresh sushi rolls and dishes such as Thai Basil Chicken

38% Off Thai Food at Asiana Garden

Asiana Garden

$25 $15.50

(20)

Thai dishes such as green curry with shrimp, pineapple fried rice with chicken, and drunken noodles stir-fried with veggies and beef

Half Off Upscale American Cuisine at Ella’s American Bistro

Wayne

$50 $25

(159)

Grilled strip steak with bacon-jalapeno marmalade and red-wine reduction highlights a menu of steak and seafood offerings

Half Off at Fabio and Danny's Cafe

Radnor

$20 $10

Party in a fully decorated room with souvenir shirts and Italian cookies, or simply dine on hot soups, deli sandwiches, and coffee

Up to Half Off Three-Course Dinner or Lunch at Fayette Street Grill

Conshohocken

$12 $6

Dinner with options such as shrimp mac and cheese, scallops, and grilled pork; lunch sandwiches on Conshohocken Bakery breads

Up to 51% Off at Melt Down Grilled Cheese

Wayne

$44.95 $22

(70)

Grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with fillings such as mac 'n' cheese, ham and apple mustard, and mozzarella and basil

$11 for $20 Worth of Vietnamese Lunch or Dinner for Two

Upper Chichester

$20 $11

(12)

Authentic Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, including pho soup dishes, dumplings, and fish, served in intimate dining room

52% Off Japanese Cuisine at Sakura Japanese Cuisine

Uwchlan

$25 $12

Chefs craft more than 20 delicate sushi rolls, as well as traditional Japanese entrees such as chicken teriyaki and hibachi-grilled steak

Up to 53% Off at Philly Tap & Tavern 

Harrah's

$69.75 $35

Bar food with a twist, such as bacon-stuffed potato skins, plus more than 20 draft beers; 12 big-screen TVs, including one 82-inch plasma

Up to 50% Off at Ben & Irvs Deli

Ben & Irvs Deli Restaurant

$20 $10

At deli opened in 1955, diners enjoy sandwiches piled high with pastrami and corned beef, as well as bagels spread with cream cheese and lox

Up to 52% Off at Jerzee's Sports Bar & Pizzaria

Abington

$30 $15

(12)

Nosh on pizzas, burgers, hoagies, and wraps while taking in the game on one of nine flat-screen TVs

Half Off Italian Cuisine

Marlton

$30 $15

(53)

Menu of Italian entrees includes pastas smothered in meat or cream sauces and stuffed with spinach, cheeses, and chicken

Half Off at Ristorante Al Fresco

Mount Laurel

$30 $15

Italian classics such as linguine with housemade meatballs and veal marsala served at lunch and dinner

Up to 47% Off at Bawarchi Indian Cuisine Restaurant

East Norriton

$30 $16

Accessible dishes from all parts of India include crepe-like dosas and chicken cooked in a clay tandoor oven

$15 for Asian Food at Lotus Inn

Tredyffrin

$30 $15

(42)

Sesame chicken, shrimp pad thai, dozens of sushi rolls, and other pan-Asian eats served in a Japanese Zen–inspired dining room

Half Off Indian Food at Desi Village Indian

King of Prussia

$30 $15

(90)

Skewers of chicken and shrimp; lamb chops flavored with tomato, ginger, onion, and herbs; housemade cheese stewed with spinach

Up to 50% Off New World Cuisine at Pistachio Grille

Horsham

$20 $10

An intimate BYOB eatery serves dishes such as scallops in pistachio butter, grilled-veggie lasagna, and crab cakes

Up to 52% Off Mexican Food at El Jefe

Ambler

$39.75 $19

(14)

Thick, homemade tortillas stuffed or topped with rice, beans, cheese, geen or red sauce, and your choice of meat

Half Off German and American Food at Otto's Brauhaus

Horsham

$30 $15

German and American eats, from crab-stuffed flounder to chicken schnitzel, served at a brauhaus founded in the 1930s

Up to 45% Off Pizza at Pizzanini Café and Grill

Buckingham

$30.80 $17

Casual eatery serves brick oven pizzas and pizzanini, customized pies baked in a panini press

Up to 52% Off Italian Cuisine at Cafe Lombardi's

Horsham

$30 $15

(54)

Personal margherita pizzas, veal and chicken dishes, and pasta specialties at family-friendly BYOB eatery

50% Off Jack's Cold Cuts

Bensalem

$50 $25

(6)

Jewish-style deli with varieties of brisket, corned beef, roasted chciken, steak, club. and fish sandwiches

Up to 58% Off Bistro Cuisine at Cranberry Cafe

Whitpain

$20 $10

(7)

Breakfast omelets with baby spinach and bacon; gourmet burger with avocado and garlic mayo; chicken-teriyaki wrap with onions and peppers

40% Off at La Villa Mexican Grille

Skippack

$40 $24

Traditional Mexican flavors and techniques paired with contemporary Mediterranean cuisine

48% Off Dinner at Zacharia’s Creek Side Café

Worcester

$40 $21

(53)

A seasonal menu draws influences from Mediterranean and Tapas-style cuisine and features pastas, pan-roasted butterfish, and dessert cakes

50% Off Indian Food at Spice Kitchen

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(78)

Huge breadth of entrees includes vegetarian specialties, goat and lamb dishes, and Indian flatbreads

Up to 55% Off Spanish Food or Tapas at Barcelona Bistro

Pitman

$30 $15

(97)

Tapas of chorizo frito, tortilla española, and mussels in white-wine sauce complement BYOB wines and beers

47% Off American Food at Barnsboro Inn in Sewell

Sewell

$30 $16

(91)

In tavern opened in 1776, chefs craft crab meat cocktails, cajun calamari, filet mignon, burgers, and sandwiches

Philadelphia Restaurant Guide

While Philadelphia will always be known as the home of the cheesesteak, it has a wide variety of cuisines that can be found in places other than a typical sandwich shop. From romantic French cuisine to traditional Mexican food, Philadelphia restaurants provide an assortment of foods and experiences that can delight even the most dedicated foodie.

People who enjoy French food, attentive service and an incredible ambiance should stop by Parc Restaurant, Bistro & Cafe. The valet service and outdoor seating at Parc will provide a carefree, relaxing evening, which is perfect for romance. Hidden away on 8th Street, the popular restaurant Bibou brings French charm to Philadelphia. Customers eating at Bibou who want to enjoy wine with their dinner should prepare to bring their own bottle.

Diners interested in modern Asian fusions should visit one of four popular spots. Old City Asian Bistro and Buddakan are both located in Olde City. Chifa, which serves Peruvian/Asian fusions, and Sampan, a small-plate restaurant, are both located in the Market East neighborhood. They both have chef's tasting menus, which is a great way for those dining alone to experience a variety of menu options.

For a complete departure from standard Philadelphia food, diners should consider one of the great Mexican restaurants in the area. Those dining in Philadelphia who are looking for authentic Mexican cuisine should try Los Gallos Mexican Taqueria. El Jarocho is an authentic Mexican restaurant that serves beef tongue tacos and cemitas. Diners interested in authentic tortillas should stop by Tortilleria San Roman to sample some amazing tortillas, chips and salsa.

Customers who are looking for delicious food at locations other than sandwich shops, pizzerias or burger joints will be happy to know that Philadelphia is a city that will meet their dining needs.

Philadelphia restaurants provide an assortment of foods and experiences that can delight even the most dedicated foodie.
 

Select Local Merchants

The meat-and-seafood-centric dinner menu's combines local ingredients with fresh seasonal selections. Start with a seafood tasting appetizer ($24), which offers up sauces and condiments for a marine menagerie of oysters, clams, blue prawns, scallops, crab claw, and mussel salad for the landlocked sailor or supping siren. Entrees feature elegantly updated classics such as Pennsylvania rabbit bolognese with tagliatelle pasta, pancetta, and pecorino Romano ($24), or Black Angus beef tenderloin that's blissfully bathed in red wine beef sauce ($25). Finish with a whimsical sweet treat such as the lemon olive oil cake with honey marscapone cream and blackberry lime sorbet ($9). Pull up an upholstered chair beneath the pearl-bedecked chandelier and sip on a selection from the extensive wine and cocktail list while drinking in sweeping city views.

200 S Broad St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

The Three Faces of Tria Cafe

Wine and Beer

Tria Cafe's ever-changing roster of beers and wines swells with passion, not pretension. It features local and global selections, and each one has been crafted by someone who is truly enthusiastic about their work. For its own wine- and beer-fueled fervor, Tria has been selected as one of the nation’s best places to enjoy a beer by Imbibe magazine, and it even earned three nominations for Best Wine Service from the James Beard Foundation.

Artisanal Cheese

Most people recognize that cheese and wine go together. But Tria has exposed an equally steamy relationship between cheese and beer. The cheese selection here changes daily. It’s also organized into playful categories, such as "luscious," "approachable," and "stinky," which comprises washed-rind varieties with a “pronounced” aroma. You can also chomp on Tria’s cheese-infused snacks, such as truffled-egg toast with fontina fontal.

Back to School

Going back to school might be a terrifying concept, but hey, at least during these classes, you get to drink. Every week, Tria’s Sunday School series teaches students about uncommon wines, beers, and cheeses. The subject changes weekly, and hefty discounts on the featured items keep tuition costs low. Tria also offers a Fermentation Education series, which includes 15-minute lunchtime-learning sessions and more in-depth Master classes.

3131 Walnut St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Located in the heart of Philadelphia's Antique Row, Effie's Restaurant has a dedication to Old World antiquity that feels right at home. "It all feels very much like a taverna in Greece," according to Gayot, which means the eatery has accomplished its mission to immerse diners in the spirit of the Mediterranean and introduce them to the cuisine of the Grecian islands. The menu of familiar Greek staples isn't all that far removed from the Old World. In addition to basing their dishes on time-honored family recipes, the chefs import ingredients ranging from olive oil to pasta directly from Greece. These efforts lend a certain amount of authenticity to dishes such as the moussaka with roasted eggplant and cinnamon-tinged beef, or the grilled baby lamb chops with feta-basil risotto. "For stellar Greek food served in the cutest spot around," CBS Philly urges patrons to visit Effie's Restaurant, naming it one of the Top Philadelphia BYOBs. The intimately spaced collection of tables in the exposed-brick dining room can fill up quickly, but Effie's offers a couple of other seating options. The flagstone courtyard beckons diners during the warmer months, surrounding them with vine-laced brick walls and planters full of blooming flowers. Beyond the courtyard lies the restaurant's best-kept secret: a small brick and stucco hideaway that is heated by a wood-burning stove. Regardless of the seating arrangements, all three areas embrace the same commitment to spirited Greek hospitality.

1127 Pine St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Matthew Corrin was fashion designer Oscar de la Renta's marketing manager, which meant a lot of long hours at work and a lot of hurried lunches at local delis. After his umpteenth greasy sandwich, Corrin began wondering why there weren't more healthy and convenient lunch alternatives. This rumination and a resignation letter to de la Renta begot Freshii, a fast, casual eatery that serves healthy meals and has graced the pages of various publications, including the Chicago Tribune and Inc.'s 30 Under 30 list. Environmental awareness also plays a big part in the business model—even the food packaging is made from eco-friendly vegetable starches.

Every Freshii kitchen is stocked with base ingredients of brown rice, rice noodles, romaine lettuce, field greens, and spinach; toppings such as carrots, broccoli, grilled tofu, and candied walnuts; and an array of dressings and sauces. Using these ingredients, the chefs create bowls, wraps, salads, soups, and burritos for lunch and dinner. During morning hours, when the sun is still busy curling its rays, they scramble eggs, serve house-made oatmeal, and top fat-free frozen yogurt with a choice of fruit. Customers can bring their own bowls and the staff will wash them and fill them with fresh ingredients hailing from environmentally responsible farms that fairly compensate their workers.

1414 S Penn Sq, Ste 1
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Since it was launched in 1904, the Moshulu has led a colorful life: sailing the seas of Europe, South America, and Africa, circumnavigating Cape Horn 54 times, and ferrying around all sorts of goods, from lumber and grain to copper ore and nitrate. But by 1975, the Moshulu, tired from the stress of constantly evading sea monsters, was ready to retire. Today, it’s docked at Penn’s Landing, the largest four-masted sailing ship afloat and a restaurant serving the culinary creations of executive chef Anthony Bonett. Bonett matches the extravagance of the luxury liner’s interior with an equally upscale menu of modern American cuisine paired with an extensive wine list.

With 360-degree views of the Philadelphia waterfront and skyline in the background, his staff decorates crisp white tablecloths with plates of North Atlantic jumbo flounder, 9-ounce cuts of filet mignon, and highly praised Hawaiian ahi tuna tartare. Private parties can be held in a tented space, heated and floored with weathered hardwood, or aboard multi-level decks left open to fresh sea breezes and the quiet whispers of passing mermaids.

401 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Founder Gieseppe Giuliani, who was born and raised in Tuscany, takes an authentic Old World approach to crafting the mouthwatering Italian dishes found on the massive menu. Ease into an epicurean experience with carpaccio di bresaola, a tummy-rouser of cured beef, arugula, and goat cheese ($11.50). For a main course, diners can plunge a tongue into the delicious depths of seafood entrees such as the stuffed calamari ($18) or select their entree from a fresh-fish cart wheeled up to the table.

711 Locust St
Philadelphia,
PA
US