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Those who think ‘cheesesteak’ when thinking Philly food: Think again. Philadelphia — long known for American history, passionate sports fans and, yes, cheesesteaks — continues to emerge as one of the country’s finest culinary destinations.
More than a decade of development has transformed the region’s dining scene from merely memorable to absolutely abundant. Explore this section to find a restaurant (or a few) for your next visit.
Named the “Best Pizza in America” by Bon Appétit
The ingredients are simple, the space is small and the rules are succinct at Fishtown’s lauded Pizzeria Beddia: no slices, no phoning ahead and cash only.
America’s oldest farmers’ market
Established in 1892 at 12th and Arch Streets, Reading Terminal is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market. Today, this indoor foodie paradise is a one-stop shop for everything from local produce and meats to artisanal cheeses and incredibly delicious desserts and baked goods. It’s also home to the “best sandwich in America.”
Intimate East Passyunk location for Top Chef winner
Philadelphia’s East Passyunk neighborhood is proud to welcome a Top Chef to the neighborhood. Chef Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef New Orleans, continues his winning-streak with the modern French-influenced American BYOB Laurel.
Cold beer and tasty food steps from Independence Mall
Independence Beer Garden is an outdoor retreat overlooking the Liberty Bell Center and Independence National Historical Park that supplies America’s most historic square mile with a destination for casual alfresco eating, drinking and playing.
A glistening specialty food emporium providing a veritable feast for the senses
The Di Bruno Bros. specialty store on Chestnut Street is an absolute must-see if you appreciate food. At all. Seriously. This place is very close to a boutique foodies heaven.
The critical favorite brings Israeli cuisine to Society Hill
A modern Israeli restaurant, Zahav — which means gold in Hebrew — offers authentic Middle Eastern fare in a family-style dining setting typical of the region.
The Iron Chef’s first American restaurant
The restaurant’s namesake and head chef, Morimoto (of Food Network’s Iron Chef fame), has created a menu offering the very best in contemporary Japanese cusine. While regulars flock here for the exquisitely prepared sushi, Morimoto offers diners a broad spectrum of flavors that delve beyond nigiri and sashimi.
Iron Chef Jose Garces’ first Philadelphia restaurant
At Old City’s Amada, chef Jose Garces has created the city’s grandest tapas restaurant, complete with a wall of wooden sangria casks, cured hams and cheeses hanging over the main bar and a menu that ranges from traditional — tortilla espanola, Spanish olives, warm fava bean salad — to edgy — foie gras flatbreads and artichoke and spinach empanadas.
One of the nation’s most acclaimed Italian restaurants
Star chef Marc Vetri’s titular restaurant is considered one of America’s finest Italian restaurants. If you find yourself at a table here, consider yourself very lucky.
Charming farm-to-table BYOB in Rittenhouse Square
Located in Philadelphia’s scenic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, Russet is a charming BYOB focused on creating quality cuisine with the freshest ingredients.
Philadelphia-based café serving coffee, cold brew and more
With more than a dozen locations in Philadelphia, Saxbys is a coffeehouse heavy-hitter offering refreshing beverages in a comfortable café setting.View More
Dance (or laugh) the night away at this hidden-in-plain-sight cabaret
This elegant second-floor lounge (upstairs from restaurant Creperie Beau Monde) has a u-shaped bar, curtained booths and a petite dance floor that hosts both dancers and cabaret artists.View More
Cozy brewpub serving housemade beer in Fairmount
At Fairmount’s brewpub and restaurant Bar Hygge, enjoy up to seven house-made beers alongside American contemporary cuisine.View More
Waterfront dining at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
For a waterfront dining experience, look no further than Keating’s Rope & Anchor, Bar + Kitchen at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.View More
Revolutionary flair and classic southern cuisine
Offering brunch, lunch and dinner, this upscale restaurant has revolutionary flair and classic southern cuisine.View More
Jose Garces resurrects a Philly tradition
The saloon serves Fish House punch, raw and fried oysters, snapper soup and strawberry shortcake for two in booths and at the bar.View More
Handcrafted cocktails next to the Hotel Monaco
This tavern attached to the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia serves up handcrafted cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices.View More
This industrial-chic brasserie combines contemporary American dishes with waterfront views.
Diners at this brasserie, located inside the FringeArts building, enjoy contemporary American dishes from chef Peter Woolsey and waterfront views.View More
Enjoy your meal with a view
Revolution House has a playful menu of internationally influenced comfort food and Neapolitan pizza.View More
A contemporary Chinese restaurant puts a twist on the classics.
With accolades from CNN and Anthony Bourdain, this contemporary Chinese restaurant puts a twist on the classics.View More
Enjoy DJ-spun music every weekend at this posh spot
Eleven stories above the city’s most historical treasures, party people dance to the sounds of DJ-spun music every Friday and Saturday night at Stratus Lounge.View More
Get cheeses from around the world at this BYOB bistro
Cheese lovers revel in the global selections at this small bistro.View More
The oasis that feels like the country
Born of the famed Talula’s Table in Chester County, this farm-to-table oasis feels like the country right between city buildings.View More
New American restaurant with interesting takes on the classics in Old City
This bar and restaurant from Top Chef alum Jason Cichonski features interesting takes on the classics (think lobster pasta).View More
A Philadelphia seafood institution for 40 years
A Philadelphia seafood institution for nearly four decades, DiNardo’s gets crabs flown in daily from the Gulf Coast and serves them hot and dirty Baltimore-style or with garlic.View More