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  • Koi

    BYOB Bento

    The guests at this BYOB follow up a Bento box with a dish of fried green tea ice cream drizzled in chocolate at this popular sushi venue.

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  • La.Va Cafe

    A neighborhood cafe anchoring the corner of 21st and South

    Coffee shop by day, BYOB by night, this comfortable venue serves Israeli-style treats along with pastries and coffees.

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  • Las Cazuelas

    Bring your own tequila

    Those hungry for south-of-the-border far can satisfy a craving for mole, sopes, tamales or mixed-to-order margaritas at this authentic Mexican BYOB spot.

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  • Laurel

    Intimate East Passyunk location for Top Chef winner

    Laurel, an East Passyunk BYOB by Top Chef winner Nicolas Elmi.

    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.

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  • Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant

    Reasonable prices and extraordinary flavors

    Imaginative Thai dishes alongside creative drinks and a reasonably priced lunch make this simply decorated restaurant a West Philly hotspot. Customers end their meals with fun ice cream flavors, including coconut, ginger, green tea and mango.

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  • Lovash Indian Cuisine

    Fine dining on South Street

    Now with a full-service bar, this fine-dining establishment comes with all the traditional plates one expects to find at an Indian restaurant.

    Now with a full-service bar, this fine-dining establishment comes with all the traditional plates one expects to find at an Indian restaurant. Lovash also offers some unusual dishes such as scallops, crab in pastry and grilled salmon with goa sauce.

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  • Marigold Kitchen

    Adventurous new American cuisine

    Marigold Kitchen

    Nestled on a quiet, tree-lined block of Victorian houses in the Spruce Hill section of University City, Marigold Kitchen is one of the city’s most elegant and exciting dining destinations.

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    A delightful American BYOB off Rittenhouse Square

    Matyson got its name when the owners combined the first syllable from each of their names, Matthew and Sonjia. Matthew is the head chef while Sonja is the pastry chef. Together, they turn out contemporary American cuisine that is consistently rated as some of the best in Center City.

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  • Mercato

    A former market comes back to life

    Mercato BYOB

    Located in what used to be a neighborhood corner market, Mercato — which means “market” in Italian — expands on its namesake theme by emphasizing fresh, local ingredients in its contemporary Italian menu.

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  • Modo Mio

    BYOB along with your appetite

    Neighbors come here with a bottle of wine (it’s BYO) and settle in for a tour of all the variations of cuisine that Italy has to offer. Particularly popular are Sugo (Italian for sauce) Sundays, when $33 gets diners an antipasti, a pasta, a meat, salad and dessert, all served family-style.

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  • Monsu

    A delicious slice of Sicily in South Philly

    Another Italian Market BYOB, this corner spot prides itself on its Sicilian roots. Its brunch and dinner menus offer the mild (think airy eggplant parmigiana, ricotta-and-zucchini ravioli and osso buco) to the slightly wild (sweet-and-sour tripe).

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  • Mr. Martino’s Trattoria

    Recieve a warm welcome before tucking in to homemade Italian specialties

    It’s open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only, which only enhances the appeal of this cozy BYOB—a Passyunk mainstay. The homey atmosphere (more like someone’s home than a restaurant) and friendly staff (including Mr. Martino himself) almost outshine the delicious Italian food. Almost.

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  • My Thai

    The neighborhood’s go-to Thai spot in Graduate Hospital

    This lovingly decorated eatery has everything people expect of a Pad Thai restaurant: big portions, budget-friendly prices, friendly service and—be careful—very spicy dishes.

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  • Nina’s Trattoria

    Serving family recipes from across Italy

    A long vacant Italian Market storefront gained new life as this under-the-radar, authentically Italian BYOB. Lunch, brunch and dinner menus feature farm-to-table fare, including homemade meatballs, grilled radicchio and asparagus patties.

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  • Novita Bistro

    A cozy BYOB serving Italian dishes with Moroccan and Mediterranean hints

    A romantic, 40-seat dining spot with exposed brick walls, the snug Novita Bistro BYOB serves Italian dishes with Moroccan and Mediterranean hints.

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  • Paloma

    Superlative Mexican fare sans tortillas

    Haute Mexican—mushroom flan, huitlacoche mousse-stuffed duck, poblano-touched corn chowder—is the draw at this refined BYOB. Dinner here ends with no-kidding desserts such as mojito layer cake with a scoop of mango habanero sorbet.

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  • Popolino

    Rome if you want to

    Chef Peter McAndrews, who also has Modo Mio in NoLibs, interprets Roman cuisine at his BYOB on Fairmount Avenue.

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  • Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

    A bit of the Mediterranean coast in Old City

    Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti offers a great list of creative cocktails, perfect for sampling during their Happy Hour

    Surrounded by a serene backdrop reminiscent of the Amalfi Coast, Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti in Old City offers inspired Mediterranean cuisine and seafood.

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  • Pumpkin

    One of the best BYOBs in the neighborhood

    Local and seasonal ingredients play a major role in Pumpkin’s cuisine, so it’s no surprise the menu of this relaxed New American establishment changes constantly — all without compromising value.

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  • Pura Vida

    Simple and delicious Latin food

    Its name comes from a Costa Rican slogan that roughly translates into “this is living,” and the homey food at this bare-bones, pan-Latin BYOB is indeed life-affirming.

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  • Quick Fixx

    Flatbreads, pasta, salads and more on South Street West

    The name says it all — Quick Fixx is your go-to when you want a quality salad, sandwich, pasta or flatbread and you want it fast.

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  • Radicchio Café

    Bright Italian BYOB on the edge of Old City

    BYOB Dining at Radicchio Café

    Located on the outskirts of the bustling neighborhood of Old City, Radicchio Café is a hidden gem among dozens of Center City BYOBs. Make no mistake: plenty of people know about and love Radicchio. When you go, you’ll witness this — there are always parties waiting patiently for their tables outside the restaurant’s large, glass windows.

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  • Ristorante Tre Scalini

    Delicious and dependable old- and new-school Italian

    This family-owned, bi-level BYOB serves authentic Italian dishes such as the traditional zuppa di pesce, as well as the exotic saffron gnocchi or wild boar. Warm, knowledgeable staff and valet parking on weekends enhance the dining experience.

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  • Russet

    Charming farm-to-table BYOB in Rittenhouse Square

    Russet's ever-changing menu focuses on the freshest ingredients available.

    Located in Philadelphia’s scenic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, Russet is a charming BYOB focused on creating quality cuisine with the freshest ingredients.

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  • Sabrina’s Café

    A bright and cozy BYOB in South Philadelphia

    Nestled near the Italian Market in South Philadelphia, this corner bakery-turned-restaurant serves outstanding, consistent dishes in a cozy, inviting atmosphere. And it just may be Philadelphia’s most popular restaurant.

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  • Sawatdee

    A new Thai restaurant for the Graduate Hospital neighborhood

    The neon green interior may be the first thing people notice about this cozy Thai BYOB, but it’s not the last. They come back to taste the mix of dishes and take advantage of the $10 three-course lunches.

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  • Sazon

    Hearty Venezuelan dishes for all appetites

    Venezuelan cuisine comes alive at this homey bring-your-own-bottle (BYO) spot.

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  • Tamarind

    Thai done right

    Long a neighborhood favorite, this Thai BYO has always done it right, judging by the long waits on weekend nights (get in early).

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  • Tandoor India

    BYOB and all-you-can-eat Indian cuisine

    This casual Indian restaurant with an all-you-can-eat buffet also has an à-la-carte menu that includes all the traditional favorites at very reasonable prices.

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  • The Pickled Heron

    A teeny BYOB fit for Francophiles

    This 50-seat bistro serves French-inspired dishes with local and seasonal products, and it’s BYOB to boot.

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