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Looking for a Stephen Starr restaurant? The famed Philadelphia restaurateur has 10 here and he’s seemingly always working on something new.

Bon Appetit magazine named Starr “Restaurateur of the Year” in October 2005. His restaurants typically master cutting-edge concepts and sensational interior design, but all boast plenty of substance beyond the flashy style.

The original Buddakan and Morimoto (second outposts of both have recently opened in Manhattan) are still among the toughest reservations to get in town. Parc, Barclay Prime and Alma de Cuba are favorites along Rittenhouse Row. While places like Continental (both locations), El Vez and Jones cater to the twenty-something crowd.

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  • El Vez

    Stephen Starr’s dazzling Mexican outpost

    El Vez in Midtown Village

    Located on a hot corner in the burgeoning Midtown Village, El Vez, named after the Mexican Elvis, serves lunch and dinner. Try the margaritas.

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  • Pod

    Superb sushi and dim sum in a spectacular space

    Pod

    Philadelphia’s renowned restaurateur Stephan Starr is behind Pod, a popular and stylish pan-Asian restaurant in University City.

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  • Barclay Prime

    Stephen Starr’s elegant modern steakhouse on Rittenhouse Square

    Known for its $100 cheesesteak, Barclay Prime is a Stephen Starr staple made for special occasions

    Known for its $100 cheesesteak, Barclay Prime is a Stephen Starr staple made for special occasions

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  • Alma De Cuba

    Stephen Starr tips his hat to chic Cuban cuisine

    Alma De Cuba

    Meet for a few drinks at the popular first floor bar, where classic Cuban cocktails such as mojitos and daiquiris flow freely.

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  • Buddakan

    Where creativity and cachet loom large

    Buddakan

    A towering gilded statue of the Buddha generates elegant calm in this 175-seat, Pan Asian restaurant from restaurateur Stephen Starr

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  • Jones

    Upscale comfort food in a retro chic environment

    Jones interior

    Shaggy, stylish décor and unfussy, upscale comfort food are the focus at this moderately priced, 70s-themed restaurant.

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  • Parc

    Stephen Starr’s popular Rittenhouse Square bistro pays homage to Paris

    Parc on Rittenhouse Square

    With Parc, famed restaurateur Stephen Starr brings a certain je ne sais quoi to Rittenhouse Square. Parc offers an authentic French bistro experience, fully equipped with a chic Parisian ambiance and gorgeous sidewalk seating overlooking the Square.

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  • The Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar

    The ever-popular Old City institution

    Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar

    The creative cocktails and imaginative décor at this diner-made-martini bar creates an atmosphere all its own, making it one of the hottest night spots in Old City.

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  • Morimoto

    The Iron Chef’s first American restaurant

    Morimoto

    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.

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  • The Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge

    Sample some of Philly’s best BBQ outside the ballpark

    The annual Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge pits some of the city’s best BBQ dishes against each other — then has attendees vote on the best. Bonus: It’s all for a good cause.

    The annual Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge pits some of the city’s best BBQ dishes against each other — then has attendees vote on the best. Bonus: It’s all for a good cause.

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  • Fette Sau

    Second location for Starr’s buzzed about BBQ

    Sharpen your beer knowledge with the taps at Fette Sau.

    Brooklyn’s notable barbecue restaurant recently added a second location in Philadelphia, replete with all the characteristics that made the New York outpost buzz-worthy.

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  • Frankford Hall

    A little slice of Munich in Fishtown

    Frankford Hall beer garden.

    Stephen Starr’s outdoor oasis in Philadelphia’s neighborhood is a deceptively simple concept; embrace the allure of the German “biergarten” and give it a modern edge.

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  • The Dandelion Pub

    Stephen Starr’s traditional British pub in the heart of Philadelphia

    Beer-battered fish and chips at The Dandelion

    Stephen Starr’s British-inspired restaurant in Center City.

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  • Buddakan

    Where creativity and cachet loom large

    Buddakan

    A towering gilded statue of the Buddha generates elegant calm in this 175-seat, Pan Asian restaurant from restaurateur Stephen Starr

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  • Alma De Cuba

    Stephen Starr tips his hat to chic Cuban cuisine

    Alma De Cuba

    Meet for a few drinks at the popular first floor bar, where classic Cuban cocktails such as mojitos and daiquiris flow freely.

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  • Pizzeria Stella

    Stephen Starr’s Headhouse Square restaurant focuses on gourmet pies

    Pizzeria Stella

    Combining Philadelphia’s love of pizza and Stephen Starr restaurants, the restaurateur has opened Pizzeria Stella, a gourmet-minded, neighborhood pizza shop.

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  • El Vez

    Stephen Starr’s dazzling Mexican outpost

    El Vez in Midtown Village

    Located on a hot corner in the burgeoning Midtown Village, El Vez, named after the Mexican Elvis, serves lunch and dinner. Try the margaritas.

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  • Barclay Prime

    Stephen Starr’s elegant modern steakhouse on Rittenhouse Square

    Known for its $100 cheesesteak, Barclay Prime is a Stephen Starr staple made for special occasions

    Known for its $100 cheesesteak, Barclay Prime is a Stephen Starr staple made for special occasions

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  • Butcher & Singer

    Stephen Starr’s 1930s-era steakhouse in Rittenhouse Square

    The dining room at Butcher & Singer

    Step inside Butcher and Singer, the new, 1930s-era steakhouse by renowned restaurateur Stephen Starr, and you’ll be swept up in the sophistication of Rittenhouse Square dining at its finest.

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