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The 10 Most Popular Restaurants in Philadelphia

The most-booked restaurants in the City of Brotherly Love

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Talula's Garden Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia
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Philadelphia’s reputation as a premier food and dining destination are increasingly well-known — and increasingly well-documented in national newspapers and magazines such as Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, GQ and many, many others.

But which of the city’s restaurants are the most popular? Where are travelers and residents dining daily?

Here’s a list of the most-booked restaurants in Philadelphia, according to OpenTable, the popular restaurant reservation website and app.

Check out which restaurants made the top 10 below and then start making your plans to visit one of Philly’s most popular restaurants soon.

Note: This page was last updated on May 18, 2018.

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Parc

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

Parc restaurant in Rittenhouse Square — Photo by Visit Philadelphia

Diners may feel as though they’ve gone transatlantic while hanging out at Parc, a Parisian-inspired bistro from prolific and James Beard Award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr. Perched at tables across from Rittenhouse Square, diners can take in views of the park’s ever-present foot traffic while supping on the restaurant’s crusty fresh breads, onion soup and mussels simmered in dijon broth.

Where: Parc, 227 S. 18th Street

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The Love

Rittenhouse Square hot spot serving delicious American fare

The interior of The Love in Philadelphia The interior of The Love in Philadelphia
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Restaurateurs Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr team up again — much to their fans’ delight — for this bi-level restaurant and bar. The American menu features fresh, seasonal food, as well as the most important ingredient: the love.

Where: The Love, 130 S. 18th Street

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Talula’s Garden

The oasis that feels like the country

— Photo by Visit Philadelphia

Born of the famed Talula’s Table in Chester County, this farm-to-table oasis feels like the country, right between city buildings and across the street from historic Washington Square. Dinner and Sunday brunch offer seasonal menus that star an extensive cheese selection.

Where: Talula's Garden, 210 W. Washington Square

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The Dandelion

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

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Modeled after the contemporary gastropubs in Britain, The Dandelion is a cozy eatery that invites Anglophiles to imbibe cask-stored pints and dine on delicious Welsh rarebit, an English cheddar-adorned burger or sticky toffee pudding. And, since a British-inspired restaurant would not be complete without afternoon tea, pots of tea with traditional fixings are available daily.

Where: The Dandelion, 124 S. 18th Street

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White Dog Cafe

Farm-fresh dining in University City

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More than 30 years ago, the White Dog Cafe started a trend in Philadelphia: an unusual blend of award-winning cuisine and social activism, including its focus on local, sustainable, organic ingredients. The whimsical dining rooms tucked inside three renovated brownstones make for an inspiring dining experience.

Where: White Dog Cafe, 3420 Sansom Street

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Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

A restaurant with origins in Brazil and good eats in Philly

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The authentic Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse began more than 35 years ago in Brazil and features fire-roasted meats carved table-side by gaucho chefs, gourmet salads and sides and an award-winning wine list.

Where: Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, 1337 Chestnut Street

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Harp and Crown

— Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Chef and restaurateur Michael Schulson’s handsome venture feels convivial and timeless. Featured here: charcuterie, small plates and seasonal fare — and a by-reservation-only, two-lane bowling alley.

Where: Harp & Crown, 1525 Sansom Street

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Bud & Marilyn's

Innovative takes on American comforts and cocktail classics

— Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia

This retro-inspired restaurant-bar from the same duo of Barbuzzo is named for Chef Marcie Turney’s restaurateur grandparents. The eatery serves new takes on American classics such as meatloaf, the wedge salad and chop suey, paired with cocktails like Marilyn’s O-F, a brandy Old Fashioned.

Where: Bud & Marilyn's, 1234 Locust Street

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

The luxury steakhouse family makes a big impression on Philly

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House seats diners in a former bank building transformed into an impressive bi-level dining room where guests can order fine steaks and savory side dishes. A two-story wine tower at the bar acts as the centerpiece of the restaurant, and the area that was once the bank’s vault now hosts private parties.

Where: Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, 1426-1428 Chestnut Street

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El Vez

Funky, sophisticated and fun Mexican fare

Inventive guacamole, tuna tostadas, tacos and specialty margaritas are menu highlights at El Vez, a bright and buzzing Mexican spot, which features a shiny low-rider bicycle centerpiece above its circular bar. Bartenders pour an impressive selection of mezcal, plus blanco, reposado and anejo tequilas.

Where: El Vez, 121 S. 13th Street

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Parc
The Love
Talula’s Garden
The Dandelion
White Dog Cafe
Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
Harp and Crown
Bud & Marilyn's
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
El Vez
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