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The Best Bars for Foodies in Philadelphia

The OpenTable Team

The bars in Philly always seem to be on point. Full of craft beer, delicious cocktails, and hearty bites, they promise a great time for visitors and residents alike. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable’s most expert, seasoned diners. Here’s a list of the best bars to go to in Philadelphia when looking for a fun night out.

Restaurants:Pub & Kitchen, Bud & Marilyn's, Parc
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, French
Neighborhoods:Center City, Rittenhouse Square
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Pub & Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Center City
390 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
Pub & Kitchen is upscale meets neighborhood bar and pub. Stop in for brunch on the weekends, they have a bloody mary that is rightfully famous, or try a weeknight evening for dinneRead more

Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$·American·
Center City
3,250 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
This Locust St. local cocktail bar has one of the neatest vibes in the entire city of Philadelphia, it's like scene from the 1950's—just imagine Sinatra singing in a corner and youRead more
95% recommended
American in Philadelphia

Parc

$$$$·French·
Rittenhouse Square
10,691 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • People Watching
A taste of France in Philadelphia. The look and feel of Parc is straight out of a Parisian bistro, and the wine list is tres magnifique. An absolute must-visit for any wine connoisRead more
98% recommended
French in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Rouge

$$$$·International·
Rittenhouse Square
351 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • People Watching
  • Neighborhood Gem
Rouge is one of the prime hot spots in Rittenhouse Square—it's an upscale dining destination with great people-watching views of the city and it's perfect for date night. Cozy up tRead more
85% recommended

El Vez

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Center City
5,047 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
One of the best Mexican places in all of Philadelphia, El Vez is bright with a traditional Latin feel. It's the spot in the city for tequila. Try the Gran Jefe, which mixes tequilaRead more
96% recommended
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Fond

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Philly
1,388 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
This intimate spot on 11th Street is a tiny, wonderful favorite. Stop by and treat yourself to a uniquely Philly creation—their “French Dip” cheesesteak, a twist on the local favorRead more
97% recommended
Contemporary American in Philadelphia

Tequila's Restaurant

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Rittenhouse Square
2,990 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
This Rittenhouse Square restaurant serves some of the best authentic Mexican in Philadelphia. It has an ever-changing menu full of flavorful dishes and fine tequilas and cocktails Read more
96% recommended

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

$$$$·Italian·
Old City
2,385 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Capturing the feel and the flavors of Italy's Amalfi Coast, this Italian favorite on Walnut Street offers a tremendous selection of Italian wines and traditional Italian dishes. ThRead more
87% recommended

Saloon Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
South Philly
1,204 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
As old school as it gets, this traditional Italian chophouse and wine bar is great for a dinner and a drink. It has a fine selection of wines, some delicious vintage cocktails, andRead more
97% recommended
Italian in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Jamonera

$$$$·Spanish·
Center City
1,819 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Jamonera is a flavorful hot spot renowned for their paella, but really everything they serve is worth a try—the crispy Calasparra rice is one of the best dishes in the city. Head iRead more
90% recommended

Serpico - Philadelphia

$$$$·American·
Center City
1,485 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
From the James Beard award-winning chef Peter Serpico, Serpico is a distinctly modern dining spot with an Asian-fusion twist. Go for the sirloin tatami, fried duck legs, or enoki mRead more
97% recommended
American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Amada PHL

$$$$·Spanish·
Old City
7,329 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Amada PHL, from chef Jose Garces, is arguably the premier tapas spot in all of Philly. They offer delicious $5 happy hour dishes, like olives, ham croquettes, and spicy potatoes. PRead more
90% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Buddakan - Philadelphia

$$$$·Asian·
Old City
8,952 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Enjoy a fine modern Asian cuisine dinner or a few rounds of sake all in the shadow of a warm, welcoming 10-foot-tall Buddha statue at this wonderful Chestnut Street destination. ThRead more
93% recommended
Asian in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Philadelphia

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Center City
7,566 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Located in a historic landmark, Del Frisco's offers classic steakhouse elegance with a great selection of cocktails. Its rich steak, seafood, and poultry dishes have made this placRead more
90% recommended
Steakhouse in Philadelphia

The Palm Philadelphia

$$$$·Steakhouse·
South Philly
783 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
The Philadelphia outpost of this legendary steakhouse chain offers a freshly refurbished drinking and dining experience. A huge eye-catching mural of Philadelphia landmarks provideRead more
83% recommended
Great for Lunch in Philadelphia

IndeBlue - Philadelphia

$$$$·Indian·
Center City
1,705 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Good Vegetarian Options
IndeBlue is ideal for a happy hour spot. Come here for a few delicious Indian appetizers, the maharaja cheese board or salt boti poutine are highly recommended, and pair that with Read more
90% recommended

The Love

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
2,091 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
This warm and welcoming spot, from Philadelphia dining giant Aimee Olexy, has one of the nicest bars in the entire city. It’s a great place to relax and drink from a list that prizRead more
97% recommended
American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Talula’s Garden

$$$$·American·
Washington Square
8,317 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Looking for a farm-to-table experience? This unique indoor-outdoor spot specializes in just that. Grab a beer or glass of wine and peruse the cheese bar, the lush vegetation createRead more
96% recommended
American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Alma De Cuba

$$$$·Cuban·
Center City
5,131 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
A culinary trip to Havana, complete with fine rum, daiquiris, and mojitos, right in the heart of Philadelphia. There’s a lush Latin ambiance and structure to the dining experience,Read more
92% recommended

Zama

$$$$·Japanese·
Rittenhouse Square
1,561 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
One of the best sushi bars in all of Philadelphia, Zama serves an electric Rittenhouse Square clientele in an intimate setting. There are high-quality dinner dishes, the flattened Read more
95% recommended
Japanese in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Continental Midtown

$$$$·American·
Chestnut Hill
540 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Creative Cuisine
So many options at this three-floor after-work rooftop bar destination, a favorite for the young professional crowd. Down one of the cocktails in the lower lounge floors or head upRead more
90% recommended

Pod

$$$$·Asian·
University City
3,097 reviews
  • Fun
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Located in the heart of University City, Pod has a modern and hip vibe that verges on futuristic. Have a few Sapporo beers or try something from their sake flight and sit in one ofRead more
Asian in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Marathon - 19th & Spruce

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
382 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Cozy
The 19th and Spruce location of this Philly favorite is the spot to go for some neighborhood vibes, a beer or two, and a burger. There's a nice, local feel to the place, with shakeRead more
100% recommended

Redstone American Grill - Marlton

$$$$·American·
Marlton
2,857 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Just outside Philadelphia in the Promenade at Sagemore, the local outpost of the Redstone American Grill is a great place for a fine glass of wine or a cocktail with a classic steaRead more
91% recommended
Great for Lunch in New Jersey Suburbs

Butcher & Singer

$$$$·Steak·
Center City
6,419 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
This acclaimed spot is a throwback to the golden era of Hollywood—classic martinis and cocktails, steaks, and a raw bar on the menu. It’s straight out of mid-century Los Angeles, jRead more
93% recommended
Steak in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Tinto

$$$$·Spanish·
Rittenhouse Square
4,229 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
“Basque” in the taste of this Spanish tapas bar—another entry into the scene from chef Jose Garces. With a tantalizing mixture of French and Spanish cuisine, some extraordinary sanRead more
88% recommended
Notable Wine List in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Amis - Philadelphia - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
Washington Square
3,329 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
An intimate Italian trattoria and wine bar, Amis is as friendly as the name implies. They have an amazing selection of sparkling wines and the menu is full of upscale Italian favorRead more
90% recommended
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