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

Pub & Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Center City
424 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
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
100% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Philadelphia

Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$·American·
Center City
3,908 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
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
96% recommended

Parc

$$$$·French·
Rittenhouse Square
12,298 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
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
97% recommended
French in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Rouge

$$$$·International·
Rittenhouse Square
394 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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
89% recommended
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El Vez

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Center City
5,656 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for a Date
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
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Fond

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Philly
1,498 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
100% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Tequila's Restaurant

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Rittenhouse Square
3,091 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
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
95% recommended
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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

$$$$·Italian·
Old City
2,904 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
94% recommended

Saloon Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
South Philly
1,416 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
98% recommended
Italian in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Serpico - Philadelphia

$$$$·American·
Center City
1,546 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
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
92% recommended
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Amada PHL

$$$$·Spanish·
Old City
7,751 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Romantic
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
94% recommended

Buddakan - Philadelphia

$$$$·Asian·
Old City
9,616 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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
94% recommended
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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Philadelphia

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Center City
8,219 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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
85% recommended
Steakhouse in Philadelphia

The Palm Philadelphia

$$$$·Steakhouse·
South Philly
945 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
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
84% recommended
24 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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IndeBlue - Philadelphia

$$$$·Indian·
Center City
1,810 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
95% recommended
68 people mentioned the Crispy Spinach
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The Love

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
3,185 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
98% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
60 people mentioned the Fried Chicken

Talula’s Garden

$$$$·American·
Washington Square
9,490 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
94 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Alma De Cuba

$$$$·Cuban·
Center City
5,253 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
93% recommended
180 people mentioned the Chocolate Cigar
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Zama

$$$$·Japanese·
Rittenhouse Square
1,739 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
98% recommended
Japanese in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
38 people mentioned the Edamame

Continental Midtown

$$$$·American·
Center City
811 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
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
92% recommended
American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
26 people mentioned the Egg Roll

Pod

$$$$·Asian·
University City
3,158 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
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
93% recommended
40 people mentioned the Lettuce Wraps
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Marathon - 19th & Spruce

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
409 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Fun
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
Healthy in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
5 people mentioned the Cheese Steak

Redstone American Grill - Marlton

$$$$·American·
Marlton
3,922 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
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
95% recommended
Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
125 people mentioned the Buffalo Shrimp

Butcher & Singer

$$$$·Steak·
Center City
6,971 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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
96% recommended
Steak in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
419 people mentioned the Hash Browns

Tinto

$$$$·Spanish·
Rittenhouse Square
4,290 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
“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
95% recommended
117 people mentioned the Sangria
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