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Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
2076 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

This meal was everything we could have dreamed of and more. This was easily the best dining experience my boyfriend and I have had in Philadelphia. It comes at a price but is worth every cent. We did the chef’s tasting and left the options up for surprise and were not disappointed. Every dish was absolutely amazing and the service was equally as great. Our favorites were the dry aged ribeye carpaccio, ricotta ravioli, Swiss chard gnocchi and the squab. It’s hard to even pick a favorite. I recommend going for something special because they do a fantastic job of making the experience feel that way. I will definitely be back there soon! More

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Double KnotDouble Knot
1653 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Happy hour and a la carte dinner were both amazing. We'll definitely dine here again next time we're in town. More

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Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
1323 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Thoughtful creations. Caring staff. More

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Abe FisherAbe Fisher
1202 reviews
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Global, International | Center City, Philadelphia

One of my favorite restaurant experiences ever! The staff was attentive and personable; we never had to ask for anything. They delighted us with small surprise treats in between our courses. We ordered the option of three small plates with wine pairings. The wines were well matched to the food selections. The flavors in all the dishes were interesting and delicious and the plating was very artful but not over done. Portions were just right; we were totally satiated at the end of our meal. As far as ambience, we felt as though we were dining at our friend's home. It was a perfect evening except for the increased noise level toward the end of our meal when the dining room was full. More

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Butcher & SingerButcher & Singer
5894 reviews
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Steak | Center City, Philadelphia

Amazing food and drinks, wait staff is excellent More

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MorimotoMorimoto
5095 reviews
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Japanese | Center City, Philadelphia

Amazing Food and exceptional service. Our waiter, Maverick was extremely friendly and very attentive. More

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Trattoria CarinaTrattoria Carina
131 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Delicious dinner, very efficient server - Sam made good recommendations. More

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Vernick Coffee BarVernick Coffee Bar
69 reviews
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Café | Center City, Philadelphia

Comfortable atmosphere to sit and catch up with an old friend and enjoy some new tastes. More

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El VezEl Vez
4642 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Center City, Philadelphia

We had a delightful lunch and our waiter(Max) was super. A sure return soon! More

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The DandelionThe Dandelion
5095 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Center City, Philadelphia

Great gastro pub with good food, drink and ambiance in equal measure. More

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LacroixLacroix
2373 reviews
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Continental | Center City, Philadelphia

Always amazing - great for dates or small group catch ups. Food is always cooked to perfection More

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Charlie was a sinner.Charlie was a sinner.
1068 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Center City, Philadelphia

We were so pleasantly surprised the first time we went, we came back and brought out-of-town friends. Great food for great prices. More

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Davio's - PhiladelphiaDavio's - Philadelphia
3011 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Davio’s, the perfect spot for catching up... I picked Davio’s because I know that the food, service and ambiance are conducive to conversation and to a relaxing and delicious lunch. We sampled the meatballs (best in Philadelphia—tender and perfectly seasoned) and the calamari, so good they are worth the calories. Quinoa salad and spinach salad topped with perfectly grilled salmon were fresh and delicious! No room for dessert but our attentive server offered us a trio of delightful cookies! A perfect finish, and, as the last of the luncheon crowd, we were made to feel welcome to stay as long as we wanted! Perfect place for a reunion with friends or for a quiet business lunch! More

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Kanella GrillKanella Grill
241 reviews
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Greek | Center City, Philadelphia

Have to do the family style with more than 6 people which is fine but was mediocre food. Greek food 101. All basics nothing adventurous. Sides good including beets salad tzitziki etc. entrees. Chicken kabobs good especially the thigh ones. Pork really dry and lamb sausage okay. Spinakopita okay. Wish there was a fish or some offer of choice. An okay amount of food. Dessert okay. Not enough of each dessert for each person to have one More

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Nomad RomanNomad Roman
49 reviews
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Pizzeria | Center City, Philadelphia

Great pizza and the best Caesar salad ever. Warm and friendly service. We loved it More

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Sampan - PhiladelphiaSampan - Philadelphia
3536 reviews
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Asian | Center City, Philadelphia

Great experience! The bartenders were very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent! More

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IndeBlue - PhiladelphiaIndeBlue - Philadelphia
1491 reviews
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Indian | Center City, Philadelphia

Outstanding food and an enthusiastic and knowledgeable server made our dining experience an excellent one. More

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Little Nonna'sLittle Nonna's
2454 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Everything was great from beginning to end. Worth every penny. We got the Sunday Gravy & the Spaghetti and Meatballs. Be sure to get the garlic bread. Already planning on coming back More

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P.S. & Co.P.S. & Co.
200 reviews
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Vegan | Center City, Philadelphia

Love this place! Food was awesome and unique. Would recommend to anyone vegan or not. More

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Barbuzzo RestaurantBarbuzzo Restaurant
4596 reviews
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Mediterranean | Center City, Philadelphia

Anniversary More

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Bar BombonBar Bombon
706 reviews
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Vegan | Center City, Philadelphia

Food is great and the happy hour is a fantastic deal! More

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The Capital Grille - PhiladelphiaThe Capital Grille - Philadelphia
4500 reviews
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Steak | Center City, Philadelphia

Always a quality meal and service at your restaurant and a shout out to our waitress Jessica Bellwoar More

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Estia - PhiladelphiaEstia - Philadelphia
6027 reviews
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Greek | Center City, Philadelphia

Just perfect for dinner before the theater. Menu perfect. Food delicious. Fish& baklava. Can’t go wrong. More

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Bud & Marilyn'sBud & Marilyn's
2681 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

The service was excellent and the server was knowledgeable about the menu, even making recommendations when asked. The quality of the food was very good and is consistently always very good. I have eaten here many times and will continue to return. More

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KinmeKinme
30 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Cozy, romantic spot with friendly staff and crazy good & fresh food. More

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Pub & KitchenPub & Kitchen
354 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

My husband and I have been coming here for about 3 years. I was a huge fan of their burger. The French fried onions, whisky sauce and skinny shoe string fries. However, we went this past Saturday and their burger had changed. The burger had regular fried onions, regular fries and dijonaise sauce. I was so disappointed, the burger was just okay. I most likely wouldn’t come back from the burger, and would go somewhere else. We asked the server and she said they change their burger all the time? However, every time I’ve gone it’s been amazing until this past visit. More

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The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
3724 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

The best steak house in the city and the service is always exceptional!!!! Love it there!!! More

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Ocean Prime - PhiladelphiaOcean Prime - Philadelphia
2967 reviews
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Seafood | Center City, Philadelphia

It was my husband’s birthday. A great night! More

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JamoneraJamonera
1667 reviews
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Spanish | Center City, Philadelphia

Went for my girlfriend’s birthday. Food was amazing! The ambiance was incredible. The service could not have been better. They took amazing care of us! We had an amazing night there More

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Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
1474 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

The food here is always authentic Italian and superb! A friendlier atmosphere you couldn’t find anywhere. While on a busy night (of which there are many) you may feel as if you’re climbing over the tables of others to get to your own, what they offer you when you arrive at your own is a prize, indeed. More

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TimeTime
544 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

Delicious food, great music, amazing cocktails. More

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Bistro La BaiaBistro La Baia
197 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Delicious food and amazing service! More

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Bleu SushiBleu Sushi
273 reviews
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Japanese | Center City, Philadelphia

Loud, terrible music selection (a radio station with commercials!), but really good service and quick and easy. Good location. BYO! Wings and sushi were good. Almost all their specialty rolls have spicy tuna or spicy crab so we didn’t get many. More

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Effie's RestaurantEffie's Restaurant
449 reviews
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Greek | Center City, Philadelphia

Nice cozy neighborhood place More

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Thanal Indian TavernThanal Indian Tavern
47 reviews
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Indian | Center City, Philadelphia

Phenomenal Food and Service. Happy hour menu great and a lot of beer selections and mixed drinks. Absolutely plan on going back and I live over an hour away. More

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Urban Farmer- PhiladelphiaUrban Farmer- Philadelphia
1149 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

We really enjoy that even when the restaurant is full it isn't super loud in there so we can still talk. Also, the steaks melted in our mouths and everything was delicious. More

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Xiandu Thai Fusion CuisineXiandu Thai Fusion Cuisine
298 reviews
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Thai | Center City, Philadelphia

We shared several dishes pre theater. The food was nicely presented and very flavorful. Our server Rafael was friendly and attentive but not intrusive. We will happily return for an encore performance. More

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Keen PhillyKeen Philly
62 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Small brunch menu Pitcher of bloody Mary's for $28 but most of our pitcher was ice. But the were tasty. A must have is the "pig candy" More

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Lolita RestaurantLolita Restaurant
1088 reviews
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Mexican | Center City, Philadelphia

We went early, before Speaker Series. The restaurant was quite empty at 5:30. We had the raw tuna appetizer and the beef Asada. Both were delicious. Service was excellent. We'll be back. More

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaDel Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Philadelphia
6926 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

It was my boyfriend birthday we had a great time More

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Alma De CubaAlma De Cuba
4869 reviews
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Cuban | Center City, Philadelphia

The service was impeccable! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone who wants to dine in a beautiful restaurant with great food and professional staff. More

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Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaChima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
5211 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Food was superb! Can’t wait to go back. More

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Pietro's Italian - WalnutPietro's Italian - Walnut
826 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Everything we ordered was so delicious. Will definitely go back More

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a.bara.bar
34 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent service, along with interesting and very well made and presented food. Great experience in cozy space. More

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OpaOpa
969 reviews
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Greek | Center City, Philadelphia

If you need a little bit more quietness, ask for the table for four on the street side, across from reception desk. It is in a corner and cuts out some noise. Loved the food. More

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R2LR2L
4851 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Service and ambiance was amazing. Our waiter Maria was so attentive and helpful. Would definitively go again. More

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Fadó Irish Pub - PhiladelphiaFadó Irish Pub - Philadelphia
117 reviews
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Comfort Food | Center City, Philadelphia

Great time and our server Dana was Awesome! She gave great drink and menu recommendations More

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Harper's GardenHarper's Garden
205 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Amazing drinks and amazing food! More

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Cooperage - PhiladelphiaCooperage - Philadelphia
267 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Great place. More

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VedaVeda
407 reviews
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Indian | Center City, Philadelphia

Awesome food and ambience. The staff is pretty good with food recommendation More

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Ristorante La BucaRistorante La Buca
776 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

This restaurant is beautiful, with murals painted on the walls, wonderful ambience and not noisy— you can hear each other without shouting—a pleasure! Food is fantastic! More

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JonesJones
1602 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Good choices on the menu at a reasonable price. Nice atmosphere and able to have conversations with our guests at the table. More

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Marathon - 19th & MarketMarathon - 19th & Market
26 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

I was always a big fan of the Marathon Grill but haven’t eaten there in a few years. I was really disappointed when I tried it again. They used to have the best hand cut fries. Now they are bland fries you could make yourself from a bag. Also, the special, blackened Mahi Mahi, was tasty but short on the fish. What a disappointment except for the service which was awesome. More

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Taqueria Feliz - ManayunkTaqueria Feliz - Manayunk
370 reviews
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Mexican | Center City, Philadelphia

Taqueria Feliz is our regular spot - for everyday and special occasions - we love the people and the food. Everything was great and Chelsea is fantastic - as usual. We will be back very soon! More

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Bank & BourbonBank & Bourbon
883 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Server was great. Great drink choices. Food was good. More

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Vintage Wine Bar & BistroVintage Wine Bar & Bistro
228 reviews
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French American | Center City, Philadelphia

The food was as really good, esp. the salmon entree, and the service (by Alex) was good. While I’ve always enjoyed the red wine choices here - they do a great job finding unique reds - both of us thought the 3 choices in the Italian red wine flight were just mediocre. I would still definitely go back - as it’s the first time I didn’t love the wine here More

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Maggiano's - PhiladelphiaMaggiano's - Philadelphia
5206 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Great food, great service and pleasant ambiance. We thoroughly enjoyed it. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaMorton's The Steakhouse - Philadelphia
1538 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Seven of us went to Morton's, since we had always had good luck at other locations of this fine chain. Everyone ordered steak, of varying kinds and degrees of "doneness". All reports were positive. This was the third steakhouse we tried in Philadelphia and all agreed it was the best in terms of quality of meat. Service, although competent and helpful, was not as sharp at some of the other steak restaurants. Wine prices, as in most Philly restaurants, was very high compared to many other cities. More

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SOUTH Jazz ClubSOUTH Jazz Club
397 reviews
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Southern | Center City, Philadelphia

Totally enjoyed my evening at The South Jazz Club. The staff was courteous, helpful and accommodating. The food, service and ambiance were great. And the music was outstanding. More

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The Butcher BarThe Butcher Bar
658 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Great food and excellent service! More

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Nom Wah PhiladelphiaNom Wah Philadelphia
263 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

Went at noon on a weekday so it wasn’t crowded whatsoever. The waitress was terrific. I liked the clear menu with pictures describing verbally and visually each item and the ability to select those on the checklist. The food was fresh and clearly made to order. More

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Franky Bradley’sFranky Bradley’s
230 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Went before concert not knowing what to expect. Cool place nice wait staff. More

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Green SoulGreen Soul
65 reviews
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Vegetarian | Center City, Philadelphia

We had a wonderful dinner! Try the North African Chicken and Brussel Sprouts... just yum. Great place, lovely service, delicious food. Definitely recommended. :) More

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SUGASUGA
687 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

Four friends enjoyed lunch here. Love the duck salad, lunch box, scallion pancakes, and more. Many options on the menu. Service was pleasant. Not too loud. I will return and recommend it to friends. More

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MercatoMercato
1043 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Service was very attentive and friendly. Our appetizers and dinners were absolutely delicious! Had the grilled artichoke as an appetizer, it was perfectly grille and was a nice portion. I also had the bronzino special, it too, was cooked perfectly. More

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MixtoMixto
1510 reviews
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Cuban | Center City, Philadelphia

I've been to A LOT of Latino-flavored Happy Hours all over Philadelphia ever since I moved here 15 years ago, so I can say, without a doubt: Mixto has an OUTSTANDING Happy Hour! The empanadas (all fillings) are delicious, the maduro relleno is the perfect mix of platain, meat-filling, and crema fresca. And their desserts and drinks are always a treat! More

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Devil's Alley – PhiladelphiaDevil's Alley – Philadelphia
479 reviews
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Comfort Food | Center City, Philadelphia

Disclaimer: we went here for dinner on the day of Erin Express/St. Paddy's celebration. It was loud, but luckily they seated us far away enough from rowdy groups so that I wouldn't be yelling across the table. Food was reasonably priced, but I think the specialty cocktails were a bit overpriced. The daily drink specials (for us it was $6 Stateside vodka drinks) do not apply to the specialty cocktails. The decor was nice, and I get why everyone is constantly Instagramming this place. Service was excellent, and all the staff were very friendly. More

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AtticoAttico
12 reviews
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Center City, Philadelphia

Great for wine n cheese. More

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Iron Hill - Center CityIron Hill - Center City
288 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Busy on our visit so food times were and bit long, but waitstaff was excellent and very accommodating so excellent level of service. Food was amazingly good, but the dark beers were a bit bland. Lighter beers were very good. Overall excellent! More

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City Tap House - Logan SquareCity Tap House - Logan Square
338 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

AMAZING Burgers and Fries! Great selection of craft beers. Wonderful service and very receptive to the fact that we reserved a table on OpenTable. Will definitely be going back! More

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Con Murphy's Irish PubCon Murphy's Irish Pub
163 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Food and service were great. It was packed since it was St. Patty's Day. The specialty menu of traditional food was a hit with my family More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia
3133 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

I don’t think it’s worth it if you can’t eat a lot of meat, especially the price for kids. The price of lunch is better for those who can’t eat a lot of meat. The service was outstanding per usual. More

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SOUTHSOUTH
969 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Center City, Philadelphia

Awesome food and great time More

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Kabuki SushiKabuki Sushi
22 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Always fantastic!! Freshest sushi & fantastic servers! Our favorite sushi place in Chinatown! More

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ChopsChops
432 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Fabulous venue with soothingly beautiful colors and sophisticated service. From the moment one arrives, you are warmly welcomed and made to feel special. Thoroughly enjoyed the lovely upstairs balcony table and the delicious food and wine. The spicy tuna roll never disappoints; it is fresh and the crunch on top makes it. My friend's halibut was perfect and a generous portion. Lovely dry Reisling was the perfect choice. Prices are a little high, but certainly worth it. More

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Varga BarVarga Bar
29 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Very pleasant server. Nice atmosphere. Great food More

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Xochitl - PhiladelphiaXochitl - Philadelphia
1310 reviews
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Mexican | Center City, Philadelphia

So, so so good! We took a group of friends because it's one of our favorites and everyone loved it! More

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Tio FloresTio Flores
16 reviews
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Mexican | Center City, Philadelphia

The pork tacos were amazing! More

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Caribou CafeCaribou Cafe
918 reviews
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French | Center City, Philadelphia

Just very hot up on the second level. We should have asked to move downstairs as it was a good 10 degrees lower on the first. Service was great and food very good. More

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Liberte LoungeLiberte Lounge
506 reviews
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French | Center City, Philadelphia

Very lovely afternoon. The service was exceptional and the food delicious More

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Barra Rossa – PhiladelphiaBarra Rossa – Philadelphia
1438 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

My friend and I had a delightful pre-theater dinner there Wednesday evening. We sat upstairs at a window (seat was a big hard though). The server (Jen?) was fantastic! I will definitely be back. More

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AqimeroAqimero
342 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

Great brunch, beautiful place More

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Fine PalateFine Palate
283 reviews
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Global, International | Center City, Philadelphia

Great Food and ambiance. Exceptional casual dining experience More

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Fergie's PubFergie's Pub
6 reviews
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Irish | Center City, Philadelphia

Food was very good, fun ambiance. Server accidentally dropped half my sandwich and gave us new one and didn’t charge for either. Will go back for some fun pub fare! More

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Spice 28Spice 28
478 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

Food was good and extremely affordable. App, main and a lemonade were $16. Polite and helpful staff. Try the mini wontons. More

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Aki Nom Nom Sushi & RamenAki Nom Nom Sushi & Ramen
40 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

All you can eat sushi was a great value More

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Max Brenner - PhiladelphiaMax Brenner - Philadelphia
3580 reviews
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Comfort Food | Center City, Philadelphia

Went for my birthday, great dessert. Got a piece of chocolate with a sparkler! More

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Square 1682Square 1682
1585 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Great restaurant connected to the hotel next door, however the front street entrance is easy to miss from the sidewalk. Reasonable size menu with great appetizers and entrees (like bone marrow ravioli!) at very reasonable prices. Nice, quiet atmosphere which was conducive to 4 of us having a business dinner and discussion. Consider it a hidden gem as it has great food at low prices and was quiet and not crowded. The only thing missing are some nice selections of draft beer (although they have a fine selection of bottles). More

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Seorabol Center CitySeorabol Center City
28 reviews
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Korean | Center City, Philadelphia

Great double date spot for the adventurous eater. More vegetarian options than expected and they were delish. Server was super helpful in explanations and portions. Good times More

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LibertineLibertine
176 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

Absolutely superb and superior. Don’t pass up a chance to eat here. Creative menu. Great presentation. Delicious food. And the desserts are outstanding too. More

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Tir Na Nog  - PhiladelphiaTir Na Nog - Philadelphia
288 reviews
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Irish | Center City, Philadelphia

Went there for brunch before the St. Patrick's Day parade and it was fantastic! Food was delicious, service was great and the ambiance was perfect. Will definitely go back!! More

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Su Xing HouseSu Xing House
33 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

My wife and I were in Philadelphia for a two day get away. Found Su Xing House on Yelp. It didn’t disappoint. They sat us a window table, just above street level. The lighting was just right! Very little noise and our waitress was very attentive. And by the way, the food was delicious. We highly recommend. More

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Smokin' Betty'sSmokin' Betty's
1371 reviews
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Comfort Food | Center City, Philadelphia

Smokin Betty's is a good find. We like it especially when we attend a show at the Walnut Street Theater. Reservations are a must, the place fills up quickly. The food is plentiful, very tasty. The choices are pub type food with a relaxed atmosphere. Our order took a bit longer than expected, just a busy evening. This is my second time at this restaurant and I would go again. More

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Lou Bird'sLou Bird's
116 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Highly recommend the chicken Marsala. Service was great as well. More

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Jane G'sJane G's
467 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

Veggie spring rolls and chicken fried rice! Outstanding service! More

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PinefishPinefish
455 reviews
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Seafood | Center City, Philadelphia

Went for happy hour for my girlfriend’s birthday. The service was great. What really sold us on this place was the ambiance. The food was delicious, especially the oysters. Will definitely make trips back in the near future. More

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The TavernThe Tavern
172 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

Nice place to eat and hang out for a drink. More

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XIX Nineteen - The Bellevue HotelXIX Nineteen - The Bellevue Hotel
3071 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

My experience was Exceptional. It’s was my wife birthday. The food was good! Will recommend this place to anyone! More

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ValanniValanni
2638 reviews
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Mediterranean | Center City, Philadelphia

Very nice dining experience at Valanni's . Brussel sprouts and carne paella were excellent. Cocktails were creative and the music and atmosphere were perfect lending to the perfect date night. More

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VolverVolver
241 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

We went out for dinner with a friend. Great wine selection, extraordinary food, great location. Service was quite poor and did not match the classiness of the place and the excellence of the food. Overall, highly recommend it. More

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Center City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

Center City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
2076 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

This meal was everything we could have dreamed of and more. This was easily the best dining experience my boyfriend and I have had in Philadelphia. It comes at a price but is worth every cent. We did the chef’s tasting and left the options up for surprise and were not disappointed. Every dish was absolutely amazing and the service was equally as great. Our favorites were the dry aged ribeye carpaccio, ricotta ravioli, Swiss chard gnocchi and the squab. It’s hard to even pick a favorite. I recommend going for something special because they do a fantastic job of making the experience feel that way. I will definitely be back there soon! More

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Double KnotDouble Knot
1653 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Happy hour and a la carte dinner were both amazing. We'll definitely dine here again next time we're in town. More

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Abe FisherAbe Fisher
1202 reviews
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Global, International | Center City, Philadelphia

One of my favorite restaurant experiences ever! The staff was attentive and personable; we never had to ask for anything. They delighted us with small surprise treats in between our courses. We ordered the option of three small plates with wine pairings. The wines were well matched to the food selections. The flavors in all the dishes were interesting and delicious and the plating was very artful but not over done. Portions were just right; we were totally satiated at the end of our meal. As far as ambience, we felt as though we were dining at our friend's home. It was a perfect evening except for the increased noise level toward the end of our meal when the dining room was full. More

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Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Thoughtful creations. Caring staff. More

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Butcher & SingerButcher & Singer
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Steak | Center City, Philadelphia

Amazing food and drinks, wait staff is excellent More

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MorimotoMorimoto
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Japanese | Center City, Philadelphia

Amazing Food and exceptional service. Our waiter, Maverick was extremely friendly and very attentive. More

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Vernick Coffee BarVernick Coffee Bar
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Café | Center City, Philadelphia

Comfortable atmosphere to sit and catch up with an old friend and enjoy some new tastes. More

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Nomad RomanNomad Roman
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Great pizza and the best Caesar salad ever. Warm and friendly service. We loved it More

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Bar BombonBar Bombon
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Food is great and the happy hour is a fantastic deal! More

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Trattoria CarinaTrattoria Carina
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Delicious dinner, very efficient server - Sam made good recommendations. More

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Discover Center City

The whole world should knows that there’s more to the diverse dining scene of Center City than cheesesteaks and hoagies. Israeli, Mexican, Japanese and a melting pot of other cuisines are dished up daily in the shadow of the Liberty Bell. French bistros are becoming as commonplace as Italian delis. If you haven’t tried black truffle pizza, what’s stopping you? Whether it’s a cocoa-cured rack of lamb or a vegan wood-roasted carrot that you’re craving, Center City likely has it. Fine dining establishments and casual rooftop bars co-exist in perfect harmony, and top chefs collaborate rather than compete. By the way, the iconic cheesesteaks and hoagies aren't bad either.