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University City Philadelphia Restaurants

PodPod
2932 reviews
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Asian | University City, Philadelphia

Had the round pod rigjt by the front - perfect for a group of 6. All the food was amazing! Service was impeccable, even as we were very indecisive! A great time! More

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White Dog Cafe - University CityWhite Dog Cafe - University City
3491 reviews
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Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Great dinner at white dog. I had the udon noodle salad (from the vegetarian/vegan menu) and it was delicious. Service was great as well. More

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Dim Sum House by Jane G'sDim Sum House by Jane G's
192 reviews
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Dim Sum | University City, Philadelphia

The staff was pleasant and the food was prepared very quickly! Great Meh Fuh! More

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Louie Louie Bistro BarLouie Louie Bistro Bar
242 reviews
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French American | University City, Philadelphia

My second time here. The place is hopping - tons of people at the bar and in the lobby area having drinks and appetizers. It has a good vibe. Both times I have been seated in the restaurant area, which is not as crowded. Service is cordial and food is served promptly. Food quality is very good. The only negative is there are only two bathrooms (single use) and these are located outside the restaurant in the lobby area...but there isn't anything to do about that. Overall, I will be a regular here. More

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Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill CollegeBistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College
466 reviews
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French | University City, Philadelphia

Warm, delightful atmosphere, abundance of staff attention. Cocktails were excellent. Interesting menu. My friend and I were both pleased with our dishes. Of course, start with the French onion soup. We shared blue point oysters that were wonderful. I loved (loved!) the spinach ravioli with goat cheese. We finished with tableside-prepared chocolate crepes with orange. They were great, but we would have enjoyed seeing the crepes cooked at tableside rather than simply heated. Overall you will not find food and service at this level, priced affordably, anywhere else. I highly recommend that you visit. More

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48th Street Grille48th Street Grille
12 reviews
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Caribbean | University City, Philadelphia

Great food and great service, in a neighborhood with few sit-down restaurants! More

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Walnut Street CafeWalnut Street Cafe
470 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

The service of the wait staff was out of this world. Amber was awesome, friendly and very professional. More

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Distrito TaqueriaDistrito Taqueria
3185 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | University City, Philadelphia

Overall really excellent. I called ahead to see if a birthday candle could be placed in the birthday cake for dessert and was told that would be too difficult to arrange ahead of time, which seemed like an odd response. Otherwise everything was really excellent. More

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Booker's Restaurant and BarBooker's Restaurant and Bar
185 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

This was my second visit. Everything was great except service a little slow due to several parties. More staff needed when large groups reserve tables. Otherwise everything was good. Looking forward to my next visit for dinner. More

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coZaracoZara
226 reviews
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Japanese | University City, Philadelphia

a little pricy for lunch. very tasty. More

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CO-OPCO-OP
144 reviews
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Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

The salmon salad had an uncanny amount of bones More

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Bernie's Restaurant & Bar - UCityBernie's Restaurant & Bar - UCity
73 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

Great brunch buffet with a variety of foods! Services was awesome and mimosas were non stop! More

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City Tap House - UCCity Tap House - UC
512 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

Great food and the service was excellent. Loved the decor as well. I will definitely go back when the weather is warm to sit outside in the balcony area More

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Landmark Americana - University CityLandmark Americana - University City
295 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

The service was very good and food was served in a timely manner . Friendly staff and the food was delicious! Would recommend and look forward to return visits . More

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AksumAksum
504 reviews
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Mediterranean | University City, Philadelphia

This is one of my favorite BYOBs in all of Philadelphia! Everyone working there is so nice and attentive. The food is always well seasoned and super delicious! More

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The CommonThe Common
15 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

Lovely meal, good service, nice venue. We especially enjoyed the artichoke appetizer. More

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The Market TavernThe Market Tavern
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Irish | University City, Philadelphia

The Market Tavern is an authentic Irish pub nestled in the heart of University City on 30th and Market Street in Philadelphia. Known for our Irish hospitality and lively atmosphere, our family has served Philadelphians, travelers, and the University City community across the street from 30th Street Station for over 40 years.More

Youma African CuisineYouma African Cuisine
15 reviews
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African | University City, Philadelphia

Delicious Senegalese cuisine at an affordable price. The service was friendly and the decor pleasant and cozy. My husband and I went here for a date night. A pleasant find. More

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University City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
PodPod
2932 reviews
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Asian | University City, Philadelphia

Had the round pod rigjt by the front - perfect for a group of 6. All the food was amazing! Service was impeccable, even as we were very indecisive! A great time! More

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White Dog Cafe - University CityWhite Dog Cafe - University City
3491 reviews
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Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Great dinner at white dog. I had the udon noodle salad (from the vegetarian/vegan menu) and it was delicious. Service was great as well. More

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Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill CollegeBistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College
466 reviews
$$$$
French | University City, Philadelphia

Warm, delightful atmosphere, abundance of staff attention. Cocktails were excellent. Interesting menu. My friend and I were both pleased with our dishes. Of course, start with the French onion soup. We shared blue point oysters that were wonderful. I loved (loved!) the spinach ravioli with goat cheese. We finished with tableside-prepared chocolate crepes with orange. They were great, but we would have enjoyed seeing the crepes cooked at tableside rather than simply heated. Overall you will not find food and service at this level, priced affordably, anywhere else. I highly recommend that you visit. More

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Louie Louie Bistro BarLouie Louie Bistro Bar
242 reviews
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French American | University City, Philadelphia

My second time here. The place is hopping - tons of people at the bar and in the lobby area having drinks and appetizers. It has a good vibe. Both times I have been seated in the restaurant area, which is not as crowded. Service is cordial and food is served promptly. Food quality is very good. The only negative is there are only two bathrooms (single use) and these are located outside the restaurant in the lobby area...but there isn't anything to do about that. Overall, I will be a regular here. More

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Dim Sum House by Jane G'sDim Sum House by Jane G's
192 reviews
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Dim Sum | University City, Philadelphia

The staff was pleasant and the food was prepared very quickly! Great Meh Fuh! More

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Distrito TaqueriaDistrito Taqueria
3185 reviews
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | University City, Philadelphia

Overall really excellent. I called ahead to see if a birthday candle could be placed in the birthday cake for dessert and was told that would be too difficult to arrange ahead of time, which seemed like an odd response. Otherwise everything was really excellent. More

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coZaracoZara
226 reviews
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Japanese | University City, Philadelphia

a little pricy for lunch. very tasty. More

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Booker's Restaurant and BarBooker's Restaurant and Bar
185 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

This was my second visit. Everything was great except service a little slow due to several parties. More staff needed when large groups reserve tables. Otherwise everything was good. Looking forward to my next visit for dinner. More

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Walnut Street CafeWalnut Street Cafe
470 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

The service of the wait staff was out of this world. Amber was awesome, friendly and very professional. More

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CO-OPCO-OP
144 reviews
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Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

The salmon salad had an uncanny amount of bones More

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Discover University City

Located near the heart of the area’s biggest academic centers, the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, the West Philadelphia neighborhood of University City combines the sophistication of an academic urban center with the fun, carefree spirit of a college town, and its diverse food scene reflects this. From Philly-style pizza slices and colorful, fragrant sprinkle-and-frosting rich gourmet donuts to legendary Philly cheesesteaks laden with peppers, grilled onions, and mushrooms on genuine Amoroso rolls and one-of-a-kind upscale vegan street food, University City is also a foodie’s dream. Not to be outdone in the fine dining department, University City is also home to Michelin-starred cafes and destination restaurants.

Discover University City

Located near the heart of the area’s biggest academic centers, the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, the West Philadelphia neighborhood of University City combines the sophistication of an academic urban center with the fun, carefree spirit of a college town, and its diverse food scene reflects this. From Philly-style pizza slices and colorful, fragrant sprinkle-and-frosting rich gourmet donuts to legendary Philly cheesesteaks laden with peppers, grilled onions, and mushrooms on genuine Amoroso rolls and one-of-a-kind upscale vegan street food, University City is also a foodie’s dream. Not to be outdone in the fine dining department, University City is also home to Michelin-starred cafes and destination restaurants.