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Zavino University City
Zavino University City
(6)
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Italian | University City, Philadelphia

The food was good, nothing crazy. For the price (not that it was expensive) I wouldn't really recommend it. But the ambiance was great and so was the location. The interior is beautiful and on a nice day, it's very comfortable to sit outside. More

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White Dog Cafe - University City
White Dog Cafe - University City
(3640)
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Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Most enjoyable experience! More

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Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College
Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College
(478)
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French | University City, Philadelphia

Awesome ambiance. Awesome food. But the experience was mostly about the students with whom we interacted. They were so knowledgeable and humble. They were friendly and open to learning. The place itself is gorgeous. Worthy of a small wedding ceremony, to be honest. More

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Distrito Taqueria
Distrito Taqueria
(3229)
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Mexican / Southwestern | University City, Philadelphia

James our server was great! I will definitely go back again. More

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Dim Sum House by Jane G's
Dim Sum House by Jane G's
(212)
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Dim Sum | University City, Philadelphia

Great experience!!! More

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Pod
Pod
(2997)
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Asian | University City, Philadelphia

Excellent food, drinks, and service! More

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The Market Tavern
The Market Tavern
(1)
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Irish | University City, Philadelphia

Saturday lunch hostess on Memorial Day weekend offers zero response (verbal or expression) to a polite greeting from two patrons walking in with a reservation, showed us to the worse/side table on the floor (no choice), and will mark you as a “no show” on purpose. Friendly and professional server re-seated us to the cute loveseat bench table, kitchen split our fish & chips professionally and without request. Better ambiance/atmosphere than years past. Hostess needs to be re-trained on the FOH floor, or go. More

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Louie Louie Bistro Bar
Louie Louie Bistro Bar
(324)
$$$$
French American | University City, Philadelphia

Wow Fearless has truly outdone themselves! This menu is incredibly vast with food for everyone! The lamb meatballs are an amazing app and the west coast oysters are always great! The only problem with the entree menu is that I can never decide what to get because everything looks so good! More

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48th Street Grille
48th Street Grille
(26)
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Caribbean | University City, Philadelphia

This was my first time visiting 48th Street Grille. The staff was very pleasant. I ordered the Sweet Carolina. It was DELICIOUS! I will definitely be making a return visit! More

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Bernie's Restaurant & Bar - UCity
Bernie's Restaurant & Bar - UCity
(88)
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American | University City, Philadelphia

The lunch menu was amazing! Great place to take family and friends. Check out their brunch on weekends! More

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Booker's Restaurant and Bar
Booker's Restaurant and Bar
(221)
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American | University City, Philadelphia

Excellent experience!!! I so love the cat fish sliders and the shrimp and grits. Can’t wait until my next visit More

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City Tap House - UC
City Tap House - UC
(523)
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American | University City, Philadelphia

Food was good, ordered 2 appetizers and 3 meals (1 kid). Food service was prompt. The drink menu is good, our server did not know much about the beers, which I would think should be a priority at a tap house. Overall, a good meal and a good value. More

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Walnut Street Cafe
Walnut Street Cafe
(516)
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American | University City, Philadelphia

It was my first time here for Father’s Day brunch. The service was great and everyone was friendly. The food was very good. The atmosphere was casual with some outdoor tables. Definitely kid friendly. Nice location near Penn and 30th and convenient to walk around the city. More

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coZara
coZara
(234)
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Japanese | University City, Philadelphia

I didn’t like that they had a 9pm reservation on OpenTable but couldn’t honor it. I had a 8:45 reservation and was running behind, so I changed it to 9. They gave me a heads up call and asked if I could arrive 5mins earlier than 9. I called around 8:55 to let them know I was parking and they told me I had 4 mins to order. Overall the food was good. Just didn’t like feeling like I was rushed. More

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CO-OP Restaurant & Lounge
CO-OP Restaurant & Lounge
(171)
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Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Main dish came out minutes after appetizer Felt little rushed as server checked too frequently despite seeing we had work papers on the table. Wasn’t crowded Food was terrific Wld go again More

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The Common
The Common
(24)
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American | University City, Philadelphia

I've had 2 meals at the Common and both dinners were very good. Given how easy it is to park in that part of University City, I'm a little baffled why it wasn't busier on either occasion. The prices are reasonable too. It's a really worthwhile spot. More

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Aksum
Aksum
(531)
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Mediterranean | University City, Philadelphia

The ambiance was GREAT and our server Courtney was AMAZING, however the food I ordered was not the best. The fried Oreo dessert was the best part of my meal. The Spicy Moroccan shrimp was not good. This dish lacked flavor. There was no seasoning because it focused so much on the “spicy” which really wasn’t spicy at least not to me. If this dish would’ve incorporated flavor as well as the spicy, I believe this dish could have been a hit. The Mediterranean platter was ok. The hummus was good, lentils were ok, the loose leaf wasn't good. Overall, I can’t say I would come back. More

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Youma African Cuisine
Youma African Cuisine
(15)
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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 Diners' Choice Winners

University City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
48th Street Grille
48th Street Grille
(26)
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Caribbean | University City, Philadelphia

This was my first time visiting 48th Street Grille. The staff was very pleasant. I ordered the Sweet Carolina. It was DELICIOUS! I will definitely be making a return visit! More

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White Dog Cafe - University City
White Dog Cafe - University City
(3640)
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Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Most enjoyable experience! More

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Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College
Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College
(478)
$$$$
French | University City, Philadelphia

Awesome ambiance. Awesome food. But the experience was mostly about the students with whom we interacted. They were so knowledgeable and humble. They were friendly and open to learning. The place itself is gorgeous. Worthy of a small wedding ceremony, to be honest. More

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Pod
Pod
(2997)
$$$$
Asian | University City, Philadelphia

Excellent food, drinks, and service! More

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Distrito Taqueria
Distrito Taqueria
(3229)
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | University City, Philadelphia

James our server was great! I will definitely go back again. More

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Dim Sum House by Jane G's
Dim Sum House by Jane G's
(212)
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Dim Sum | University City, Philadelphia

Great experience!!! More

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Louie Louie Bistro Bar
Louie Louie Bistro Bar
(324)
$$$$
French American | University City, Philadelphia

Wow Fearless has truly outdone themselves! This menu is incredibly vast with food for everyone! The lamb meatballs are an amazing app and the west coast oysters are always great! The only problem with the entree menu is that I can never decide what to get because everything looks so good! More

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Booker's Restaurant and Bar
Booker's Restaurant and Bar
(221)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

Excellent experience!!! I so love the cat fish sliders and the shrimp and grits. Can’t wait until my next visit More

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City Tap House - UC
City Tap House - UC
(523)
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American | University City, Philadelphia

Food was good, ordered 2 appetizers and 3 meals (1 kid). Food service was prompt. The drink menu is good, our server did not know much about the beers, which I would think should be a priority at a tap house. Overall, a good meal and a good value. More

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Bernie's Restaurant & Bar - UCity
Bernie's Restaurant & Bar - UCity
(88)
$$$$
American | University City, Philadelphia

The lunch menu was amazing! Great place to take family and friends. Check out their brunch on weekends! 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.