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Charlie was a sinner.

4.7
4.7
2145 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Charlie was a sinner. is located in beautiful Midtown Village Philadelphia. Charlie specializes in tapas-style small plates, served until 11:00PM daily. In addition, Charlie has a collective list of strong craft cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 67 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (267) 758-5372

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nick Lauria

  • Private party contact

    J. Christine Lamb: (267) 758-5372

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    13th Street between Sansom and Walnut

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,145 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia

    Fit for Foodies

  • Philadelphia

    Healthy

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just moved to Philly and I’d been following this place on social media for months! It did not disappoint. Delicious food and drinks that happen to be vegan. I need to come back and try everything else on the menu! Very cool ambience and vibe!
  2. S

    Shankebe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a vegan it can be a challenge to find elevated and creative food with the experience of a dining ambience that speaks to and reflects a vibe of the food, the city and the people. Charlie may be a sinner but the experience was heavenly. I appreciated the recommendations from our waitstaff. I look forward to coming back
  3. LO

    LactoOvo

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant in Philadelphia! The food is delicious and the drinks are great.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Had some really great drinks
  5. AW

    AlexandreaW

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing cocktails and delicious food! One of my favorites in the city.
  6. s

    shanen

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got five dishes to share and each were so uniquely delicious! The drinks were also very good and different. The staff was very on-point. Loved the seat next to the window. It was quite loud music-wise, but great spot!
  7. RZ

    RimmaZ

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I like this restaurant. Great service and great food.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and fabulous food!
  9. SP

    SoPe

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The calamari was outstanding!! Will return for more! Jake was great server too!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible drinks with amazing food.
  11. DH

    DianaH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, pleasant waiter, fun dishes and mock tails in a nice atmosphere.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    I was so excited to finally eat here, but it was a let down. The noise level was so loud we had to raise our voices to hear each other. Our food came out after our neighbors, who sat down 15 minutes after us. The food was just ok. The fennel and asparagus salad was bland, the peppers were too salty, but the zucchini sliders were very tasty. We asked for a wine refill and never received it. Overall, not a good experience.
  14. GS

    GregoryS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. Everything was good. Great service and good experience will be back to try the rest of the menu.
  15. CB

    ColinBE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My date never showed up. Boy did she miss out on a fantastic dinner and drinks! Charlie’s has a seasonal menu that I’ll need to keep going back to fully explore, and I will absolutely be doing that. The staff are ultra professional and friendly. It’s just an overall smashing venue. Highly recommended. May want to make a reservation.
  16. TH

    TylerH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our first vacation dinner. Food was incredible, cocktails were well-made, ambiance was cozy.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This must be the best vegan restaurant in North America. Everything served was unique and superb.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food but pricey
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice staff and ambiance, but it’s pretty loud and the food needed a bit more seasoning.
  20. l

    lopefry

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food is so delicious, and I highly recommend the cocktails. Service was great, too. My only complaint is that it was so loud that my husband and I could barely have a conversation. We were there at prime dinner time, though, and it was quieting down a little by the time we left.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's hard to find a place where my wife can enjoy anything on the menu due to her being a vegetarian. So for our anniversary I wanted to take her out to eat and thought this place would be thoughtful. If it didn't work out for me due to me not being a vegetarian I could just grab a pizza after. . . . I did not. The food was amazing and I would completely come back as a regular. The bao buns were my favorite and our server was so informative and nice. Thank you for an anniversary to remember.
  22. JL

    JosephL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great restaurant I love the vibes and the food was so good
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Terrible food
  24. M

    Meghs

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and superb service as always! The oyster mushroom fried "calamari" was exceptional!
  25. KC

    KCole

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails and food were delicious. Our server was friendly and helpful and very attentive. We loved the fact we could share so many small plates. Great experience.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Rude server and overly-watered down drinks.
  27. RB

    RodrigoB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place could be one of the best vegan spots anywhere in the world. Service, food and drinks were awesome.
  28. SC

    SCamp

    Western NC

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love small plate choices, more choices to taste. Love to combinations and strong flavors. Just take note: it is pretty noisy, can be difficult to carry on a a conversation. But the food is worth it!
  29. TB

    TaylaB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charlie was a sinner. staff, especially their manager Sam, made the team dinner of our dreams possible! They went completely out of their way to help us ensure that we were able to all have dinner at their lovely restaurant. Thank you for your dedicated service and great patience!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We aren't vegan but we're intrigued by this place and just had the best experience! The ambiance is dark and dreamy and we loved the tapas style menu, which allowed us to try lots of different dishes. We ordered the Mediterranean board, potato croquettes, ramen, curry, zucchini slider, and mushroom "calamari" and each dish was phenomenal. I already can't wait to go back to try everything else! We sampled several different cocktails as well and each was crafted with love and care and all delicious and fresh, my favorite was the Silver Monk and my husband's was the Untold Story, each topped with a generous sprig of mint. The peach crepes were the perfect ending. Throughout the evening our server, Megan guided us through the menu, making excellent suggestions. She was very knowledgeable and took such great care of us, thank you! All around ideal dining experience, hats off to the manager and staff! 👏👏👏
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dark, cool and super swanky - I was pleased to be seated in the front of the restaurant where the tables are less crowded. It is a bit loud but I dined alone so that didn’t matter. Mary was my server - superb service. The food was incredible. I’m not a vegan but would have tried everything on the menu had I the room! Steam buns and calamari stole the show and my cocktail was out of this world. Highly recommended and will dine again next time I’m in town!
  33. T

    Teresa

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Highlights were the “calamari” and the “lamb kofta”. Definitely recommend if you and some friends are planning to ball out
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Weekly date nights
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food and drink were amazing. We had an item take a long time to show up. The restaurant marked our reservation as a no call no show which is incorrect and will need to be fixed. Because of this admin error, I can’t give a 5 star rating.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! One of our Philly faves!
  37. MC

    MaryC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Too dark to read menu. Beer list was limiting. Nice job on signature cocktails.
  38. KP

    KathleenP

    St. Louis

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is fabulous! Such great food. It’s nice to have so many different options. The atmosphere is very hip. We will definitely be back!
  39. s

    sssss

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Our server was very curt and seemed to want to get us out of the way as quickly as possible, and in doing so lost my order — twice. After sending out two wrong entrees, they completely forgot about us for over an hour and a half. Had to track down our server to ask about my food and it took another 30 minutes for my plate to come out. By then we had been there for over two hours and I barely even wanted it. The food was delicious, but the service was pretty rough.
  40. BF

    BobF

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Never disappointed. This is our first visit post-pandemic. It was good to be back. Prices are definitely higher. Enjoyable night.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Charlie was a sinner. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 758-5372.

Charlie was a sinner. is rated 4.7 stars by 2145 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 67 times today
Google Map for Charlie was a sinner.

131 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Additional information

  • Cross street

    13th Street between Sansom and Walnut

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nick Lauria

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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