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Charlie was a sinner.

4.7
4.7
2192 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 62 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 2,192 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia

    Innovative

  • Philadelphia

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  1. B

    Birthwright

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a bit darker than I remembered last time, but overall the only thing that was "off" on the entire experience was the person I brought with me. She sucked, but the servers were great and friendly. It was a great contrast. Thanks for making the experience more than bearable.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is all too lovely and informative. Best cocktails/ bartenders in the city!
  3. LL

    LuckyLady

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    First seated on the bench in the back we switched to the more comfortable chairs across the room It was very hard to read the menu as the only light was from a table candle Servers were great and food was very good Except for the one ordered dish which never arrived Enjoyable evening
  4. NL

    NataliyaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! Will definitely recommend to my friends
  5. EE

    EddietheEater

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was outstanding. This is a bar catering to a young drinking clientele that also has a restaurant area catering to vegans. The dishes we tried were both delicious and attractively presented. The zero proof beverages we tried Fromm the cocktail menu were refreshing.
  6. SC

    SweetC

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food portions were great for tapa style and delicious. The venue is very dimly lit, so you will need to use your phone for lighting.
  7. KB

    KaraB

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service. We will be back!
  8. LL

    LaurenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to Charlie was a sinner because of all the thought that goes behind every drink and food item. Also , big fan of the creepy dolls on the wall.
  9. C

    Carl

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite date spots. Great food, great cocktails, great service.
  10. DD

    DebD

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great, dark little spot, for drinks and conversation.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool and moody. We loved the cozy warmth of this little hole in the wall. Absolutely amazing food and cocktails! We were so impressed.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Sadly, the entire experience was ruined by three young women sitting next to us. Granted the restaurant’s acoustics are horrible however these three were loud, obnoxious and oblivious to how their screaming, laughing and cackling were affecting the other diners. We complained to the waiter but he declined to approach them…as we left the restaurant, the hostess shared that we weren’t the only ones to complain…what? I then pointed out to her that based on this intel, I will not be coming back nor will I encourage others to…if they were willing to allow these three to upset not only us but other diners and did nothing about it…they don’t deserve to have our business.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place!! Recently vegan and loved being able to sample small plates. Everything was delicious!
  14. KB

    KenB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Disappointed in the flavors… bland Cocktail was good Zero privacy Service was mediocre
  15. AU

    AUSTINJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and we enjoyed both cocktails we got. I’ve heard the dessert is awesome, but we didn’t try them (yet). Service was great too, prompt and courteous, while being minimally intrusive. Thanks!
  16. B

    Brittnee

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The zucchini crab cake sliders are to die for, I can’t stop thinking about them!
  17. D

    Dragonfly

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my friend here yesterday for her birthday. She is not a vegan, but because of an allergy, she cannot eat meat. She loved everything, especially the sliders and the “meatballs.” We requested a seat outside, and we’re accommodated, our server was incredibly wonderful – it wasn’t just our opinion. I heard another diner say, “I hope she’s getting healthcare “I am presuming that is because she certainly deserves every possible benefit. She was friendly, efficient, helpful. I also appreciate that they had a little candle lit on top of a sorbet for my friend’s birthday. This is a wonderful restaurant and I can’t wait to go back.
  18. b

    bell

    New York Area

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top 3 restaurants of any kind, vegan or not!! Creative, tasty and delicious!! Host/hostess team are the very best!! They are on top of their game!! It’s no wonder getting a reservation on a Friday or Saturday night is weeks out and next to impossible.
  19. C

    Christine

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The food is awfully mediocre. Not very flavorful or well balanced. Ambiance and drinks are nice. Everything is overpriced.
  20. AP

    AnthonyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This vegetarian option for amazing tapas can't be best. Order anything and you're guaranteed a great meal. Just don't go alone! You have to order multiple dishes to truly appreciate the experience.
  21. PC

    PaulC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I know this is not a problem for some people, but the tables are really close together. I don't like having to listen to other people's conversations. The space between the tables is barely enough to get out from behind and around. Other than that, all was fine.
  22. JU

    JenU

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Great food and drinks but expensive! Very loud and difficult to have a conversation. Super dark atmosphere so you have to like that. Despite some things that are bothersome we love the food and will be back
  23. k

    kikoka

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    This was an incredibly disappointing dining experience. The food is not good- almost everything we had was bland or badly cooked. Portions are so small and expensive, which maybe could be worth it for stunning flavors, but nothing we got was. By the time we got to dessert (chocolate lava cake), after the first bite I started laughing hysterically because it was so tough and bad. Literally the chocolate lava cake at Chili's is better. The restaurant is overcrowded with tables about a foot apart and wait staff constantly surrounding your table to clear the small aisle. Also extremely loud and hard to have a conversation. We left spending $120, still hungry, and unsatisfied. The food is not worth the value at all. There are many amazing and better vegan spots in Philly.
  24. DK

    DebK419

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Not knowing it was a plant based restaurant we were not disappointed at all! We order from the HH menu and the regular menu. The bao buns were my favorite and the sweet potato. The items that were vegan dairy were a little odd but also first time having. Overtime I imagine it will become an acquired taste for me. Espresso martini - little over 24 hours and I want a few more of them.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was just okay. Everything tasted the same and bland. This is different than from the past.
  26. KB

    KenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The best vegan food I've had at a surprisingly reasonable price.
  27. J

    Jnajmanz

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I thought the mushroom “calamari” was my favorite until I tasted the bbq “chicken”. Wow. It was all wonderful
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was amazing and very attentive. The new menu is a MUST try. Will definitely be back soon
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The eggplant bao buns were fantastic!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was definitely DELICIOUS 🤤 Ambiance was great! The drinks were potent and flavorful! Highly recommended!!!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding plant based food. One the best
  32. ZC

    ZdenoC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such wonderful flavors! Although this place is vegan, it would be a shame for non-vegan eaters to dismiss it. I really enjoyed everything I had and am eager to try other things. Go with 2-3 people and do a tapas meal.
  33. EK

    EthanK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remarkable as always. Exciting, creative and notably delicious food, excellent service, cocktails on point. The ambiance was exactly what we needed. Never fails to delight!
  34. RJ

    RaulJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Very salty food and not the best waitress. Yet a welcoming environment.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so good. Bill for two ended at 124. And we LOVED IT
  36. RH

    RachelH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious- nice to have an upscale vegan option. Favorite of the night were the eggplant bao buns.
  37. i

    iraqrav

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food is executed pretty well. The front of the house is like an accident that happens every night. I was promised a table outside because of a great sensitivity to loud noise. Unequivocally promised. It was given to another party. Another table was set up in the front and the music turned down. Nice. 30 seconds later this was vetoed. The outside was cleared and we ate there. We received both the current and future menus. Oops, that’s for tomorrow. Staff need a refresher on the teas (type, pronunciation). Yes, Gunpowder is not a black tea. I absolutely do not understand how restaurants succeed by blaring music and making people shout at one another. Maybe I am in the minority but it affects where I go to eat.
  38. c

    cmpizz

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious vegan neighborhood spot! I would definitely return.
  39. d

    dyanne1

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Food was awesome, we travelled 1.5 hours to get there and actually can’t wait to go back, even my non vegan husband loved it
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service. It was a bit dark but we will definitely come back. Highly recommend.

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 2192 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 62 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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