Restaurants

Top Choice American in Philadelphia

Valley Green Inn

The welcome couldn't be warmer at this idyllic creekside inn that dates back to the 1850s and appears little changed since then. The menu is stacked with classic American comfort food such as grilled-cheese sandwich…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Old City & Society Hill

Zahav

Zahav means 'gold' in Hebrew and that's what you'll find here in terms of gastronomy. The menu at this sophisticated modern Israeli restaurant sees James Beard–award-winning-chef Michael Solomonov drawing primarily …
Top Choice Italian in Chinatown & Center City East

Vetri Cucina

Legendary – and for good reason. Since 1998 Marc Vetri has been winning awards and adoring fans with his Italian cuisine. This elegant, intimate restaurant runs like a well-oiled machine and their four-course dinner…
Top Choice American in Old City & Society Hill

High Street on Market

Many Philadelphians swear by High Street's delicious house-made breads and will come here for those alone. They certainly have a creative way with a breakfast or lunch sandwich, salad and soup, too. It's a cozy plac…
Top Choice Vegan in Rittenhouse Square & Center City West

V Street

Street food from around the world is the influence for the fab vegan menu here. Make sure you sample the delicious dan dan noodles, in which the spices are not dialed down; you will break out in a sweat in a good wa…
Top Choice Italian in Rittenhouse Square & Center City West

Gran Caffè L'Aquila

Mamma mia, this is impressive Italian food. Not only are the flavors everything you could ask for, one of the owners is an award-winning gelato maker and the 2nd floor has its own gelato factory. Some of the main co…
Top Choice European in South Philadelphia

Noord

Think Dutch comfort food rather than new-Scandi cuisine at this welcoming BYOB just off the main E Passyunk drag. Jovial Netherlands-born chef Joncarl Lachman offers dishes such as gehaktballen (sirloin meatballs) a…
Top Choice Indonesian in South Philadelphia

Hardena/Waroeng Surabaya

Short of a trip to Jakarta you are unlikely to find better authentic Indonesian food than that served at James Beard–nominated Hardena. Order at the counter their superb-value rice plates with a choice of two dishes…
Top Choice Italian in South Philadelphia

Le Virtù

Chef Joe Cicala is dedicated, obsessively so, to the cuisine of Abruzzo, the region east of Rome, where he long studied with home cooks. Old-school ways are married wherever possible with the cream of local produce.…
Top Choice Asian in Chinatown & Center City East

CHeU Noodle Bar

Your Japanese/Korean/Jewish grandmother might not approve, but the brisket ramen with smoked matzo ball and kimchi at CHeU get's our thumbs up. Gleefully mashing up cooking traditions is what this punk-meets-manga k…