My parents have been bringing me here since I was a little kid. We used to come in the 'Ladies Entrance' off to the side. The bar entrance was for 'Men Only' in those days and even the back section... more
Alyan's is a very small eat-in/take-out restaurant with extremely reasonable prices. Seating is extremely limited to about 10 tables, try to get one of the tables in the back room, which is pictured... more
Manayunk is a great area of town with an array of restaurants. Unfortunately, we had my then 15 month old nephew with us who was in the height of his food throwing stage.
Housed initially in a school... more
A casual place with a long bar and lots of tables. The oven is in view so you can even watch them prepare the pizzas. I had a goat cheese with roasted pepper pizza which was very good. I also saw some... more
Nice atomosphere. Open ktichen. Bar is quiet and cozy. Decent wine selection. Outdoor seating available during the warmer months. Private dining area available for large groups. Mussels and Gnocchi... more
It is not about the food! You go there for the entertainment. Video games, Billiards, Interactive games. This playground is not just for kids. It is high energy, noisey and fun if you can take it!... more
Ariana is an unusual restaurant, specializing in cuisine from Afghanistan and other nearby countries. The atmosphere is unpretentious and friendly but nice enough for a date or special dinner. A good... more
Unbelievable!! Very tiny but just keeps growing on you. The first time that I was ever in this place acemj took me there for lunch. He had to go back to work and then we were going out that evening so... more
This place is awful. I strongly encourage you NOT to go here. The pizza is overpriced and not good at all. I have never been to a late night dump of a pizza place with so many rules. The staff is... more
This authentic, German-Austrian restaurant will make you feel like you traveled to Germany. Great food and great times, but no kids under 17 allowed in the bar area. Restaurant is very smokey! Live... more
You can't miss this place -- its mammoth green and yellow sign can be spotted for blocks. Inside, however, you'll find the modest dining area both extremely clean and tastefully decorated with Asian... more
UPDATE: Petit Fours is now closed. This place is now a great cheese shop!
Philly is loaded with great little morning coffee shops, but this place is more than that.
Definitely a treat to get your... more
This restaurant offers a cozy place to enjoy good mexican food. With about 8 tables, the place is small but it offers a great vibe. My boyfriend took me there (he used to live in Phily) and I loved... more
This is just a fun place to go in Northeast Philly. A little fifties nostalgia, good place to go with a group of friends. Food is decent and cheap. Most of the time you'll have to wait in a line to... more
SOUTH STREET SOUVLAKI has really great Greek food. It's located right in center city and is a popular place to eat with people of all persuasions. They don't take reservations (except you must have... more
I've been eating at one incarnation or another of this restaurant for about twenty years now, going back to my college days. It was originally a hole in the wall dive that disappeared and after not... more
I have been there and seen some live music, on warm nights they open up the front so you can enjoy the city and watch the people pass by The last time I was there I had the Tuna. Very nice indeed... more
It's classic rococo decor with all the requisite frills. Pass through the heavy velvet drapes and enter the small, serious stone- and marble-adorned dining room. Vivaldi, Verdi and vintage opera... more
I hate agreeing with the masses, but now that I live in Philly, I have to admit that La Colombe is the best coffee in town. They have five different blends and the atmosphere at the Rittenhouse Square... more
They chill the drink in a shaker, give you a glass as well as the shaker and the rest "as they say" is history. Every Monday the Copa has a very happy hour, with its famous half-price Margaritas from... more
A charming neighborhood (except on Friday and Saturday nights), great food and reasonable prices. What more could you ask for? Top it off with a very friendly staff and a cozy interior and you've got... more
Good to hit this place on nights when you might have had too much to drink and too little to eat while out in Olde City. Grab a slice and eat it outside on a nice night on a bench on Chestnut. Pizza,... more
I've often heard that Susanna Foo revolutionized fusion cuisine. I finally went here for my birthday this year and was very impressed. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere is very intimate... more
Just say 'Panorama' and they'll think you're a local.
The New York Times dubbed Panorama 'the mother of all wine bars.' It has the largest cruvinet (winekeeper) in the country!
The wine cellar is... more
Penang is a great Malaysian restaurant in Chinatown that also serves up some more eclectic Asian foods (such as some Thai dishes). One of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte is a Malaysian place, so... more
Philadelphia is a collection of wonderful neighborhoods of all sizes, vintage, and description. I found the city to be very "human" in much of its scale...and rather quiet by comparison to Boston or...