Restaurants in Philadelphia

Our list of restaurants in Philadelphia. Feel free to rate and review any and all restaurants.  Your opinions on  menus, sommeliers, wine lists,  BYOB programs, and  table service are very important to us.

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5.00 (1 review)
1822 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, United States

Tiny, sleek Japanese-Korean eatery with a deep menu featuring items ranging from sushi to bibimbop.  

Fans of this Japanese-Korean BYO in Logan Square "could eat here every day and not get bored", thanks to an "enormous menu" that ranges from "fresh", "inventive" sushi to "outstanding" bibimbop, served by an "attentive, but laid-back" staff; there's a "young, casual" vibe in the "sleek" setting that's about as "big as a minute", but that doesn't deter devotees from "coming in for more."

-Zagat

5.00 (1 review)
1617 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, United States

A tight menu of creative French & American fare in a small, stylish BYOB bistro.

 

His albacore starter may be the best raw tuna dish in town, firmed ever so slightly in tepid olive oil before being dressed with the delicate sweetness of shaved Asian pears and a powder of frozen horseradish and yuzu "snow" that melted in mouth with a cooling sparkle. A bracing edge of mustard oil, chile-spiked ponzu, and fermented daikon cubes were the perfect foil to assertive Spanish mackerel seared crackly warm on the skin side and sashimi raw on the reverse. A study in Berkshire pork - loin roasted, belly braised, tender shoulder pulled then formed into a patty - was memorable for its elegant necklace of huckleberry, kale, and chestnut sauces.

Elmi's foie gras terrine was even more beautiful, a silken slab of creamy pink marbled with bitter cocoa and paired with a fine mince of cuminy, caramelized celery root - an earthy sweetness that gave the luxurious liver an unexpected exotic twist.

-Craig LeBan, Philadelphia Inquirer

521 Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, United States

Ulivo restaurant is a neighborhood BYOB located at 521 Catharine Street at Passyunk Avenue in the Queen’s Village section of Philadelphia. With its vintage copper ceiling and Tuscan tile the 50 seat dining room creates a warm and comfortable space for neighbors and patrons to relax.

Owned and operated by Chef Joe Scarpone, the food is Italian in spirit; simple, seasonal cooking with deep flavor. Our menu changes daily and is driven by our commitment to using seasonal produce and sustainably-raised meat and fish and features hand-made pasta.

1046 Tasker St, Philadelphia, PA 19148, United States

There is no other restaurant in Philly that's as devoted to the pleasures of house-smoked fish and rich sauces scented with anise and mustard. The seared scallop appetizer comes over an actual mustard soup, in which house-baked pumpernickel croutons bob in broth that's vivid orange with pureed carrot and mustard grains, then streaked green with tarragon oil. An even creamier mustard broth is the backdrop for a whole brook trout, its bones replaced with buttery Jerusalem artichoke stuffing, then topped with the peppery crunch of wilted mustard greens.

Before Lachman's done with us, we will know our lohikeitto from our zuurkool, and how those creamy bitterballen pork croquettes clearly help foster a sense of genuine gezelligheid - even if that expression of conviviality is otherwise considered to be untranslatable abstract Dutch.

That's because while Noord's flavors may be distinct, it's a kindred spirit to the legion of other 35-seat chef-owned BYOs that represent some of the best, most intimate aspects of Philly's dining scene. With its penchant for updating rustic flavors rather than modern cuisine (sorry, no "new Nordic" crispy lichen here), I almost think of Noord as a northland cousin to Cypriot Kanella - but with herring and Smørrebrød bread samplers decked with smoked fish.

-Craig LeBan, Philadelphia Inquirer

5.00 (1 review)
1915 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, United States

Ask a regular and they'll tell you this East Passyunk Crossing BYO is "as close as it gets to Italy in Philly", serving "old-fashioned, authentic" cuisine delectable enough to make guests leave their "plates so clean they don't need washing"; the "understated" atmosphere is embellished by "interesting drama" from the colorful clientele, while "accommodating" servers ensure a "never-fail-you" experience.

-Zagat

611 S 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, United States

What do we love more than our pizza? This very excellent, and dare we say, poetic, quote from Philly's toughest culinary critic and most elusive diner. Now, just for fun, do you agree or disagree? Read the full review here.

"...as far as I’m concerned, they are all chasing Nomad Pizza, whose most elemental pizzas, the Margherita and Marinara, are as close to perfection as I’ve tasted this side of Napoli. It begins with the dough, which is left to ferment for several days before cooking, and develops a complex malty sweetness. In the oven, it takes on an elegant constellation of char-spots, and an irresistibly savory, luxurious chew that dusts my lips with flour when my teeth sink deep into its crackly crust. It has a profoundly roasted flavor that lingers for hours after the meal is over. But Nomad’s toppings are not to be overlooked, either, including an uncooked sauce that’s not too sweet, too tart, or too salty, but a sunbeam of vivid tomato that brightens all the other ingredients — the milky sweetness of buffalo mozzarella with the Margherita, the dusky herbaceousness of oregano, whole basil leaves and zesty garlic with the Marinara, or the piquance of salami kissed with a golden drizzle of local honey on the Spicy Sopressata..."

1120 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States

The Farm & Fisherman is a 30-seat BYOB owned by husband-wife team Josh & Colleen Lawler.  This intimate setting allows for a truly hands-on approach from these two accomplished chefs. Josh served as the former chef de cuisine at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a renowned restaurant considered one of the pioneers in the locavore/farm-to-table movement.  Colleen served as sous chef at the New York Times 3-star restaurant Picholine, known for its focus on quality and creativity.  Together, Josh & Colleen have merged the combination of their experiences and focus to return to Philadelphia where they are both from and met while attending Drexel University.  The menu, which changes with the nuances of the seasons, features the finest sustainably sourced ingredients including meat, fish, and poultry.

Craig LaBan, in his enthusiastic 3 bell review of The Farm and Fisherman, said “This BYOB exemplifies the best of the farm-to-table movement…This is a restaurant that should restore our faith in the possibilities of a philosophy that's far more than a fleeting trend.”  Philly Magazine also recognized the restaurant awarding it with the Best of Philly 2012 award for Best Farm-to-Table saying “this fresh and inventive BYO is the real deal.”

5.00 (1 review)
901 N 2nd St Philadelphia PA
(215) 238-0630(215) 238-0630

When Standard Tap opened its doors in December 1999, our goal was simple: to create a neighborhood tavern that featured great beer and wholesome food. With that in mind, we offer a draft-only beer selection that highlights the vast array of styles crafted by breweries located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Our food menu both complements the beer and expands the notion of what pub food can be. We use only the best available produce, poultry, meats and seafood — much of it from area farms and local vendors – to create fresh, seasonal dishes.

2614 E Lehigh Ave Philadelphia PA
(215) 338-0985(215) 338-0985
5.00 (1 review)
8501 Germantown Ave Philadelphia PA
(215) 247-6887(215) 247-6887

Cake opened in March 2000 as a small bakery off Highland Avenue in Chestnut Hill, just around the corner from our current location. The original Cake family included owner Grey Heck, a baker and a counter person, but with a lineup of regulars and a cozy atmosphere Cake quickly became a popular local spot.

By 2001 we started to serve lunch, and over the next five years it became apparent that Cake needed more space. We moved into the former Robertson’s Nursery conservatory in August 2007 after a five-month renovation, keeping many of the conservatory’s original details, including the fountain and gorgeous slate floors. Our staff expanded in the new space, including a full-time executive chef and a pastry chef. Dinner and Sunday brunch menus were also added to our repertoire.

Cake began hosting private events in spring 2010, and even welcomed our first wedding reception. Although we’ve grown, the personal feel of our restaurant hasn’t changed. Cake is proud to be part of the Chestnut Hill neighborhood and we consider our customers as part of the family.

117 N 10th St Philadelphia PA
(215) 413-2531(215) 413-2531
1824 Callowhill St Philadelphia PA
(215) 568-0750(215) 568-0750

At King of Tandoor we serve up fresh & healthy Indian cuisine. Choose from our selection of starters, soups, Tandoori specials, lamb, chicken and much much more.

If you can't make it to us - no problem - we'll come to you! Click on the Order Online tab above and we'll deliver right to your home or office. And be sure to make use of our advance order feature to ensure that your food is delivered exactly when you want it. Order from work and have our delicious cuisine arrive at your door right after you get home!

5.00 (1 review)
11720 Bustleton Ave Philadelphia PA
(215) 677-4119(215) 677-4119
12319 Academy Rd Philadelphia PA
(215) 637-4141(215) 637-4141

We are located in the center of Philadelphia and are a lunch time favorite for many of the surrounding business offices. Quite a few of our customers make a little detour every morning to pick up a cup of coffee and a pastry.

Our menu includes hearty burgers, sandwiches, and sweet temptations such as cakes or muffins. Get your day going right with some delicious food from Reen's Deli.

Are you looking for a reliable catering partner for your business or private event? Our restaurant offers excellent party platters with delivery included.

S 20th St Philadelphia PA
(215) 545-0350(215) 545-0350

Opened in September 2008, Pub & Kitchen combines the sophistication of contemporary European cuisine with the comfort and warmth of an authentic neighborhood tavern. With a frequently changing menu created by Chef Eli Collins and an extensive list of spirits, beer and wine, Pub & Kitchen is a casual and energizing space where well-crafted food & drink happily go hand-in-hand.

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