Restaurants in Philadelphia

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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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164 Barren Hill Rd, Conshohocken, PA 19428, United States

Spring Mill Café is a rustic French BYO restaurant just outside of Conshohocken.

On Thursday, July 2, we will be hosting a Wine Dinner, featuring Moore Brothers Wine.

The dinner is a 5 course meal served with 4 complementary wines. Featuring an array of flavors including Vichyssoire, paté, scallops, St André cheese with pear, and sorbet with fresh berries. Expand your wine palate and explore a sparkling wine, red Beaujolais, rosé, and Moelleux.

David Moore from Moore Brothers will be our guest sommelier and help to expound upon these superb and unique wine choices.

Price is $78 per person and includes complementary wine.

Please call the restaurants for more details and to reserve a spot (very limited availability).

1525 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

A sleek bar with world-wide wines by the glass or bottle, plus cocktails, small plates & brunch.

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.”


Laurel BYOB
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

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.


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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)
4437 Rte 309, Dallas, PA 18612, United States

This unique inn and restaurant sits on 50 acres in front of a beautiful mountain “beau-mont(agne).” Built in 1948 by Peter Masonis, purchased by the Vaskas brothers in 1957, and sold to the Harkins family in 1988, The Beaumont Inn has a long history of excellent customer service,  food and wine.

The Inn  eventually closed in 2006, but was renovated and restored by Rob Friedman of Friendman Farms. He brought on several CIA trained chefs and Sommelier Tom Sobieski ,  a Wine School of Philadelphia diploma candidate.

The botanical garden surrounding The Beaumont Inn is a collection of over 200 varieties of plants with the theme of a progression of bloom from March to November. You can also enjoy a drink, dinner, or our bar menu outside on our new flagstone patio or reconstructed terrace overlooking Leonard Creek. The 3500 square foot completely furnished patio & terrace include two gas fire pits & tiki torches for a wonderful evening ambiance. We also plan on having live music outside on weekends.


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1901 John F Kennedy Blvd Philadelphia PA
(215) 525-3233(215) 525-3233

Chima Steakhouse-named after chimarrao, a traditional drink of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, that symbolizes hospitality and friendship-certainly lives up to its name. Legend has it, in South Brazil traditional gauchos (cowboys) would consume a diet that consisted almost entirely of beef. The meat was seasoned, placed on skewers, and slow cooked over a wood burning flame. Historically, gauchos were known for their generosity and hospitality.

The first Chima restaurant originated in Uberlandia, Brazil located in the state of Minas Gerais. In 2004, the Silva family introduced a new style of dining and superior service to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Chima combined traditional Brazilian rodizio and excellent service with an elegant setting.

Gauchos roam the dining room continuously offering exquisite churrasco of over 15 rotisserie meats including top sirloin, filet, ribs, lamb, pork, chicken, sausage and fish.

Chima’s sumptuous salad bar blends Brazilian and American favorites from salads, cold cuts, cheeses, soup and traditional Brazilian hot dishes.

Guests can choose from Rodizio and Salad Bar or Salad Bar only (includes grilled fish). Chima also offers a selection of great wines and champagnes from across the world and a full liquor bar. Come visit us to experience an authentic Brazilian churrascaria and Share a one-of-a-kind experience with your friends and family.

670 Shannondell Blvd Philadelphia PA
(610) 635-0115(610) 635-0115

Premium store-made ice cream, luscious hand-made chocolates, 24 varieties of caramel and chocolate covered apples, freshly made desserts and hot fudge.E-commerce site: we ship chocolate products, gift baskets all over the world.

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146 N 10th St Philadelphia PA
(215) 627-5588(215) 627-5588
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1804 Callowhill St Philadelphia PA
(215) 636-9061(215) 636-9061

To view our weekly Brunch and Dinner specials, check out
3 Locations in Philadelphia. Open for Breakfast, Brunch and Dinner! BYOB

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14425 Bustleton Ave Philadelphia PA
(215) 677-6111(215) 677-6111

The Magro family has been in the restaurant and catering
business for 28 years and we have always taken pride in
providing superior personal and professional service. Lunch
and Dinner is served seven days a week and there is a
bar/lounge that offers live entertainment Wednesday Night
through Sunday Night.

La Casa Di Lucia is happy to cater a variety of events and
specializes in bridal and baby showers, christenings, weddings,
funeral luncheons, birthday and anniversary parties. We can
comfortably accommodate events ranging up to 125 guests.

Our goal is to provide a service that you and your guests will
enjoy and remember for years to come. If you have something
you would like us to prepare or need assistance planning your
special occasion, please call 215 – 677 – 6111 and ask for
Joseph Magro.

250 E Girard Ave Philadelphia PA
(215) 426-2277(215) 426-2277

The Main Line welcomes another Indian restaurant, the Fishtown favorite known as Ekta Indian Cuisine.

The Main Line has never really been known as a hotbed for Indian food. But that’s beginning to change, thanks to new spots like Tiffin, Saffron and, now, Ekta. Chef/owner Raju Bhattarai already has a successful Ekta location in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood, so the transition to Bryn Mawr is bound to be a smooth one.

It’s all about flavor at this casual and inviting spot, where the luscious aromas of cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, curry, cayenne and coriander billow from steaming copper bowls. While great on their own, the vegetarian selections also make delicious sides for a tender lamb or chicken dish. Creamy and mild, the saag aur paneer—homemade cottage cheese cubes cooked with spinach—pairs nicely with the spicy, fragrant Kadai chicken, its creamy tomato base teeming with green peppers, onions, green chili and ginger. Or order hot naan fresh out of the charcoal-fired tandoor oven, and use it to scoop up mouthfuls of dal makhani—lentils cooked with tomato, ginger and onion. (When it comes to naan, take your pick: There are 12 types at Ekta.)

Don’t miss your chance to try a traditional Indian lassi, a yogurt-based drink often made with fruit. Sweet and tart, Ekta’s mango version is a cool accompaniment to the spicier dishes. Whatever you do, be sure to bring a bottle of wine or a few bottles of beer, and get ready to share. There’s plenty of flavor to go around at Ekta.

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908 Washington Ave Philadelphia PA
(215) 465-1440(215) 465-1440

“South Philly el Corazon de los Mexicanos”Family owned since 2002
We welcome you and your families to enjoy our authentic Mexican food.

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