With incredible views and some of the city’s most acclaimed selections, the Moshulu offers to its guests one of the most spectacular dining experiences in Philadelphia.
Offering Philadelphia’s best waterfront and city views, the Moshulu’s inspired, award winning American cuisine and wine list, combined with the unique backdrop creates a memorable dining experience.
The building housing Bistro Romano an Italian restaurant Philadelphia has a history all its own. Built in the early 1700′s, the building was originally the residence of a wealthy shipping merchant. Subsequently, it was a terminus on the underground railroad, then converted to a seed warehouse in 1914, and since 1973, has been home to the restaurant.
The open beam ceilings, hearth-brick walls and soft lighting make Bistro Romano’s bar and dining room a warm, informal setting for a friendly conversation, romantic rendezvous or business talk.
The bar in our upstairs lounge area has its own charm and is, quite literally, ship-shape. The bar was originally a fixture aboard the luxury liner City of Detroit III – a side wheel passenger steamer that was built in 1912 in Wyandotte, Michigan and operated by the Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Company.
In its day considered the finest inland passenger steamer afloat, it featured grand salons, staterooms, and a Gothic Room finished in hand-carved oak. The flowing form and luminous, jade green color of the bar capture the feel and endless expanse of the open ocean.
Besides the bar, midway on the gently curving stairway to the dining room, hangs a picture of a sea nymph. The painting graced the Forward Salon of the ship. As you sip your drink, you can almost hear the ship’s orchestra playing elegant waltzes and see the couples
dancing. The ship was dismantled in 1957 … but we’re happy to say that its remarkable bar and painting have survived, to grace Bistro Romano with its unusual beauty.
The unique Wine Cellar, located under the street and part of the former network of underground tunnels in Society Hill, is the perfect place for that romantic rendezvous.
Welcome to Tamarind Thai Restaurant. We recognize the importance of natural ingredients; therefore MSG. is never used in any recipe we prepare. In our restaurant, fresh herbs and spices like lemon grass, sweet basil, coriander, galangal and kaffer lime help the food give its distinctive Thai flavor.
Thai cooking has always been famous for the unique flavor, as well as for the nutritional value. Dishes are light, fresh and low in fat and in cholesterol (for lower cholesterol options, please consult your server).
Although our restaurant does not have liquor license, please fell free to bring the spirits of your choice to accompany your meal.
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Welcome to Las Bugambilias, a traditional Mexican restaurant located on South Street in Philadelphia. As chef and owner of this center city Philadelphia restaurant, Carlos Molina offers high quality, freshly prepared, Mexican food from three different regions in Mexico.
The desserts at Bugambilias are homemade on the premises, and we offer a diverse array of exceptional dishes that please even the most discerning palate.
Founded in 1995 by Stephen Starr, Philadelphia-based STARR Restaurants is one of the fastest growing multi-concept restaurant companies in the country. STARR Restaurants include Buddakan, Morimoto, The Continental, Barclay Prime, Continental Mid-Town, El Vez, Jones, Alma de Cuba, Pod, Parc, Butcher and Singer, Pizzeria Stella, El Rey, Ranstead Room, The Dandelion, Talula’s Garden, Frankford Hall, Il Pittore, Route 6 and seasonal food-stand SquareBurger in Philadelphia and Morimoto and Buddakan in New York City’s thriving Meatpacking District. STARR Restaurants expanded to Atlantic City, NJ, with Buddakan and Continental restaurants at the Pier Shops at Caesars in 2006 and to Fort Lauderdale, opening Steak 954 at the W Fort Lauderdale in 2009 and most recently Makoto in the Bal Harbour Shops in Miami. Stephen STARR Events is the group’s full-service catering and special events division, managing projects including Granite Hill at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rat’s Restaurant at Grounds For Sculpture, Caffè Storico at New-York Historical Society, and Serai at the Rubin Museum of Art.
Stephen Starr has earned numerous awards and accolades, and was named “Restaurateur of the Year” by Bon Appétit magazine in 2005 and Zagat Survey New York City in 2007. Starr also received the TimeOut New York Readers’ Choice Award for “Best New Out-of-Town Restaurateur” in 2007. **
Bridget Foy’s restaurant has been a Philadelphia staple since 1978. Located on exciting South St., Bridget Foy’s offers great food and an all day menu 7 days a week. And don’t forget our special Sunday brunch, gluten-free and kids menus.
Give a friend or loved one a Bridget Foys’ gift card.
Looking for a place to host your birthday party, shower, rehearsal dinner, gathering or meeting? Bridget Foy’s offers two great private rooms featuring private bar, music, flat screen TV’s and custom menus. Bring your own i-pod, photo slide show, wii games, laptop or rent our karaoke machine!
Make your reservation online, or call 215-922-1813.
Directions and Parking
Bridget Foys is conveniently located near street and lot parking. Discounted parking available at the Park America Lot on the north side of Lombard Street between 2nd & 3rd—Sunday-Thursday $6, Friday and Saturday $10. Coming in for outside Center City? Check out the directions.
The Daily Meal has put out a list of the 101 best pizzas in America. Of course, a few Philadelphia restaurants made the cut!
At number 91, Lorenzo and Sons, located on South Street. They are famous for their cheese pies. They have no frills, but a lot of flavor. Customers seem to agree. On Google Reviews and Yelp, many compliment the low price and the slice size.
Since 1979, Ishkabibble’s has been serving the best cheesesteaks and chicken cheesesteaks to locals and tourists alike. Located in a historic building on South Street, the name is rich in history itself. Pronounced ‘Ish’ as in ‘wish’ and ‘bib’ as in something you might wear while eating a cheesesteak, there are several meanings including a Yiddish expression meaning something like “Do I look like I care?” Ishkabibble is also the title of s 1913 song and the nickname of big band trumpeter, Merwyn Bogue, who sang the song along with other novelty tunes with the Kay Kayser big band during the 1930s and 40s. Ishkabibble’s is the home of the original chicken cheesesteak and has long been regarded as a local favorite because of made-to-order cheesesteaks, the half-lemonade/half-grape juice drink called the ‘Gremlin,’ and freshly made Spanish fries. Come to Ishkabibble’s for real food and eat where the locals eat.
Amazing cuisine. Breathtaking atmosphere. Al fresco dining. Sexy Sopra Lounge. Bewitching Bar. Creative Organic Cocktails. All in one restaurant…Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti.
For an extraordinary dining experience, savor mouthwatering inspired Italian cuisine, such as the Sea Urchin Pasta, Beef Tenderloin, Pan Seared Branzino, Gnocchi Gorgonzola, Grilled Octopus and of course, the must have Crudo. Positano Coast welcomes guests to sample delicious selections from the menu, including the freshest fish and seafood, the Crudo menu (the Italian version of sashimi) and creative variations of classic Italian dishes. With menu options for everyone in your group, including those seeking traditional Italian flavors and certainly for the adventurous palates, Positano Coast offers a dining experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.
If the flavor of our food is not enough to transport you to Italy, the atmosphere certainly will. Inspired by owner Aldo Lamberti’s seaside hometown in Italy, the ambiance of Positano Coast will make you feel like you are on an Italian seaside holiday. With a soothing imported cobalt blue tile floor, life size images of the Amalfi Coast and remarkable second floor view of Old City, Positano Coast is a distinctive restaurant unlike any other in the City of Brotherly Love.
Our wine bar and signature drinks, like our infamous Positano Lemon Drop, transport you to the beaches of the Italian Riviera with every sip, and our organic cocktails will amaze the most discerning palate. We encourage you to experience them for yourself during Happy Hour, Monday-Friday 5-7 and Sunday 1-5, or if you prefer to bring your own wine with you while dining, Positano Coast offers BYOB every Sunday and Monday.
In warmer months, Positano Coast offers three fun, flirty, foodie-friendly outdoor atmospheres to experience al fresco dining like never before. Upstairs, our two second floor outdoor patios are the perfect place for people watching. Guests can also relax and unwind in Sopra Lounge any time throughout the year. With inviting white leather couches and swaying white curtains, you may think you are on vacation, and not in Philadelphia. Let Positano Coast take you away from it all, even for just a short time.
Located on the 2nd floor, across from the Ritz 5 movie theatre, Positano Coast takes you away from the traffic and hustle and bustle of the Philadelphia streets and into an Italian paradise. Come experience for yourself what all the talk is about!
In the summer of 1976, my father and a business partner opened Jim’s Steaks South St., bringing a unique art-deco storefront and an even more distinctive cheesesteak to a neighborhood in the midst of a renaissance. Few would have predicted that over the course of nearly four decades the shop would become one of the most celebrated restaurants in Philadelphia.
You’ll find us on what’s known as the “Hippest Street in Town,” serving up the finest cheesesteaks and hoagies from the heart of the city that made them famous. Five-time winner of Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly” award and Zagat rated, Jim’s is your ‘must-have’ cheesesteak when only the BEST will do. With well over 200 years of cheesesteak-making knowhow, our staff will make you glad you stopped in each and every time you visit.
Whether you’re a Philly native or a conventioneer, touring the city’s incredible history and museums or just passing through, you’ll know you’re getting the real Philly cheesesteak experience when you walk through our door. Ask anyone who has tasted our sandwiches!
We can’t wait to show you how it’s done.
The tavern was built “for the convenience and credit of the city” by a group of eminent Philadelphians who felt that their hometown deserved a fine tavern which reflected its status as the largest, most cosmopolitan city in British North America.
Welcome to Marrakesh, Philadelphia’s award winning beacon of fine Moroccan cuisine. The exotic aromas and delectable flavors of our entrees have won the hearts and pallets of more than just our local guests. We’re proud to have also recently gained rave reviews from Google, Yahoo, Igougo and Travelocity- all in agreement that Marrakesh is one of Philadelphia’s best Moroccan themed restaurants.
With over 30 years of experience, Marrakesh exists as a labor of love; both family owned and operated. Still in its original location since opening (South Street, between 4th & 5TH), Marrakesh welcomes everyone to their beautiful North African Oasis within the city of brotherly love.
Rug covered banquets, vibrantly colored pillows, incense scented rooms and dimly lit ambience help to set the stage for an authentic feast with all mystical allure and spirit of Morocco. Choose from such authentic favorites as lamb with chick peas and onions; layered chicken pie, spicy chicken in cumin sauce, beef shish kebab, Moroccan pastries and more.
Kabul is recognized as one of the area’s restaurants for “consistently delightful,” “absolutely delicious” and “wonderfully spiced” authentic, Afghan fare. Rated Excellent as reviewed in “Philadelphia Restaurants” by Zagat Survey 2000-2001.
Dress code is casual. All major credit cards are accepted. BYOB. There is only one small step before the entrance, so wheel chairs are welcome. Parking is available at the E-Z parking lot across the street. Kabul Afghan Cuisine is a non-smoking restaurant.
American taste buds have been changed forever. Kabul, an adventure in exotic dining, uncommon to Philadelphians, is the city’s first and original Afghan restaurant since 1991. Kabul is the kind of restaurant people return to again and again for the best of all possible reasons: fine, fresh, attractively presented food; attentive, agreeable service; pleasant surroundings; reasonable prices plus a profusion of discounts. The restaurant is chef and family owned and operated. That means that everyone involved with your order equates your pleasure with their prosperity.
Kabul’s menu is characterized predominantly by uniquely spiced lamb and chicken main courses, recently expanded to include an ample sampling of vegetarian dishes. Everything – bread to salad dressing to desserts – is prepared on the premises. The sauces are subtle and sophisticated. All the food is marinated in herbs and spices in order to achieve the true flavor of Afghan cuisine. As for the desserts, Elaine Tait, an Inquirer restaurant critic, once wrote, “I’ve grown accustomed to ethnic desserts that don’t always measure up to our standards for sweets. What we’re served at Kabul, however, were unusual but familiar enough to satisfy a majority of American sweet- lovers.”
At Kabul, half the fun of eating Afghan food is the atmosphere. The soothingly alto Afghan music immediately sets a tranquil mood. The decor intrigues: pink walls adorned with colorful native rugs, striped costumes and portraits of stoic warriors. To complete the ambiance, the restaurant is lit primarily by candlelight.
Or if you would care to try dining in traditional Afghan style, call in advance and reserve the taqh, a raised platform covered with Afghan rugs, cushions, and pillows, located in the back of the dining room. There, you can remove your shoes and eat with your hands (silverware is optional) while sitting or reclining in luxury. After dinner, the waiter gives you a pitcher to wash your hands.
Additionally, Kabul does not have a liquor license so bring your own wine. In fact, bring white and red, as you’ll find that the dining experience is best with both.
Ultimately, Kabul dishes out a cornucopia of culinary and cultural surprises best described by Dick Doran, Vice President of Corporate Communications at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia, “Kabul is one of the most pleasant eateries of its kind in the area. Relaxing in its tasteful simplicity and service, enjoyable in its culinary offerings, and reasonable in its pricing, it is like visiting a land far away for an informal Friday night or a quiet early Sunday dinner.”
We serve a wide selection of craft beer, cocktails and fine wine
We offer TASTING MENUS starting at $20 per person for parties of 8+
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e are located in the heart of the Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia.
New Wave Cafe is a a great place to grab lunch with friends, enjoy dinner and imbibe late night at the bar. A fun, easy-going atmosphere and gourmet-quality cuisine are the standard at this neighborhood gem.
New Wave Cafe has been mixing drinks and fun in Queen Village since 1985. Founded by Center City natives Nate Ross and brothers Sam and Aly Lynagh, the New Wave is a pioneer in the Philly gastropub trend which is sweeping Center City. In-the-know local folk and visitors alike have made New Wave their second home.
Eulogy Belgian Tavern, Beer Heaven, 136 Chestnut Street, Old City, Philadelphia (215) 413-1918. An historic three block walk from Independence Hall towards riverfront of Philadelphia. Restaurant spread over two floors in a historic row-house style building. Jeweler Bailey, Banks and Biddle was founded here in 1832.
The restaurant features Philadelphia’s largest beer selection with an amazing menu of over 300 international and domestic craft brewed bottled beers and 21 draught beers are served every day. Ranked as the fifth best beer restaurant in the United States by ratebeer.com beer menu highlights include “Eulogy’s Busty Blonde” beer brewed by La Binchoise Brewery in Belgium exclusively for Eulogy Belgian Tavern.
The Belgian owned restaurant features a full menu of award winning Belgian and casual dining American foods. The typical meal of the Belgian includes plump North Sea style mussels in eight flavorable sauces available along with the only authentic Belgian Frietjes and dipping sauce found in Philadelphia. In addition the “Napoleon Burger” with seven secret spices has won awards as Best of Philadelphia Hamburger. The restaurant also features tasty chicken, fish, steak and vegetarian dishes which can be found at the menu link below. Food is often paired with beer or wine and many beers used as ingredients are brewed in house.
Limited reservations are accepted online only by the links on this webpage and the majority of seating is done on a first come first served basis. Upstairs bar is open for the weekend only Thursday through Sunday evening while the downstairs bar is open every day.
Zento Contemporary Sushi and Sake Bar is spinning nostalgia sexy. A tribute to the building turns of the century beginning as a whole sale tea house, which supplies most of the most of the tea in the city at the time. Prior to that lived Benjamin Franklin’s mistress for many years who built and lived in the house for most of her life. Evocative of the period, there are subtle historic references and details throughout rendered in a modern way using a mix of industrial age materials like steel and bronze with warm walnut paneling and bars, sensuous leather banquettes, and custom-fabricated lighting create a chic, sophisticated new dining experience for Old City Philadelphia.
The space reinvents refinement with a retro edge in one of the city’s coolest neighborhoods. Working within the frame work of existing wood moldings and trim, the original storefront on Chestnut Street is a controlled gesture opening up the entry and the dining area beyond to the street, and reinforcing the connection between the interior space and the energy of the contextual environment overhead, and signage limited to a recognizable logo on the doors quietly announce your arrival at some place different.
Exposed brick at the entry is a glimpse into the building past, but the dining room beyond is a warm, contemporary space. A leather banquette with low tables adjacent to the the walnut bar encourages casual dining and interaction among guests. A u-shaped, hand-made all leather banquettes at the back of the room, and tables designed to be ganged together allow for flexible layouts for larger parties, or smaller, intimate dining experiences. Above the dining, the second floor structure has been opened up to the soaring tin ceiling. 40 foot ceilings above the first floor from which a custom designed one of a kind chandelier suspended above the dining room below. To light the dining tables, cut designed wall-mounted light fixtures with adjustable arms recall history fixtures of early 20th century. The interior of Zento is all hand made and one of a kind fabrication made locally and abroad by artists.
The highlight of the dinning area is a two-story feature wall fabricated of tooled leather panels patterned after vintage wallpaper designs, and back-lit etched glass created by local designers and artists. The second level is accessible from a new door adjacent to the host stand at the restaurant entry, or via a separate entry at the storefront for private events and special chef’s tasting.
At the top of the stair, steel framed safety glass panels open into a front room designed for large parties and private events. A walnut bar with back-lit historic maps of Philadelphia, and steel framed mirror glass panels opposite the bar energize the room. A frame-less glass wall opens the room to views of the dining room below and the two-story leather and glass feature wall. Bronze metal mesh curtains allow the room to be secluded for private evens and larger dinner parties. Banquette seating and low tables encourage a relaxed, comfortable, social dining experience, and custom made glass pendant lights overhead with unique, flicking lamps are a nostalgia nod to the past.