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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138 S 2nd St Philadelphia PA
(215) 413-1443(215) 413-1443

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.

700 Chestnut St Philadelphia PA
(215) 223-5663(215) 223-5663

Jones is all about serving up comfort classics.
Casual comfort food and décor suitable for the Brady Bunch clan is at the heart of the Jones experience. Blending childhood favorites and a few ethnic specialties Jones mixes and matches the very best in feel-good food. Guests can pull up to the counter bar for a quick Mac ‘n Cheese and a slice of Chocolate Layer Cake with a cold glass of milk, or relax in one of the booths encircling the central fireplace for an unhurried meal.

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2099 N 63rd St Philadelphia PA
(215) 473-3303(215) 473-3303

Overbrook Pizza is the choice take-out and delivery place for Saint Joseph’s students who live in the Merion Gardens, Pennbrook Apartments, Lincoln Court, Wynwwod hall, Moore hall. Hastings,Lancaster court and Townhouses.

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3301 Richmond St Philadelphia PA
(215) 423-3444(215) 423-3444
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2.00 (1 review)
222 S 15th St Philadelphia PA
(215) 735-4444(215) 735-4444

Shiroi Hana Japanese Restaurant was established in 1984 in the heart of Center City and the esteemed Philadelphia theatre district.

In English translation, shiroi defines white and hana defines flower. This term signifies the pure and delicateness of authentic Japanese cuisine. Unlike other Asian countries that enhances the flavor of their dishes with spices and rich sauces, the dishes of Japan are subtle yet profound which brings out the qualities of their natural state.

The Japanese consider their dishes more than object of consumption; rather it stimulates all five senses. One aspect is the artistic visual presentations that are skillfully arranged by the knowledgeable chefs. In all, the patron will receive a unique and an unforgettable experience.

Shiroi Hana offers impeccably fresh fish at the full-scale sushi bar. Start off from excellent selection of appetizers. Try the flavorful teriyaki, crispy tempura, or one of the famous special maki served by the helpful and an efficient staff.

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5.00 (1 review)
276 S 20th St Philadelphia PA
(215) 731-1222(215) 731-1222

Dine cheek to cheek at Philadelphia’s own little slice of the West Village, Audrey Claire, a Mediterranean BYOB, one of the city’s favorites. Between the South-of-France simplicity, Israeli couscous, mezze, grilled fish served head to tail, and the olive oils of those rustic lands, you’ll feel like you’ve taken the grand tour.

Our intimate, open-air restaurant offers a rare opportunity to experience the theatrics of a small kitchen. Get up close and personal at the rustic chef’s counter to observe the food being prepared. Throughout spring to early autumn, our cafe windows are wide open, displaying signature arrangements of sunflowers and bowls of crisp Granny Smith apples, and our outdoor tables line the street. Rittenhouse Square neighborhood flair, simplistic atmosphere and innovative fare are just a few of the features that have made us one of Philadelphia’s mainstay restaurants.

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218 S 16th St Philadelphia PA
(215) 732-8888(215) 732-8888
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648 Roxborough Ave Philadelphia PA
(215) 483-5301(215) 483-5301

A delicious variety of Eastern European cuisine with the focus on Pierogies. 28 variety that are sure to please. Traditional, Gourmet, and even Dessert Pierogies are hand made with the highest quality ingredients. Authentic Stuffed Cabbage, Smoked Kielbasa and Slow-cooked Sauerkraut add even more mouth watering variety to our menu.
Our Take Home Frozen items are ready to heat and serve for your convenience!
Call ahead ordering is available for our Hot Take-Out Restaurant.
Wow your party guests with our Pierogie Party Trays at your next event!

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