10 Best Restaurants
Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore Philadelphia dining on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Philadelphia Best Restaurants list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.
Local Expert Tip: "If head bartender Andres is working, sit at the front bar and ask him anything you ever wanted to know about alcohol as he prepares your fresh-ingredient cocktail."
Local Expert Tip: "Don't leave without picking up a bag of Garces Coffee beans from the kiosk in the Cira Centre lobby, just outside the restaurant."
Local Expert Tip: "Plates are sized to be shared; order several and let the tasting begin."
Local Expert Tip: "If you're not able to score a reservation for Vetri, visit Marc Vetri's more accessible restaurants, Osteria, Amis, and beginning in 2012, Alla Spina."
Local Expert Tip: "If you're in town on a Friday after work hours, drop in for Friday Night Flights, an informative $25 dollar guided wine-tasting with food and guest speakers."
Local Expert Tip: "If you're meeting a group for a special occasion, order a half or whole suckling pig 72 hours in advance."
Local Expert Tip: "Call ahead to reserve the four-person table inside the refurbished VW bug parked just inside the door, or reserve the "secret" karaoke room for a party."
Local Expert Tip: "Sunday is prix-fixe night, with four courses for $45."
- Cuisine: American, European, Mediterranean
- Average Main Course Price: $31
- Neighborhood: Fairmount/Art Museum area
Local Expert Tip: "If you're looking for lighter fare, duck into Water Works after a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to watch the sunset over a glass of wine on the balcony outside the bar."
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