Philadelphia's Hot List: 10 Best Restaurants for Foodies

When you're wondering where to go for dinner in Philadelphia, you want expert advice from people who really know what's what. Fortunately, restaurant visitors are usually not shy about their experiences. Sorting through those reviews can be a lengthy task, however, so 10Best steps up to the plate to make finding a good place to satisfy your hunger easier than ever. 10Best narrows the options to those places in the city 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. Interested in an Italian option? Check out Vetri. Looking more towards a venue with a vegetarian menu? You'll want to reserve a place at Vedge. There are also cuisine choices that may be a little off the beaten path for some, like the ones at Zahav. Treat yourself to an upscale evening out, or relax at a familiar venue with friends and coworkers. It's nice to have options, and such tasty ones at that.

South Street

This quaint Philadelphia restaurant is really just part of a larger enterprise including a cafe and a market. The restaurant utilizes fresh local ingredients (resulting in a menu that changes daily) and manages to retain an elegant rusticity...  Read More

This contemporary American corner spot on East Passyunk Avenue delivers selections done in top-notch style, like elegantly prepared sea scallops, pork belly, sweet potato green curry soup, seared foie gras and salmon among other choices. The...  Read More

Two floors of ingredient-driven cuisine is what you'll find at Vernick Food & Drink. Recognized as a Rising Philadelphia Chef by Star Chefs, Greg Vernick and his wife Julie bring artful dishes to the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Cuisine...  Read More

Lauded as one of the nation's best French bistros, this quaint, cash-only BYOB is well deserving of the countless glowing reviews bestowed upon its warm, personalized service and exceptional cuisine. French-born chef Pierre Calmels performs...  Read More

Chef Townsend Wentz has been around the block a bit when it comes to the restaurant business. His latest project offers diners a French experience with a distinctively upscale environment. The place isn't stuffy, however, but rather comfortably...  Read More

Before James Beard chef Michael Solomonov opened the only upscale Israeli restaurant in Philadelphia, he took his entire staff to Israel to give them a taste of the land, the spirit and the food. The result is a very modern experience that...  Read More

Anyone who thinks vegan food can't be flavorful hasn't eaten at Vedge. Not only is this friendly and inviting Center City restaurant the best vegan/vegetarian join in Philly and the entire United States (by leaps and bounds) it might very well...  Read More

With only 35 seats, this nationally acclaimed restaurant is booked one to two months in advance, so call way ahead for reservations. Chef-owner Marc Vetri prepares elegant "new" Italian cuisine, served only as a prix fixe menu for $135....  Read More

This BYO bistro serves up French-inspired cuisine to South Philadelphia diners looking for a fresh alternative to fine dining. Chef Nicholas Elmi, who has cooked at other top Philadelphia restaurants like Le Bec Fin, fills his menu with just...  Read More


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