Elegant and Impressive Fine Dining Venues in Philadelphia

When it comes to fine dining, Philadelphia offers patrons a wide variety of choices. For some, an upper-echelon selection like Volver may be in line with the evening activities. For others, a choice such as the Fountain may be more to their liking. Whatever your tastes and ambiance preferences, there is sure to be a venue suitable in the City of Brotherly Love. Serious foodies who love a great meal, or who swear by a certain chef will appreciate the plethora of choices available to them here.

Well-known city restauranteur Jose Garces shines at yet another venture, Volver and Bar Volver, located in the Kimmel Center and offering a new experience in dining where tickets are purchased instead of reservations. If Japanese is what you're in the mood for, Morimoto shines as a stand-out option. French food in line with your vision of upscale dining? Perhaps a visit to Treemont will complete your evening in style. Steakhouses do not take a backseat when it comes to fine dining, with a list of quality establishments coming to mind. From appetizer to salad to entree, dessert and even drinks, the venues in Philadelphia stack up to any choosy diner's palate. Come experience the variety and the quality there is here.



Gracing the East Passayunk neighborhood is Le Virtu, a restaurant inspired by all of the best qualities of Abruzzo, Italy. From farm-fresh ingredients obtained from nearby Lancaster, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the way they serve their dishes...  Read More

Fairmount/Art Museum area
Urban Farmer
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Urban Farmer is a restaurant complete with full bar to accommodate both those looking to eat as well as those looking to grab a drink or socialize with friends or coworkers while in town. The place is located in the new Logan Hotel and combines...  Read More

Barclay Prime


Upon ordering an entree at Barclay Prime, you'll be asked to select your own knife, and that's when you'll know: this restaurant is serious about steak. Set in a 1920s-era luxury hotel, this renowned steakhouse boasts eye-catching retro chic...  Read More

XIX Nineteen


Located on the 19th level of the Park Hyatt, this striking restaurant and lounge is just the place to savor a good meal, entertain a business client or raise a glass for a special occasion. Come here with the intention of spending a special...  Read More

Butcher & Singer


Feel free to break out your faux furs and finest cuff links when heading out for an elegant meal at Butcher & Singer. This restaurant, located in swanky Rittenhouse Square, features soaring ceilings and oodles of old Hollywood glamour....  Read More



Moshulu is an old 1905 four-master ship, now docked on the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Of course, part of the charm of this establishment is that fact that it is indeed, a ship that one can eat on. Walking aboard and taking a seat on a ship...  Read More

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Neon colored booths lit from within, wavy bamboo walls and ceilings, and funky little tables in the lounge give this restaurant a super stylish, modern atmosphere. You may recognize chef Morimoto from his Iron Chef days, or even from Nobu in...  Read More



Volver sets itself apart from the very beginning. Here, one buys a "ticket" rather than making a reservation, and "performances" are limited to 2 a night. Enter the stylish and relaxing upscale setting, and be prepared to escape from everything....  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



At LaCroix you can build your own bloody Mary or allow yourself to be treated to a sparkling cocktail while dining on graceful Sunday buffet brunch entrees and salads like edamame hummus with naan bread; assorted caviar and house-cured...  Read More