Located on the Locust Street in Washington Square, Vedge has a lot to offer for vegetarians and vegans in the city. The kitchen, headed by Chef Katie Jacoby uses the freshest ingredients natural available; making everything on the menu free of any kind of animal products and is gloriously tasty. Apart from delicious dishes like the sweet potato pate and brussels sprouts, they also offer a range of all vegan desserts like cheesecakes which are just about awesome. You can complement your gorgeous healthy meal with one of they stellar curated cocktails like Jolly Ginger Jammer.
The Khyber is one of the oldest bars in Philadelphia. It is the quintessential rock club - all dark and smoky. The chosen bar for old and new rockers alike, most bands go on to hit the jackpot from here (always a good sign). The bar itself, designed with ferocious red eyed gargoyles that have been shipped from London way back in 1876! The club boasts of at least one good live show in a week, and happy hour is between 5p-7p. So stop by to chug some beers from the excellent selection, which has both local and international brews. There's also a good selection of delicious pub-style fare on offer, including many vegetarian and vegan options to choose from.
Offering a classy and intimate ambiance, the restaurant boasts authentic Italian dishes from the region of Abruzzo in Italy. With a fabulous wine list that adds to the overall dining experience, the restaurant is a haven for those with a discerning palate for traditional Italian food. Representing a cuisine that is world renown for its masterful play on flavors requiring traditional techniques and exquisite skill, the chefs at Le Virtu do an excellent job of living up to these high expectations.
With a diverse menu of small plates and a talented kitchen team executing it, this East Passyunk watering hole appeals to those who like a bit of refinement to their bar bites. Whiskeys and wines are stars of the spirit list, with restrained, but high quality choices. Apart from this, the bar offers cocktails as well as a rotating selection of craft beers. Beyond the cheese plate and oysters, Stateside offers a delectable choice of small plates like bison tartare, Kampachi Crudo, foie gras torchon and bourbon glazed pork belly. Apart from this, there's also a choice of entrees like roasted poulet, pan seared duck breast and Angolotti. Check website for more.
Enjoy your favorite sport with delectable seafood. Voted as one of the best sports bars in North America, Chickie’s & Pete’s provides the very definition of a fun night with friends. The menu has given the classics a crustacean twist with nachos and Cheesesteaks topped with heaps of delicious crab meat. Munch on crab fries and lobster pizza as you watch exciting sporting events on their screens. You can also try their salads, burgers, and hearty pizzas, and wash your meal down with refreshing beer.
Bringing a bit of the Caribbean to the city, Bahama Breeze is a lively spot to relish the eclectic cuisine from these islands. Their extensive menu with its tropical flavors will entice your palate and will make you want more. Enjoy their happy hours with delectable concoctions that are specially handcrafted by their bartenders. Listen to live music and sway a bit along with family and friends in tow.
This place is regarded as Philadelphia's oldest tavern with a long-standing history dating back to the 1860s. A popular neighborhood place for lunch with a big menu— everything from meatloaf to an Irish Mixed Grill one pork chop, a grilled chicken breast and grilled shrimp with a potato and a hot vegetarian grinder. There are many microbrews on tap, including a house ale specially brewed for McGillin's, locally. This place has an old-fashioned feel that delivers an old-fashioned good time. Join the sing-along on Wednesday and Friday nights and a DJ every Friday night.
Barbuzzo is a trendy Mediterranean restaurant and bar in Center City. The restaurant has a rustic feel to it with its wood oven pizzas & roasting, counter seating at the marbled bar and kitchen counter which overlooks the open kitchen, outdoor patio and the Mediterranean farm cuisine. The food is beautifully handcrafted such as the uovo pizza with spring onion, guanciale, fava leaves & farm egg, house made Sheeps Milk Ricotta and Burrata From Puglia. Don't forget to try their famous Salted caramel Budino dessert. A great place to enjoy the delightful food whether vegetarian or not, Barbuzzo will definitely grow in you.
Get ready to embark on a culinary journey to Mexico at the El Vez restaurant. Standard fares like tacos, enchiladas and carne asada are served with flair yet retaining the authentic flavors and traditional presentation. However, it is the original made-to-order delicacy guacamole that makes this place very popular.
As the name suggests, Oyster House is home to the most sumptuous array of shellfish delicacies. The restaurant's raw bar is famous for its fresh assortment of oysters and clams and the ever-evolving menu has an excellent wine list to go complement it. The interiors are laid back, with the owner's collection of vintage oyster plates donning the brick walls.
Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge is a hip and happening restaurant in Philadelphia's Midtown Village. This contemporary restaurant and lounge welcomes you with its Japanese lamps floating down from a bamboo ceiling, giving a warm glow on its suede couches and hardwood floors, shades of red, orange and gold walls give a coziness to the dining rooms, while their glass bar perched atop a green tile wall is a sign of the chic lounge area. Every dish showcases creativity and zest of a classical Japanese dish such as the shrimp tempura with almond topping, salmon teriyaki is accompanied with chicken and beef and the Kobe beef carpaccio is flavored with wasabi dressing and Asian pears. The sushi menu has Raw's own creations as well like the salmon hako, consisting of salmon, eel, avocado and plum sauce in a bamboo frame or the kingdom of eel roll – California roll wrapped in eel and drizzled with eel sauce. Their sake bar has an extensive list of exotic sakes to suit the tastes of first timers to sake connoisseurs.
Butcher & Singer is a popular steakhouse and is known for its old Hollywood ambiance. Dishes include New York Strip Steak, Pork Chops and Pan Roasted Salmon. Don't skip dessert with temptations such as Apple Crumble, Baked Alaska and Chocolate Fudge Cake. The decor and the service ensure that you won't leave on an empty stomach.