A Taste of the City: Philadelphia Food and Drink Guide

Philadelphia is a city known for its rich history, sports teams and popular attractions. 

Yet, it’s a city that’s also home to some amazing restaurants, popular brunch spots, craft breweries and other great places to grab a drink, share a plate, and have a great time! 

Here are some of our favorite places to enjoy food and drinks in Philadelphia! 

Best Spots For Brunch Reservations In Philadelphia

Brunch is a big deal in the city. In recent years, many of the most popular restaurants have added brunch service to their menus so there’s a wealth of great places to meet up with friends, share stories and enjoy a five-star brunch on the weekend! 

Some of our top brunch pickins include:

Amada217-219 Chestnut Street, Old City 

Brunch Served: Saturday and Sunday 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Since 2005, Amada has dazzled city residents with authentic Spanish cuisine. From happy hour drinks and tapas to celebratory dinners and special occasions, this Old City favorite has the spirits, dishes and spaces to accommodate your dining experience. Additionally, Amada offers a stellar brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Their diverse brunch menu includes breakfast and lunch favorites reimagined as delicious Spanish dishes served alongside an array of original, classic and seasonal cocktails. Helpful hint: make a reservation so you don’t miss out on an amazing dining experience!  

Parc – 227 South 18th Street, Center City 

Brunch Served: Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The name Stephen Starr is synonymous with fine dining in Philadelphia. The city’s most famous restaurateur owns the Starr Restaurant Group which operates over 30 popular spots throughout the city. Parc, one of his most popular Center City restaurants, features dishes inspired by the rich flavors of French cuisine. Every weekend, Parc’s brunch menu packs the house thanks to such delicacies as fresh-baked French pastries, unforgettable omelets, Smoked Salmon Tartine, Chicken Paillard, Steak au Poivre, and other signature selections.   

White Dog Cafe – 3420 Sansom Street, University City 

Take a bite of any dish at the White Dog Cafe and it’s easy to see why they’re celebrating their 40th anniversary this year! Since opening the doors in 1983, this cafe has amassed a huge fan base in University City thanks to their menus that incorporate local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. Their weekend brunch is a big draw for area residents as the menu changes each season.  

Nice Restaurants In Philadelphia

There’s nothing quite like dining out in the city! Whether it’s a special occasion or just for fun, it’s so nice to relax with drinks and a great meal – and not worry about cooking your own dinner! Throughout the city, you’ll find restaurants with menus as diverse as the residents who populate our great city. The hardest part is deciding which great place you want to go to that evening! 

To help you find the perfect place, we recommend these popular city restaurants: 

Fork – 306 Market Street, Old City  

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Fork was hailed as one of the 100 Restaurants America Can’t Afford To Lose by Esquire Magazine. And the citizens of Philadelphia would agree! Offering an array of seasonal spins on classic American cuisine, Fork also showcases a selection of fine wines, heavenly desserts and choice cocktails. 

Bubblefish – 909 Arch Street, Center City 

Looking for lighter fare served in a relaxed atmosphere? Then Bubblefish is the place for you! Their menu features everything from fish tacos, shrimp tempura and a wide-ranging selection of sushi. Plus, you can sip on one of their 60 varieties of tea

Louie, Louie – 3611 Walnut Street, University City

Eater called it one of the most beautiful restaurants in the country. And when you set foot in Louie, Louie, you’ll see why! Its dazzling decor combines modern touches mixed with ‘70s flourishes. And their menu is equally eclectic! Enjoy contemporary spins of classic European dishes along with an incredible array of fine wines, cocktails and craft beers

Best Bars in Philly For A Drink 

Philadelphia is a city that loves to catch up with family and friends over a drink at a local watering hole. And you’ll find all kinds of places to grab a quick drink or pull up a stool, share stories – and maybe even serenade everyone with a song! 

The Plough & The Stars – 123 Chestnut Street, Old City 

Want the experience of a warm and welcoming Irish pub? This Old City favorite combines a friendly atmosphere with good food, a great selection of beers and, if you come on the right day or night, some of the city’s best Irish music

Yakitori Boy – 211 North 11th Street, Center City

The recent winner of Open Table’s Diners’ Choice award, is the perfect place to eat, drink and belt out your favorite tune! This elevated karaoke bar is the ideal spot for after-work happy hours, get-togethers with friends, or any time you’re looking for unique experiences! 

Misconduct Tavern – 3131 Walnut Street, University City 

Whether you’re a grad student or a professional, University City’s Misconduct Tavern is the place to go for a variety of menu items, including burgers, wings, and a wide variety of rotating craft beers, hard seltzers and one-of-a-kind cocktails to wet your whistle!

Apartment Communities That Connect You With The City’s Best Spots 

Now that you know some of the best places to go for food and drinks in Philadelphia, it’s time to find the best place to live in the city!  

Reinhold Residential apartment communities put you in the heart of some of the city’s most popular neighborhoods! 

Choose from our Center City locations (Packard Motor Building, Trinity Row, and our newest community, The Crane), Old City properties (Chocolate Works and Waterfront II), and University City communities (The Hub and 3939 Chestnut). 

To learn more about our various Philadelphia locations or any of our properties, please contact our leasing office for more information. 

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