72 "First/Early in the Game Dates" restaurants in Philadelphia.
Hungry Pigeon is an all-day spot in Queen Village where you’ll go for breakfast, stick around until lunch, and consider coming back for dinner.
Kalaya is a 30-seat BYOB in Bella Vista that serves the best Thai food in the city.
Townsend is a little French place in Rittenhouse that’s perfect for a fourth or 15th date.
Res Ipsa in Rittenhouse is a casual cafe during the day, but turns into a full-service Italian restaurant at night that’s perfect for a date.
The Good King Tavern in Bella Vista serves French pub food that’s way better than what you’ll find at your average neighborhood tavern.
Martha in Kensington has the three things we wish every bar had: a nice patio, great cocktails, and way better food than you’d expect.
Cry Baby Pasta is a nice-looking pasta spot in Queen Village that’s good for a casual dinner with friends.
Stina is technically a pizzeria, but the best things here are their Mediterranean dishes.
Kanella Grill is a Greek BYOB in Washington Square West that’s a great spot for a weeknight dinner.
Da-Wa is a small, casual sushi spot with a solid omakase offering under the El on Front Street.
Hikari is a BYOB sushi spot in Northern Liberties that has solid, classic rolls and a bunch of outdoor seating in the summer.
Nomad is one of the best pizza places around Center City, and it’s even better during Happy Hour or SIPS in the summer.
Pizza Brain is a slice shop, BYO, and pizza museum on Frankford with huge pies and a nice patio outback.
Mission Taqueria is a bright and airy Mexican spot in Center City where you should go for Happy Hour or a casual date.