28 "Impressing Out of Towners" restaurants in Philadelphia.
Vetri is expensive, completely over the top, and possibly the best restaurant in Philadelphia.
Vedge in Midtown Village isn’t just the best vegan place around, it’s also one of the best restaurants in the city.
Cadence is a BYOB in Fishtown with one of the best, and most affordable, prix fixe menus in the city.
Zahav is an Israeli restaurant in Old City/Society Hill that’s become a Philly institution.
Laurel is a tasting menu spot in East Passyunk that’s perfect for celebrating something big.
South Philly Barbacoa in the Italian Market makes the best tacos in Philadelphia. Period.
As long as you’re prepared to spend a lot, go to Barclay Prime for the best steaks in Philly.
Fork is a big, seasonal American spot in Old City where you should go for a celebratory group dinner.
Abyssinia is the best Ethiopian restaurant in the city, and it has a cocktail bar right above it for a date night one-two punch.
Perla is a Filipino BYOB in East Passyunk where you should try the kamayan feast, or go for a casual date.
High Street on Market in Old City is a bakery/restaurant that works for just about any time of day.
Fette Sau in Fishtown serves some of the best barbecue in Philly, and has a spacious patio to eat and drink on.
Bok Bar is a seasonal rooftop bar in South Philly with one of the best views in the city.
Alpen Rose is a small steakhouse in Midtown Village that looks like the inside of a treasure chest or a retired Harvard professor’s personal library.
Pizzeria Beddia is a sit-down pizza spot in Fishtown with arguably the best pizza in the city, plus a natural wine list and soft serve ice cream.