41 "Special Occasions" restaurants in Philadelphia.
Vetri is expensive, completely over the top, and possibly the best restaurant in Philadelphia.
Cadence is a BYOB in Fishtown with one of the best, and most affordable, prix fixe menus in the city.
Vernick is one of the best restaurants in Philly, with a formal dining room upstairs and a more casual bar below.
Zahav is an Israeli restaurant in Old City/Society Hill that’s become a Philly institution.
Suraya is a Lebanese spot in Fishtown that’s great for a date, brunch, or a big group dinner. Honestly, it’s great for everything.
Friday Saturday Sunday is a two-level American restaurant in Rittenhouse with a great bar that’s perfect for a night out with a few friends.
Laurel is one of the best French spots in Philly and is perfect for a special occasion.
Serpico on South Street is a good date spot with a nice bar and really pretty shared plates.
Fork is a big, seasonal American spot in Old City where you should go for a celebratory group dinner.
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.
Butcher & Singer is a steakhouse in Center City where you should go when someone else is picking up the tab.
Spice Finch is a Mediterranean spot in Rittenhouse that’s great for everything from a client dinner to drinks at the bar.
Morimoto is a sushi place in Old City that’s super expensive, so you should save it for a special occasion or when someone else is paying.
Han Dynasty is a Sichuan Chinese place in Old City that works great for big groups or a casual weeknight dinner.