62 "Special Occasions" restaurants in Philadelphia.
Even though we're convinced that Cicala is located in a haunted hotel, we still want to go and eat pasta at this spot on North Broad.
Condesa is an excellent, upscale Mexican restaurant in the lobby of the Pod Hotel.
Located on the bottom floor of the newest Comcast Tower, a meal at seafood spot Vernick Fish is a perfect choice for almost any situation.
Palizzi Social Club is a members-only spot in East Passyunk. It’s hard to get a membership, but it’s worth it since the Italian food is so good.
Bibou is a French, tasting menu-only BYOB in South Philly that’s expensive but good for an important date night.
Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is an Italian restaurant in Fishtown where you should go for a date or a nicer-than-usual weeknight dinner.
Hiroki is a dark sushi restaurant in Fishtown with a 9-course omakase menu for $135.
Southwark is a bar and restaurant in Queen Village that’s basically a 3-in-1, with a cocktail bar, a dressy dining room, and a casual back patio.
Alpen Rose is a small steakhouse in Midtown Village that looks like the inside of a retired Harvard professor’s personal library.
Ambra is the partner restaurant to Southwark, but the Queen Village spot is much smaller, and only offers a four-course prix fixe menu.
Beach Plum Farm in Cape May hosts weekly dinners where everything you eat comes directly from the land that the farm sits on.
The Red Store is a general store with a restaurant attached to it that serves an excellent $65 per person tasting menu.
La Finestra is an Italian BYOB in Sea Isle City where you should bring a date if you’re trying to impress them.
Dock’s is a fancy seafood spot in Atlantic City that’s good for special occasions.