The Spruce Street Tria Cafe - there’s another one in Rittenhouse - has our favorite outdoor seating in the area and is comfortably away from the chaos of Center City. Split some wine and cheese and if you need something to go with a second glass, the truffled egg toast is excellent.
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Talula’s Garden is a good back-pocket spot in Washington Square West that serves seasonal American food and has a great patio.
Mercato is an Italian BYOB in Washington Square West that has a ton of outdoor seating in the summer.
Effie’s is a small Greek BYOB with a hidden back garden that you'll want to keep all to yourself.
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Bardot Cafe is a great place to stop for dinner and drinks during a low-key night out in NoLibs.
Curran’s Irish Inn
This pub in Northeast Philly has excellent garlic wings - the sauce is satisfyingly spicy and the meat falls right off the bone.
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Audrey Claire is a Mediterranean spot in Rittenhouse and it’s one of our favorite BYOBs in the area.
The Dandelion in Rittenhouse is a spacious British pub, complete with tea service and Sunday roast.
Pub & Kitchen
Pub & Kitchen in Rittenhouse is somewhere you’ll want to come with a date or friend and stay for a long time.
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