Discover Trending Restaurants in Philadelphia

Home to some of the most iconic pieces of American history, from the Liberty Bell to Independence Hall, the City of Brotherly Love has deep roots—but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t know how to be trendy. From small eateries serving iconic cheesesteaks and hoagies to larger establishments serving an array of Mexican, Italian, farm-to-table, and Asian fusion dishes, each of these trendy restaurants has been ranked highly by masterful food connoisseurs. Ask a local and you’re bound to get the most accurate read on the pulse of the restaurant scene in Philly. So, we looked at our data to find where the most in-the-know locals are going for the trendiest restaurants in the City of Brotherly Love. Welcome to our Tastemakers List—here’s where they’re dining now.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Philadelphia, Bud & Marilyn's, The Love
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, American
Neighborhoods:Center City, Rittenhouse Square
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Philadelphia

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Center City
8,389 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date

A classic steakhouse with an upscale ambiance creates a revolutionary dining experience at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse. Within walking distance of Philadelphia City Hall and the Octavius Vale...

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Steakhouse in Philadelphia

Bud & Marilyn's

$$$$·American·
Center City
4,089 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date

Step inside Bud & Marilyn's retro eatery. The nostalgia-inspired aesthetics pave the way for the establishment's focus on American classic cuisine. Comfort food at its finest, owners Bud and Marilyn t...

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The Love

$$$$·American·
Rittenhouse Square
3,679 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date

The Love is a staple restaurant in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. The small, yet refined eatery specializes in brunch and dinner dishes. Menu items include shrimp & grits, cinnamon waffles, lemo...

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Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Morimoto

$$$$·Japanese·
Center City
5,881 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Just a few blocks from the historic Declaration House, diners come across Morimoto. This omakase- and Japanese-style restaurant created by an Iron Chef offers a one-of-a-kind environment. From the sle...

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Japanese in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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El Vez

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Center City
5,871 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Lunch

Nestled in City Center East near the Walnut Street Theatre, El Vez proves worthy of its incredible reviews. A lively ambiance filled with bright pops of color and lavish tufted booths hints at a high-...

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Most Booked in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Continental Midtown

$$$$·American·
Center City
1,004 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings

A modern bi-level restaurant with a rooftop deck in Rittenhouse Square, Continental Midtown is the go-to place for martinis and tapas-style dishes. Favorite dishes of locals include Szechaun Shoestrin...

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Hot Spot in Philadelphia

Buddakan - Philadelphia

$$$$·Asian·
Old City
9,749 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

The trendiest Asian fusion restaurant in Philadelphia, Buddakan offers a mix of classic and inventive dishes. Only minutes from the Liberty Bell, Buddakan has an environment unlike any other in the ci...

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Most Booked in Philadelphia

Vernick Food & Drink

$$$$·American·
Center City
1,652 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Established in an opulent brownstone in Rittenhouse Square, Vernick Food & Drink proves itself worthy of the top destination. The New Age American eatery is an up-scale venue with plates both large an...

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Parc

$$$$·French·
Rittenhouse Square
12,937 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions

A traditional Parisian-style bistro, Parc is situated only a few blocks from iconic landmarks like Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, One Liberty Observation Deck, and the Philadelphia City Hall. Dubbed th...

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French in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Alma De Cuba

$$$$·Cuban·
Center City
5,110 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance

Near the Comcast Center, foodies in Philadelphia make their way to Alma De Cuba. The best Cuban cuisine in the city is found in this quaint yellow building. A must for dinner, staples of this authenti...

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Barbuzzo Restaurant

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Center City
5,517 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Secure in the city center, on South 13th Street, Barbuzzo is a chic Mediterranean establishment that hones in on big tastes in a compact space. The small size of the eatery leads to an intimate enviro...

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Amada PHL

$$$$·Spanish·
Old City
7,806 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasions

A twist on traditional Spanish cuisine, the chef at Amada utilizes modern techniques and fresh ingredients to perfect each dish. A small and lively environment paves the way for a perfect weekend dinn...

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The Palm Philadelphia

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Center City
945 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date

Fine dining in a luxurious white-linen establishment, The Palm Philadelphia is the epitome of a special occasion restaurant. Whether celebrating an engagement, a promotion, or an anniversary, this is ...

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Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

$$$$·Italian·
Old City
3,113 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date

A short walk from the Korean War Memorial Park, Spruce Street Harbor Park, and the Independence Seaport Museum, Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti brings a touch of Italian cuisine to the sea. With a cen...

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Butcher & Singer

$$$$·Steak·
Center City
7,173 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries

A magical combination exists at Butcher & Singer on Walnut Street. A twist on the iconic Hollywood chophouses of yesteryear, this dining establishment combines the greatest in the world of steak with ...

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Steak in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Little Nonna's

$$$$·Italian·
Center City
2,868 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

Traditional Italian dishes served in a quaint and rustic establishment puts Little Nonna’s at the top of the list of the best trending restaurants in Philadelphia. Described as “old-school,” diners re...

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Fond

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Philly
1,525 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

Fond lies on the edge of Bella Vista and Queen Village. The quaint establishment specializes in contemporary American cuisine in a sophisticated and refined atmosphere. From bacon, egg, and cheese ome...

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Contemporary American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Little Fish

$$$$·Seafood·
Bella Vista
1,773 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions

A cozy and simplistic seafood restaurant sandwiched in between the highly regarded Philadelphia Magic Gardens and Italian Market Visitor Center, Little Fish is a BYOB establishment. Although their men...

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Pumpkin BYOB

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Rittenhouse Square
1,993 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions

Located to the Southeast of the city’s popular Rittenhouse Square lies the New Age American eatery known as Pumpkin. A BYOB establishment, the focus centers squarely on the food. A go-to for many loca...

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Contemporary American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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Talula's Daily - Secret Supper Club

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Washington Square
677 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem

An inventive farm-to-table style café nestled in the Washington Square district, Talula’s Daily Secret Supper Club is highly regarded among locals and tourists alike as one of the top trending restaur...

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