Charlie was a sinner.

4.7
1610 reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Charlie was a sinner. is located in beautiful Midtown Village Philadelphia. Charlie specializes in tapas-style small plates, served until 10:00PM daily. In addition, Charlie has a collective list of strong craft cocktails.

Support Charlie was a sinner. during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1610 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodieJo
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing high quality food! Absolutely loved the service and drinks. Will be back again.

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vipMcallaha
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The outside areas are nice but oddly we could not feel any heat coming out of the overhead vent. We have been to many outdoor places and that is the only one we had to stay covered up with Jackets and hats.

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Isabellek2
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect evening. Drinks amazing and our server the total best!

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IvhaE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get Mamas meatballs or the ramen. So delicious and worth every penny.

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was very friendly and helpful! All staff was extremely friendly and positive despite how cold it was outside! I hope staff is well taken care of during this pandemic and the winter conditions!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are outside I one of their Covid “pods” a s had an amazing dining experience!

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AJParascandola
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the staff, and chef Nicky. Always a pleasure 🖤🖤

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner! Great experience

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This is the PERFECT date spot- a fantastic ambience, amazing and unique cocktails, great small plates for sharing, and overall great service. Highly recommend

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KateN
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Ambiance was only ok due to it being so cold outside. The heater only put out so much, but overall it was wonderful.

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vipJggray
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went on Saturday when weather turned rainy. They were great opening up dining room early so people could sit inside. Spacing was great. Beautiful inside with chandeliers and staff very enthusiastic and warm, as much as can be wearing masks. Food was great as essentially did tasting. Not vegetarians and enjoyed it all. Drinks phenomenal tasting and presentation was tops. Lots of others seemed to stop in for drinks and apps in afternoon. We just decided to try everything!

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DipaliN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Portion sizes were small but the food was very tasty. The drinks were awesome too!
We did outdoor dining and had a booth outside and the vent keep blowing cold air intermittently.
Overall it was a good experience.

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vipBConn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Great staff. Food was delicious and hot drinks outstanding.

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descalza
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely date night. We sat in the Chalet outside under the chandelier with a hot drink and checkered blankets. Dinner was delicious. We chose the Mushroom Ramen, Ricotta, Braised Carrots, and roasted peanuts. We finished dinner with the lemon cake.

Covid Protocols Followed well, it was only our second time out to eat and we were happy this is where we chose to go.

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vippatty
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love love love the food and drinks here. Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Some food was great while other food was not good at all. Same for the drinks.

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Philly
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, drinks, and staff! Thoughtfully respecting COVID guidelines as well.

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anon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic drinks & food!!

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Edgar
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful staff, we felt so special and taken care of. Attentive, friendly, and efficient! We look forward to celebrating our other big life events with them.

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Annie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Sitting outside be prepared for people coming to your table begging for food. Also, service is very slow.

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vipKate
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Amazing drinks! Unfortunately we sat for 27 minutes with empty drinks so we would have had more but service was a bit slow.

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SandR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, attentive staff, and very comfortable outdoor dining. Very warm!

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vipAnge
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I have been to Charlie's a few times. What I enjoyed this visit was that due to the city's restrictions on indoor dining, tables were not so close to each other. It was still very dark inside. The food was still delicious. Server was a little skittish (understandably due to the pandemic), so he did not linger, explain or get too close while serving us. We ordered the recommended 2-3 plates per person, but it was way too much food, no big deal as I took it home & had lunch the next day. Fan favorites are definitely the grilled Caesar salad & the ricotta with the yummy bread.

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TimD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat in one of the outdoor chalets. It was perfect for going out in pandemic times. Great food and great drinks.

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Ebean1219
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good. A fun afternoon out in the pandemic. We felt very safe and they kept us WARM!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came in for two birthdays and the service was outstanding. Aubrey was so attentive and hospitable. The drinks and food were to die for; we’ll definitely be returning!

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vipMojoejon
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Not a good experience; food was so-so, and the service should have been way better......

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Liah
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for a birthday dinner in the chalets and was definitely warmer than being outside. We kept our coats on and the temp felt great. Amazing food and drinks per usual!

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vipAlex
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

The food was sub-par at best and the service was not good.

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ErinS
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience1

This was our first time dining at Charlie was a sinner. I made reservations through open table. Restaurants in Philadelphia are at 25% capacity. There wasn’t a single person seated inside and there were 4 empty tables outside in their enclosed cabana type area. We were walked to an open air table outside and directly next to another table and on a slant. I asked if we could sit in the cabana and I was told they were requested for guests with later reservations. Our reservation was one of the first since it was 4:30. I asked to be moved to a different table so we weren’t so close to the only other table sitting outside in open air and also so we weren’t on a slant. The person who seated us seemed a little annoyed. It was a freezing and windy day. The food was excellent, but it was ridiculously cold. I used the rest room when I was finished eating right before we left at 5:45pm. There was still not a single person seated inside the restaurant and the outside cabana still had a table open. I was a little upset when I saw this and I am wondering what I have to do to get a table inside or in the cabana. I will give it another try because the food was excellent, but not because of the service.

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vipDanielP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful eating experience! Very good outdoor setup that made you feel safe during COVID.

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CandyC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flavorful food and great ambiance

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Daina
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been the Charlie Was a Sinner a few times and I've never been disappointed. The drinks are always great and it seems like they always have something new to try. I also really liked the food. The Mac and Cheese was really good! Also, the complimentary blanket was a great touch! And the service is always fantastic!

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FranciscoV
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and excellent food with a great atmosphere.

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TheEclectiscist
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Charlie was a sinner continues to be a favorite of mine for exceptional vegan cuisine and outstanding cocktails. We have visited several times before the pandemic and were completely smitten with the outdoor seating arrangement that they crafted to allow for safe dining this winter. Our little table, chandelier, and rug made our booth cozy but there was still room for air flow. Our drinks were fantastic and the food was delicious. It was the closest we felt to “normal” in some time, while still feeling like the server and my partner and I were safe. We plan to visit again.

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Charles
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Charlie's has done an amazing job with the pandemic. I felt totally safe and as comfortable eating there as before the pandemic. Can't wait to go back!!

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TallMike
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was pretty busy for a Monday night due to the holiday, so service was a little bit slow but nothing to really complain about. The outdoor cabanas are pretty great, they offer protection from the elements as well as other diners. They're not very warm at all, but hey, it's a plywood shed on the street! The HVAC system they've got is definitely more sophisticated than any other outdoor dining I've seen so far. Food was good, highlights for us were the korean tofu and the gnocchi.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Despite it being in the middle of a pandemic and freezing outside, our date night to celebrate my husband’s birthday, was absolutely wonderful!

The food was delicious, the cocktails perfect, the wait staff attentive and lovely.

Thank you all for a wonderful evening!

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vipRedmoore1127
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First chance to dine out in a long time and Charlie was a great choice. We were fortunate to have the chance to sit in one of the private chalets, otherwise there was only tables on the street. As a birthday lunch, the chalet was perfect and cozy. We've been here a few times and the menu never disappoints. Nor do the drinks. I like that the menu is approachable and realistic (another vegan place is so high priced it is almost ridiculous). We had the "beef" sliders and "crab" sliders. Both were excellent, so was the mac and cheese! Whatever bacon-like item sprinkled on the top made the dish. The only lackluster item was the mushroom toast - it was fine but needed something. We will definitely be back and hopefully we can eat like normal (inside the restaurant). If still during the pandemic, definitely book a chalet!

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VictoriaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect! The chalet made our dining experience very comfortable. The food and the drinks were absolutely delicious. The staff was wonderful. Highly recommend!!!

FAQs

Charlie was a sinner. does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Charlie was a sinner. also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 758-5372.

Charlie was a sinner. is rated 4.7 stars by 1610 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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