Charlie was a sinner.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
smoked paprika aioli
Korean Style Fried Tofu
spicy glaze, black sesame, garden pickles
agave, black peppercorn, olive oil
Wonderful plant based. Had smell plates snd was very satisfied
The food is inspired and delicious! The service was good, but perhaps a bit slow, as the place was packed! My only complaint (and complaint is a strong word here), but our table was not ready when we were seated. We stood and waited for the host to wipe down the remnants from the previous diners. A teeny-tiny thing, for sure, but when it comes to first impressions...it wasn't the very best start. But the excellent drinks and food made up for it. ;)
I recommend the charlie sliders, the crab cake slider, and the cauliflower steak - that rice was something special.
Food and drinks were amazing. Had the potato croquettes, artichokes, “beef” sliders, mama’s meatballs & our ricotta. All delicious. If you get the meatballs, no need to get the ricotta too bc the meatballs have ricotta in them. Had an amazing waitress who made us feel incredibly welcome and comfortable. Would recommend to anyone, regardless of dietary restrictions. Sat outside on a crowded night but it was still great.
The service was Awesome, Food & Drinks was Delicious.....Will be going back soon!
I wasn't sure what to expect for an all vegan restaurant but we were pleasantly surprised. All the food was delicious and you could not tell it was vegan. Great cocktails, excellent food.
Service was terrible. Waited for 50 mins before even able to order food. This is the second time we have had the same waiter and the service was even worse the second time around which is very disappointing. Food was amazing! We ordered less only because the service was so bad and taking so long to order. The server also forgot several things we asked for.
Outstanding service! Great outdoor dining ambience, velvet curtains and chandeliers. Felt covid safe. Super accommodating for a surprise birthday celebration. Of course the food was delectable and visually gorgeous.
Waiters and waitresses were awesome. Food had so much flavor and the drinks were great!
The menu seemed great. The food came out immediately (like in 2 minutes) which seemed strange. The food was ok, not great. The drinks were very good. The server was fantastic. The host was somewhat rude.
My bride, the best mom!
Amazing vegan food, excellent and friendly service. Inside was a little loud, and we were glad we had reserved an outdoor table.
Top-notch plant-based cuisine and super friendly staff. My favorite spot in the city.
Love love love this place!!!
Enjoyed our mean at Charlie was a sinner. We ate outside which was very nice. Service was great - attentive but never rushed. Food was excellent. Our party had the Meatball Sub Lunch, Banh Mi Lunch, Classic Burger along with some apps.
The food here is so great and it’s really difficult to tell that it’s vegan! We really loved the outdoor set up and the staff was very friendly.
We have been to Charlie's many times and it is one of our favorite, if not our favorite restaurant in Philly. We are both vegan and have been to all of the 100% vegan spots in the city. Some notes on our most recent visit:
- The Korean fried tofu is a must-order! Delicious, perfectly fried - how does it stay crispy drenched in all that tasty sauce?! We don't know, but it's something magical.
- The croquettes are a menu staple and while not incredibly complex, are something I can't resist adding to my order every time because they're one of those elevated comfort foods you could just over indulge on anytime, any mood.
- Don't skip dessert. I love to lemon cake - turns to an almost pudding in your mouth. Partner loves the chocolate pot de creme.
- Skip the bucatini with meatballs. I'm Italian so I'm pretty critical of pasta dishes, but there are also just better, more yummy things to be had on the menu.
Oh, and cocktails. This time I got a mocktail because I was still a bit hungover from the night before, and it was really good. Spicy pineapple for those choosing to abstain, but I've always had really good "real" cocktails there as well. Cheers!
Sooooo amazing!!! Highly recommend the croquettes and crab cakes!!
This was our first time at a vegan restaurant. Our server Hunter was great with recommendations and service. The small plates were perfect for sharing. Out of all the dishes that we shared these were our favorites .The carmelized eggplant bao buns, grilled asparagus and zucchini slider. We will definitely return to try more of the menu.
First post-COVID dinner at a restaurant and ate outside. We ordered a number of plates for the table to share. Probably could have ordered one more dish. Food was delicious. 13th Street was buzzing with activity.
Great dinner, loved Bryan he did a wonderful job!
Can’t wait to visit again.
Our dinner at Charlie was a sinner was fantastic. The food was delicious and atmosphere delightful. We'll definitely be back!
Great place and the food is outstanding. Entire menu is vegan!! Outdoor seating for lunch was great, weather was good and they had accommodations if it wasn't. Service was outstanding, very informative about the menu and helped us make the best choices.
Excellent service, delicious food, and extraordinary cocktails. We will definitely be back. Food prices were pretty reasonable too for the quality. We sat outside, and really enjoyed ourselves. Loved it!
Wonderful service incredibly thoughtful staff. Amazing food. Will go back.
Great food, great service, very happy with the experience!
My daughter was visiting a university
The food & drinks are to die for... so creative and beautiful. Everything is so yummy! Best vegan restaurant ever!
Charlie Was A Sinner continues to never disappoint! The food is amazing as well as the staff! Outdoor seating felt safe and was clean. An overall enjoyable experience!
A wonderful array of vegan options with a ton of creativity! Definitely recommend for all! Will not be disappointed!
The food was really good. I would highly recommend the Korean style crispy tofu even if you don’t like tofu! The classic burger was good as well. The service was slow I understand during Covid however the server wasn’t attentive at all but was with others.
Hi I selected outdoor dining and made a reservation. When I arrived there was no available seating in the enclosed outdoor booths. I was seated at a table and chair on the open side walk. Several street people aggressively approached me for money, food, and one asked to sit with me. I asked the waiter if I could change to enclosed seating but nothing was available. Food and service was good but the street people in this area are so aggressive and made me feel very uncomfortable. When you make a reservation you should be entitled to enclosed dining.
Outside booths are very nicely designed with chandeliers and velvet curtains. Interesting vegan and kosher menu choices with gluten-free options. Good food and nice atmosphere---definitely worth a visit.
The squash blossom was good, but cilantro was not mentioned or on the menu. The bao bun was surprisingly spicy. Other items were tasty.
The spicy pineapple was the best mocktail I ever had. Brought a non vegan friend and she had a great time :)
We are not vegans but love the small plates meant to be shared and creative cocktails. I have always gone for dinner. First time for happy hour with nice selection of snacks at a reasonable price.
Private shelters for outdoor seating was intimate and comfortable was attentive but not hovering.
Good vegan food, well seasoned. Loved the Blackberry ginger soda, gnocchi, & zucchini squash blossoms!
Amazing as always!!
Outdoor dining has it's limitations. Not much the restaurant can do about it. however, the timing of the food service, ALL dishes delivered at once, could have been much better.
Charlie was a sinner. offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 758-5372.
Charlie was a sinner. is rated 4.7 stars by 1712 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.