Charlie was a sinner.

4.7
1712 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.

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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 1712 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipamiandai
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful plant based. Had smell plates snd was very satisfied

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LindseyA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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. ;)

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MSDMJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I recommend the charlie sliders, the crab cake slider, and the cauliflower steak - that rice was something special.

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IsabellaH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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DoryellG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was Awesome, Food & Drinks was Delicious.....Will be going back soon!

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vipDaveP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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HaleyP
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

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.

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DNice
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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MarkM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiters and waitresses were awesome. Food had so much flavor and the drinks were great!

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KatrinaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Mother’s Day
My bride, the best mom!

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Jackie
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing vegan food, excellent and friendly service. Inside was a little loud, and we were glad we had reserved an outdoor table.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top-notch plant-based cuisine and super friendly staff. My favorite spot in the city.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love love love this place!!!

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vipjdk4560
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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JohnS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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JulietK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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!

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JessicaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sooooo amazing!!! Highly recommend the croquettes and crab cakes!!

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Elle
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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WUB85
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great dinner, loved Bryan he did a wonderful job!
Can’t wait to visit again.

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BobE
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our dinner at Charlie was a sinner was fantastic. The food was delicious and atmosphere delightful. We'll definitely be back!

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DavidC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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EdwinG
Poconos
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service incredibly thoughtful staff. Amazing food. Will go back.

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Garrett
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, very happy with the experience!

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vipXercise2eatanddrink
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter was visiting a university

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Cristy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food & drinks are to die for... so creative and beautiful. Everything is so yummy! Best vegan restaurant ever!

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vipMichele
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipGFM99
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

A wonderful array of vegan options with a ton of creativity! Definitely recommend for all! Will not be disappointed!

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vipinounvme
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

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.

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vipSandR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

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.

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vipEllenG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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Naovid
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The squash blossom was good, but cilantro was not mentioned or on the menu. The bao bun was surprisingly spicy. Other items were tasty.

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vipPhillydinerbri
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful!

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KellyA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The spicy pineapple was the best mocktail I ever had. Brought a non vegan friend and she had a great time :)

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Hutukem
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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TPatrickB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good vegan food, well seasoned. Loved the Blackberry ginger soda, gnocchi, & zucchini squash blossoms!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always!!

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vipLarryS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

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.

FAQs

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.

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