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RESTAURANTS

The following restaurant suggestions are grouped by location. They are designed as a guide, but do not represent endorsements by Friends of Dard Hunter.

Lunch Suggestions near PENN and Common Press:

White Dog Café $$

Address: 3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 386-9224

Website: http://www.whitedog.com/

Boisterous doggy-themed restaurant serving eclectic fare made with local & organic ingredients.


Axis Pizza $$

Address: 20 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 382-2199

Website: http://www.axispizza.com/

Casual option open all hours offering breakfast, burgers & brick-oven pizza plus a large salad bar.

POD $$

Address: 3636 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 387-1803

Website: http://www.podrestaurant.com/

A futuristic space with ever-changing colors is the scene for high-end Pan-Asian fare & sushi.

Sang Kee Noodle House $$

Address: Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel, 3549 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 387-8808

Website: http://sangkeenoodlehousephiladelphia.com/33318

Chinese specialties like buns & dumplings served fast attract crowds for lunch & on weekends.

Zavino $$

Address: 3200 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 823-6897

Website: http://zavino.com/zavino-university-city/

Industrial-chic offshoot of a popular local eatery spotlighting gourmet pizzas, Italian fare & wine.

New Deck Tavern $

Address: 3408 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 386-4600

Website: http://www.newdecktavern.com/

A lot of draft beers, quiz nights & pub grub draw a strong student crowd to this old-school pub.

 

Federal Donuts $

Simple New American eatery with a 3-pronged focus: Korean-style fried chicken, donuts & coffee.

Address: 3428 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (267)275-8489

Website: http://www.federaldonuts.com/

Simple New American eatery with a 3-pronged focus: Korean-style fried chicken, donuts & coffee.

Franklin’s Table Food Hall $ - $$

Hip food hall with popular local vendors & communal seating at the University of Pennsylvania. Options include fast food gourmet falafel, pizza, sushi, burgers, sandwiches, juicery.

Address: University of Pennsylvania, 3401 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Website: https://www.shopsatpenn.com/franklins-table

Lunch and Dinner Suggestions near UArts:

****advance reservations are HIGHLY recommended for dinner****

Sumo Sushi $$

Address: 337-41 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 985-1111

Website: http://sumosushiphilly.com/34352

No-frills Japanese spot serving standard fare plus sushi in an understated space.

Sawatdee $

534 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

phillysawatdee.com

(215) 790-1299

This Thai spot serves the standard dishes in a lime green space decorated with traditional artwork.

Founding Fathers $
1612 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

foundingfathersbar.com

(267) 519-0253

Relaxed spot with a long bar & warm vibe offering pub grub & draft beers, including local brews.

The Cambridge $$

1508 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

cambridgeonsouth.com

(267) 455-0647

Extensive beer list & creative American fare in a warm tavern with reclaimed decor, plus a patio.

Jasmine Rice $$

Address: 306 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: (215) 546-0818

Website: http://jasminericephilly.com/

Thai BYOB providing well-seasoned specialties paired with the namesake rice in an understated space.

Giorgio on Pine $$

Address: 1328 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 545-6265

Website: http://www.giorgioonpine.com/

Italian classics plus several gluten-free options, all in a casual, bring-your-own-wine setting.

Barbuzzo $$

Address: 110 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 546-9300

Website: http://www.barbuzzo.com/

Farm-fresh ingredients star at this Mediterranean joint set in a chic, compact space.

El Vez $$

Address: 121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 928-9800

Website: http://www.elvezrestaurant.com/

Trendy Mexican joint serving upscale eats & cocktails in a colorful, flashy setting.

Zavino $$

Address: 112 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 732-2400

Website: http://zavino.com/zavino-13th/

Tiny wine bar teaming its vintages with a food lineup of Italian small plates & Neapolitan pizzas.

Little Nonna’s $$

Address: 1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 546-2100

Website: http://littlenonnas.com/

Traditional Italian dishes delivered in a homey trattoria setting with an open kitchen & a garden.

Nomad Roman Pizza $$

Address: 1305 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 644-9287

Website: http://www.nomadpizzaco.com/

Cozy pizzeria focusing on local & organic ingredients to make brick-oven thin-crust pies.

Wishbone $$

210 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

wishbonephilly.com

(215) 309-3667

Locally focused eatery turning out fried chicken, wings & bottled beer in a brick-walled space.

Lolita $$

Address: 106 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone(215) 546-7100

http://lolitaphilly.com/

Contemporary Mexican plates & specialty margaritas in an upbeat, rustic-chic setting

Jamonera $$
105 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

jamonerarestaurant.com

(215) 922-6061

Spanish spot for tapas, large plates, charcuterie & sherry in a cozy setting

Opa $$
1311 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

opaphiladelphia.com

(215) 545-0170

Contemporary Greek plates large & small are served in an eye-catching setting with a lively bar.

Bud & Marilyn’s $$

Address: 1234 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 546-2220

Website: http://budandmarilyns.com/

Updated American classics are served in kitschy environs with a retro rec-room vibe at the bar.

HipCityVeg $

121 S. Broad Street

267.296.9001

Dine-in or take-out vegan food & smoothies, plus breakfast served in a cheerful, chill space.

Everything fresh $$

1222 Walnut Street

https://local.yahoo.com/info-191153750-everything-fresh-philadelphia?stx=Everything%20Fresh&csz=Philadelphia,%20PA&fr=lsrp

Imagine taking Whole Foods, reducing the size, and cutting the price. That's what you've got at Everything Fresh.

Chipotle $

15 12 Walnut Street

215.558.5213

Fast-food chain offering Mexican fare, including design-your-own burritos, tacos & bowls.

Sweetgreen $$

Address: 1821 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: (215) 665-9710

Website: http://www.sweetgreen.com/

Locavore-friendly counter-serve chain specializing in organic salads, soup & bowls.

Mixto $$

Address: 1141 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 592-0363

Website: http://www.mixtorestaurante.com/

This 2-story spot spot offers Pan-Latin food, margaritas, outdoor dining & festive decor.

& Pizza $$

Modern pizzeria chain serving gourmet pies with diverse sauces, plus dessert pizzas & house sodas

S. 15th at Walnut

1430 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

andpizza.com

(215) 609-4758

Steve’s Prince of Steaks $

Address: 41 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: (215) 972-6090

Website: http://www.stevesprinceofsteaks.com/

Local chain outpost serving traditional cheesesteak sandwiches plus burgers & hoagies.

 

Tequilas Restaurant $$
1602 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

tequilasphilly.com

(215) 546-0181

Creative regional Mexican cooking & tequila cocktails in an elegant space with chandelier lighting.

 

Strangeloves $$
216 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

strangelovesbeerbar.com

(215) 873-0404

Hip brick-walled, bi-level pub featuring craft beer on 20 taps & classic New Orleans dishes.

Smokin Betty’s $$

116 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

smokinbettys.com

(215) 922-6500

Bar/restaurant serving BBQ & homestyle New American eats in a roomy space that hops at happy hour.

Vedge $$$

Address: 1221 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 320-7500

Website: http://vedgerestaurant.com/

Restaurant serving inventive vegan & vegetarian small plates in a charming old mansion.

Great Happy Hour near UArts:

Tria $$

1137 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

triaphilly.com

(215) 629-9200

Snug cafe where cheese, wine & beer are the main focus, backed by a menu of small plates.

Standing O at The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel $$

Address: 237 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107

Phone: (215) 893-1600

Website: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-philadelphia-center-city-PHLBLDT/index.html

Contemporary bistro & bar with New American food & a casual vibe at the DoubleTree hotel.

XIX Nineteen Bar in The Bellevue Hotel $$$

Address: 200 S Broad St #19, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: (215) 790-1919

Website: https://www.hyatt.com/corporate/restaurants/nineteen-restaurant/en/home.html?src=vanity_xixnineteen.com

Ornate, view-filled New American seafood specialist on the 19th floor of the Hyatt at the Bellevue.

Nomad Roman (happy hour begins at 4:30pm)

Address: 1305 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA  19107  
Phone: (215) 644-9287

Website: http://www.nomadpizzaco.com/nomad-roman.html

Cozy pizzeria focusing on local & organic ingredients to make brick-oven thin-crust pies.

Zavino

Address: 112 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 732-2400

Website: http://zavino.com/zavino-13th/

Tiny wine bar teaming its vintages with a food lineup of Italian small plates & Neapolitan pizzas.

Lolita’s

Address: 106 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 546-7100

Website: http://lolitaphilly.com/

Contemporary Mexican plates & specialty margaritas in an upbeat, rustic-chic setting

Valanni $$

Address: 1229 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 790-9494

Website: http://valanni.com/

Distinctive Mediterranean-Latin dishes served in sleek, modern quarters that turn clubby at night.

FOOD Near Rittenhouse Square/Park

Federal Donuts $
1632 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

federaldonuts.com

(215) 665-1101

Popular counter-serve outpost specializing in Korean-style fried chicken, creative donuts & coffee.

Parc Restaurant, Bistro & Café $$$

Eurpoean bistro

Address: 227 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: (215) 545-2262

Website: http://www.parc-restaurant.com/

Traditional bistro fare is served in a bustling setting that reminds of belle epoque Paris.

Rouge $$

Address: 205 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: (215) 732-6622

Website: http://rouge98.com/

Known for classic burgers, this American eatery offers sidewalk seating for ample people-watching.

Devon Seafood Grill $$

Address: 225 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: (215) 546-5940

Website: http://devonseafood.com/home.aspx?location_id=96

Seafood classics & a bar scene in this chic spot with a tiled barrel-vault ceiling & outside tables.

A.Kitchen + Bar $$$

Address: 135 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: (215) 825-7030

Website: http://www.akitchenandbar.com/

This stylish American bistro offers seasonal small plates & craft beers in a white-oak-lined space.

Oyster House $$

Address: 1516 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: (215) 567-7683

Website: http://oysterhousephilly.com/

Oysters, lobster & other East Coast-style seafood feature at this stylish eatery open since 1976.

The Dandelion $$

Address: 124 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: (215) 558-2500

Website: http://www.thedandelionpub.com/

This spot serves craft beers & modern takes on British cuisine in a pubby setting.

Marathon Grill $$

Address: 121 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: (215) 569-3278

Website: http://eatmarathon.com/

Diner using produce from its own urban farm project in dishes from meatloaf to tuna-salad hoagies.

Dandan $$
126 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

dandanrestaurant.com

(215) 800-1165

Modern bi-level eatery serving dan dan noodles, veggie dishes & spicy Sichuan/Taiwanese specialties.

FOOD Near Washington Square/Park

Talula’s Garden $$$

210 W Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106

talulasgarden.com

(215) 592-7787

High-end charmer crafts seasonal American cuisine in a chic farmhouse setting with a summer garden.

Varga Bar $$

941 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

vargabar.com

(215) 627-5200

Craft beer, specialty cocktails & comfort snacks in a retro room inspired by the Varga pinup girls.

Cheu Noodle Bar $

255 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

cheunoodlebar.com

(267) 639-4136

Hip ramen bar with graffiti-covered walls serves noodles & Asian bites plus beer, wine & cocktails.


Kanella Grill $
1001 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

kanellarestaurant.com

(267) 928-2085

Easygoing Greek BYO from the Kanella team specializing in kebabs, to eat in or take out.

Lunch Suggestions near Free Library of Philadelphia:

Doma Japanese Restaurant $$
1822 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

domarestaurant.com

(215) 564-1114

Tiny, sleek Japanese-Korean eatery with a deep menu featuring items ranging from sushi to bibimbop.

Kite & Key $$

1836 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

thekiteandkey.com

(215) 568-1818

Bustling local saloon offering a rotating tap selection & wine plus a menu of American pub grub.

Whole Foods $$

Food, salad bars and several restaurants inside

2101 Pennsylvania Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130

(215) 557-0015

Eco-minded chain with natural & organic grocery items, housewares & other products (most sell wine).

 

Le Pain Quotidien at the Granary $$

1937 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

(215) 789-9870

Lunch Suggestions near Philadelphia Museum of Art Perleman Buliding:

Figs $$

2501 Meredith St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

figsrestaurant.com

(215) 978-8440

Cash-only BYOB European bistro serving a Mediterranean menu & a weekend brunch.

London Grill $$

2301 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130

londongrill.com

(215) 978-4545

Upscale New American fare plus casual bar snacks served in a local pub with craft beer & cocktails.

Bishops Collar $

2349 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130

thecollar.us

(215) 765-1616

Wood-covered pub with old church pews for seats, plus jukebox tunes & outdoor summer dining.

Luigi’s pizza $$
2401 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130

luigispizzafresca.com

(215) 769-8888

Casual, quick-serve Italian spot featuring thin-crust & stuffed pizzas, calzones, panini & more.

Zorba’s Greek Tavern $$

2230 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130

zorbastavern.com

(215) 978-5990

This Greek tavern serves traditional cuisine in a homey space decorated with old-country paintings.

 

Museum Café $$$

Address: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Phone:(215) 763-8100

Website: http://www.philamuseum.org/dining/

Seasonal French bistro in the Museum of Art offering à la carte & buffet menu, dinner on Fridays.

Art Café $$$

Address: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Phone:(215) 763-8100

Website: http://www.philamuseum.org/dining/

Seasonal French bistro in the Museum of Art offering à la carte & buffet menu, dinner on Fridays.

Perelman Café 

Address: 2525 Pennsylvania Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Phone:(215) 763-8100

Website: http://www.philamuseum.org/dining/