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Top Fine Dining Places in the Philadelphia Area

While visiting the Philadelphia area, there is no doubt that you’ll need a little something to eat.

While living on cheesesteaks might sound like an amazing idea, you’ll need a little variety to get you through the duration of your trip. Here is a list of some of the best fine dining restaurants in the Philadelphia area, where you can sit down and enjoy a quality meal no matter what your occasion for visiting the City of Brotherly Love.

Vernick Food and Drink

2031 Walnut St in the heart of Rittenhouse Square is the home to Vernick Food and Drink, an inviting neighborhood bistro opened by Chef Gregory Vernick. Using a variety of regional products, he’s created a menu featuring dishes that are globally inspired and craft cocktails with a careful selection of domestic and imported wines and beers.

Some of the specials that are must tries on the menu are Toasts (fromage blanc and cherries; peas and bacon; crab; morels; beef tartare; corn and smoked chile); tuna with spicy pickles; sea urchin with scrambled eggs; Arctic char with crispy skin; whole-wheat fettuccine with asparagus pesto; potato ravioli with braised lamb; black bass; halibut with mushrooms; bone-in strip loin (for two); olive oil cake; blueberry pie.

Entrees are usually in the $22-$26 price range while sharing entrees usually run about $38-$68.


Opening in 2008 and located at 237 Saint James Pl, Zahav is a modern Israeli restaurant that brings authentic Israeli flavors and culture to Philadelphia. Meaning gold in Hebrew, the design of the restaurant is a testament to Jerusalem.

The dining experience at Zahav begins with an assortment of salads followed by traditional dips like hummus and baba ganoush. The menu features a diverse selection of traditional kebabs. Dishes usually run in the $20-$25-dollar range

The focal point of Zahav is the middle of the room open kitchen that reveals coal fires and a wood burning oven. The eight seat chef’s counter gives viewers an inside look at the action inside the kitchen.

Butcher & Singer

Opened by world renowned restauranteur Stephen Starr, this 1930’s styled era steakhouse located in the trendy Rittenhouse Square at 15th and Walnut Street.

This old Hollywood style restaurant features a raw bar and ice-cold martini’s while the sounds of Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald flow throughout and romantic lighting and dark wood bring you back to a post prohibition era.

Along with classic style, steak is the name of the game here. But with delectable porterhouse steaks, lamb chops and a boneless rib eye, Butcher & Singer features a delicious selection of seafood, both raw and chilled as well as fish, lobster and the classic surf and turf.

The average price for a menu item at Butcher & Singer is $50 and will guarantee to leave you satisfied.

Talula’s Garden

Opened by one of the most recognizable faces of, Aimee Olexy, in 2011. Talula’s Garden is located at 210 W Washington Sq Park inside the art deco inspired Ayer Condominium building.

Talula’s Garden brings a new style of eating to Philadelphia and features a modern menu that’s prepared with carefully sourced ingredients and a light European touch that changes with the seasons.

Menu items can range from $30 to $50 per item and with a focus on cheeses, a hospitable staff and sustainable spirits, this is one location you must try while dining in Philly.


Located in the heart of the Old City neighborhood at 325 Chestnut St, Buddakan combines Pan Asian cuisine with a calm elegance.

The menu at Buddakan features appetizers like Kobe beef carpaccio and edamame ravioli while the main courses feature the delicious Japanese black cod, wasabi crusted filet mignon and colossal tempura shrimp. For desert, the chocolate bento box will satisfy pretty much anyone that is lucky enough to try it.

Menu items are around the $30 to $60-dollar range and has a little something for just about anyone to enjoy.

So, no matter what you’re craving, any of these restaurants will be a suitable and delicious choice for your fine dining experience while visiting Philly. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you.


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Top Fine Dining Places in the Philadelphia Area

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