The Best Restaurants in Philadelphia to Try Now

When it comes to restaurants in Philadelphia, there’s no shortage of options, from the very high-end to the incredibly inventive. But if you’re only in town for a short while, these handful of recommendations will ensure that you eat well enough in the City of Brotherly love to want to return again.


Parc Brasserie

What makes Parc Brasserie a classic French bistro? It’s one of the best spots to grab a seat on the sidewalk and enjoy the architecture and scenery of Rittenhouse Square. Also, in true French-bistro fashion, the menu is dependable (it features all the classics, such as steak tartare) and is good for any situation or time of day.


Audrey Claire

One of the coolest aspects of dining in this city is the number of BYOB restaurants in Philadelphia. For more than 20 years, Audrey Claire has been a go-to for locals wanting to bring their own bottles of wine to the restaurant, and this inviting eatery serves the best farm-to-table dining near Rittenhouse Square. Cash only.



Vetri is on the expensive side for restaurants in Philadelphia, but it’s also been hailed as a rite of passage on any visit to the city. Like any good Italian restaurant, the specials are constantly changing, making every experience — which will consist of many courses — different and unique, ensuring you’ll always want to return for more.



The elegance of stately Rittenhouse Square is reflected in Lacroix restaurant, situated within The Rittenhouse Hotel, directly overlooking the park. Whether you’re interested in the chef’s tasting menu or our award-winning wine list, or are just coming by for our traditional afternoon tea in the Mary Cassatt Tea Room, Lacroix offers something for everyone.


Ready to make restaurant reservations? Book your hotel, too!

When you stay in one of our suites, you can enjoy $100 for dining at Lacroix, Bar 210, Mary Cassatt Tea Room, the library Bar, or at The Rittenhouse Spa & Club, including Hair by Paul Labrecque.