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7 Restaurants You Need to Try in Philadelphia

After more than a year of take-out only during the pandemic, the city of Philadelphia is officially back open for business! But after a slow year in the service industry, they need our support now more than ever. There are so many incredible restaurants in Philly, but we asked what some of your favorite restaurants are in the city. So let’s take a look at 7 of the most popular suggestions for today’s hot eats!

1. Alpen Rose

What makes it special: A classic steakhouse, reimagined. Step inside Alpen Rose and you’ll be greeted by the unforgettable ambiance. Walls of books filled with stories, stunning chandeliers and mood lighting like no other. Their steaks are to die for and the experience as a whole is top notch. It’s located in Center City on the corner of 13th and Sansom Streets.

Neighborhood: Washington Square West

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2. WM. Mulherin’s Sons

What makes it special: Wm. Mulherin's Sons is a restaurant and hotel combo. They’re a rustic Italian-influenced neighborhood joint, with a focus on pizza and other wood-fired fare. It’s a casual vibe with a level of sophistication unlike any other. This business has so much history. It started with the discovery of an abandoned 100-year-old whiskey blending and bottle facility that was constructed in 1890. It sits on the S.E. Corner of Front and Master Street and is now the fabulous restaurant we know today at Wm Mulherin’s Sons.

Neighborhood: Fishtown

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3. Mei Mei

What makes it special: Located in the heart of Old City, Mei Mei welcomes you to an experience you’ll never forget. You can literally dine underneath illuminated cherry blossoms while drinking fabulous cocktails and taking in the nouveau street art. It’s a truly one of a kind experience. It’s a modern & progressive adaptation of traditional Taiwanese cuisine.

Neighborhood: Old City

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4. The Love

What makes it special: This bilevel eatery has many different options for your dining experience. You can sit inside, outside, or in their upper-level loft. And if you like a drink experience that will sweep you off your feet, this is it. Their beverage program is inspired by travels to vineyards, breweries and cideries. Located just steps away from the beautiful Rittenhouse Square in the midst of everything Philly has to offer!

Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square

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5. Double Knot

What makes it special: Cozy coffee shop meets nautical izakaya! Double Knot boasts a two floor concept of coffee and cocktails upstairs and a sushi bar and robatayaki below. Bring out the adventurer in you - it’s insprired by folklore and scrimshaw, their underground izakaya is simply transformative. This is a one of a kind experience you won’t find everyday. And it’s right here in Center City Philadelphia!

Neighborhood: Washington Square West

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6. Tuna Bar

What makes it special: Tuna Bar is a Japanese Raw Bar with incredible delicacies. It has a relaxing yet upscale atmosphere and they pride themselves on their fresh and locally sourced ingredients. This is a truly elevated raw bar experience. The diverse menu offers traditional and specialty sushi rolls, raw oysters, scallops, hand-selected fish, and shareable entrees.

Neighborhood: Old City

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7. The Victor Cafe

What makes it special: The Victor Cafe, “Music Lover’s Rendezvous.” You get classic Italian eats with a side of opera. Every twenty minutes or so the wait staff will take a moment between courses to ring the bell, announce a performance, and fill the café with song! It’s been family owned and operated since 1918. There is so much history here, it was a former gramophone & record shop. Now it’s an Italian restaurant experience like you’ve never seen before in South Philadelphia!

Neighborhood: Passyunk Square

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