Monk's Cafe

264 S 16th St.

215/545-7005

Hours:

Sunday brunch 11am-5pm. Kitchen open 11:30am-1am nightly. Bar open 11:30am-2am nightly.

Consistently rated “One of the Area’s Best” by Zagat, and winner of more than a dozen “Best Of Philly” awards. If you’re visiting Philadelphia, you must stop by Monk’s Café. Inspired by cozy Belgian brasseries, this casual, affordable neighborhood bistro is a great place to grab a quick burger and fresh cut fries, or relax over gourmet delicacies like steamed mussels, cured salmon, poached turbot, rack of lamb, grilled steaks, duck breast and vegetarian fare. Choose from over 200 world-class beers, or sample one of the 20 Belgian Ales on tap — the largest selection of its kind in the country.

The Belgian Café

21st & Green Sts.

215/235-3500

Hours:

Full menu served 11:30am-Midnight daily. Saturday and Sunday brunch served 11am-5pm. Bar is open until 2am nightly.

This latest addition to the popular Art Museum area restaurant scene brings an astounding selection of over 200 bottled beers, a dozen well tended drafts, fine spirits, and great wines by the glass and bottle. The old world bar serves a delicious Belgian-inspired menu (featuring mussels & frites, smoked duck, vegetarian cuisine, and more) in a beautiful dining room showcasing nouveau-style painting, or outside in the large wrap-around sidewalk café. Just minutes from attractions like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, The Franklin Institute, and the Eastern State Penitentiary.