Category: Center City

Tavern Restaurant

A cozy Underground hideaway features fresh American bar fare from Chef Mackenzie Hilton. Menu highlights include Burgers made with naturally raised beef, Pork Belly Sliders with Kimchi, Scallion and Cilantro, Large Salads and many Vegetarian options. Classic cocktails, lo- cal brews, reasonable wines. 

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Tradesman’s

Come visit one of Philly’s most anticipated new restaurants – a sprawling renovation of an early 20th century bank building, focused on non-regional American BBQ, a farm-to-table vegetable selection of small plates and salads. and 34 drafts with over 100 whiskeys – all from independent American craft producers.

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Monk’s Cafe

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 Cafe. 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.

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Maggiano’s Little Italy

Maggiano’s blends the tradition of family, good time with friends, and authentic Italian cuisine. In a vibrant dining atmosphere, filled with the nostalgic Italian charm of red-checked tablecloths, and surrounded by walls covered in family portraits, we welcome you to come celebrate and enjoy the Maggiano’s experience. We work in a “made from scratch‚ “kitchen, replicating everyday recipes that have been in our families for many, many years. Maggiano’s offers an enticing menu full of Old and New World Italian recipes, irresistible desserts, a full list of select wines, and popular house specialties.

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Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar

Between Walnut and Locust Streets. Tabu was created to serve one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Philadelphia. A sports bar alongside a lounge both serving some of the finest local craft beers and comfort food, was designed with you, our customer, in mind. Tabu is within walking distance of the convention center, several local theaters as well as Antique Row. Nestled in the heart of the “Gayborhood,‚ “Tabu opens its doors to a wonderful mixed crowd where everyone is welcome. Customers can dine on the first floor and catch the latest game or head upstairs to our lounge, where you’ll enjoy comfortable seating and an inviting atmosphere, with numerous events throughout the week.

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Maison 208

Maison 208 is a two-story New American Restaurant and Social serving small and shared plates, craft cocktails, beer and natural wines. Seasonably open-air, Maison 208 invites guests to feel at home and enjoy a casually sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere while enjoying an elevated meal. 

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Porta

Porta lifted its name from an old Italian proverb which translates to “The door is always open;” They’re committed to the art of authentic Neapolitan pizza making. They offer a dozen different Neapolitan pies from ovens made in Naples, plus salads, pastas, risotto, and house made cheeses. Craft cocktails, wine by the glass and craft beers too! 

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House

King of Prussia. At Ruth’s Chris, your last bite is just as good as your first. Perfectly seasoned and broiled at 1,800 degrees, each cut of USDA Prime beef we serve arrives cooked to perfection and sizzling on a 500 degree plate – just the way Ruth liked it.

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Bareburger

 In 2019, after our doors have been open for a decade, we took a step back and looked at ourselves as a company.We looked beyond what we created, we reflected upon the journey that brought us here and explored ideas of where this path and our growth will lead. Our greatest strength has always been creating a menu with choices that feels good for everyone. We source mindfully, with our farmers, our environment and our guests in mind at all times. We now look to the future of food, and plant-based proteins are undoubtedly at the forefront of sustainability. Our menu is now half vegan; plant-based and more delicious than ever. What we eat is who we are, and at Bareburger, we celebrate everyone!

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Barra Rossa

Corner of 10th and Walnut. Barra Rossa is a bustling burst of Italian flavor and energy. The lively atmosphere is perfect for sharing a meal with friends or family. All your favorite Italian dishes are here along with wood-fired Neopolitan pizza made from scratch, and we have a full menu, including beer, for gluten free diners. We are almost always able to accommodate large parties (even last minute) and are steps away from both the Walnut Street and Forrest Theaters, and only 4 blocks from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. 

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Fergie’s Pub

Nestled in the heart of Center City, Fergie’s Pub is home to all the best of a real Irish Pub: warm, friendly atmosphere and the best Guinness on tap in the city. Recently voted the Best Neighborhood Bar in Philadelphia, Fergie’s is the perfect place to unwind with friends. The traditional Irish menu includes favorites such as shepherd’s pie, fish and chips and burgers sure to please. Tuesday and Thursday nights showcase the local favorite Quizo game. A variety of live music can be seen here Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at no charge. Close proximity to the Convention Center and the Marriott.

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IHOP

For over 50 years, IHOP has been one of America’s favorite destinations for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ranked Zagat’s 2009 No. 1 best breakfast . IHOP is just 3 blocks from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. In addition to their world famous breakfast, IHOP also offers a huge selection of burgers, sandwiches, signature soups and salads, plus entrees ranging from seafood to steaks!

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Franky Bradley’s

A nostalgic and eclectic restaurant and bar in the heart of Center City’s Midtown Village, Franky Bradley’s serves upa feast for the senses. Great craft beer and cocktails, as well as a unique wine list compliment an engaging menu. Items such as South Philly Perogies, a Duck Cuban Sandwich and house made creative pastas are just some of the unique takes on classics you’ll find. The full dinner menu is served late every day. Evenings in the club bring an eclectic mix of bands, burlesque, DJs and dancing.

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Cheesecake Factory

With more than 250 menu items and more than 30 signature cheesecakes and desserts, there truly is “Something for everyone” at The Cheesecake Factory. We prepare our food fresh each day in our kitchen, using the highest quality ingredients. Now offering Sunday Brunch from 10:00-2:00. Happy Hour is available in the bar area Monday-Friday from 4pm-6pm. Choose from select specialty cocktails, well drinks, wines by the glass, beer and appetizers.

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Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant

Our versatile menu includes imaginative entrees, shared plates and a unique variety of appetizers, all created from scratch by our onsite chefs, and served fresh daily during lunch and dinner. Our beers are brewed on site, allowing patrons to observe the process. Recognized nationally and internationally, Iron Hill’s local brewers have earned more than 70 individual awards at the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival – including 23 gold medals, making us the most award-winning brewery east of the Mississippi. We’re Iron Hill. Craft Kitchen. Scratch brewery.

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CHeU Noodle Bar

Offering their unique twist on Ramen, two Philly guys, Ben and Shawn, say “we cook what we like to eat – it’s personal no matter what we put in front of you”. Their famous Brisket Ramen with a matzo ball, kimchi, and sesame red chili broth is a must. Serving beer, wine and cocktails too.

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BurgerFi

Free- range, never-frozen, never microwaved Angus beef (the best there is), with absolutely no hormones, no antibiotics, no chemicals, and no additives. That means better flavor that’s better for you. BurgerFi FRIES‚ “fresh-cut with parmesan, chili, cheese, and a bunch of other incredible toppings. BurgerFi DRINKS‚ “local craft beer and wine, plus Coca-Cola soda available without high fructose corn syrup. BurgerFi DESSERTS‚ “frozen, delicious custards, concretes, and a whole lot more. The BurgerFi MENU‚ “All natural from top to bottom. It’s better tasting, and a whole lot better for you. BurgerFi mantra- “All Natural Tastes Better”. Join the Burgerfication of the Nation!

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Bru

Bru is a modern American gastropub meets “indoor German biergarten‚ “located 3 blocks from the Convention Center in Midtown Village. Featuring 38 American Craft and German drafts, a large bottled beer selection from around the world, and a creative kitchen offering a local interpretation of German favorites serving full menu from 11am ‚Until 1am daily. Please check us out on Facebook for a list of upcoming events.

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Finn McCool’s

Finn McCool’s is your “local Irish pub‚ “located in the heart of Center City. Finn’s offers a mix of local craft beers and Irish pub staples on draft. Visit us for our vibrant Happy Hour (Monday-Friday 5-7), stop by for our game day specials, book a private event upstairs in Room 12 Lounge, or stop by late night to enjoy a Philly Cheesesteak with a pint! Please check us out on Facebook for a list of upcoming events.

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Asia on the Parkway

Asia on the Parkway is a unique restaurant in Philadelphia’s Center City, offering Asian fusion cuisine in a casually elegant atmosphere. It presents an exciting menu highlighting traditional Chinese specialties, and also featuring more exotic dishes including Singaporean, Thai and Vietnamese flavors sure to entice the palate. Located at the corner of Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 17th Street, it shares a building with Windsor Suites and is just a short walk from most Center City hotels. Perfect for meetings, parties and special events. Outdoor seating available. 

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Uptown Beer Garden

Philly’s premier outdoor drinking and dining space. Uptown is a generously sized urban oasis, located in the Courtyard of the BNY Mellon Building. The kitchen serves locally-driven snacks and sandwiches until close each night, and three outdoor bars focus on sangria, frozen cocktails, and their highlight – a fully custom draft list, brewed in collaboration with six local breweries – and available nowhere else! For information on rentals and group packages email events@uptownbeer.com.

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Blume

Located in Rittenhouse neighborhood, Blume is a stylish, colorful and Instagram-ready new restaurant and natural wine bar. The stunning plant-filled interior features “Modernized Victorian” decor highlighted by 200 plants lining the ceiling, 2,300 roses on the back wall, 88 colored glass mirror panels, and a giant butterfly mural across the front of the building. Executive Chef Aila DeVowe presents New American, street-food inspired small plates menu. At the bar, enjoy natural wine and fruit-forward cocktails, plus 20 taps craft beers and ciders.

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Sandler’s on 9th

Located just a few short blocks from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Sandler’s on 9th is a family owned and operated restaurant that has a focus on sourcing local products that were sustainably wild-caught and never farm-raised. Our goal is to make you feel at home, implementing the same values we use in our home kitchen. 

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Pinefish

Eclectic mirrors, twinkling chandeliers and natural wood topped tables line the dining room at Pinefish, known for the freshest and finest seafood in Philly. Every Wednesday is All-You-Can-Eat crab legs. Happy Hour 4:30pm-6:30pm every day (including weekends) with great prices on drinks, seafood and small plates. Serving dinner nightly and brunch Saturday and Sunday.

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