Fine Dining in Philadelphia, PA

Lacroix at The Rittenhouse 210 West Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-790-2533
www.rittenhousehotel.com

Internationally renowned Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix, Maitres Cuisiniers de France, Executive Chef of The Rittenhouse Hotel, voted James Beards 'Best Chef Mid-Atlantic' brings his signature style to Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, using the freshest local ingredients from the Eastern Seaboard. To this, Chef Lacroix adds his French influence to create a cuisine unparalleled in Philadelphia. The 125-seat restaurant overlooks historic Rittenhouse Square, with its magnificent trees and notable statues. Voted "Best New Restaurant" in Esquire Magazine's national survey, and listed in Gourmet Magazine as one of the Best Restaurants in America, Lacroix at The Rittenhouse is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and offers a magnificent Sunday Brunch. Choose from private dining in La Serre, seating up to 18 in a French country setting, dinners and receptions for 30 in Lily's Cafe, or experience the ultimate in dining at The Chef's Table in the heart of the kitchen.

Alma de Cuba
1623 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-988-1799
FAX: 215-988-0807

Alma de Cuba serves festive cocktails and spectacular Cuban inspired cuisine. Seating areas include: a 58-seat bar-lounge, a 16-seat bar and the separate Tobacco Room.

Bistro St. Tropez
2400 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-569-9269
www.bistrosttropez.com

Bistro St. Tropez is one of the mostly widely acclaimed fine dining restaurants in Philadelphia, and recognized internationally as one of the best restaurants in America. The authentic French cuisine created by Chef/Owner Patrice Rames has been hailed by top critics and the most discerning clientele for freshness, innovative preparation and stylish presentation. Located in Center City, with dramatic views of the Schuykill River from its dining rooms and bars.

Bliss Restaurant
220-224 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-731-1100
www.bliss-restaurant.com

Located next to the historic Bellevue Hotel, Bliss represents a décor of understated elegance. Award- winning restaurant designers, DAS Architects, used shades of blue and honey to evoke a tranquil environment and contemporary design. An all-glass exterior exposes the two-level restaurant, which seats 72 plus outside seating for 20, to the bustling street life of Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts. Chef/ Owner Fancesco Martorella mirrors the diversity of American culture in a menu that draws its inspiration from a world of culinary influences. Drawing from a career that earned him such accolades as "America's Super-Chef" from Food & Wine and a nomination for Best Chef, Mid- Atlantic in 1999, from the James Beard Foundation, Martorella brings together his personal and professional experiences in the creation Bliss.

Brasserie Perrier 1619 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-568-3000
www.brasserieperrier.com

Executive Chef Chris Scarduzio's inventive and flavorful cuisine presents each guest with a wide range of original dishes with which to create the perfect event. Brasserie Perrier's gracious staff gladly assists with special requests such as a dance floor, live dance bands, and audio-visual equipment.

Buddakan
325 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-574-9440
FAX: 215-574-8994
www.Buddakan.com

The immensely popular restaurant Buddakan combines ultra-chic decor with modern Asian cuisine. The 170-seat restaurant, with 20' high ceilings, features an impressive 10-foot Buddha. The social center of the dining area is the onyx-topped community table. A mezzanine area overlooks the airy restaurant. Buddakan is open seven days a week. Large party seating times: 6:30 pm and earlier or 8:30 pm and later, seven days a week. The Mezzanine area is available for a semi-private events Sunday through Thursday with a minimum/maximum of 46 guests. The Communal Table is also available seven days a week and seats up to 24 guests.

Continental
138 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-923-6069
FAX: 215-923-2955
www.ContinentalMartiniBar.com

The ever-popular Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar is known for its sensational cocktails and global tapas menu. A restored stainless-steel 60's diner, Continental's trend-setting decor features oversized olive-shaped lamps pierced with huge toothpicks.

Le Bec-Fin
1523 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-567-1000
www.lebecfin.com

Philadelphia's premiere French restaurant offers discriminating guests a private dining experience equivalent to its peerless reputation. Le Bec-Fin's elegant mezzanine banquet room comfortably accommodates up to 30 quests. The room's every detail, from the graceful Riedel crystal stemware to the stunning panoramic wall covering "Isola Bella," imported from the famed Zuber family workshops in Rixheim, France, exudes the signature elegance of chef-owner Georges Perrier. Le Bec-Fin's main dining room, in the style of a golden 19th century Parisian dining salon, is available for up to 80 guests for Saturday lunch, Sunday lunch, and Sunday dinner. Chef Perrier's world-renowned cuisine and the restaurant's flawless service provide every guest with a unique and exceptional experience.

Mixto 1141-43 Pine St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-592-0363
FAX: 215-592-6417
www.mixtophilly.com

Located on antique row in Center City Philadelphia, Mixto offers traditional Latin Food with a contemporary flare. This two-story restaurant boasts exposed brick walls, floor to ceiling windows, wrought iron wooden accents and a Mojito that knows no comparison. With two full service bars located on each floor and banquet/catering facilities, Mixto is an ideal venue to meet your every need. Specializing in Cuisine from all over Latin America and abroad, Mixto has a flavor for everyone.

Morimoto
723 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215-413-9070
FAX: 215-413-9075
www.MorimotoRestaurant.com

Morimoto is a brilliant restaurant that features the contemporary Japanese cuisine by Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef fame. Colored glass tables with white leather benches seat up to 125 people. Other seating options include: a 15-seat sushi bar, a bar area for up to 30 people and a private "Omakase Room" for up to 16 people. Open seven days a week.

Morton's, The Steakhouse
1411 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-557-0724

 

Moshulu
401 S. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-923-2500
www.moshulu.com

The Moshulu's private dining rooms and outdoor decks take full advantage of the unparalleled views of the city and waterfront. The multi-level decks offer a glorious open-air experience. There are many dining and entertaining options on the Moshulu. Private parties can be arranged in various settings-at the exclusive chef's table, in one of the two private rooms off of the main dining room, at the Captain's table under the skylight in full view of the lighted masts, or on one of our outdoor decks.

Next BYOB
223 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-629-8688
FAX: 215-238-0297
www.nextbyob.com

Next is a perfect addition to the already hip dining district of the "Abbott Square" section of South Street. Sandwiched between Queens Village and Society Hill, Next caters to the local center city business people as well as the young professionals of the neighborhoods. With a large communal table Next is ideal for business dinners, large corporate events or a simple social gathering. Next's Menu is American/Continental with an international flair that appeals to a wide variety of tastes. Available for Private events. Projector Wall available.

Pod

3636 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-387-1803
FAX: 215-387-1809
www.podphiladelphia.com

The impressive 160-seat restaurant, Pod serves extraordinary Asian-fusion cuisine. Seating areas include: a 44-seat dining area that can be used for private parties; three private dining "pods" for parties of six, eight and twelve people; the oval, 34-seat sushi bar, the bar-lounge area offers seating for up to 50 guests; and a 14-seat bar.

Pompeii

1113 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-829-4400
FAX: 215-829-4421
pompeiirestaurant.com

After six successful years at Broad and Sansom Streets, the first Pompeii Restaurant relocated to the heart of Philadelphia's theater district at 11th and Walnut Streets. In February 2003, owner Robert Liccio proudly unveiled an elegant new interior inspired by the Roman era.

Smith & Wollensky

Rittenhouse Square
at the Rittenhouse Hotel
Phone: 215-545-1700
www.smithandwollensky.com

If steak were a religion, this would be its cathedral.

"A steakhouse to end all arguments." - The New York Times
"The quintessential New York steakhouse." - Gourmet
"...perhaps the best sirloin of my life…" - Chicago Tribune

Striped Bass

1500 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215-732-4444
FAX: 215-732-4433

Striped Bass, a former brokerage house with 28-foot ceilings, offers guests an opulent setting to enjoy a top quality seafood menu. A huge 16' sculpture of a leaping fish presides over the exhibition kitchen. Comfortable and intimate, the spacious restaurant has a glamorous yet relaxed feel. Elegantly appointed tables, coffered ceilings, towering marble columns, and mullioned windows add to the indisputable grandeur of this converted brokerage house.

Tangerine

232 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-627-5116
FAX: 215-627-5117
www.tangerinerestaurant.com

Tangerine has received praise for its Mediterranean menu and breathtaking atmosphere. One dining area features a wall of candle-filled niches. Another intimate dining room has velvet curtains and pillows. A new 60-seat lounge area features leather tables and club chairs.

The Prime Rib Restaurant

1701 Locust St. (in the Warwick Hotel)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-772-1701
FAX: 215-790-9979
www.theprimerib.com

The Prime Rib Restaurant is located just steps away from Rittenhouse Square, but entering this sophisticated room is like stepping back in time to a 1940's Manhattan supper club. With art-deco black walls trimmed in gold, leopard-print carpeting, and a piano & bass duo playing nightly, this place makes every occasion a special one. Serving prime aged beef, extra-thick chops and fresh seafood. Where Magazine says "Swanky is the word that describes The Prime Rib, a Center City steakhouse with great steaks, cool jazz and a stylish baby grand - what more could you want?" Voted #1 Steakhouse (Zagat) and "Best of Philly" by Philadelphia Magazine, the Prime Rib will make your occasion a special occasion.

 

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