2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Perelman Building Philadelphia, PA 19130
Gallery Cafe located in the Perelman Building, serves up fresh appetizing lunch options and is the perfect place to relax during your museum adventures. The menu offers everything from fresh-to-order deli sandwiches and gourmet salads, as well as a range of pastries and desserts. And the decor of the cafe is a sight in itself, as it takes on the sleek, modern look of the surrounding gallery. It's conveniently located, and is sure to give you the boost needed to take on the rest of your afternoon.
McCormick and Schmick's serves a variety of seafood from around the world. Located very close to the historic city-hall, it is a famous two floored restaurant. The restaurant has interiors of dark wood furniture, handcrafted glass ceilings and mosaic tiled floors that make the place look very artistic. Specialty seafood dishes include catfish, tuna, broiled seafood platter and much more. Also to go with your food is a fully stocked bar with an impressive selection of drinks. Though the restaurant is a bit expensive it is worth a visit.
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia, PA 19130
Located on the ground floor of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this restaurant specializes in offering a 'tailor-made' menu to its visitors. Executive Chef Tracey Hopkins expertly presents 'exhibit-related' dishes for the restaurant's guests. So if you have already been to a Parisian exhibition on the first floor, you know which cuisine to expect downstairs. Moreover the restaurant also provides a regular American cuisine with some local specialties-try the 'inventive' seasonal soups and meaty crab cakes. Reservations are necessary, as the restaurant is always bustling with the 'museum crowd'.
A local bar since the 1800's, this restaurant (since 1991), is located in the Art Museum District of Philadelphia. The London Grill has a huge and loyal fan-following. Choose the carefully prepared Beach Pail Lobster Bake, Duck Confit Panini, Steamed Mussels (red or white) among others, for a satiated feeling. Wash down your palate with the eclectic wines and cocktails available. Stressing on the right atmosphere, good food and efficient service, this place has a penchant for hosting special events too, so make sure you're here to celebrate one.
Locals visit Effie's to indulge in classic Greek cuisine. Striving for a Greek countryside atmosphere, there are three dining rooms to choose from and a summer dining patio to enjoy the homemade meals. Seafood, pork, lamb and chicken gyros, souvlaki and kebabs are complemented by fresh Greek salads and calamari and spanakopita appetizers. Pick up beer at the nearby deli or bring your own wine and spirits. Effie herself serves as hostess and her Mom is the head chef. The intimate setting provides a casual launching point for an evening on the town.
246 South 11th Street Between Locust & Spruce Philadelphia, PA 19107
Zinc is a very cultural, sophisticated spot located in Midtown Village. Come here for a wonderfully quaint, comfortable experience with others who appreciate fine food and drinks. For brunch, try the oeufs poches benedicte with a side salad. If you come for dinner, marvel at the French favorites like pan seared duck breast and its confit or the rabbit stew with pappardelle. Be sure to save room for dessert!
Renovated in June 2007, Silk City is actually two places joined together. The diner was originally built by the Silk City company in the 1930s. If you are familiar with the old Silk City menu, expect changes. Instead of the usual diner fare the new menu features more inventive dishes such as Wasabi Mashed Potatoes, Crab Cake Sandwiches and more. Average price given below accounts for diner. On the other side of the entrance is the lounge. It opens around 4pm for happy hour, and after 7pm there are DJ parties and the occasional live performance. You can hear anything from Latin, hip-hop, to 80s, disco & psychedelic. The range of music played is incredible. See website for event details.
3rd Street and Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA 19123
Finnigan's Wake is an enormous Northern Liberties facility that boasts of three bars, a huge dance-floor and spectator area. The raucous, unpretentious patrons (generally in their mid-20's to late 30's) come to soak in traditional Irish music and contemporary Rock. For those who would rather enjoy their Guinness in relative peace, the second floor Quiet Man's Pub has one large bar and ample tables for mingling, enjoying the Irish folk music and nibbling on Irish tavern-style appetizers. Take a peek in the gift shop brimming with Irish delights. Special events like birthday parties and bridal showers are accommodated here as well, with the catering and other arrangements taken care of by the management.
WineO is a Mediterranean inspired restaurant and an upscale wine bar. This cozy place is an ideal place to celebrate an occasion or have a lovely romantic dinner. It's a great place to hang out as it is unpretentious, friendly and affordable with a lovely ambience created by its dimmed red antiquated lighting and agrarian wine cellar. Celebrate the good times here with good food, great wines (more than 50), more than 30 different bottled beers in their full bar.
Koo Zee Doo is a rustic Portuguese restaurant in Northern Liberties and known for their delicious chicken gizzards. Yep, you read it right. The locals swear by this unique dish that many frown upon. The restaurant has a warm and intimate feel with its brick walls, candles, copper pots and mosaic murals. Koo Zee Doo is small in place but big in flavors, the large la carte menu is fit for a big group or family, and if you are still undecided, you can ask the chef and he will create a tasting menu, highlighting not only the menu favorites, but also specialty dishes that are not featuring in the la carte menu! Talk about great customer service. You will delight in this BYOB, largehearted restaurant. They don't accept credit cards.
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