To-Do: Food

1. The Dandelion

9.4
124 S 18th St (at Sansom St), Philadelphia, PA
Gastropub · Center City West · 233 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Go for oysters and English staples, all of which will make you question British grub's bad rap. Read more.

Parc Brasserie is one of To-Do: Food.

2. Parc Brasserie

9.3
227 S 18th St (at Locust St), Philadelphia, PA
French Restaurant · Rittenhouse Square · 231 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Go there for the Croque Madame. Grilled Black Forest ham, Mornay sauce and a fried egg, open-faced on Buttered, toasted brioche. The perfect brioche is made in-house. Read more.

3. The Franklin Bar

8.9
112 S 18th St (btwn Chestnut & Sansom), Philadelphia, PA
Cocktail Bar · Center City West · 138 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Should your mood dictate something classic, there’s the rum daiquiri (served up); if it dictates something smooth, perhaps the Purple Prose (gin, dry vermouth, blueberry syrup, absinthe, orange bitter Read more.

Buddakan is one of To-Do: Food.

4. Buddakan

9.1
325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Asian Restaurant · Center City East · 111 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Try their bento box, which includes three dishes for $15 to $20, depending on which category you're ordering from. Read more.

The Dandelion is one of To-Do: Food.

5. The Dandelion

9.4
124 S 18th St (at Sansom St), Philadelphia, PA
Gastropub · Center City West · 233 tips and reviews

Alexa P.Alexa Payton: Chocolate pudding is a must for dessert. Unexpectedly different.

Blackbird Pizzeria is one of To-Do: Food.

6. Blackbird Pizzeria

9.0
507 S 6th St (btwn Lombard St & South St), Philadelphia, PA
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Washington Square West · 79 tips and reviews
Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant is one of To-Do: Food.

7. Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant

120 Market St (at Letitia St), Philadelphia, PA
Gastropub · Center City East · 32 tips and reviews

The N CrowdThe N Crowd: Get the Deep Fried Mac & Cheese. (And ask for extra dipping sauce.)

Izumi is one of To-Do: Food.

8. Izumi

7.7
1601 E Passyunk Ave (at Tasker St.), Philadelphia, PA
Sushi Restaurant · Bella Vista - Southwark · 19 tips and reviews

The FeastThe Feast: The best sushi restaurant in town is not on restaurant row, but in South Philadelphia. The sushi is the star, but we also like scallop Crepe with Buffalo Mozzarella Read more.

Garces Trading Company is one of To-Do: Food.

9. Garces Trading Company

8.6
1111 Locust St (at Quince St), Philadelphia, PA
Tapas Restaurant · Washington Square West · 105 tips and reviews

The FeastThe Feast: Get the artichoke dish at this Iron Chef spot. We're also way into the Pig's Head Carpaccio. Give it a shot, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Read more.

Tai Lake Restaurant is one of To-Do: Food.

10. Tai Lake Restaurant

7.6
134 N 10th St (at Cherry St.), Philadelphia, PA
Chinese Restaurant · Chinatown · 25 tips and reviews

The FeastThe Feast: Tai Lake is the best Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. Having the option of live frogs, eels, crabs, and fish swimming in tanks at the front of the house ensures a fresh plate of seafood. Read more.

Han Dynasty is one of To-Do: Food.

11. Han Dynasty

9.0
123 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Chinese Restaurant · Center City East · 117 tips and reviews

The FeastThe Feast: Han Dynasty has taken the foodies and critics by the scruff of the neck and smacked a spicy smile onto each and every one. Get Tripe in Chili Oil and the Cold Rabbit with Peanuts. Read more.

Talula's Garden is one of To-Do: Food.

12. Talula's Garden

9.4
210 W Washington Sq (btwn Walnut St & Locust St), Philadelphia, PA
New American Restaurant · Washington Square West · 110 tips and reviews

The FeastThe Feast: The food scene here includes a tough reservation. The table next to the little faucet-laden fountain will only be available to those willing to wait, or with expert timing. [Ultimate Al Fresco List] Read more.

Dim Sum Garden is one of To-Do: Food.

13. Dim Sum Garden

8.6
1020 Race St, Philadelphia, PA
Dim Sum Restaurant · Chinatown · 155 tips and reviews

Anil B.Anil Bridgpal: Don't leave without getting the soup dumplings

Village Whiskey is one of To-Do: Food.

14. Village Whiskey

9.0
118 S 20th St (at Sansom St), Philadelphia, PA
Whisky Bar · Center City West · 169 tips and reviews

DrinkPhilly.comDrinkPhilly.com: Enjoy 1/2 price sangria during happy hour M-F from 5-7pm! Check out our review! Read more.

Seafood Unlimited is one of To-Do: Food.

15. Seafood Unlimited

6.8
270 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA
Seafood Restaurant · Center City · 17 tips and reviews

Jennifer H.Jennifer Hayes: I loved the tempura crusted salmon, absolutely delicious!

HAVANA BLUE is one of To-Do: Food.

16. HAVANA BLUE

8.5
#5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas, VI
Caribbean Restaurant · 31 tips and reviews

Natalie D.Natalie Dougherty: Amazinggg!! Great atmosphere, food, and service. Highly recommended

Crispy Sweetie is one of To-Do: Food.

17. Crispy Sweetie

434 S 52nd St (Addison), Philadelphia, PA
Donut Shop · Cobbs Creek · 4 tips and reviews
Sawatdee is one of To-Do: Food.

18. Sawatdee

7.4
1501 South St (at 15th St), Philadelphia, PA
Thai Restaurant · Avenue of the Arts South · 9 tips and reviews

Travis C.Travis Cochran: Byob so bring a bottle and tip the waiters/tresses. 3 courses for $9.95 during lunch!

Paradiso is one of To-Do: Food.

19. Paradiso

8.0
1627 E Passyunk Ave #29, Philadelphia, PA
Italian Restaurant · Bella Vista - Southwark · 9 tips and reviews

Visit PhillyVisit Philly: Along happening East Passyunk Avenue, South Philly’s own restaurant row, the Italian eatery Paradiso offers outdoor seating and provide tableside water bowls for pets.

Le Méridien Philadelphia is one of To-Do: Food.

20. Le Méridien Philadelphia

8.2
1421 Arch St (btwn N 15th St & N Broad St), Philadelphia, PA
Hotel · Avenue of the Arts South · 53 tips and reviews

Visit PhillyVisit Philly: Mid-mornings at Amuse are a Francophile’s dream: Steak and eggs served with Lyonnaise potatoes, fresh-baked croissants and cinnamon-apple brioche French toast are among the menu items. Read more.

Shank's Original Pier 40 is one of To-Do: Food.

21. Shank's Original Pier 40

6.3
901 S Columbus Blvd (at Christian St.), Philadelphia, PA
Sandwich Place · Queen Village - Pennsport · 20 tips and reviews

Visit PhillyVisit Philly: While it’s perhaps better known for its hot sandwiches, Shank’s delivers a respectable menu of traditional hoagies: Italian, Old-School Italian, chicken cutlet, tuna and veggie.

Sarcone's Deli is one of To-Do: Food.

22. Sarcone's Deli

9.1
736 S 9th St (at Fitzwater St), Philadelphia, PA
Deli / Bodega · Bella Vista - Southwark · 32 tips and reviews

Visit PhillyVisit Philly: The original Sarcone’s deli has spawned multiple locations, and it’s easy to see why. Freshly baked seeded rolls are lovingly stuffed in combos like the Italian Market and Junk Yard Special.

Di Bruno Bros. is one of To-Do: Food.

23. Di Bruno Bros.

9.4
1730 Chestnut St (at 18th St), Philadelphia, PA
Gourmet Shop · Center City West · 109 tips and reviews

Visit PhillyVisit Philly: A major destination for any Italian specialty food connoisseur and purveyor of hoagie fillings galore, Di Bruno Bros. makes a mean sandwich in its own right, with a high-quality olive-oil drizzle.

Rouge is one of To-Do: Food.

24. Rouge

8.5
205 S 18th St (btwn Walnut and Locust), Philadelphia, PA
Seafood Restaurant · Rittenhouse Square · 84 tips and reviews

Bloomingdale'sBloomingdale's: In warm weather, when they throw open the front, you’ll find le tout Philadelphia spilling out onto sidewalk tables, soaking up rays and the Rittenhouse Square scene. The burger’s classic.

Panorama is one of To-Do: Food.

25. Panorama

8.3
14 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA
Italian Restaurant · Center City East · 17 tips and reviews

Hotel TonightHotel Tonight: Located in one of our partner hotels, Penn's View, we can impress our wino friends with Panorama's wine preservation system. It creates a constantly changing and large list of wines (800 each year).

Buddakan is one of To-Do: Food.

26. Buddakan

9.1
325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Asian Restaurant · Center City East · 111 tips and reviews

Bloomingdale'sBloomingdale's: A huge gold Buddha beams down as you live it up, modern Mandarin-style, in this dark dramatically lit palace. Contemporary Chinese dishes and the house Zen-gria keep the Asian spirit flying.

Honey Restaurant is one of To-Do: Food.

27. Honey Restaurant

616 Market (btw 6th & 7th), Philadelphia, PA
American Restaurant · Center City East · 5 tips and reviews

Bloomingdale'sBloomingdale's: Gaze into each other’s eyes as you drink all-American wine or Pennsylvania-brewed beer and consume a marvelous mash-up of flavors, from foie gras sliders to chocolate-chile crème brûlée.

Water Works Restaurant & Lounge is one of To-Do: Food.

28. Water Works Restaurant & Lounge

7.2
640 Water Works Dr (at Kelly Dr), Philadelphia, PA
American Restaurant · West Philadelphia · 24 tips and reviews

Bloomingdale'sBloomingdale's: When you want something more than a plain old watering hole – how about a place set within the Greek-temple-like grounds of a 19th-century waterworks, looking out on the Schuylkill River.

A Full Plate Café is one of To-Do: Food.

29. A Full Plate Café

1009 N Bodine St (at Liberties Walk), Philadelphia, PA
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Northern Liberties - Fishtown · 24 tips and reviews

vitaminwater®vitaminwater®: we love a place that offers both veggie & carnivore options for your favorite sammy's. have you heard of a tempeh Reuben? now you have.

Aksum is one of To-Do: Food.

30. Aksum

8.3
4630 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Cedar Park · 27 tips and reviews
Drink Philly is one of To-Do: Food.

31. Drink Philly

239 Chestnut St. 2nd Floor Unit B (3rd and Chestnut), Philadelphia, PA
Office · Center City East · 1 tip

Allie I.Allie Ilagan: Winners of 2011's "Best New Blog" Geek Award, Drink Philly brings us together for the common goal: enjoy good booze. Go here every First Friday for free art show, drinks & snacks from local eateries.

Honest Tom's Taco Shop is one of To-Do: Food.

32. Honest Tom's Taco Shop

9.2
261 S 44th St, Philadelphia, PA
Taco Place · Spruce Hill · 72 tips and reviews
Nam Son Restaurant is one of To-Do: Food.

33. Nam Son Restaurant

7.1
1601 Washington Ave (at 16th St), Philadelphia, PA
Vietnamese Restaurant · Graduate Hospital · 11 tips and reviews
Le Viet is one of To-Do: Food.

34. Le Viet

7.8
1019 S 11th St (at Washington Ave), Philadelphia, PA
Vietnamese Restaurant · Bella Vista - Southwark · 22 tips and reviews
The Strip Joint is one of To-Do: Food.

35. The Strip Joint

918 S 22nd St (at Carpenter St), Philadelphia, PA
New American Restaurant · Graduate Hospital · 19 tips and reviews
Ken Shin Asian Diner is one of To-Do: Food.

36. Ken Shin Asian Diner

7.5
301 Spring Garden St (btwn N. 3rd and N. 2nd Sts.), Philadelphia, PA
Asian Restaurant · Northern Liberties - Fishtown · 14 tips and reviews
Nom Nom Ramen is one of To-Do: Food.

37. Nom Nom Ramen

8.4
20 S 18th St (at Ludlow St), Philadelphia, PA
Noodle House · Center City West · 33 tips and reviews
Icebar by Icehotel Stockholm is one of To-Do: Food.

38. Icebar by Icehotel Stockholm

6.6
Vasaplan 2-4, Stockholm, Storstockholm
Cocktail Bar · Klara · 78 tips and reviews
Leila Cafe is one of To-Do: Food.

39. Leila Cafe

1358 South St, Philadelphia, PA
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Avenue of the Arts South · 8 tips and reviews
Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House is one of To-Do: Food.

40. Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House

8.3
1022 Race St (btwn 10th & 11th St), Philadelphia, PA
Noodle House · Chinatown · 79 tips and reviews
Rhinobar is one of To-Do: Food.

41. Rhinobar

1234 Locust St (Locust), Philadelphia, PA
Gastropub · Washington Square West · 4 tips and reviews
Supper is one of To-Do: Food.

42. Supper

926 South St (btw 9th & 10th St), Philadelphia, PA
American Restaurant · Washington Square West · 45 tips and reviews

Visit PhillyVisit Philly: Never mind the name. Order the red velvet waffles with cream cheese mousse and it will be a morning to remember.

Lloyd Whiskey Bar is one of To-Do: Food.

43. Lloyd Whiskey Bar

8.4
529 E Girard Ave (at Montgomery Ave), Philadelphia, PA
Whisky Bar · North Philadelphia · 24 tips and reviews
Fratelli's Italian Bistro is one of To-Do: Food.

44. Fratelli's Italian Bistro

7.4
1339 Chestnut St (at Broad St), Philadelphia, PA
Italian Restaurant · Avenue of the Arts South · 14 tips and reviews
Hiro Ramen is one of To-Do: Food.

45. Hiro Ramen

7.4
1102 Chestnut St (11th St), Philadelphia, PA
Noodle House · Center City East · 21 tips and reviews
Terakawa Ramen is one of To-Do: Food.

46. Terakawa Ramen

9.1
204 N 9th St, Philadelphia, PA
Ramen Restaurant · Chinatown · 69 tips and reviews
Tietra is one of To-Do: Food.

47. Tietra

7.3
Philadelphia, PA
Mediterranean Restaurant · Rittenhouse Square · 8 tips and reviews
Butcher and Singer is one of To-Do: Food.

48. Butcher and Singer

9.1
1500 Walnut St (at S 15th St), Philadelphia, PA
Steakhouse · Center City West · 70 tips and reviews

Philadelphia MagazinePhiladelphia Magazine: Try the Stuffed hashed brown. Why bake a potato and top it with sour cream when you can shred and fry it with the sour cream already tucked inside? Read more.

Do or Dine is one of To-Do: Food.

49. Do or Dine

1108 Bedford Ave (btwn Quincy & Lexington), Brooklyn, NY
Gastropub · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 101 tips and reviews
David's Mai Lai Wah Chinese is one of To-Do: Food.

50. David's Mai Lai Wah Chinese

7.8
1001 Race St (at 10th St.), Philadelphia, PA
Chinese Restaurant · Chinatown · 77 tips and reviews

EaterEater: David's is the late-night spot for industry folk, and offer some of Chinatown's best eats. Don't sleep on the house noodle soup or the salt and pepper chicken wings. [Eater 38 Member]

Thunder Burger & Bar is one of To-Do: Food.

51. Thunder Burger & Bar

7.9
3056 M St NW (at 31st St NW), Washington, D.C.
Burger Joint · Georgetown · 104 tips and reviews

AskMenAskMen: serves up a variety patties, from venison and bison to salmon and portobello. There are even plans to add tuna and veggie burgers in the near future. PS: 20+ beers on tap, just so you know. Read more.

Park Hyatt Washington is one of To-Do: Food.

52. Park Hyatt Washington

9.1
1201 24th Street, Washington, D.C.
Hotel · West End · 19 tips and reviews

Julie A.Julie Andrusyk: Fantastic hotel & staff. Hungry? Order the apple pie - delicious.

Elizabeth's Gone Raw is one of To-Do: Food.

53. Elizabeth's Gone Raw

8.0
1341 L St NW (btwn 13th & 14th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 9 tips and reviews
Woo Lae Oak is one of To-Do: Food.

54. Woo Lae Oak

6.8
8240 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA
Korean Restaurant · 16 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: When South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak visited Washington, President Obama whisked him here for a welcome dinner. Read more.

barmini by José Andrés is one of To-Do: Food.

55. barmini by José Andrés

8.6
501 9th St NW (9th St NW between E and F St NW), Washington, D.C.
Cocktail Bar · Penn Quarter · 62 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: The Obamas celebrated Valentine's Day 2013 at Jose Andres' Penn Quarter restaurant, which left Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema unimpressed in December 2012. Read more.

Smith Commons is one of To-Do: Food.

56. Smith Commons

8.1
1245 H St NE (at 13th St. NE), Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · Capitol Hill · 79 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: President Obama dined with supporters at Smith Commons on H Street NE on Oct. 12. Read more.

Bourbon Steak DC is one of To-Do: Food.

57. Bourbon Steak DC

8.9
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.
Steakhouse · Georgetown · 93 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama celebrated their 20th anniversary in style at Bourbon Steak. Read more.

Lincoln is one of To-Do: Food.

58. Lincoln

8.6
1110 Vermont Ave NW (btwn L St and Thomas Circle NW), Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 147 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: On June 15, President Obama took winners of an Obama for America fundraising contest to Lincoln. Read more.

Boundary Road Restaurant is one of To-Do: Food.

59. Boundary Road Restaurant

8.4
414 H St NE, Washington, D.C.
American Restaurant · Near Northeast · 43 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: The president and first lady hosted a fundraiser here on March 8, highlighting the Northeast corridor's dining options for the second time (Michelle Obama had previously dined at Sticky Rice). Read more.

Vermilion is one of To-Do: Food.

60. Vermilion

8.5
1120 King St, Alexandria, VA
New American Restaurant · Old Town · 64 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: For Valentine's Day 2012, the president and first lady dined at Vermilion. Read more.

Co Co. Sala is one of To-Do: Food.

61. Co Co. Sala

8.8
929 F St NW (btwn 9th & 10th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Lounge · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 111 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: Get either mac and cheese: Garlicky shrimp mingles with mini penne OR crumbed bacon flecks orecchiette. Read more.

Founding Farmers is one of To-Do: Food.

62. Founding Farmers

9.3
1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW (20th St NW), Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · George Washington University · 716 tips and reviews
Agora is one of To-Do: Food.

63. Agora

7.8
1527 17th St NW (btwn Corcoran & Q St NW), Washington, D.C.
Turkish Restaurant · Dupont Circle · 84 tips and reviews

AskMenAskMen: Agora features chef Rasit Gulsen, who’s put together a simple Mediterranean menu, heavy on grilled seafood. Simple pleasures.

Capofitto is one of To-Do: Food.

64. Capofitto

8.0
223 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Pizza Place · Center City East · 12 tips and reviews