48 "Impressing Out of Towners" restaurants in Philadelphia.
Vetri is expensive, completely over the top, and possibly the best restaurant in Philadelphia.
Vedge in Midtown Village isn’t just the best vegan place around, it’s also one of the best restaurants in the city.
Cadence is a BYOB in Fishtown with one of the best and most affordable prix fixe menus in the city.
Zahav is an Israeli restaurant in Old City/Society Hill that’s become a Philly institution.
Pizzeria Beddia is a sit-down pizza spot in Fishtown with arguably the best pizza in the city, plus a natural wine list and excellent soft serve.
Double Knot is an all-day cafe with a basement izakaya that serves some of the best Japanese food in the city.
Hiroki is a dark sushi restaurant in Fishtown with a 9-course omakase menu for $135.
Laurel is a tasting menu spot in East Passyunk that’s perfect for celebrating something big.
Palizzi Social Club is a members-only spot in East Passyunk. It’s hard to get a membership, but it’s worth it since the Italian food is so good.
Kalaya is a 30-seat BYOB in Bella Vista that serves the best Thai food in the city.
South Philly Barbacoa in the Italian Market makes the best tacos in Philadelphia. Period.
Pizza Shackamaxon is a slice shop on Girard with big, floppy pizzas and excellent tomato pie.
As long as you’re prepared to spend a lot, go to Barclay Prime for the best steaks in Philly.
Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is an Italian restaurant in Fishtown where you should go for a date or a nicer-than-usual weeknight dinner.