62 "Special Occasions" restaurants in Philadelphia.
Vetri is expensive, completely over the top, and possibly the best restaurant in Philadelphia.
Cadence is a BYOB in Fishtown with one of the best and most affordable prix fixe menus in the city.
Vernick is one of the best restaurants in Philly, with a formal dining room upstairs and a more casual bar below.
Zahav is an Israeli restaurant in Old City/Society Hill that’s become a Philly institution.
Double Knot is an all-day cafe with a basement izakaya that serves some of the best Japanese food in the city.
Suraya is a Lebanese spot in Fishtown that’s great for a date, brunch, or a big group dinner. Honestly, it’s great for everything.
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.
Friday Saturday Sunday is a two-level American restaurant in Rittenhouse with a great bar that’s perfect for a night out with a few friends.
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.
As long as you’re prepared to spend a lot, go to Barclay Prime for the best steaks in Philly.
Serpico on South Street is a good date spot with a nice bar and really pretty shared plates.
Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is an Italian restaurant in Fishtown where you should go for a date or a nicer-than-usual weeknight dinner.
Southwark is a bar and restaurant in Queen Village that’s basically a 3-in-1, with a cocktail bar, a dressy dining room, and a casual back patio.